SUMMARY/PURPOSE OF POSITION
Founded in 1901, ChildCareGroup’s mission is to champion a strong early childhood system that teaches children and parents, trains early childhood professionals, and assists families.
Position is responsible for scheduling, developing, and delivering mentoring services to child care providers in the Dallas County workforce delivery area. Position works under the supervision of the TRS Supervisor with demand for independent judgement and action.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Provides ongoing mentoring and evaluation to child care providers to (1) enhance program quality in existing Texas Rising Star (TRS) providers and (2) assist facilities in achieving initial TRS certification. Utilizes evaluation tools and knowledge of best practices to assist providers with program improvements and operating high quality early childhood programs.
- Provides feedback and coaching based on CLASS™ observations. Utilizes My Teachstone coaching model to assist classroom teachers in improving children’s experiences and developmental outcomes.
- Develops written action plans for providers. Provides support in meeting written goals, as well as holds providers accountable for meeting goals.
- Identifies professional development needs for providers and assists administrative staff with identifying available opportunities for staff. Will also develop and deliver training or bring in trainers based on requests from providers and site observations.
- Communicates professional development and grant opportunities to providers. Assists in application process and reviews applications for approval where needed.
- Provides guidance in selecting any materials and equipment that may be needed to achieve the desired outcomes. Orders materials, ensures receipt, and assists with implementing in the program setting.
- Provides onsite mentoring for child care practitioners based on training session content with emphasis on use of classroom curriculum resources, child assessment tools, and other materials/equipment provided by this project. Models and coaches in-classroom implementation of quality child development research based practices.
- Participates in staff meetings, professional development and interdepartmental activities as required.
- Documents site visits, contacts, and other statistical data for reporting to management and funders.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education or family consumer science; or
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with at least 18 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education or family consumer science with at least 12 credit hours in child development; or
- Associate’s degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education or family consumer science with two years of experience as a director in an early childhood program, with preference given to experience with a provider facility that is accredited or Texas Rising Star certified.
Experience and Skills Required:
- Minimum of 3 years employment experience in child care/early childhood setting required; includes 1 year of full time early childhood classroom experience in a child care, Early Head Start, or PreK through third grade school program.
- Experience using assessment tools such as ITERS, ECERS, and/or Texas Rising Star preferred
- CLASS PreK observer certification preferred
- Ability to handle pressure and work in a fast-paced atmosphere
- Positive attitude, excellent interpersonal and active listening skills
- Flexible and detail oriented
- Ability to resolve complaints and problem solve successfully using resources
- Excellent computer and typing skills. Above average skills in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook required. Skills testing may be required.
- Ability to produce professional documents with little or no grammar and spelling errors. Skills testing may be required.
- Capacity to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
- Scheduling flexibility is required; work will be required weekends and Saturdays occasionally
- Able to work in a team environment and be a team player
- Possess efficient organizational and time management skills
- Must promote a positive work environment and have prompt and regular attendance
- Must have strong ethics and keep information in a confidential manner
- Unquestioned integrity and commitment to uphold ChildCareGroup’s mission, vision and core values
Other desired skills:
Computer, cell phone, Server, fax, scanner and all general office equipment
- Must have a valid Texas driver's license with driving record acceptable to CCG's automobile insurance carrier, liability insurance coverage and own transportation available.
- Extensive local travel is required. Must have valid Texas driver’s license with acceptable driving record. Proof of auto liability insurance is required.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
Physical: Work requires normal physical effort with any lifting restricted to items weighing less than 25 pounds; visual attention; manual dexterity/coordination.
Cognitive/Mental: Ability to produce content/copy and accurately edit documents; focus; have attention to details; coordinate and manage numerous tasks simultaneously; prioritize and meet deadlines; maintain positive attitude and ability cope with stressful situations and the public.
Environment: Comfortable work environment with pleasant atmosphere.
Contacts: Internal – team members, CCG agency staff
External – child care facility administrators and staff, child care licensing, community partners, regional TRS mentors, TRS assessors
ChildCareGroup is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Please apply online at www.childcaregroup.org