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Child Care Resource & Referral Agency Technical Assistance Coordinator (Grant Funded)

Company: State of Georgia
Location: Hinesville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the assigned Technical Assistance Zone Manager, the Technical Assistance Coordinator is responsible for providing training, coaching and mentoring, technical assistance (TA) services, to all eligible early care and learning programs and professionals who seek to meet Georgia's quality early care and learning standards within the service delivery area identified by the Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning as South East Region. This is a grant funded position. Responsibilities Provide systematic and accountable, quality improvement technical assistance to Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes participating in the state quality rating and improvement system, Quality Rated, within the service delivery area. Assist in administering mini-grants to eligible child care programs participating in the quality improvement/technical assistance process. Ensure adherence to BFTS mini-grant guidelines. Conduct assessments of the family child care provider and child care learning center to determine success factors and assess readiness to receive quality improvement technical assistance services from the CCR&R; provide training for early childhood professionals describing training and technical assistance process, expectations and resources available. Develop a Plan of Action (POA) collaboratively with the provider or center director based on needs assessment information. Assist in implementation of the POA, which includes technical assistance visits, telephone and office consultation, advice on selection of equipment, training, linkages to other community resources and professional development opportunities via the CCR&R, universities and technical colleges. Track all technical assistance activities, record and maintain information and data as assigned. Maintain all records and fiscal reporting requirements as designated by the supervising entities. Generate reports, provide feedback on outcomes, identify barriers, solutions, promising practices and make recommendations; prepare and present progress updates to the management team and staff as needed. Acquire and maintain proficiency in the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS), the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS), Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS), School Age Childhood Environment Rating Scale (SACERS), and Quality Rated as assigned. Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions for supervising agency. Develop and conduct provider education and training as assigned; follows all policies and procedures regarding training; provides TFTs to other staff members to maximize trainings offered across the region; demonstrated preparedness when providing training sessions. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Family and Consumer Science or related field. Minimum three years of experience working with children in a child care classroom setting. The experience must be supervised, may be paid or unpaid. The experience must involve children or programs serving young children from birth through age 5. At least one year (12 months) of the experience with young children must be direct experience (see definitions below); the other two years may be either direct experience or indirect experience. Indirect only experience will not sufficiently meet the experience requirement. Direct Experience includes either of the options below: Experience working directly with groups of young children from birth through age five. Director of a center or family day care home (Involves working on-site directly with children and adults in a child care setting on a day-to-day basis) Indirect Experience may be used only in combination with at least one year (12 months) of direct experience. Indirect experience includes: Experience as a technical assistance provider from a state or federally approved project to provide technical assistance as: 1) Inclusion coordinator or education coordinator; 2) Conducted observations/assessments using nationally recognized instruments (Applicant must have received training on instruments utilized); or 3) Other TA experience to be reviewed by Georgia Training Approval. Experience teaching High School/College/University level early childhood or child development specific course. Career Level VIII or higher as validated by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. *You must complete the free online profile with Georgia Professional Development Registry prior to being granted an interview. (Must be able to meet all of the requirements to become a Georgia state-approved trainer at Trainer Levels 1, 2, or 3. (Excellent organizational skills, pays attention to details and deadlines. Strong understanding of early childhood development and childcare rules and regulations for the state of Georgia. Ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families in order to assist them in gaining the skills and confidence to address issues and problems they face. Excellent customer service skills, organizational skills, and oral/written communication skills. Must be a self-starter, who works well with minimal supervision, as well as the ability to work in partnership with other team members. Efficient, able to maintain schedule that is conducive to provider's needs. Must have intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; ability to use a networked database. Must have access to transportation, a valid Driver's license, and appropriate insurance. Preferred Qualifications (In addition to Minimum Qualifications) Five years prior experience in a child care classroom setting. Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Family and Consumer Science or related field. Previous experience providing professional development for adult learners. Salary/Benefits Target salary is commensurate with education and work experience. Benefits include paid state holidays, annual and sick leave, and the State of Georgia Benefits package.. Physical Demands The employee occasionally lifts or moves objects of a light to medium weight. Work is typically performed in varying office environment with intermittent sitting, standing, or walking in various settings. The employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Full range of hand and finger motion is required for data entry purposes. Application Deadline Position considered open until filled. Candidates must pass a criminal background check, to include fingerprint records check. Applicants must submit an electronic application through Team Georgia Careers, and attach cover letter and resume (incomplete submissions will not be considered). Please include your annual salary for each position held. POSITION CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING AND ALLOCATION OF POSITION. Note: No phone inquiries please. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to personally contact each applicant. If we are interested in scheduling an interview, a representative from our college will contact you. All male applicants between the ages of 18 and 26 years of age must present proof of Selective Service Registration. Savannah Technical College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Invitation to Self-Identify For compliance activities, contact Melissa Banks, Title IX and Equity Coordinator, Room A110 or (912) 443-3388, . Send written correspondence to Savannah Technical College, Attn: Melissa Banks, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31405. STC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Candidates may be required to submit a valid Driver's License, proof of insurability, and/or a driver's history report for positions involving state travel. Bachelor's degree and Two (2) years related work experience Note: Experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.

Keywords: State of Georgia, Savannah , Child Care Resource & Referral Agency Technical Assistance Coordinator (Grant Funded), Other , Hinesville, Georgia

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