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Texas Rising Star – Assessor/Mentor in Corpus Christi, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

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Job Description

Public Sector Solutions, a division of BakerRipley manages childcare subsidies in support of working parents throughout 60 counties in Texas, provides long-term recovery services for people affected by disasters, manages utility assistance for low-income individuals, and manages Workforce Solutions career offices across the region.  Programs in this division are funded by public contracts and our reputation as an efficient and reliable steward of our tax dollars has seen this division grow over the years.

JOB SUMMARY:

Recruits and retains child care providers in the Texas Rising Star program. Selects and provides early childhood programs with on-site mentoring, guidance in program development, program training and assistance in becoming a Certified Texas Rising Star program. Additional responsibilities include conducting assessments of currently certified and prospective TRS programs. Relied upon for on-going guidance, monitoring, training and travel in the child care provider service delivery area.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for coordination and implementation of all TRS provider related activities within the required timeframes which include assessments, reassessments, technical assistance, renewals, monitoring visits, and required documents.
  • Schedule regular on-site visits to TRS providers
  • Collaborates with other Child Care Service staff and resources to enhance program operations
  • Recruit child care providers and provide on-site technical assistance in attaining TRS status.
  • Provide child care management and board with detailed results of on- site visits.
  • Assist in ordering materials and resources as needed for TRS programs
  • Maintain, update and archive TRS files.
  • Maintain TRS notes in The Workforce Information System of Texas (TWIST) database.
  • Develop TRS instructional materials and provide instructional training on a regular basis
  • Plan and coordinate Early Childhood training to improve the quality of child care and current technology.
  • Review, issue and ensure compliance with Service Improvement as appropriate.
  • Review, interpret and communicate policies and procedural information as needed
  • Compile and distribute TRS provider activity reports to appropriate staff and management on a regular basis.
  • Follow up on TRS actions taken by staff and provide technical assistance when needed.
  • Provide outstanding customer service
  • Work close with child care representatives in developing inclusion plans for providers caring for children with special needs.
  • Participate in community scheduled events as necessary
  • Travel in and out of the service delivery area is required
  • Identifies and documents process improvement opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education, or family consumer science; OR

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with at least 18 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education, or family consumer science with at least 12 credit hours in child development; OR

Associate’s degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education, or family consumer science with two years of experience as a director in an early childhood program, with preference given for required experience with a provider that is accredited or TRS certified

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

1 year of full-time early childhood classroom experience in a child care, Early Head Start, Head Star or prekindergarten through third grade school program

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Valid Texas Driver’s License and Auto Liability Insurance

SKILLS:

  • Intermediate experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet
  • Demonstrated ability to work with customers and vendors, keep detailed records, and enter data accurately and timely into automated data bases
  • Ability to handle escalated situations with critical thinking skills and problem solving techniques
  • Utilizes best practices in early childhood education
  • Ability to apply early childhood evaluations, observations, and assessments for both teachers and children
  • Ability to use related assessment instruments including:
  • Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ITERS-R)
  • Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R)
  • Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale-Revised (FCCERS-R)
  • Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
  • Must be able to work a variable schedule Monday through Saturday with some night and weekend training and travel
  • Understanding of TRS Certification Guidelines and the minimum standards of Texas child care licensing
  • Ability to relate to individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Detail oriented with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Basic administrative skills, including recordkeeping and use of a computer or tablet for data entry

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY:

Intermediate experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

Bilingual (English and Spanish speaker)          

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