Project Program Specialist
Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
Type of Employment: Staff
Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)
The Infant/Toddler Resource Specialist will work under the direct supervision of the Resource and Referral Coordinator. The Infant/Toddler Resource Specialist will maintain the A-State Childhood Services Infant/Toddler Health Project for 16 counties by providing support, training, technical assistance, consultations, mentoring to childcare providers and programs from birth to three years of age. This position will be located in Cabot or Dumas.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide comprehensive services to aid or enhance the development of Child Care Programs (licensed Centers and Family Child Care) serving infants and toddlers.
- Promote and support quality enhancement initiatives in existing programs that serve infant and toddlers.
- Support training and on-site consultation and technical assistance to administrative and program staff in Infant/Toddler Programs.
- Promote public awareness of the services through the dissemination of information including presentation at Family Play Days, conferences, workshops, announcements, printed materials and presentations to organizations and agencies.
- Maintain a resource library of Infant/Toddler specific materials including professional development materials and curriculum.
- Attend meetings and record information.
- Collect data that supports the scope of Infant and Toddler Initiative including attendance and evaluation sheets of workshops and other trainings, meetings, consultant visits, and hours, write summaries of training sessions and document public awareness events.
- Maintain monthly records of participants that participate in the Arkansas State University Child Care Aware of NEA and Lonoke County Infant/Toddler Health Program and maintain a list of interested parties.
- Participate in Infant and Toddler Program observations and provide coaching, mentoring and be prepared to train and provide technical assistance to Infant/Toddler providers.
1. Work as a team member of the Arkansas State University Childhood Services ACQUIRE Collaborative to ensure that services are provided in compliance with the grant requirements.
2. Demonstrate flexibility in hours and days of service (i.e. offer non-traditional days and hours) in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the grant.
3. Demonstrate the ability to work and communicate with various community entities as specified in the grant.
4. Ability to utilize effective outreach methodologies for reaching and serving the needs of Infant/Toddler Programs and providers.
5. Must have the ability to travel throughout a 14 county service area or on occasion statewide.
6. Knowledge of state licensing and Family Child Care regulations.
7. Proficient computer skills with knowledge of computer programs.
8. Knowledge of nutrition and general health for children.
9. Skills in organization, prioritizing and implementation of component programs.
10. Advance oral and written communication skills.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Experience in speaking effectively and presenting information and responding to questions from groups, individuals, clients, participant and the public.
Knowledge of nutrition, First Aid/CPR, emergency preparedness, and general health for children.
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood or related field.
Needs to be a member of the Professional Registry TAPP and maintain membership in the system.
Trained in Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scales ITERS and FCCERS.
Experience in reading and interpreting documents and operating procedure manuals.
Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (www.jonesborochamber.org).
EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.