Child Care Specialist Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$26.33 - $43.88 Hourly
Posted
Nov 27, 2021
Closes
Dec 11, 2021
Ref
21-02559
Function
Childcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This position is a thirty-hour merit position and serves to support the implementation of the Unified Virginia Quality System, Birth-Five (VQB5) in participating early childhood programs. This position provides professional learning opportunities through in person sessions, on-site, or through virtual webinars and professional learning series to early childhood educators. Supports participating VQB5 programs in the development and implementation of Quality Improvement Plans (QIP). Writes and submits reports documenting interactions. Prepares and provides technical assistance as needed to meet designated QIP goals. Attends Virginia Quality meetings and School Readiness Team meetings and other professional learning opportunities provided by local and regional partners.

Note: This position is .75 FTE (30 hours per week) with health and prorated leave benefits.

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;
  • Coordinates services with other governmental programs and community organizations;
  • Works with multidisciplinary teams to develop plans to best meet children’s needs;
  • 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;
  • Supervises other professional and support staff within 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 bachelor's 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.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and 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.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

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. 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 military status 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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