Early Head Start Family Child Care Specialist - English/Spanish

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Competitive

Published

09/26/2018

Address

880 Clay Street
San Francisco
California
94108
United States

Description

WHO WE ARE:

 

Wu Yee delivers comprehensive services throughout the City of San Francisco. We serve over 7,000 children, families and child care providers each year.

 

Wu Yee’s programs focus on prevention, early intervention, education, and advocacy. We offer a variety of services through center-based infant/toddler and preschool care, family child care (FCC), and home based services designed to support families with educational opportunities, resources, and to prepare children to be successful in school.


Wu Yee delivers a comprehensive range of Child Development, Family, and Provider Services — including Early Head Start, Head Start, and State Preschool programs, the Joy Lok Family Resource Center, public benefits assistance, child care Resource and Referrals, child care subsidies, child care provider training, a food program for child care providers, and the Family Child Care Quality Network (FCCQN).  

The phrase “wu yee” means “protector of children” in Cantonese, and truly, children are at the heart of everything we do. If you’d like to learn more about who we are, please visit wuyee.org.  


WHY WORK FOR WU YEE:

 

We’re looking for passionate, high-achieving individuals who are excited to join us in making a difference. No matter if you're a teacher, an enrollment specialist or an accountant, we all work together to help San Francisco's children and families succeed.


Wu Yee is committed to the professional development and ongoing support for all staff. Wu Yee offers competitive wages and benefit plans which include medical, dental, vision and acupuncture/chiropractic care for employees and their families. In addition, Wu Yee offers an employer-sponsored shared- contribution 403 (b) retirement plan, pre-tax benefits and flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care, and employee referral services.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:


The Early Head Start Family Child Care Specialist (Specialist) is responsible for providing comprehensive child development services to families enrolled in the Early Head Start –Family Child Care (EHS-FCC) option providing coaching and technical assistance to EHS-FCC providers in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards and California Community Care Licensing regulations. Specialist must meet Federal Head Start Performance Standards and requirements including state, local and agency policies and procedures.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:


  • Builds trusting and constructive working relationships with family child care providers and participating families characterized by a high level of cooperation, acceptance and mutual respect.  
  • Understand, review and evaluates education and child development plans and activities to ensure content is developmentally appropriate, centered in nurturing relationships and responsive care; reflective of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and in compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
  • Provides coaching, mentoring and training to family child care providers as needed to support the growth of competencies in early childhood development and education.
  • Ensure monthly requirements are met; monitor and audit attendance records, health and safety checklist as well as curriculum planning and implementation.
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of eligible providers, including a review of license, external assessments results and coordination of site visits. 
  • Participate in the orientation and on-boarding of EHS-FCC providers and participating families to ensure an understanding of contractual obligations and program requirements.
  • Conducts announced and unannounced site visits bi-weekly to monitor practices and ensure environments both indoors and outdoors are safe, clean, healthy, well-organized and have sufficient developmentally and culturally appropriate materials and planned activities to support progress and achievement of the child’s goals and objectives in accordance with Head Start Performance Stands, licensing and best practice in the field.
  • Initiates communication with the program manager, director and content managers when issues and/or concerns arise.
  • Prepare written communications for providers and parents, i.e., memos, flyers, newsletters and forms as needed in the provider/parent home language.
  • Document all contacts with families, providers, staff and partners in the file log and database; maintains child and provider files in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Review each child’s developmental progress and in partnership with the provider and family, ensures the requirements related to individualization and curriculum planning are met and documented as articulated in the HS performance standards for EHS-FCC. 
  • Coordinate EHS-FCC parent orientation and monthly meetings based on parent driven topics and facilitates when necessary.
  • Coordinate bi-monthly Parent Committee meetings and encourage and support parents to take on leadership roles including active recruitment of parents for the agency Policy Council.
  • Work collaboratively with the ERSEA team to assure smooth enrollment, orientation and transition of families into and out of the program.
  • Coordinate bi-annual home visits with families to develop and review the family partnership agreement including resources and referrals, progress towards goals and supports families need to assist with critical health screening for their child. 
  • Coordinate family childcare provider network trainings at minimum 7 times a year.
  • Participate in program planning and implementation activities for ongoing quality improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:


  • Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish/English required
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in an early childhood education setting, including knowledge and experience relating to setting up a developmentally appropriate environment, curriculum planning and implementation based on assessment data 
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups and experience training early childhood educators
  • Knowledge of family community resources
  • Skilled in address sensitive family situations in a non-threatening and professional manner 
  • Strong computer skills highly desirable
  • Models good judgment and effective problem solving
  • Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a related field
  • A minimum of 6 units in infant/toddler ECE required
  • 24 units in ECE preferred

 

HOW TO APPLY:


Wu Yee Children’s Services is an equal opportunity employer

 

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits

  • Comprehensive benefits: medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture care.
  • Pre-tax benefits, including commuter transition and parking
  • Retirement 403b plan with up to 6% employer matching
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 10 vacation days
  • 12 paid sick days

Level of Language Proficiency

  • English/Spanish bilingual and bi-literate required

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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