EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Post date: 

July 17, 2020

We are seeking an Education Specialist to support the Queens Childcare Network. The primary role of the Education Specialist is to build strengths-based relationships with affiliated providers to support them as needed and, in particular, with implementing high quality play-based instruction

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the FCC Education Director, FCC Family Support Worker, and FCC Monitors to meet the needs of all children and families.
  • Provide twice monthly strength-based practice-based coaching to up to 17 affiliated providers as they implement a mixed-age curriculum.
  • Adapt and provide guidance to affiliated providers on the implementation of an evidence-based curriculum for mixed-age group settings that meets the individual needs of all children.
  • Review and adapt appropriate curriculum supports and documents with affiliated providers that foster hands-on developmentally appropriate and relationship-based interactions with all children.
  • Assist affiliated providers gathering observations of children and entering child assessment data in a timely manner and support its use for curriculum and lesson planning.
  • Document all coaching sessions aligned with the DOE’s Early Childhood Framework for Quality (EFQ).
  • Assist in ongoing outreach, enrollment, and all other administrative tasks.
  • Support FCC Education Director in coordinating all required professional learning days throughout the year.
  • Maintain relationships with community partners who provide mental health, special needs, and other support services for all affiliated providers and families.
  • Create and regularly update Community Partner Resource Guide within FCC Network.
  • Participate in twice monthly FCC Network staff meetings to connect about individual providers, families, and coordinate all services.
  • Participate in Network staff professional learning sessions delivered.
  • Other tasks as assigned by FCC Education Director.

Qualifications:

  • Willingness to travel within FCC Network catchment area.
  • Time management skills are essential.
  • Ability to multitask
  • Must be a team player
  • Appreciation for the unique needs of all providers and families.
  • BA/BS in early childhood or infant/toddler studies (required)
  • Experience teaching children under six (required)
  • Experience working in family child care and/or with infants and toddlers (preferred)

Additional Details:

Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.  The benefits package includes medical/dental/vision offerings, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 403b plan. We value health and wellness too and as such staff can earn up to 27 annual leave days (17 in your first year), 12 sick days, and enjoy most federal holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional development opportunities.

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Salary: $42,000 - $47,000 per annum; commensurate with experience.

Schedule: 35 hours per week, M-F

Application Method:

We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization – one that looks to continually enrich the lives of our diverse member community. If you would like to join our team, please forward your cover letter, including salary requirement and resume with subject line “Education Specialist” to Mary Abbate at mabbate@qchnyc.org.

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