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Child Development Specialist  

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.
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Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.

Our Vision for our Agency
As an entrepreneurial agency, we bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources, as we initiate and partner in shared community efforts to improve the quality of life.

Our Vision for Those We Serve
Empowered individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities

Our Vision for our Community
Healthy communities with equal access to social justice, jobs, education and resources.  


The Child Development Specialist will assist the Child Development Coordinator or the Child Development Site Coordinator in completion of assigned duties.


The Child Development Specialist will be responsible for all components of quality in the Child Development Program. Job duties include: maintaining positive staff relationships, working effectively with children and parents, developing and implementing age appropriate practice within the center based or home visitation program. Assist in the fulfillment of the agency's vision, 'For Those We Serve: empowered individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities.'


The responsibilities of this position will include all information contained in the FEOC Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual but not limited to the following under the Direction of the Child Development Coordinator or the Child Development Site Coordinator:

Personal and Professional Behavior Adhere to all FEOC personnel policies and procedures on a consistent basis.

Assume responsibility for continued professional growth.

Understand professional issues and the need for incorporating a code of ethics into educational practice.

Promote advocacy for children and families.

Maintain active and continuing involvement in a professional organization related this position (i.e. NAEYC).

Maintain excellent work habits (attendance, punctuality, time management, teamwork, etc.).


Perform all work in accordance with established State licensing requirements, governmental laws including Head Start Performance Standards, State mandates, and the program's policies and procedures.

Participate in program organization (purchasing supplies and equipment, keeping accurate inventory, and maintaining effective systems, etc.).

Participate in ongoing monitoring of the program.

Participate in reflective supervision.

Complete work assignments and serve in the Coordinator's absence.

Understand and assist in monitoring the budgets of the sites assigned to your supervisor.

Assist with curriculum development.

Support the Child Development Coordinator or the Child Development Site Coordinator in the delivery of quality program services.

Assist in monitoring of/maintenance of program records such as file content, time sheets, MIS, PIR, etc.

Assist in the recruitment and training of staff.

Promote positive and harmonious communication in all aspects of program operation (staff meetings, case management meetings, etc.).

Demonstrate efficient use of time and materials.

Child Development

Assist in the writing of and implementation of relevant professional development plans with assigned supervisees.

Ensure appropriate environments inside and outside (where applicable) for program use according to Cal OSHA Guidelines (SB198), State Licensing and Performance Standards.

Ensure that staff interacts with children and parents in a positive manner, which encourages the development of conflict management and problem-solving strategies.

Assist in the implementation of developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum.

Assist in conducting: file reviews, home visit observations, fall monitoring, and the annual Self-Assessment ratings according to program guidelines and

assist staff in making appropriate changes to environments, as needed.

Assist in maintaining Early Head Start and State of California program standards.

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Ensure that socialization groups and home visits are will supervised to ensure a safe environment according to regulations.

Implement snack program according to established nutritional and food-handling Guideline, ie. CACFP, Headstart Performance Standards.

Follow universal health precautions.

Implement FEOC emergency plan, if necessary.

At assigned sites, assist in ongoing accident prevention and playground safety programs in accordance with EOC's policies and procedures, Cal OSHA guidelines

(SB 198) plan, and the program's policies and procedures).

Ensure that all staff understands the mandate to recognize and report suspected child abuse.

Working With Children, Families and the Community

Treat all children and their families in a courteous, friendly, professional manner while maintaining respect for their norms, language, socio-economic background.

Present a positive view of EOC and Early Head Start to the community.

Develop reciprocal working relationships with staff, parents and children.

Assists staff in identifying special needs of children and/or families and refer to relevant community resources.

Provide home visitation services to one program family (caseload of one).

Involve parents in center activities, Local Parent Committee activities and County-Wide Policy Council decisions.

Supporting Positive Staff Relations

Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Assume responsibility for continued professional growth.

Implement positive communication and problem solving skills.

Work cooperatively with other staff members, including the administrators of Early Head Start, Head Start and SOUL charter school.

Accept supervision, and contribute to the effectiveness of the team.

Bring concerns/problems to the attention of your supervisor in a timely manner.

Maintain a professional attitude at all times.

Perform other duties as required.

Position Requirements


To perform this job 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.

Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or a related degree with 18 units of ECE/CD and for all applicants a minimum of 6 academic units of the ECE/CD must relate directly to infants and toddlers.

Minimum one year adult supervision experience required. Minimum two years experience in a child development setting.

Essential Requirements:

Working knowledge of Title 22 and all associated childcare regulations.

Working knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practice.

Able to direct, assist, and train staff.

Able to understand and implement program budgets.

Able to consider the needs of children and families in a sensitive manner.

Able to communicate (verbal and written) in an effective manner.

Must have valid California Driver’s License and automobile with minimum liability insurance by State Law. Proof of insurance will be required.

Infant/Child CPR/First Aid certification with at least 15 hours of training on preventive health practices required within 6 months of employment.

Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Hmong/Lao or others as required.

Physical examination, TB screening clearance and signed federal criminal record declaration are required within 7 days after employment.

Fingerprint clearance under Title 22 regulations, and criminal record statement, background checks as needed, and reference checks are required prior to employment. Former EHS/Head Start parents preferred. Employment in Early/Head Start is contingent upon approval of the Policy Council.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Program/Dept. Early Head Start  
Salary $22.37/per hour  
Benefits Generous benefits package that includes, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending, and retirement plan.  
Division Early Head Start  
Close Date 5/2/2019  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number EDU-18-00011  
Location Fresno County- Early Head Start  
Flyers None Specified 

Work schedule/Overtime Required

Mon - Fri

8:30 am - 5:00 pm


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