Child Care Specialist I

Fairfax, Virginia
$49,380.03 - $82,299.15 Annually
Mar 06, 2021
Mar 13, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Located in the Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia, with possible weekly assignments in one of the Department of Family Services Regional offices: Alexandria, Reston, or Annandale. Provides services to families eligible for participation in the Child Care Assistance and Referral program (CCAR). Facilitates child care placements. Contacts vendors and families to determine that child care arrangements are appropriately meeting the needs of the family and the child. Provides documentation of case management activities in state and local automated systems. Negotiates vendor agreements for participation in CCAR. Provides one-on-one training and group workshops for providers and also refers them to other training resources. Analyzes and mediates child care issues and problems. Participates in planning, developing, and monitoring program standards which meet applicable state regulations and local policies and standards. Provides child care resource and referral services to residents of Fairfax County. Conducts outreach activities and holds informational sessions with potential child care providers and center staff. Works on special projects. Duties are performed under the supervision of the Child Care Specialist III, CCAR.

This job announcement is being re-advertised. If you previously applied to req# 20-00718, you do not need to reapply in order to be considered.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education and 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 bachelor's degree in early childhood education, psychology, social work, or a closely related field; plus one year of experience in school age and/ or early child development programs.

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in early childhood education, early childhood development, social work or family studies.
  • Experience working with subsidy programs.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills.
  • Some responsible experience in child care administration, early child development programs or working with low income families.
  • Demonstrated experience handling caseloads/doing caseload management; and providing training and guidance to child care center staff and family child-care providers.
  • Proficiency in using human services database(s)/automated system(s).
Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, a driving record check, and a Child Protective Services check to the satisfaction of the employer.

This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).

Sufficiently mobile and ability to operate a motor vehicle to travel to and visit family day care homes and centers as required. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and input, access and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a practical 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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