Virginia Quality Regional Coordinator (child Care Specialist Ii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$54,219.36 - $90,365.81 Annually
Posted
Jun 12, 2021
Closes
Jun 26, 2021
Ref
21-01158
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves to coordinate and monitor the implementation of Virginia Quality, Virginia’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, in participating programs throughout the Northern Region. Duties include:

  1. Assessing professional learning opportunities, on-site and virtual, offered to early childhood educators in VQ programs
  2. Communicating with local coordinators to ensure that program requirements are met. Monitors program compliance during scheduled visits.
  3. Consulting with VQ Program Development Consultant at the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on progress as specified in the VQ Northern Region Work Plan, budget amendment requests, and appropriate use of funds.
  4. Submitting quarterly program reports to the VA Department of Education. These reports include financial information and the implementation progress of the Northern Region Work Plan.
  5. Ability to manage projects and assess, deliver, and evaluate learning opportunities.


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.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
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. (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

None

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer. Additional Work Schedule Requirements: For special assignments/deadlines, alternate/flex schedule or comp time may be an option.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in early childhood education.
  • At least five years of experience in the field.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary in nature. Ability to walk, stand, bend, and carry 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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