COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER!
YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago,a 21st Century, business-savvy, social enterprise committed to “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,”is seeking a Health & Safety Specialist, reporting directly to the Quality & Training Coordinator in the Childcare Resource & Referral Services program. The person in this non-exempt, full-time position will be based at our Patterson and McDaniel Family Center located at 2055 W. Army Trail Road, Addison, IL 60101. Salary is commensurate with experience.
POSITION PURPOSE: To assist in overseeing and directing the planning, organizing and implementation of health & safety support services for license-exempt childcare providers who receive payment from the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program.
Schedule and conduct on-site visits to license-exempt childcare providers to ensure that required health & safety trainings have been completed and implemented
Build and maintain strong relationships with license-exempt childcare providers
Promote, educate, and train providers on relevant health & safety topics
Identify health & safety violations that may be present in the childcare environment
Correct and/or coach providers to ensure program is compliant with all relevant health & safety requirements
Perform key statistical data functions to include correspondence preparation, report completion and information distribution
Act as a community liaison for the agency
Associate’s degree in a relevant field, such as child development, education, sociology, project management
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
Regular access to a reliable motor vehicle, along with possession of a valid driver’s license and auto insurance coverage
Able to pass a criminal background check
Strong interpersonal communication and collaborative skills
Demonstrated competency in working effectively with diverse cultural backgrounds
Thrives in an environment in which collaboration, partnership, and empowerment are key cultural elements
Coachable with an openness and eagerness to learn new things
Intermediate proficiency with MS Office and Outlook
About YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, to be confident in their choices and to make valuable contributions to their communities.