Division/College: College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Employee Category: Classified
Pay Range: $16.54 or higher depending on experience and education
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Regional Quality Child Care Consultant under the direction of the lead consultant helps support the regional office in meeting the goals of the IdahoSTARS program by recruiting child care providers to the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP), the IdahoSTARS Professional Development System (PDS), and the Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS). Consultants are responsible for providing coaching and consultation services, resources, and technical assistance to child care providers and registry participants.
Minimum Qualifications: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or any associates degree with at least 30 ECE related college credits. Experience: Five years experience in the field of early care and education which could include experience as a preschool teacher, child care provider, child care director, or educator of young children in a child care or elementary setting; Conducting adult workshops and/or providing training (small and large groups); Providing liaison with customer/provider groups.
Preferred Qualifications: Education: Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or any bachelor degree with at least 36 ECE related college credits.
Experience: 5 years successful experience in the field of early care and education; Strong understanding and ability to coach adult learners to implement quality practices; Interpreting federal or state regulations/guidelines; Possess a good understanding of the written and spoken English and Spanish languages utilizing appropriate grammar and accurate spelling.
Knowledge of: Quality inclusive care; Coaching in early childhood settings; Computer literate to include database experience; Gathering, assembling, correlating, and analyzing facts; Devising solutions to problems; Interpreting federal or state regulations/guidelines.
Ability to: Maintain high level of confidentiality; Strong interpersonal communication skills; Work in a team setting to accomplish goals; Use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar in composing written statements; Manage a variety of projects simultaneously; Portray a professional demeanor.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Posting Number: SP002847P
Posting Date: 06/08/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Applicants need to address each individual required qualification, along with preferred qualifications that apply, in the letter of qualification.
Applications received before June 27, 2021, will receive first consideration. Position will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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