Child Care Specialist Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$54,219.36 - $90,365.81 Annually
Posted
Sep 26, 2020
Closes
Oct 10, 2020
Ref
20-01573
Function
Childcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Conducts the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) observation, providing feedback and supporting the development and implementation of program Quality Improvement Plans (QIPS) under the supervision of the Child Care Specialist III. Provides onsite mentoring and technical assistance in the areas of curriculum implementation and on-going child assessment, adult-child interactions and engaging learning environments. Documents the provision of all services to early childhood educators participating in the PDG B-5 initiative.

Note: This announcement will be used to fill multiple part-time (20 hours a week) merit positions.

Illustrative Duties

  • Serves as the “expert” within a function, a particular field of knowledge or services (e.g.., disabilities, health, education, child care referral) within a broad program area;
  • Assists in developing, enhancing, and assessing programs;
  • Recommends changes to local policies and procedures;
  • Assesses needs, and develops, delivers, and evaluates training programs;
  • Oversees delivery of technical assistance provided to providers, parents, centers, and the community;
  • Coordinates services with other governmental programs and community organizations;
  • Works with multidisciplinary teams to develop plans to best meet children’s needs;
  • Reviews research and demographic data for official county reports;
  • Maintains current knowledge of legislation, best practices, and performance measures;
  • Updates systems and resources to match current program strategies;
  • Monitors programs for compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations;
  • Assists in researching and writing grant proposals and seeking innovative funding sources;
  • Oversees a program site and manages services within that site;
  • Supervises other professional and support staff within the program area;
  • Prioritizes workloads of staff and manages caseload distribution;
  • Participates in the hiring and evaluation process of staff in the program area.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology of assigned area of accountability;
  • and/or extensive knowledge in particular area of expertise;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to keep current on the latest theories of early childhood development and education;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Ability to manage projects and supervise others;
  • Ability to assess, deliver, and evaluate training.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in early childhood education, psychology, social work, or a closely related field; plus two years of experience in day care administration, early childhood education, or related human service administration.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a Criminal background check, Credit check, and driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS:
Fluent in English and Spanish language, both oral and written. Must be able to speak in an understandable manner in person and on the phone.
CLASS certified observer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary in nature. However, incumbent may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items up to 25 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings at various locations and make presentations to county staff and community. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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