Early Childhood Program Specialist (Bilingual)
Association for Supportive Child Care
Tempe, AZ
Posted ago
Association for Supportive Child Care

The Program Specialist will lead/assist with the coordination, scheduling and facilitation of activities associated with the Arizona Kith and Kin Project. 

  • Deliver Arizona Kith and Kin Project training-support groups and related Child Care Injury Prevention Program trainings as scheduled and assigned. 
  • Assist with car seat distribution events and crib deliveries as needed. 
  • Ensure continuity among assigned Arizona Kith and Kin Project groups/sites/caseloads. 
  • Provide on-going technical support and resources to Arizona Kith and Kin Project participants. 
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed. 
  • Ability to travel throughout Arizona. 
  • Ensure maintenance of the Arizona Kith and Kin Project database, inventory of supplies, materials, equipment, records and files. 
  • Conduct Program evaluation activities as assigned. 
  • Conduct outreach activities, identify and recruit potential child care providers. 
  • Obtain and maintain Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification, First Aid, CPR and AED trainer certification and any others as needed.

Responsibilities
  • Provide on-site child care.
  • Design and implement high quality and best practice based weekly lesson plans for the children in on-site child care. 
  • Provide a high quality early childhood environment to children in the weekly on-site child care environment.  
  • Demonstrate an understanding of high quality early childhood environments, evaluation and assessment.  
  • Conduct orientation meetings with Arizona Kith and Kin Project on-site child care assistants within the timeframes required by the program. 
  • Provide on-site coaching and training to Arizona Kith and Kin Project on-site child care assistants. 
  • Provide technical assistance to Arizona Kith and Kin Project on-site child care assistants and monitor progress of implementation of improvement plan. 
  • Complete individual programmatic tracking and technical assistance forms on a monthly basis or as required by program coordinator.
Qualifications

1. Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred. (High School diploma or equivalent; and four years of related work experience, such as in high quality child care settings, may be substituted in lieu of degree requirement.) 

2. Two years of related work experience as a teacher or primary care provider in an early care and education setting with infants, toddlers or 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. Linguistically and culturally representative of community. 

5. Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR Certification, Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification, and any others as required by program within 90 days of employment. 

6. Ability to obtain (within 90 days of employment) and maintain Fingerprint Clearance Card. 

7. Ability to obtain TB test within 30 days of employment. 

8. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. 

9. English/Spanish bilingual required. 

10Ability 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. 

11.Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Compensation
$29,000-$45,000 Annually DOE
About Association for Supportive Child Care

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.  

Mission:

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  

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