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Infant Toddler Specialist

at Public Health Management Corporation

Posted: 5/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: e6fd8832-78ee-42d8-81ad-63b28728d7b3
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-site classroom technical assistance to Keystone STARS practitioners serving infants and toddlers on best practices in health and safety, child development and programming for this age group.
  • Develop and deliver professional development to Keystone STARS practitioners on Infant/Toddler topics and best practices
  • Provide on-site classroom consultation assessing the needs related to all aspects of the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS)
  • Support practitioners in observing children and using screening tools like Ages and Stages to assess developmental concerns
  • Provide practitioners with resources to support Infant/Toddler teachers and programs
  • Provide practitioners with information on current issues and research findings related to Infant/Toddler child care in various forms via website, email newsletters and embedded in professional development and technical assistance activities
  • Participate in region and state-wide system building activities
  • Collaborate with Infant-Toddler Specialists around the state to share resources, consider data and develop strategies to support Infant/Toddler practitioners
  • Collaborate with Quality Coaches to support Infant/Toddler classrooms in meeting the STARS performance standards.
  • Collaborate with consultants and service providers as described above to support Infant/Toddler practitioners

Skills:

  • Current working knowledge of best practices as related to Infant/Toddler child care in center, group and family facilities;
  • Ability to apply knowledge to program objectives and goals;
  • Ability to collect, analyze and evaluate data and information;
  • Ability to enter data and monitor work in the PELICAN state database;
  • Ability to formulate and carry out effective work plans;
  • Ability to facilitate the coordination of multiple tasks and manage a variety of projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to build effective working partnerships with diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to foster team-building and to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with families, employees, other professionals, government agencies, higher education institutions and other professional organizations in a positive, pleasant, professional and productive manner in writing, by telephone, and in personal contacts;
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence;
  • Ability to operate a personal computer including word processing, spreadsheets, and power point;
  • Ability to use effective problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to perform all required functions and responsibilities accurately, completely, and in a timely fashion.

Experience/Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Social Work, Psychology or Early Childhood Education.
  • Experience in case management, behavioral health or early childhood education required.
  • Experience working with Infants and Toddlers and/or with the adults that care for them
  • Knowledge of state child care regulations and the Keystone STARS Performance Standards
  • Knowledge of child development, early childhood mental health, health and safety in child care, developmentally appropriate programming for Infants/Toddlers
  • Knowledge of Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) preferred
  • Certified Instructor and Specialty Discipline Technical Assistance Consultant through the PA Quality Assurance System (PQAS) or ability to become certified within 90 days.
  • Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse populations

Organizational Relationships:

  • This position functions as part of the staff of the PHMC PDO and is expected to attend all related meetings, trainings, and other activities as assigned. The Infant Toddler Specialist position reports to the Professional Development and Technical Assistance Administrative Coordinator. He/she interacts with PRK staff, ELRCs staff, practitioners, and parents( collaborates where appropriate), to enhance services to early care and education and school-age providers. The position is full-time (42.5 hours per week). The position of Infant Toddler Specialist operates from PHMC’s main offices at Centre Square East, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA though this position requires travel throughout Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks and Chester counties.

 Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience