Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential. Our Core Values Statement: We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do. To learn more about ZERO TO THREE, please visit our website at www.zerotothree.org.
The Training &Technical Assistance Specialist is part of the HealthySteps National Office team. This position is primarily responsible for delivering trainings and technical assistance of the HealthySteps program. HealthySteps is an evidence-based, national initiative that emphasizes a close relationship between health care professionals and parents in addressing the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development of children from birth to age three.
The Training & Technical Assistance Specialist is also responsible for collaborating with the Training Team to create ongoing professional development for HealthySteps Specialists, editing and expanding existing HealthySteps training materials as well as revising ZTT content to be used as resources for the HealthySteps network. End-users for materials will include parents, HealthySteps Specialists, nurses, physicians, and other multi-disciplinary professionals involved in providing high-quality well-child care to infants and toddlers from birth to age three.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Deliver HealthySteps training to new sites and on-going training to existing sites on an as-needed basis.
Provide technical assistance to HealthySteps sites via phone, text, email, or other online platforms.
Build relationships with new sites in the development pipeline.
Support sites with their onboarding process including development of their HealthySteps implementation plan.
Review and revise the HealthySteps training curricula based on required project goals and outcomes, content needs, and attendee feedback.
Collaborate with other National Office team members (e.g. finance, evaluations) and ZERO TO THREE departments (e.g. Policy) as necessary to develop resources that meet the needs of the HealthySteps project.
Collaborate with the Training Team to plan, and implement additional professional development offerings for HealthySteps Specialists, including but not limited to online learning and in-person opportunities including at the ZTT Annual Conference.
Work closely with the HealthySteps Training Team on seamless communications with sites in support of National Office strategy and goals.
Collect and organize data related to the HealthySteps project, including but not limited to training, as needed.
Assist in maintaining records of team’s activities.
Assist in developing reports for funders.
Update current publications (print and Web) on topics related to parenting and child development, using research and science-based sources.
Co-facilitate “training for trainers” with other ZERO TO THREE trainers and consultants, as needed.
Review and revise website, materials, and all other HealthySteps content so that it aligns with new branding, marketing strategy, training, values, and goals.
Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the program.
Essential Skills and Experience
Minimum 3 years experience in integrated behavioral and/or developmental health in a pediatric setting. Prior HealthySteps experience preferred.
Experience in organizing, developing and leading in-person trainings for multi-disciplinary audiences.
Extensive knowledge of infants’ and toddlers’ development and behavior, as well as knowledge of strengths-based and family-centered approaches to working with infants, toddlers and their families designed to promote healthy development in the first three years of life.
Knowledge and experience in training adults and in adult learning theory preferred.
Excellent writing skills with a proven ability to develop training curricula, write parent resources, and develop materials in a variety of formats (print and Web, one-page handouts, booklets, etc.).
Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Experience using Electronic Medical Records
Presentation skills using PowerPoint and workshop design skills.
Knowledge of Excel.
Excellent conceptual, written and oral skills.
Proficiency in using Word.
Proficiency in use of World Wide Web to gather information.
Ability to manage multiple tasks.
Ability to travel at least 40%.
Encourages and practices critical thinking
Is self-reflective and empathic
Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results
Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others
Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior
Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization
Education Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, nursing, special education, early child childhood education, or related field. Equivalent combination of degree and experience will be considered.
Physical Requirements While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, stand, walk, communicate verbally and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to grasp objects, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for preparing and analyzing data, and expansive reading. May need to lift up to 30 pounds.
Working Conditions The work conditions described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. Depending on work location, the incumbent will typically work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels or be subject to working conditions conducive to a home office. When travel is expected, the incumbent will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times.
ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
About ZERO TO THREE
Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.
OUR CORE VALUES STATEMENT
We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do.
By embracing our values, every member of the ZERO TO THREE community contributes to a healthy and positive culture, a more successful organization, and better outcomes for infants, toddlers and their families.
Passion and persistence in helping infants and toddlers thrive
The centrality of healthy positive relationships, including:
A commitment to family in our work and in staff work-life balance
Consistent and authentic collaboration
Respectfulness, inclusiveness and diversity
The highest standards of excellence in our work, including:
Integrity, openness, honesty and transparency
Opportunities for leadership and professionalism
Evidence-based learning and reflection
The freedom to make and learn from mistakes