Conducts on-site assessments and completes written reports for Quality First participants in early care and educations settings in an objective, reliable, efficient and professional manner throughout the state of Arizona.
1. Implement policies and procedures as required for ASCC and Quality First Assessment.
2. The ability to maintain objectivity. Includes the knowledge and ability to maintain confidential information and high ethical standards.
3. The ability to work independently and as team member.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and maintain reliabilty in Environment Rating Scales (ITERS, ECERS, FCCERS), Classroom Assessment Scoring System (Pre-K CLASS, Toddler CLASS, Infant CLASS), and Quality First Points Scale, and others tools as they are assigned, per the program contract.
5. Schedule and conduct observations in assigned early care and education settings according to Quality First procedures.
6. Maintain an established work schedule, attend meetings, and adapt schedule to meet unexpected needs, and utilize time effectively.
7. Participate in ASCC, Quality First Assessor Partnership and Quality First meetings and trainings as required.
8. Write detailed, grammatically correct, and accurate reports supporting assessment scores into the Quality First Extranet.
9. Proofread and revise work for correct grammar, spelling, format, and content.
10. Share pertinent information with Program Coordinators and team members regarding work progress, successes, barriers, concerns and other information that many have an impact on the program’s operation or services provided.
11. Complete individual programmatic tracking as required.
12. Participate in inter-rater reliability checks with Quality First Assessment Supervisor or Lead Assessor every 10 assessments and maintain 85% reliability in ERS Assessment tools and 80% in the CLASS Assessment tools.
13. Represent ASCC and Quality First in a professional manner, remaining objective, respecting confidentiality, and diversity of participating sites.
14. To meet the agency insurance requirements, a copy of your most recent 39-month Motor Vehicle Record is required to be submitted upon hire. No more than one (1) at-fault accident or two (2) moving violation tickets that are not listed under the “major ticket” category, as defined by the ASCC insurance company (list available upon request) may be on your 39-month driving record.
15. Ability to travel throughout the state, have a current and valid Arizona Driver’s License, current vehicle insurance, and have reliable transportation, by automobile, available at all times.
16. Ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and the community.
17. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.
1. Ability to lift 15-30 pounds.
2. Ability to stoop, bend, and squat to child’s eye level for appropriate periods of time.
3. Ability to stand for approximately three hours at a time, including being outdoors for extended periods of time.
4. Ability to sit for periods of time on the floor.
5. Ability to get up and down from the floor without assistance.
6. Ability to run after a child if necessary.
7. Ability to climb and descend a flight of stairs.
8. Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinators, Vice President of Programs, and Chief Executive Officer.
1. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Child or Family Development, Early Childhood Education or related field.
2. Five years of related work experience as a teacher or primary care provider in an early care and education setting with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
3. Register with the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry and, at a minimum, meet Lattice Level criteria for the position per funding requirements.
4. Documented experience in conducting observational assessments, preferably in early care and education settings.
5. Knowledge of current Quality First assessment tools and current reliability of 85% or higher in ERS tools and 80% or higher in CLASS assessment tools.
Knowledge and Skills:
1. Knowledge and/or experience with utilizing assessment tools, including ITERS, ECERS, FCCERS, Pre-K CLASS, Toddler CLASS, and Infant CLASS.
2. Excellent knowledge of the early childhood field including developmentally appropriate practices and management in early care and education settings.
3. Knowledge of ADHS and DES certified child care licensure standards.
4. Knowledge of the Arizona Early Learning Standards, Arizona Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines, and Program Guidelines for High Quality Early Education: Birth through Kindergarten.
5. Knowledge, understanding and ability to respect diversity represented in cultural and linguistic populations served by Quality First.
6. The ability to maintain tracking and documentation systems.
7. The ability to learn new assessment tools as they are introduced.
8. Knowledge and use of computer technology.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of early childhood evaluations, observations and assessments.
10. Maintain a professional appearance in accordance with agency policy.
11. Demonstrate passion and commitment to the agency’s mission in early childhood and values.
12. English/Spanish bilingual preferred but not required.
13. The ability to communicate professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing.
The Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) was founded in 1976 as a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to shaping the future of Arizona. Every program at ASCC meets a unique set of needs within the child care and early education field. The need for child care continues to be critical. Today, ASCC staff continue to improve the quality of care for Arizona children and families.
We shape the communities, who shape the children, who shape our future.
At ASCC We:
• Provide training and education to individuals in the child care field
• Support quality child care through accreditation programs
• Offer support and training to those who care for the children of family and friends
• Encourage child care professionals to continue their education
• Assist family child care providers with state certification
• Assist refugee families settling in Arizona with starting a child care business in their home