Child Day Care Program Specialist
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wake County, NC

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This position is located in the Regulatory Service Section of the Division of Child Development and Early Education.

Positions is field based.

The position will serve Wake County successful applicant must reside in or be contiguous to the county service area. The Program Specialist will conduct pre-licensing activities for child care centers in the assigned territory and provide training and program consultation to the operator to ensure that there is a thorough understanding of the child care requirements. The Program Specialist will mentor new or less skilled consultants by providing individualized training and modeling, according to an established development plan. The Program Specialist will provide on-going team training on child care requirement interpretations, review of policies and procedures and new Regulatory Section initiatives. The Program Specialist will work out of their home and must be able to plan and manage their work independently. The applicant must be skilled in handling challenging people in sometimes highly stressful situations while maintaining a calm, professional demeanor. The applicant must have proficiency in the use of computer software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel, as those applications are used in completing daily work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

It is critical that the successful applicant be self-motivated and have a high degree of

self-discipline to assure that work is done accurately and in a timely fashion. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also

essential. Employee must have considerable knowledge of theories, practices and principles of child development as related to child care services that include the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children. The individual must be competent to give technical assistance and consultation in the areas of child care program administration and child development, caregiving activities, nutrition, behavior management, prevention of child abuse/neglect, age-appropriate needs of children, parent involvement, and parent education to promote quality child care. Employee must have good consultative skills and excellent effective communication skills, both oral and written. Individual must be able to establish effective working relationships with a variety of groups and individuals.

Additional preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, training, experience: Training or experience using a laptop computer and portable printer, proficiency using word processing software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Required license or certification: None

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in child development, early childhood education, special education, social work, or related human services area and three years experience in a day care or related setting involving the coordination, evaluation, or administration of a comprehensive program of day care services or in the coordination or management of the day care component of a local social services program; master's degree in one of the above areas and two years experience in a day care or related setting involving the coordination, evaluation, or administration of a comprehensive program of day care services in the coordination or management of the day care component of a local social services program, or as an instructor or curriculum design specialist at the university or community college level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. All positions in the Division of State Operated healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-emp0loyment drug testing and criminal record background checks. State and Federal criminal record checks are also required on all applicants selected for direct care and non-direct care positions in the DHHS Residential School Programs. All other Divisions within DHHS will conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position which supervises or provides direct care. Additionally, drug testing is required if you are applying for a direct care position, criminal justice certified position or a position requiring a commercial driver's license. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions. Degree and credentials will be verified upon hire. Application claiming veteran’s preference must include a DD Form 214.

Tina Creech