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Education Specialist - EHSCCP

Child-Parent Centers, Inc.

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Education Specialist - EHSCCP

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***Base rate of pay starting at $1,753.60/bi-weekly and an additional lump sum payment up to $93.60 per pay period


Location: Margaret H Molloy Administration Building, 602 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85713
Classification: Salary, Exempt
Supervisor: Education Coordinator
Supervises: None


Job Summary
Reporting to the Education Coordinator – EHSCCP, the Education Specialist - EHSCCP is the educational leader at Child-Parent Centers, Inc. guiding family childcare (FCC) and center partners. Ensure high-quality Early Childhood Education, school readiness, and support the agency mission to create strong communities in Southern Arizona by providing onsite coaching, instructional support, and mentoring to family childcare providers and childcare center teachers. Enhance the quality of early care and education programs and meet Head Start Performance Standards and the Early Learning Outcomes Framework. Use research based coaching and mentoring strategies to support the implementation of the agency’s Languages of Learning along with Creative Curriculum for FCC. Accountable for assuring annual developmental gains for all children; collaborate with partners to identify children not meeting developmental milestones and determines individualizes support, either through a referral for further screening and individualized instruction in the learning environment. Lead and implement home visits with families in collaboration with providers to support parents (families) in their role as their child’s first teacher and implement a team approach to children’s learning and development.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree from a recognized educational institution in early childhood education or a bachelor's degree in a related field (as determined by the agency) with a minimum of 24 credits in early childhood education or child development coursework.
  • Three (3) years’ experience working with infant and toddlers in a classroom or home-based setting or with infant toddler teachers or family childcare providers.
  • One (1) year coaching and/or mentoring experience of early childhood staff.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (reading, writing, and oral communication) in English and Spanish.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and weekends.
  • Submit a current AZ Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card prior to start date
  • Excellent driving record


Other Requirements (post hire):

  • Must be able to travel to and from various sites as needed.
  • Must be able to travel outside assigned area in company-owned vehicle. This travel could begin before daylight hours and continue after sundown in some situations.
  • Provide proof of immunizations: COVID 19 vaccination, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Tdap (adult Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis), and a clear Tuberculosis skin test or chest X-ray.
  • Able to pass a company paid physical exam prior to starting work.
  • Able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to prove the right to work in the USA by providing appropriate documents to complete the Federal I-9 form.


Competencies:

  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Building Relationships
  • Teamwork
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Analysis/Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision-Making/Judgment
  • Self-Management
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Technology


Desired Qualifications:

  • Possess a master's degree from a recognized educational institution in early childhood education or a master's degree in a related field (as determined by the agency) with a minimum of 24 credits in early childhood education or child development coursework.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a non-profit organization or working for a Head Start program


Work Environment:

  • Administrative office setting
  • Center based classrooms
  • Family Child Care Provider Homes
  • Indoor/Outdoor
  • Possible exposure to cleaning and sanitizing chemicals
  • Possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids or tissues
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases


Physical Requirements:

Frequently

  • Sitting for long periods
  • Stooping, bending, reaching
  • Clerical duties (computer, typing, copying, etc.)
  • Standing for approx. ½ hour 2-3 times per day
  • Travel in agency provided vehicle

Occasionally

  • Lift up to 25lbs


Benefits:

  • Paid Leave - 23 paid holidays, 5 days paid vacation after one year and up to 20 days each year thereafter, 8 days paid Personal leave first year, 9 days each year thereafter, up to 5 days paid Sick leave per year
  • Insurance benefits - Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Health Savings Accounts, PPO medical (3 plans), Vision, and Supplemental Life coverage for self, spouse, and child ($25,000 basic life and Accidental Death and Disability provided by employer).
  • Retirement Plan - Agency contribution after years of services and hours eligibility criteria are met. 401k deferral once eligibility criteria is met.


Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities


Education Services

  • Support family childcare provider (FCCP) and center-based partner’s selection and implementation of an evidenced-based curriculum and teaching practices that promote physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development appropriate for infant and toddlers.
  • Meet bi-weekly to observe, evaluate, coach, and mentor FCCP’s and partner teachers to enhance the quality of early care and education programs for infant and toddlers.
  • Use agency tools and resources to provide opportunities for regular and ongoing coaching including feedback and modeling of effective practices based on areas of support identified in assessments and/or as requested.
  • Collaborate with partner programs (staff and families) to develop age-appropriate School Readiness Goals (SRG) and ensure alignment with child assessment tool in order to measure growth and development over time, such as Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and CDA.
  • Collaborate with Family Services, Health/Nutrition, Inclusion, and partner programs to determine child and family needs related to education and child development
  • Complete assessment of Family Child Care homes to identify professional development/training needs, play material ordering needs, and changes to classroom environment arrangement; collaborate with partner staff.
  • Plan, develop, conduct, and recommend EHS trainings and technical assistance needs for existing child care providers and those interested in serving children enrolled in the Early Head Start program.
  • Maintain a Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) reliability certificate for Toddlers and Pre-K.
  • Conduct CLASS observations, analyze CLASS scores, and coach FCC Providers on quality interactions.
  • Ensure classroom practices including room arrangement, lesson plans, daily schedules, routines, and transitions to assure adherence to program policies and best practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervision

  • Identify self-growth, development goals, and strategies for achievement with support and input from supervisor.
  • Commit and participate in consistent and planned meetings with supervisor to further professional growth by seeking feedback, reflecting on and assessing own practice, and taking advantage of opportunities to improve skills and knowledge


Recordkeeping, Monitoring, and Reporting

  • Observe, document, and make recommendations to determine if a Program-Partner Improvement Plan is necessary, or to renew or terminate contracts.
  • Monitor child supervision systems and coach partners in ensuring compliance and reports non-compliance to Education Coordinator, Critical Issues Database and those with a need-to-know.
  • Plan, develop, and maintain an automated system for tracking and reporting statistics.
  • Document activities and gather report information.
  • Monitor and analyze EHSCCP child data (child outcomes, school readiness goals, and assessments).
  • Use data and analysis for decision making, planning, and professional development.
  • Provide regular reports about progress, improvements, and outcomes to supervisor, which are used to report to senior leadership, program committees, and governance.
  • Monitor staff qualifications for all partner teaching staff and completion of individual professional development plans.


Leadership, Management, and Teamwork

  • Actively participate on the EHSCCP education services team and the Family and Community Partnerships department team and contribute to the decision-making process for compliance, strategic initiatives, professional development, budget, governance, and agency self-assessment. Implement and monitor key management decisions in the areas of EHSCCP education services.
  • Maintain content area expertise including best practices, local, state, and federal initiatives through active membership in professional associations and/or organizations and establishment of good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders with goals and objectives that align with the vision and mission of the agency.
  • Collaborate with organization and employee development to assess EHSCCP FCCP’s and partner teacher’s strengths and areas needing support and recommend planning strategies for quality/process improvement and/or development.
  • Develop and facilitate high quality researched based pre-service and in-service learning.
  • Research, review, and recommend resources to support professional development including viable partners or consultants.
  • Work collaboratively (directly or through other program leaders) with committees, the policy group, and the governing body by sharing data, problem solving, acting on their recommendations, and/or implementing policies and plans generated by them.
  • Assist FCCP’s and partner teachers in effective use of resources.


Responsibilities for all Child-Parent Centers, Inc.

  • Understand and model the agency's vision, mission, and philosophy within the agency and the community.
  • Demonstrate approachability, ownership, accountability, and life-long learning.
  • Use the agency's communication and problem-solving approach.
    • Seek perspective of others.
    • Identify emerging issues and contribute new knowledge.
    • Work to de-escalate when emotions and stakes are high.
  • Maintain professional behavior and relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Use agency systems and technologies to accomplish work
  • Maintain a high level of attendance to support ongoing service delivery.
  • Recognize children's safety as the first responsibility of all staff and act swiftly to ensure no child is unsupervised.
  • Implement agency policies and procedures for safeguarding confidential or sensitive information about employees and/or program participants. Restrict access to paper or electronic documents to those with a need to know.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Please Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This job opening is intended to provide information about the position for employee recruitment purposes only and is not intended to be the basis of any employee contract.

Child-Parent Centers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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