We are looking for a Quality Assurance Specialist to support our Head Start program. Are you a Head Start Performance Standards expert? Do you enjoy reading and sharing licensing requirements? Are you detail-oriented? Are you a professional communicator and problem solver? If so, we want to talk to you!
- AA degree or higher in Child Development, Elementary Education, Social Work, Business or a closely related field plus a minimum of 5 years experience in child development, child care programs, or social service work where daily responsibilities included planning, reporting, monitoring and record-keeping.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, time management skills and computer proficiency are required.
- Must have access to reliable transportation.
- Must have ability to probe and examine situations and data quickly and effectively.
- Must adhere to a high level of confidentiality.
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment and/or periodic physical examination, annual TB skin test, and complete background check every 24 months.
The physical requirements for this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be able to frequently walk, stand and sit for extended time periods.
- Repetitive use of hands; reaching and turning;
- Ability to lift up to 30 pounds; light lifting of supplies and materials;
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
- Must be able to twist, turn, kneel, bend and stoop.
- Must be able to monitor children’s safety in activities when needed
- Responsible for utilizing monitoring instruments to accurately measure desired variables and/or results in the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
- Ensure program activities are in compliance with state, federal and local regulations.
- Implement program plans to identify areas needing improvement and report findings to management staff.
- Ensure that our programs maintain compliance and meet all regulations.
- Monitor child care facilities to identify deficiencies, develop monitoring reports and corrective action plans as needed.
- Maintain positive relationships with staff, supervisors and management to promote open communication and idea sharing.
- Participate in meetings, training and workshops as necessary.
- Other related job duties as assigned.