Child Care Specialist Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Posted
Jun 12, 2021
Closes
Jun 26, 2021
Ref
21-01102
Function
Childcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Early Head Start Child Development Specialist oversees the planning, assessment and monitoring of the Early Head Start Child Development program. Responsible for the development of training, assessment, delivery and evaluation of the program as it relates to preparing children for success in school and for data and child outcomes collections and analysis for the Early Head Start program. Maintains CLASS reliability for infants and toddlers and conduct CLASS assessments for each program. Completes special projects as assigned. Works under the general supervision of the Head Start Division Director.

Location: Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia

Illustrative Duties

  • Interprets federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they apply to programs;
  • Assists in developing various program policies and procedures;
  • Provides technical assistance;
  • Has ultimate responsibility for the development of all training programs on program planning and child development;
  • Provides quality assurance for programs and makes recommendations for improvements;
  • Performs short- and long-range planning and adjusts systems and resources to match current program strategies;
  • Researches and writes grants proposals and seeks innovative funding sources;
  • Approves written communication materials that are disseminated to the public;
  • Monitors program statistics and oversees production of reports summarizing program accomplishments;
  • Oversees coordination of services with other governmental programs and community organizations to enhance effectiveness of partnerships;


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology of assigned area of accountability;
  • Knowledge of county budget/fiscal policies and procedures;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to perform short- and long-range planning and monitor effectiveness of programs;
  • Ability to keep current on the latest theories of early childhood development and education;
  • Ability to work independently and as a leader of a team;
  • Ability to manage projects;
  • Ability to serve as a supervisor of a training or technical assistance team;
  • Ability to work collaboratively to build partnerships with other jurisdictions and organizations (e.g. businesses, non-profit entities, etc.).


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire. Additional Work Schedule Requirements: For special assignments/deadlines, alternate/flex schedule; occasional weekends and evenings.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's or higher degree in child development, early childhood with experience working with infants and toddlers.

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 and 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 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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