CIS SPECIALIZED CHILD CARE COORDINATOR – Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) Child Care Coordinator practices and supports responsible, professional case management in a team environment; delivers support, assistance, and service coordination as needed to families with children with open cases with the Family Services Division (FSD) of the Department for Children and Families (DCF), special physical or developmental needs, and/or families experiencing significant short term stress; supports the skill development and capacity of child development professionals within child care programs to meet the specialized needs of children and families; works independently with appropriate supervision; and articulates, supports and applies high performance within the regional CIS team.
To apply send a cover letter resume and 3 references to email provided; FAX to 802-334-5249; or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT 05855. E.O.E.
- Participate in the regional CIS multi-disciplinary team, and be directly responsible for serving as the primary service coordinator for families whose primary CIS service need is childcare.
- Provide expertise to the CIS team on issues involving regulated child care
- Provide leadership for the review of Family Support Child Care Financial Assistance requests by the CS team and communicate team decisions to families.
- Collect and report on data that relates to children enrolled in specialized child care and services provided to specialized child care providers
- Collaborate with Community Child Care Support Agency staff as needed
- Increase the supply of specialized child care by recruiting high quality providers interested in achieving specialized child care status by connecting them with training and other professional development opportunities
- Process child enrollment with an approved provider in BFIS
- Assist families utilizing specialized child care services in navigating the Child Care Financial Assistance Program
- Support the development of child care staff by mentoring, coaching and providing one-to-one or group learning and consultation as needed.
- Conduct an on-site visit prior to the state’s granting specialized status to ensure provider meets all standards and document compliance through completion of the on-site visit checklist
- Work with specialized providers to enroll in the Step Ahead Recognition Program (STARS), and for those already enrolled, work on increasing Stars level
- Provide consultation to specialized child care providers in adjusting their environments or program activities to better meet the needs of their specialized children
- Assist FSD social workers and families with a Protective Services service need in identifying a specialized child care provider that is a good match for a family’s needs and resources
- Facilitate the process of issuing emergency approvals when a Protective Services child is placed with a non-specialized child care provider
- Assist with and coordinate transportation for eligible families
- Identify local transportation providers, if necessary, and link them up with the regional contracted transportation service provider to ensure the needs of eligible families are met
- Process necessary documentation in BFIS
Minimum Requirements Include:
- Must be able to satisfy the travel requirements of the position. Valid driver’s license and reliable insured vehicle will be required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education preferred.
- 1 – 3 years’ experience in family dynamics and knowledge of community resources a must
- Must have excellent customer service skills.
- Must have familiarity with documentation of data; computer skills a must.
- Must maintain accurate records.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Expected to work effectively with and be a viable member of the Parent Child Center team.
Nice To Haves
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of local and State resources.
- Knowledge of social, economic and health problems.
- Knowledge of child development, parenting practices and family systems.
- Significant knowledge of individual and group behavior.
- General knowledge of social institutions and the methods of the helping process.
- Ability to identify social problems and needs and to assess the ability of individual and families to utilize services in problem solving.
- Understanding of rights, responsibilities and differences of others.
- Ability to work effectively with individuals and families in helping them develop clear, measurable goals, with a realistic plan for achieving those goals to mitigate risk factors in their lives.
- Ability to plan and organize work
- Ability to read and interpret laws, policies and regulations.
- Knowledge of child care licensing/regulatory system and financial assistance program.
- Knowledge of Vermont’s child care professional development system and child care quality rating system: the STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS).
- Ability to communicate and establish effective working relationships with families, other community professionals, technical staff, social and community agencies and the public at large.
- Ability to accept and give feedback and to developing oneself with ongoing learning.
- Ability to be flexible and to work autonomously.
- Ability to mentor, coach, train, and consult with and to others.
- Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
Health & Dental Insurance
Life & Accidental Death Insurance
Long Term Disability
Supplemental Insurance Options
Employee Assistance Program
Pension Plan (SEP)
Sick / Family Leave
Minimum Education: Bachelor's
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: 1 Yr
Location: Newport, VT