Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Services, or a closely related field. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
Experience:? Five years of Early Education experience with three years in a supervisory role preferred. ECE Classroom teaching experience preferred.
Knowledge of: The child welfare system, early childhood development, and child abuse issues. Knowledge of childhood mental health issues strongly preferred. Attendance of the CSEFEL modules prior to hire desirable, or participate when the next cohort becomes available.. Understanding of preschool assessments including Classroom Scoring Assessment System (CLASS), Environment Rating Scale (ECERS/ITERS), Creative Curriculum, Teaching Pyramid (CSEFEL), The Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) and Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3 & ASQ-SE).
Ability to:? Gather and analyze data; organize and write reports, read, understand, interpret and apply pertinent rules and regulations; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain working relationships with others; present oneself professionally. Take initiative but also accept direction and seek guidance appropriately.
Technical Skills:? Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook) and ability to learn server general maintenance functions and other software as requested.
Interpersonal Skills & Communication: The employee must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with clients and co-workers in a compassionate, non-discriminatory, non-judgmental manner.?
Condition of Employment
Unless mutually agreed upon, and consistent with funding source requirements, employment with the CAPC requires a clearance from the Department of Justice, the FBI and CACI (through submitted fingerprints).
The employee is required to provide proof of immunizations records for Pertussis, Measles (unless a written statement form the employee’s physician that there is a medical reason not to vaccinate the employee), an annual record of Flu immunization (or a signed statement from the employee that they have declined to be vaccinated against the flu), and a T.B. clearance (checked every two years).
The employee must have a car, a valid driver’s license, and proof of on-going automobile insurance and must provide annually, a DMV record report compliant with the Agency’s liability insurance requirements.?
Additionally, ECE staff are required to show proof of vaccination against Hepatitis B (consistent with Cal OSHA regulations) or decline with a signed statement indicating declination
The employee must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with clients and co-workers in a compassionate, non-discriminatory, non-judgmental manner.? Position is dependent on continued funding and is an at-will position.? Available to work on evenings and weekends as required by supervisor.
CPR/First Aid Pediatric Certification: The employee must be CPR/First Aid Pediatric certified within 45 days of hire and retaken every two years from initial training.
Mandated Reporter Training: The training must be taken within 90 days of employment and maintained every two years.
Funding: Position is dependent on continued funding and is an at-will position.?
Physical Demands: In order to perform the job duties associated with this position, the employee is regularly required to use his/her hands to finger, handle, grasp objects, tools and/or controls. The ability to talk, sit, stand, walk, and hear well is necessary. The employee may also be required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crawl, or crouch. On occasion, the employee may be required to lift and/or move 25 pounds. Visual ability to judge distance, color, focus, and see peripheral objects is also necessary.
Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by every CAPC employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.