Family Child Care Coordinator

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo - Nipomo, CA (30+ days ago)4.0


Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County focuses on helping people and changing lives through serving 30,000 persons across 11 California Counties. We are committed to eliminating the causes of poverty by empowering low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through a wide array of community-based collaborations and programs.

Position

Summary:
Under supervision of the Area Manager, the Family Child
Care Coordinator (FCCC) manages and implements the Family Child Care Option
program. The FCCC monitors providers in the assigned service area, and conducts
regular site visits to the various family child care providers that have
contracted with the State Child Development, Early Head Start (EHS) and/or
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs. The FCCC establishes a working
relationship with the local resource and referral agency of each county to
obtain names of licensed providers that will provide child care for eligible
low income families. Maintains and provides a list of potential providers for
families, from which they may select and screen. Coordinates and assists with
the training and workshops for the providers and parents. Supports CAPSLO’s mission by
ensuring that the FCCC runs effectively by establishing relationships with local
care providers who can care for children of low income families.

Responsibilities

& Duties:
(Family)

1. Recruits, enrolls and re-certifies children
in the Family Child Care Program in each service area according to the State
Child Development, EHS, MSHS and/or Center Based eligibility criteria. Conducts
family intakes to enroll or refer as appropriate.

2. Promotes parent involvement and provides
program orientation to all parents.

3. Supports State Child Development, EHS and/or
MSHS families by helping identify problems and concerns. Meets with parents to fill out the Family
Survey or Family Partnership Agreements and helps them to locate and connect
with community resources. Engages with the families to determine strengths and
areas for growth. Works on goal-setting with the families.

4. Assists in identifying special needs
children and referring for assessment and appropriate services. Obtains
pertinent medical and educational information needed for documentation for
special needs children.

5. Assures all child and provider files and records
are in compliance with State Child Development and/or Head Start performance
standards.

1. Completes the Desired Results Developmental
Profile (DRDP) and assessment system and develops educational goals for each
child enrolled.

2. Assists
families in obtaining a medical home and resources for health, nutrition and
dental care. Participates with
special health screenings, and assists the Health Coordinator with medical and
dental data gathering and entry.

3. Works closely with the Area Manager, coordinators
and specialists on day-to-day operations as needed.

4. Conducts home visits and conferences with
parents as required and needed in service areas.

5. Ensures ongoing assessments are completed
for children.

6. Performs other duties as needed.

Responsibilities & Duties:
(Provider)

1. Conducts site visits to monitor providers in
the assigned areas using a monitoring tool at least twice monthly.

2. Recruits and contracts licensed child care
providers to provide child care services for eligible children in the State Child
Development, EHS and/or MSHS Program.

3. Provides on-site training and technical
assistance for all child care providers in the assigned areas.

4. Develops and provides educational materials
and curriculum activities for all child care providers which includes; child
nutrition, child abuse reporting procedures, health and safety information.

1. Completes the Family Child Care Rating Scale
and develops improvement goals for each contracted provider.

2. Distributes supplies and equipment during
the program year. Maintains a log of all equipment lent out, and picks up all
equipment at the end of the program year.

3. Assists in conducting a regular program
self-assessment as it pertains to the Family Child Care option.

4. Ensures that providers are trained on
program standards and state requirements.

5. Supports providers in obtaining a Child
Development Associate Credential (CDA) and/or other state educational
requirements.

6. Reviews child attendance sheets monthly,
calculates hours and rate of payment and gives sheets to the finance
department.

7. Performs other duties as needed.

Responsibilities & Duties:
(Program)

1. Performs a variety of administrative and
clerical tasks, including data entry, creating documents and spreadsheets,
running reports from ChildPlus or other databases, etc. Maintains knowledge of
various computer programs and attends relevant trainings as needed.

2. Assists Program Directors, Area Managers and
Content Area Teams with updating and implementing related program policies and
procedures

3. Maintains funded enrollment for the Family
Child Care program.

4. Ensures parents and community meet the
non-federal match (in-kind). Collects and records incoming in-kind
documentation.

5. Conducts monthly parent meetings and monthly
provider meetings.

6. Maintains knowledge of various agency child
care programs and requirements.

7. Attends trainings (statewide meeting,
regional meetings, etc.) to improve program delivery and quality.

Minimum Educational and Experience Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Early
Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development (CD), or related field, plus two
years of teaching experience with children ages 0-5 (1).

1. Must have a minimum of twelve ECE/CD core units
(2).

2. Must have three infant/toddler development
units or complete within one year of employment.

3. Previous experience in public relations is
highly desirable, including public contact and liaison activity, giving
presentations, training and workshops.

1. If working for State Child Development
program must hold a Site Supervisor Permit; or must qualify and apply for one
within 30 days of employment.
1. Experience must be
in a licensed day care center, comparable home day care or group child care
program for children ages 0 - 5 under the supervision of a person who would
qualify as a Center Supervisor. College
internships and labs served in a licensed day care center will count as
experience
2. Units in ECE/CD
include course work in early childhood education/child development and at least
one course in each of the following core areas 1) child/human growth and
development 2) child, family and community, or child and family relations; 3)
programs/curriculum. Must have received
passing grade of “C” or better or credit.

Other Requirements:
1. Must have knowledge of Licensing Child Care
Regulations (Title 22 and Title 5).

2. Must demonstrate strong organizational
skills, time management and paperwork skills.

3. Must have excellent written and verbal
communication skills.

4. Must maintain confidentiality at all times.

5. Must be able to work evening hours and frequently
travel out of county as needed.

6. Must demonstrate good program planning,
recordkeeping and reporting skills.

7. Must be able to present ideas in a clear,
concise and literate manner; both verbally and in writing.

8. Must be able to work with minimum
supervision.

9. Must be able to work cooperatively with
persons in the child care field.

10. Must have emotional maturity, stability and
tactfulness.

11. Must be able to provide professional
leadership in developing child care resources.

12. Must
have strong computer, typing and organizational skills and experience with
Microsoft Office, including Excel and database programs.

1. Must have dependable, insured transportation
and valid California Driver’s License (mileage to be reimbursed) and acceptable
driving record. A DMV printout and proof of insurance will be required.

2. Must pass health screening and TB skin test
or chest x-ray prior to beginning employment.

3. Employment is contingent upon meeting all
job requirements and background requirements: criminal history check, education
verification, acknowledgement of child abuse reporting responsibility, criminal
record statement, etc. A criminal history clearance is required within seven
days of completing the Live Scan.

4. Must
be able to relate well to all people of the
community regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age,
marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or
socio-economic level.

5. Must use reasonable precautions in the
performance of one’s duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and
practices; and act in such a manner as to assure at all times maximum safety to
one’s self, fellow employees, clients and children.

18. Must understand, uphold, and
continue working toward accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and
performance measures of the agency.

Physical and Environmental Requirements:
Position requires intermittent sitting,
standing, walking, twisting, bending.
Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
Simple grasping and hand manipulations required as well as reaching
above and below shoulder level. Must be
able to withstand exposure to noise in a day care environment. Must be able to drive to meet with families,
providers and children.

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.