Employment


The Down East Partnership for Children is now recruiting applicants for the following positions:

  • Child Care Resource & Referral Provider Services Program Manager
  • Family Resource Center Manager
  • CCR&R Regional Behavior Specialist

*See Job Descriptions and submission details below*

 

 

POSITION:Child Care Resource & Referral Provider Services Program Manager

REPORTS TO:                   Program Director

CLASSIFICATION:          Non Exempt

HOURS PER WEEK:      40 Hours                            

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Serves as the primary coordinator of the DEPC Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) –Provider Services Program, which includes implementing and overseeing technical assistance and professional development to child care providers, and supervising all Technical Assistance Staff.  Coordinates the Regional CCR&R Service Delivery System for professional development and technical assistance.  Participates in DEPC’s program management team.

 

EDUCATION:

  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood education, human services, or other directly related field.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two (2) years paid experience as a child care teacher or administrator, or an equivalent of education and experience.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in staff management

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • Strong process management, problem solving and strategic planning skills
  • Presentation and group facilitation skills
  • Strong ability to work independently and organize multiple tasks.
  • Strong ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Initiative to plan and execute tasks and programs with minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong understanding of adult learning styles and appropriate educational practices.
  • Strong understanding of child development and the early childhood educational system.
  • Strong understanding of developmentally appropriate practices
  • Strong ability to manage individual and team projects
  • Strong leadership and supervision skills
  • Ability to present a professional positive attitude and composure in day to day in stressful and high-pressure situations
  • Ability to establish rapport and effectively communicate with individuals of varying ages, educational levels, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal early childhood issues, resources and legislative processes.
  • Knowledge of NC Child Care Licensing System, Environment Rating Scales and CLASS
  • Computer experience with databases, publishing, spreadsheets and word-processing programs.
  • Proficiency in budgeting, public relations, grant writing, utilization of community resources, and child care program development and implementation

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervision
    • Trains new CCR&R-Provider Services staff members
  • Daily supervises all Provider Services staff
    • Works with Provider Services staff to complete individual annual self-reviews
  • Project Management
  • Works to establish and implement official Provider Services’ policies and procedures
    • Oversees and reviews child care provider  data when necessary
    • Ensures that all Provider Service grant contract obligations are met
    • Seeks and supervises any sub-contractors that provide services for the Provider Services program
    • Staffs the CCR&R Advisory Board and reports activities to the  DEPC Board of Directors
    • Collaborates with the Program Director and Budget Director to manage all Provider Services  budgets and ensure future sources of funding
    • Collaborates with the DEPC Program Director to ensure Quality Assurance  for the CCR&R program
    • Supervises the on-going evaluation of Provider Services
    • Supervises child care related services subcontracted by DEPC to other agencies
·         Project Management
  • Coordinates the development and implementation for all grant projects under the Provider Services Program
  • Coordinates the development of new child care related activities
  • Regional CCR&R Coordination
    • Collaborates with  the Family Services Program to coordinate the Region 14 CCR&R Service Delivery System
    • Collaborates and convenes meetings between regional partners
    • Attends Lead Agency meetings conducted by DCDEE or CCSA.
    • Oversees the completion of local and regional data reports; for Technical Assistance and Professional, including collection of data from regional partners.
    • Provides Technical Assistance and Professional Development to child care facilities in Nash and Edgecombe Counties
·         Provides Services to the Community
    • Represents the DEPC and CCR&R accurately and professionally in the community
    • Travels as needed to attend and to provide training, presentations, etc.
    • Identifies organizations with which to coordinate and share resources, and develops working relationships with them
    • Creates Provider Services community outreach materials (brochures, child care map, etc.) in collaboration with communications team
    • Collaborates the work of the CCR&R with that of other DEPC projects and partners including Coordinated Subsidy and Family Resource
    • Advocates for quality child care and other support services for families and children

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • While performing this job the employee is:
    • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and talk or hear
    • Periodically required to stand; walk, stoop, kneel
    • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision and the ability to adjust focus to operate the computer
  • The position also requires the ability to periodically work under time pressure

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Wendy Price, PO Box 1245, Rocky Mount, NC 27802 or email to: wprice@depc.org.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Down East Partnership for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

POSITION:                    Family Resource Center Manager

REPORTS TO:              Operations Director

CLASSIFICATION:        Exempt

HOURS PER WEEK:      Full Time

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

  • This position is responsible for managing the facilities, assisting with the management of the outdoor learning environment and coordinating Family Resource Center operations for the Partnership, including the management of the Discovery Park.  These services are carried out in conjunction with the Operations and Executive Director, other staff, subcontractors, students and volunteers.

ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • To manage multiple task and set priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Very detailed oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • To work independently and as part a team such as program and organizational teams

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Managerial/supervisory experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills with 2 years experience in a windows based environment running Microsoft Office Professional preferred
  • Possess 2-4 years experience in administrative systems development and management
  • Valid Driver’s License

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

DEPC Facilities Management:

  • Oversees day-to-day operations of the facilities, which includes building and grounds maintenance and repairs.
  • Supervise Family Resource Specialist
  • Coordinates coverage & staff meeting rotation for front desk
  • Reviews room reservations
  • Assist with preparation of the annual list of agency meeting dates

Family Resource Center Manager

  • Assist with event planning including DEPC staff retreats
  • Responsible for development and oversight of facilities related contracts
  • Performs facilities audits with Family Resource Specialist to identify any areas of concern and develop a plan to resolve
  • Assists with the management of an Emergency Preparedness Team and the development of an agency plan
  • Manages staff clean-up projects
  • Management of the Family Resource Center Committee which includes planning for the Family Resource Center and community engagement in the FRC, including a semi-annual neighborhood event at the Discovery Park.

