Employment


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

  • Family Resource Center Manager
  • CCR&R Regional Behavior Specialist
  • Triple P Coordinator

*See Job Descriptions and submission details below*

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

POSITION:                           Triple P Coordinator

REPORTS TO:                     Family Services Program Manager

CLASSIFICATION:              Exempt

HOURS PER WEEK:          40 Hours

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To coordinate the implementation and maintenance of the evidenced-based Triple P® Program in Nash and Edgecombe counties. This coordination includes the development and maintenance of the Triple P program in Nash and Edgecombe counties including 1) marketing/building the program; 2) recruiting and selecting individual and agency practitioners; 3) management of Triple P training; 4) practitioner support and coaching; 5) data collection and reporting; and 6) monitoring for fidelity. Works closely with the Family Services Coordinator to support the maintenance of the Triple P program at the Down East Partnership for Children including support/coaching, data collection, fidelity monitoring and collaboration with other DEPC programs. Coordinates the Nash/Edgecombe Triple P program outreach and reports updates to the Healthy Kids Collaborative. Coordinates the Nash and Edgecombe Triple P program with the regional cluster Implementation Team, which includes Halifax, Northampton, Vance, Warren and Granville counties. Also functions as part of DEPC Family Services Program.

 

ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • Strong collaboration skills, able to work with professionals and community agencies/organizations as well as with parents/caregivers.
  • Excellent organizational skills, be detail focused and able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong experience in program coordination/management
  • Ability to work independently as well as function as part of a team
  • Computer experience with database, publishing, spreadsheets and work-processing programs.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • 5 years’ experience coordinating and/or facilitating evidence-based and/or evidence informed parent/family education.
  • Strong understanding of child and family development, family systems theory and practices; and family support principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated  experience in planning and facilitating meetings in a wide variety of settings including professionals and community leaders and agencies as well as parents/caregivers

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Triple P Program Development

  • Promotes the Triple P program to professionals, agencies and organizations to build collaborative relationships with potential individual and/or organizational practitioners.
  • Assess goodness of fit with agencies/organizations and individuals
  • Recruits and selects individuals and/or agencies, as needed and on an ongoing basis, to be Triple P practitioners in Edgecombe and Nash counties to ensure services are available to meet the demands of the community.
  • Oversees the Triple P training/accreditation process (Training, Refresher Courses and Accreditation processes) to ensure that all new and continuing Triple P practitioners are trained and accredited in Triple P Levels that align with their work and meet the needs of the families they serve.
  • Provides ongoing education (including presentation and multi-media) to individuals, the community, agencies and organizations and businesses to inform them about Triple P System and it’s availability in the community.
  • Provides Level 2 Selected Seminars to families/caregivers to promote Triple P services at DEPC and within the community, as well as other DEPC programs.
  • Utilizes the Stay Positive Campaign to advertise and market the Triple P Program
  • Establishes positive rapport and build relationships with potential providers and agencies

 

Edgecombe/Nash Triple P Program Maintenance

  • Oversees the ongoing program delivery of the Triple P System in the two-county area to ensure practitioners are trained and accredited to meet the needs of the community.
  • Annually monitors the implementation of Triple P within the two-county area to ensure the program is delivered with model fidelity and is meeting community needs by following DEPC procedures.
  • Provides ongoing implementation coaching and support to practitioners, including coordination and facilitation of peer support groups, quarterly Lunch & Learn sessions, and individual coaching.
  • Maintains up-to-date Contact List of all trained and accredited Triple P practitioners in or serving Edgecombe and Nash counties.
  • Maintains an updated Contact List of all agencies, agency directors and individuals supervising Triple P Practitioners
  • Conducts annual agency site visits with agency leadership and maintains Letters of Agreements.
  • Maintains contact with Triple P America/Triple P NC to ensure up-to-date information about Triple P requirements, implementation, best practices and model fidelity.
  • Disseminates and tracks Stay Positive Materials given to active Triple P agencies and practitioners

 

Triple P Data Collection and Evaluation

  • Manages the collection of Triple P data from practitioners in the two-county area.
  • Following Triple P America and Triple P NC guidelines, compiles and reports quarterly data to NC Triple P Data Specialist, on a quarterly basis
  • Coordinates the Triple P evaluation data with the DEPC data collection and annual evaluation report with the DEPC Evaluation Coordinator,
  • Completes and submits Triple P monthly Coordinator’s Activity Report and Quarterly Progress Report to the NC Triple P Data Specialist
  • Completes a bi-annual progress report (at 6 months and 12 months) for the Coordination funding agency (Halifax County Health Department)

Triple P Community/Regional Collaboration/State Collaborations

  • Participates actively as a member of the Healthy Kids Collaborative to represent Triple P by sharing pertinent Edgecombe/Nash data and training opportunities, as well as gain suggestions and ideas from members of the Collaborative regarding Triple P awareness, implementation strategies and sustainability ideas
  • Participates as a member of the quarterly Regional Cluster Implementation Team which includes leaders and Triple P Practitioners from agencies in Edgecombe, Nash, Halifax, Northampton, Vance, Warren and Granville Counties.
  • Participates in the Cluster Coordinator’s quarterly meetings.
  • Participates in the quarterly NC Triple P Collaborative and assigned workgroup.

DEPC and Family Services Team Responsibilities

  • Responsible to and accountable to the Family Services Program Manager for day-to-day activities.
  • Functions as part of the DEPC Family Services Team
  • Collaborates with the Evaluation Coordinator and Program Development Coordinator to ensure ongoing information sharing.
  • As needed, works with the Family Services Program Manager to manage the Triple P budget.
  • Attends Family Services Program staff meetings, DEPC staff meetings, and DEPC staff retreats, which may include out of town travel.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Stays current and informed about community resources, child development and family support best practices.
  • Attends conferences, training and/or meetings as needed/required, which may include out of town travel.
  • Represents DEPC and the Family Services Program in the community.
  • Represents DEPC and Family Services Program at meetings as designated by the Family Services Program Manager and DEPC Program Director
  • Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate by the Executive Director, Program Director or Family Services Program Manager

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child/Family Development, Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, Social Work or another human services field. Master’s preferred.

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 requires the ability to 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.