Training and Technical Assistance Specialist

Wheeling, Cook County
May 08, 2014
The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University seeks an individual interested in full-time employment as state- certified Training and Technical Assistance Specialist. This individual will assess the Early Childhood Block Grant Preschool for All Children 3-5 Years Old programs for compliance and quality improvement and the Illinois Department of Human Services early childhood programs in the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Additionally, the certified Assessor will conduct program quality assessments using the Environment Rating Scales (ECERS-R, ITERS-R, SACERS, FCCERS-R), CLASS, Programs Administration Scale (PAS), Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) and compliance checklists.

Achieve 85% reliability on the various assessment tools following a two-month training period, and maintain reliability on the scales and tools during employment; Generate highly detailed summary reports of each setting visited; Maintain a professional and ethical demeanor; Perform all duties in a manner that reflects the mission and vision of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University.

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree desired, in early childhood education or related field. Knowledge of best practices in early childhood education. Experience working in an early childhood programs. Willingness to travel around the state of Illinois. Ability to relate to individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds. Must be detail-oriented and have strong oral and written communication skills. Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet access, and be comfortable using e-mail and entering data on a PC tablet. Ability to speak Spanish is required.