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Child Development Specialist I

Company: Child Care Resource Center
Location: Palmdale
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

You could play a key role supporting the Resource & Referral Division!

Requirements

Key areas of responsibility include the ability to:

  • Provide child care plan, consumer education, and technical assistance to child care providers, parents and the community. (25%)
  • Provide support and back-up staffing for the CCRC Lending Resource Library. (25%)
  • Build connections with and maintain resources within the community. (15%)
  • Collaborate with other team members on planning and implementing trainings/workshops & conferences throughout the year. (15%)
  • Maintain and ensure data integrity and accuracy for required databases. (10%)
  • Represent the Agency at community outreach events and activities, including resource fairs, meetings, and all agency-sponsored events. (10%)

To be successful, you will need:

  • AA preferred, or equivalent college semester units in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field or any combination of education and experience which would enable the candidate to successfully perform the functions of the position.
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience working with children and families preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Child Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, and the Protective Factors strongly desired.
  • Experience implementing family engagement programs with a strength-based approach.
  • Experience and comfort working with diverse client populations and facilitating conversations with adults (bi-lingual preferred).
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Experience and ability to work with adult learners and.
  • Ability to use effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Familiarity with child care provider population.
  • Ability to complete projects under tight deadlines even when there are competing requirement and changes in assignments.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to successfully interface with others.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agency staff, and the public.
  • Ability to be flexible and innovative, as the needs of the program evolve (including flexibility to work a non-traditional work schedule - i.e. evenings and weekends), to support departmental and agency programs.
  • Ability to complete projects under tight deadlines even when there are competing requirements and changes in assignments.
  • Proficiency in Windows based programs and data entry experience required.
  • Valid California Driver's License, reliable vehicle, automobile insurance and a clean driving record required.
  • Provide documentation of required TB and fingerprint clearance.

At CCRC, passion and meaningful work is rewarded! We offer employees:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Robust benefit offerings -Medical, Dental, Vision, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance and Long Term Disability paid for by CCRC
  • Employer Contribution and Employer Match in the 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 100% vesting
  • Generous Time Off Policy-Vacation and Sick Time, Holidays, and Paid Winter Break
  • Opportunities for learning and professional development, including education reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs
  • 501(c) (3) Designation-You can apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness!

Click here to learn more about CCRC!

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer and encourage Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans to apply.

Keywords: Child Care Resource Center, Palmdale , Child Development Specialist I, Other , Palmdale, California

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