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Child Action, Inc.

Active:

Jan 16, 2024 – Mar 15, 2024

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Child Action, Inc. Job Board To Apply

Child Care Specialist

Job Description:

Location
10540 White Rock Rd Ste 180 Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670, United States
Base Pay
$25.39 - $33.01 / Hour
Employee Type
FT Non-Exempt
Contact information
Human Resources
Phone: (916) 369-0191
Email: jobs@childaction.org
Description
** PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED, RESPONSES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE (WRITING EXERCISE) MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE THE JOB POSTING CLOSES. SEE FULL DETAILS WITHIN THIS JOB POSTING LISTED BELOW **
Child Action, Inc. (CAI) is a private, non-profit corporation created in 1976 to promote the education and social welfare of children and families and to advocate on their behalf. Our programs include resource and referral services for families seeking child care, child care subsidies for qualifying families, recruitment and professional development of the child care workforce, and family education and support.

We are seeking individuals who are highly organized, have the ability to multi-task, provide excellent customer service, have good problem solving skills and have the ability to understand the problems and issues facing families from a variety of ethnic and economic communities.

Position Purpose & Scope:

The Child Care Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing information, training and technical assistance to parents, child care providers and communities to ensure the health and safety of children in care, help improve child care capacity, and the quality of child care services in Sacramento County. The incumbent performs a variety of tasks including project coordination, consultation and mentoring and may lead and/or direct the work of others. The Child Care Coordinator is responsible for knowing all guidelines, regulations, and policies developed or set forth by the Board of Directors and the Director of Community Services.

Typical Duties:

Presents and provides child care information at meetings, presents agency services to the community, answers community questions to clarify laws and regulation for child care licensing
Collaborates with community partners and department staff to provide resources, consultation and support to child care providers
Develops and maintains relationships with the child care and early care and education programs
Provides technical assistance on mentoring, quality child care practices and environments, child development and parenting issues, regulations, licensing, zoning, and public policy affecting children
Develops, provides and/or promotes workshops, training and educational opportunities for childcare professionals including family child care home providers and child care center classroom staff and administrators
Provides stipends and/or equipment necessary to provide quality child care services
Conducts site visits and provides mentoring, coaching, and consultation to child care providers
Coordinates and conducts workshops and trainings on health and safety, child development, quality childcare, child care business planning, and best practices
Assists in documenting and maintaining project information and statistics for Unit Program Reports
Collects, compiles and maintains participant information for all Unit Programs including training, technical assistance and incentives received
Coordinates, provides and delivers services to non-English-Speaking communities in Sacramento County
Liaison to Community Care Licensing Division providing technical assistance to licensing workers and providers
Integrate strengths-based strategies into services provided to parents and child care providers Participates in community education including community fairs and events
Attends staff meetings, training and unit meetings Participates in the assessment, planning, and development of program services
Documents and tracks participant activity for program reports and service planning
Provides technical assistance and referrals to walk-in clients
Registers and facilitates workshops, training, and educational opportunities for caregivers, child care professionals, and parents
Performs other duties as assigned
Requirements

Education & Experience:

Bachelor degree in a field that develops skills related to typical duties; four years of additional professional experience may substitute for the required education; and
Minimum of two (2) years of related experience in assigned program area.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities:

Knowledge and competency of Microsoft Office and other database applications, administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology
Knowledge of County, State and Federal program requirements for childcare licensing
Knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures for childcare licensing
Ability to obtain County security clearance to access county computer system
Ability to interpret and apply information, laws, rules and regulations and other guidelines pertaining to childcare program licensing
Ability to analyze data; add, subtract, and multiply
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to interact effectively with clients; possess good customer relations skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision both independently and as part of a team
Ability to make decisions, use good judgment, and problem solve
Ability to meet schedules and timelines and manage time effectively
Ability to comply with agency safety and ergonomics policies and practices
Must be able to work additional overtime and weekend hours as required
Ability to understand the problems and issues facing families from a variety of ethnic and economic communities; ability to work with diverse groups
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; discretion in handling confidential information and ability to honor confidentiality and work sensitively and supportively with the public
Exceptional planning and organizational skills
Ability to think clearly and logically
Ability to analyze complex issues
Ability to use experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

Physical Factors:

Works in an office setting. Work is primarily sedentary but may also work outdoors at field sites on an incidental basis and requires light physical effort; may require greater physical effort on an incidental basis.
Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment
Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen
May be subject to various job demands such as high volume of work and tight deadlines
Ability to operate a motor vehicle, provide and maintain current valid driver's license and auto insurance

Language(s) Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish
(Bilingual in Farsi/ Dari position filled)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Pay Grade Range: $25.39 - $33.01 per hour

Closing Date: The position is open until filled or adequate amount of applicants have been received.

Hours: Must be able to work full-time, 40.0 hours per week (8.0 hours a day), Monday through Friday. All employees must be able to work additional overtime and weekend hours as required.

Benefits: Cafeteria package for group medical, dental, dependent care reimbursement, and/or out of pocket health expenses; 13 holidays; 15 vacation days; 12 health leave days; life insurance; long term disability insurance; employee assistance program; and 401(k) retirement plan

*Child Action, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

**SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE (WRITING EXERCISE) - CHILD CARE COORDINATOR**

In order to be considered, a completed supplemental questionnaire is required for this recruitment prior to the close of the job posting.

Purpose: The purpose of this questionnaire is to provide applicants with the opportunity to elaborate on their qualifications for the Child Care Coordinator position and to assist in assessing each applicant's individual qualifications. Additionally, your responses will be reviewed for writing proficiency and effectiveness.

Directions: Carefully read and answer the below question to the best of your ability. Your completed answers should be emailed as an attached document to jobs@childaction.org upon submitting your completed resume and application. You MUST answer all parts of the question to be considered complete. Be sure to indicate which part of the question you are answering and include your full name and date with your submission. Please DO NOT answer by indicating "see attached resume." Be clear and discuss all the information that is relevant to the question. **Late/incomplete entries will not be accepted**

1. What would you do to support, mentor, and coach centers and home based child care providers (licensed family child care and license-exempt family, friend, and neighbor) on improving the quality of their child interactions and program environment. Include details on:

How to outreach to and recruitment of participants.
The topic areas, strategies, and resources that you would use with participants.
How you would incorporate inclusion, race, and equity.

Links:
Child Action, Inc. Job Board To Apply