DCYF - ESIT Assistant Administrator - Olympia

State of Washington Dept of Children, Youth, and Families - Olympia, WA (30+ days ago)3.4


The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is a new cabinet agency in Washington State that has been established for the purpose of delivering existing services in a way that produces better outcomes for children, youth, and families served by the State of Washington.

We're looking for professionals to join our team to help build DCYF, working toward the common goal of eliminating child and youth outcome disparities based on race and ethnicity. Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community."

The Opportunity:
The Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Assistant Administrator is responsible for program-wide management decisions delegated by the Administrator, and for all program decisions in the Administrator's absence, including policy and budget, and those specifically related to staffing and supervision, quality control, program design and delivery, data, program funding, and interpretation of federal, state, and local policy requirements.

An important element of the position is program responsibility for the development, oversight, and coordination of Washington's federally-required comprehensive system of personnel development. This position supervises the training and technical assistance manager and partners with the program administrator to provide leadership for the state's Part C system. In addition, the ESIT Assistant Administrator is directly responsible for managing the multi-year professional development budget, and through assignment the overall ESIT budget. This position serves as official ESIT representative on behalf of the Program Administrator as delegated in their absence.

Some of what you'll be doing:
  • Independent judgement to make program-wide decisions regarding the development and implementation of the Statewide Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP).
  • Provide sole leadership for the state's federally required early intervention comprehensive system of professional development (CSPD).
  • Conduct class and position reviews, determine overtime eligibility, risk classification and represent the agency in appeals.
  • Provide leadership in the development and sustainment of collaborative relationships and programs with state and local agencies.
  • Inform, advise, and consult on action planning and policy development on state and local early intervention finance issues, including private insurance rules, Medicaid funding rules.
  • Manages, supervises and supports the work of ESIT Training and Technical Assistance Manager, assigning work activities, evaluating performance and ensuring the completion of quality work products.

What we are looking for:
  • Master's degree in early intervention, early childhood special education or related discipline and two (2) years of recent professional experience in planning, administering, developing, and delivering IDEA, Part C early intervention services at the state level.

In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following core competencies:
  • Two (2) years supervisory experience
  • Two (2) years of legislative experience

How do I apply?
In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:
  • Letter of interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position

Supplemental Information:
The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.

DCYF is an equal opportunity employer and supports equity, diversity, inclusion and respect.

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