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VPK Specialist 

Category Administration  


Primary responsibilities: To provide VPK information and referrals to parents.


  1. To provide VPK child care information to all parents regardless of income level.
  2. To assist VPK providers and parents in obtaining program information and eligibility.
  3. Find children and providers eligible for VPK in accordance with law and policy and maintain accurate records of all documentation to support that eligibility.
  4. Be knowledgeable of all required forms, policy, procedures, rule and laws regarding School Pre-kindergarten for parents.
  5. Attend recruitment events as scheduled.
  6. Facilitate parental choice through the identification of available services, and the provision of information and assistance, which helps parents to evaluate the appropriateness of different child care settings and make a choice of what is best for their needs.
  7. To offer child care choices free of bias and preference for any specific type of child care; center based, home setting, church program, public or private, etc.
  8. Be able to apply and communicate knowledge in the area of developmental needs of children, local and state rules and regulations and developmentally appropriate child care practices.
  9. Convey VPK information in a relaxed manner, problem solves in a positive manner and communicates sensitively and responsively to the needs and concerns of others.
  10. Maintain CCMS/EFS & Unified Wait List and Simplified Point of Entry database as well as paper files so that client and provider data are accurate and current.
  11. Provide necessary statistical information when requested.
  12. Receive and document all complaints from any source that pertains to child care.
  13. Attend any pertinent conferences and meetings conducted by the Office of Early Learning.
  14. Assist in the staffing of community booths, children's festivals, etc.
  15. Maintain confidentiality in regards to information accessed in the performance of job duties.
  16. Assist with provider meetings.
  17. Assist in processing of VPK attendance rosters in assigned counties and databases
  18. Assist with provider monitoring.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years related work experience preferred. 


  • Ability to effectively provide information in a positive, informative and patient manner.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills, counseling skills, and empathy toward needs of parents.
  • Excellent telephone, computer, and clerical skills.
  • Working knowledge of laws governing child care, accrediting agencies, and training requirements for teachers.
  • Knowledge of the overall function, responsibilities, and services rendered by the School Readiness, CCRR and VPK programs.
  • Ability to adjust to new situations resulting from new laws, decisions, or circumstances with the flexibility needed to adapt and operate.
  • Ability to establish priorities, schedule work loads and use other resources to complete goals or task
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel within the North Florida region
  • Bilingual language skills at a level that will allow the specialist to assist non-English speaking service users are preferred.


  • Valid driver’s license
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Salary Range $14.10 - $15.86 ( Depending on credentials)  
Travel Requirements  
Position VPK Specialist  
Close Date 6/16/2019  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Angelique Tripoli  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number ADM-19-00015  
Open Date 5/29/2019  
Location Episcopal Children's Services (Central Office-JAX)  
About the Organization Episcopal Children's Services is a recognized leader in early childhood education serving more than 50,000 children and their families in seven counties in Northeast Florida - Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St John's. In addition, ECS recently became the new Head Start/Early Head Start grantee in Marion, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake, Levy, Citrus, and Alachua Counties. As a result, we now serve another 2,500 children and their families in these areas. Our talented, dedicated teachers and staff work proactively with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation.

Episcopal Children's Services (ECS) requires those hired into this position to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

ECS will comply with Federal and State law in granting reasonable accommodations to employees who communicate to ECS that they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any individual seeking an exemption from this requirement must submit a completed request for accommodation form to the human resources department. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community.

EOE Statement We 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.  

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