Operations Coordination:

  • Responsible for preparing for new staff to include adding to, phone listing, phone tree and office door signs
  • Responsible for phone system maintenance
  • Coordinate the training for office equipment
  • Coordinates maintenance of existing office equipment, including troubleshooting
  • Maintenance of supply rooms
  • Manages information technology services used by DEPC
  • Utilizes the Fixed Asset database to track equipment and assist with technology planning
  • Staff technology team to develop a Technology Plan, evaluate new software; upgrade of existing versions and increase staff capacity to utilize technology with the assistance of a Managed IT Service Provider.

Board Support:

  • Coordinates activities for the Board and Executive Committee meetings to include sending reminder notifications, securing quorums, and other actions as directed by Operations or Executive Director.
  • Responsible for typing agendas, taking and typing the minutes of the Board and Executive Committee.
  • Responsible for maintaining board information such as conflict of interest forms, listing of contact information, terms, positions and committees.

Fixed Assets:

  • Assists with annual inventory of the DEPC’s fixed assets
  • Assist the with the disposal of fixed assets and other facilities related equipment

Other:

  • Serves as a liaison with the Down East Association and work with Park Watch volunteers
  • Manage the volunteer management system and reporting
  • Attend Operation team meetings, DEPC staff meetings and retreats which may include an out of town retreat.
  • Any other activities as requested by the Operations and Executive Director.

EDUCATION:

  • AA, BA or BS Degree and/or equivalent combined related experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • While performing this job the employee is:
    • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and talk or hear
    • Periodically required to stand; walk, stoop, kneel
    • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision and the ability to adjust focus to operate the computer
  • The position also requires the ability to periodically work under time pressure

The position requires the ability to communicate verbally with people

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Carol Crocker, PO Box 1245, Rocky Mount, NC 27802 or email to: ccrocker@depc.org.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Down East Partnership for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

POSITION:       Regional Behavior Specialist

REPORTS TO: Provider Services Program Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Non Exempt

HOURS PER WEEK:   40 Hours

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Coordinates CCR&R Region 14 activities to promote social/emotional competency in young children in child care settings within the five county (Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Warren and Wilson) service area. This position will provide resources, training and technical assistance to child care providers so they can identify, prevent, and address challenging behaviors in young children in child care settings, ultimately resulting in more positive relationships and the expulsion of fewer children in child care programs. The Regional Behavior Specialist is a Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) employee and will work collaboratively with the state team of Behavior Specialists and the Project Manager.

ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • Process management, problem solving and strategic planning skills
  • Presentation and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to work independently and organize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Initiative to plan and execute tasks and programs with minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong understanding of adult learning styles and appropriate educational practices.
  • Strong understanding of child development and the early childhood educational system.
  • Strong understanding of developmentally appropriate practices
  • Ability to present a professional positive attitude and composure in day to day stressful and in high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to establish rapport and effectively communicate with individuals of varying ages, educational levels, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal early childhood issues, resources and legislative processes.
  • Knowledge of NC Child Care Licensing System, Environment Rating Scales, CLASS and Foundations
  • Computer experience with database, publishing, spreadsheets and work-processing programs.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Three years of management experience working with early care and education programs, their families or the programs that serve them.
  • At least three years paid experience in early childhood education classroom.
  • Must be a strong team player
  • Successful experience and knowledge of the coaching model and continuous quality improvement process

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cultivate partnerships with other behavioral health specialist, educators and mental health professionals to develop resources to assist child care providers/families in promoting positive behaviors in young children.
  • Promote awareness of the availability and resources of Behavior Specialists to child care providers and intermediary agencies.
  • Update the regional resource list of social emotional practitioners, educators, and mental health professionals.
  • Deliver at least 24 contact hours of training regionally focused on social-emotional development and challenging behavior using the HSB standardized trainings.
  • Provide 15 technical assistance on-site visits in local child care settings per month to mentor and assist teachers in promoting healthy social-emotional development.
  • Participate in project meetings and professional development opportunities and special projects as directed by the project manager.
  • Participate in the project evaluation plan, including data collection and timely, accurate submission of data each quarter.
  • Work collaboratively with the state team of HSB Specialist and the Project Manager, as well as other consultants, TA personnel and local agencies and groups within assigned region, to achieve goals of project and ensure successful evaluation.
  • Treat all information on clients, employees and Board Members in a confidential manner.

TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend all CCR&R staff meetings, DEPC staff meetings and retreats which may include an out of town retreat.
  • Provides support to the Lending Library, as assigned
  • Represents the Down East Partnership for Children and CCR&R accurately and professionally in the community
  • Travels as needed to attend and to assist in providing training, presentations, etc.
  • Identifies organizations with which to coordinate and share resources, and develops working relationships with them
  • Advocates for quality child care and other support services for families and children
  • Assists with all child care provider recruitment activities
  • Involved with Community Outreach/Business Outreach
  • Involved in national, local agencies, organizations or civic groups promoting DEPC and a Member of the NAEYC
  • Trained in Playground Safety Practices
  • Receives the Early Educator’s Certification with PD and TA Endorsement
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the CCR&R Provider Services Program Manager, DEPC Executive Director and/ or Program Director

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a closely related field and at least 3 years experience working with early childhood programs in the capacity of teacher or director.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • While performing this job the employee is:
    • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and talk or hear
    • Periodically required to stand; walk, stoop, kneel
    • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision and the ability to adjust focus to operate the computer
  • The position also requires the ability to periodically work under time pressure

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Wendy Price, PO Box 1245, Rocky Mount, NC 27802 or email to: wprice@depc.org.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Down East Partnership for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer.