Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator
(Albany/Dougherty and surrounding counties only)
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Posted: July 12, 2012
Edited: October 29, 2012
Darton State College, Department:
Child Care Resource & Referral of SWGA at Albany, Region 4
Duties & Responsibilities:
The T/TA Coordinator will accomplish a set of measurable deliverables set forth by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning duties, which include but are not limited to:
- Providing on-site accreditation and quality improvement technical assistance to Child Care Centers, Family Child Care Homes or Group Homes throughout a designated sub region within the fifty-two West and Southwest Georgia counties who meet or exceed basic licensing/regulatory standards and wish to pursue quality improvement via Quality Rated or national accreditation.
- Acquiring training in the Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS), the Early Childhood Environmental Rating scale (ECERS), the National Association of Family Child Care Rating Scale (FCCERS), the National Association of Family Child Care Accreditation Readiness Tool, second edition, and the School Age Care Environmental Rating Scale (SACERS).
- Conducting initial assessments of family or group home, center, or school age care facilities to determine readiness to improve quality using the ECERS, ITERS, FCCERS National FCC Accreditation Readiness Tool, and SACERS.
- Developing quality improvement plans with early learning professionals based on assessments and assist with implementation, which includes monthly on-site technical assistance visits, telephone and office consultation, advice on selection of equipment, on-site training, linkages to other community resources and professional development opportunities via the CCR&R, universities and technical colleges.
- Conducting on and off-site Quality Rated or accreditation orientation and training for early learning professionals describing training and technical assistance, expectations and resources available.
- Administering mini-grants to eligible child care programs participating in the quality improvement/technical assistance project. Ensure adherence to BFTS (Bright from the Start) mini-grant guidelines.
- Completing and submitting required paperwork including monthly reports and other reporting, track technical assistance, and maintain data on CCR&R TA logs and report forms.
- Generating a monthly hi-lights & barriers report that provides data on outcomes, identifies barriers and possible solutions, identifies promising practices and makes recommendations.
- Becoming a qualified Georgia state approved trainer; develop and conduct provider and/or parent professional development.
- Degree: Bachelors Degree Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Family and Consumer Science or related field; Masters preferred.
- Expert knowledge of BFTS child care licensing rules and regulations governing child care programs.
- Must meet requirements for approval as a trainer through the Georgia Early Care and Education Professional Development System. https://www.training.decal.ga.gov/bfts/resources.do?action=view&id=34
- Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills in order to work with community and state agencies on behalf of families and child care providers.
- High level competency in Microsoft Office Suite processing using a networked database, fax, basic clerical procedures and superior communication/customer skills necessary.
- Must be able to travel extensively by auto and be a self-starter, working from a home office with minimal supervision.
Minimum three years of experience in working in child care field (early learning classroom teacher, administrator, family child care home provider, trainer, technical assistance consultant, etc.)
The Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Child Care Resource & Referral.
A complete application must include:
- A current resume
- A current cover letter addressing the above responsibilities and qualifications
- Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current professional references
- Unofficial transcripts of all college work
- Final candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation.
Applications will be accepted July 16 – September 30, 2012
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply
Contacts: Gulma Heflin or Robbin Burriss (Staff), Beth Tison or Barbara Blackburn (Faculty)
Any corrections/updates to information listed on these pages are required to go through the contacts listed above.