Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc.
  • 11-Jan-2018 to 11-Feb-2018 (EST)
  • Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
  • Full Time

The Technical Assistance Specialist provides targeted technical assistance to Strong Minds family child care homes. This position requires the ability to empower family child care home owners to lead their own change process, a high degree of initiative, discretion and tact. The Technical Assistance Specialist position requires an individual who can manage their schedule, work independently, communicate effectively orally and in writing, understand and implement procedures and practices, and demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in their work.

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties maybe assigned.
• Develop and present trainings to support StrongMinds family child care home owners as well as conduct Community of Practice sessions.
• Adhere to all Coalition personnel policies and procedures.
• Market technical assistance services to Strong Minds family child care providers at the Emerging, Promising or In Network status levels. Develop resources to support StrongMinds.
• Support family child care homes providers in creating their quality improvement plan based on recent assessments and program goals, focusing on the core content areas.
• Provide targeted technical assistance to family child care homes based on the core content areas.
• Document all related technical assistance work, into the WELS system.
• Document related technical assistance in the StrongMinds WELS.
• Attend meetings and trainings as appropriate, in a punctual, professional and contributory manner. This includes Strong Minds and Early Head Start meetings, as well as Quality Program Department meetings.
• Assist in the design and development of presentation materials; present in front of groups as needed.
• Participate in ongoing refinement of the technical assistance model.
• Organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
• Responds to requests and inquiries from providers, internal and external partners as needed.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external staff and partners.
• May take the lead on specific projects as directed.
• Must be able to work on a consistent basis with regular attendance and punctuality, and be willing and able to handle all the duties and responsibilities of this position on a daily basis.
• Performs other duties that may be necessary to maintain the success of the organization, as determined by management.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• This position requires successful completion of the level 2 background screening standards as set forth in s. 435.04, F.S.
• This position requires local travel to Palm Beach County office locations for meetings, trainings and other required duties.
• Valid Florida's driver license or State of Florida ID required.

• Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from an accredited four-year College or university.
• One year of experience with Early Education.
• Two to five years related experience and/or training preferred.
• Knowledge of CLASS Assessment Tools preferred.
• Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.

An ideal candidate will be experienced using Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. The candidate will have an advanced experience using Outlook in an Exchange environment, tech savvy over all, experience with Box/Dropbox, familiarity with Android and IOS, Windows 8 and 10 experience, and experience working offsite using portable scanners and laptops.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this Position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear and use hands and fingers to operate and handle keyboards and office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• This position may require 50% or more travel in Palm Beach County. Position requires county-wide travel on a regular/frequent basis, the program is community based with services being provided directed in local communities and/or in individual's homes.
• Technical Assistance Specialists will work from several office locations based on location of providers and daily schedule.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule when required by management, may require nights and weekends.

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County does not discriminate against employees or clients on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State law. The coalition will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as Amended (ADAAA).

The Early Learning Coalition is a drug free workplace.

We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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