Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-1450


Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035

CHILD CARE SPECIALIST I


Office for Children - CEPS Division,
Department of Family Services

Job # 13-1450

$45,137 to $60,183  (Grade S20)
 
Description:

This position requires extensive field work and reports to the Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia. Responsible for permitting family child care providers in a designated area of the county, enrolling providers in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program, and monitoring providers' participation. Conducts outreach activities and provides training in the business of child care, nutrition, emergency preparedness and programming. Provides one-on-one training and group workshops for providers and also refers them to other training resources. Responsible for ongoing recruitment and retention of providers to be permitted and to participate in the USDA food program. Investigates problems that are reported and assists providers with the resolution. Participates in planning, developing and monitoring program standards and implementing the Fairfax County Child Care Ordinance. Works on special projects. Duties are performed under the supervision of the Child Care Specialist III, in the Community Education and Provider Services division.

 

Minimum
Qualifications:

Education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in early childhood education, psychology, social work, or a closely related field; plus some responsible experience in day care administration or early child development programs.

 

Special
Requirements:

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

 

Preferred
Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in early childhood education, early childhood development, nutrition, social work or family studies. Experience working with family child care programs. Excellent oral and writing skills. Some responsible experience in child care administration, early child development programs or nutrition programs. Bilingual in Spanish and English.

 

Selection
Procedure:

Panel interview.

 

To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

 

Closing Date:

9/6/2013

 

Date Posted:

8/24/2013

 

Benefits:

Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.

 

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