Crystal Stairs
  • 22-May-2017 to 21-Jul-2017 (PST)
  • Resource & Referral
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Full Time

  

QRIS IT Coaching Specialist

 

What We're Looking For:

We are seeking an Infant Toddler Coaching Specialist under general supervision, the QRIS Infant/Toddler Coaching Specialist will be responsible for specialized technical assistance and support to child care providers, including on-site quality improvement coaching and promotion of professional development access and attainment. The QRIS Coaching Specialist will build and maintain relationships with child care professionals, provide mentoring and resources to help providers integrate new information into child care practice

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Provide site-based Infant-/Toddler Program Coaching and implement the coaching program for eligible CCALA Crystal Stairs QSLA sites per the Scope of Work
    2. Support the CCALA QSLA program, working closely with all collaborative partner R&R agencies to ensure effective and consistent county-wide implementation of QSLA coaching
    3. Maintain project compliance through knowledge of the QRIS contract, Scope of Work
    4. Maintain effective communication with Alliance and R&R agencies, collaborative partners, participating site and others to ensure effective program implementation and achieve project deliverable.
    5. Assist CCALA Coaching Coordinator in the preparation of timely, accurate reports to funders as needed
    6. Participate in events as needed to help maintain CCALA and QRIS visibility with funders and other current and potential stakeholder
    7. Attend designated project and community meetings and other meetings, as needed.
    8. Must show proof of valid CA driver's license and proof of insurance; reliable transportation required
    9. Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor and/or Program

 

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of infant/toddler development and a strong understanding of the skills, information, environment, and competencies needed to deliver high quality infant/toddler child care programs.
  • Familiarity with California Child Development Permit Matrix and QRIS Rating Matrix.
  • Must have working knowledge of California's child care delivery system and child care provider population

 

COMPETENCIES:

  1. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, customer service skills, and problem solving skills
  2. Must be flexible and able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  3. Ability to work collaboratively with others at all levels of an organization and work cooperatively as part of a, team with colleagues and with staff from different agencies
  4. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to build trust and work effectively with diverse client populations
  5. Ability to work with adults and facilitate supportive coaching conversations to encourage professional growth and learning.
  6. Ability to be flexible, innovative and adapt to the changing needs of the program, department and agency
  7. Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g. Publisher, Word, Excel and Outlook).

 

COMPLEXITY:

Requires the exercise of some independent judgment and discretion in analyzing facts and circumstances and in the determination of actions to be taken within the limits of standard practice; involves the application of broad knowledge of contract funding terms and CSI policies and procedures.  

 

ACCOUNTABILITY/SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Working in the field and with minimal supervision, the employee independently plans, organizes and prioritizes work following established procedures and guidelines; must have the ability to work flexible days as work will include evenings and weekends.

IMPACT:

Individual performance can have considerable impact on the agency's ability to meet fiscal benchmarks and contract compliance which effect revenue for the agency. Regular contact with external agencies. Work with very confidential client information.

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Arts/Science in ECE/Child Development or related field is required; Master's Degree in ECE/Child Development or related field is preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have a minimum of three years experience working in a child care setting and working with adult learners and diverse client populations.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and experience with quality rating tools such as CLASS and the Environmental Rating Scales (ERS). Training to reliability preferred.
  • Experience with quality improvement programs with a strength-based approach.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance. Must provide verification of a valid TB clearance within the last two years of employment; must successfully pass the Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal background check prior to first day of employment.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily; Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Approximately 50 percent of time is spent sitting. However, will frequently be required to walk, stand and bend.  Must be able to talk and hear well. Good vision is imperative. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Required to lift and/or move unassisted up to 25 pounds.

 

Application Procedure

To apply for this position, complete the online application below.

Crystal Stairs is committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce and culture. As part of this commitment, Crystal Stairs provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.

 

For more information about Crystal Stairs, please visit our website at: www.crystalstairs.org

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