Infant Toddler Program Manager

Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association
Published
November 17, 2020
Location
Oklahoma City, United States
Category
Job Type

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Position Description:

This position is responsible for supervising and evaluating the statewide Right Start Oklahoma Infant/Toddler Project in coordination with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Child Care Services. The Manager will be responsible for coordinating, training and providing technical assistance to Regional Infant and Toddler Specialists.

Position Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred, bachelor’s degree required in early childhood, education, or a related field
  • Minimum one year experience in infant/toddler child care classroom.
  • Experience in program coordination
  • Have experience delivering professional development opportunities
  • Have experience providing one-to-one, in-person, practice based coaching, training and technical assistance
  • Organization, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Able to manage the relationship with I/T Specialists, encouraging performance while not actually supervising the individual. Must be able to communicate I/T Specialist performance to their D/M and discuss needed improvements
  • Valid driver’s license, valid automobile insurance and own vehicle to use for work
  • Working knowledge of database usage, with ability to collect and record data and have computer word processing and spreadsheet skills
  • Willing to travel extensively within state
  • Flexible with work schedule, as occasional meetings and special events will be in the evening or on weekends
  • Within two years of hiring be willing to acquire at OCCRRA expense:
  • Knowledge of Oklahoma Child Care Licensing Requirements for Programs and Family Child Care Homes/ Large Family Child Care Homes and all levels of Star Quality Initiatives in Oklahoma’s QRIS requirements
  • Qualifications of Level 9 in Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder, achieve a Level 2 credential in Oklahoma Infant Mental Health Credential through OK-AIM and attend all required trainings which may include but are not limited to: Pyramid Model modules, Six Essential Practices of the Program for Infant and Toddler Care, Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers, Community of Practice, Consultation Skills and Customer Service

Position Requirements:

  • Work in partnership with Oklahoma Child Care Services to implement the Right Start Oklahoma Infant/Toddler Project to include pyramid model implementation, practice based coaching, program recruitment, specialist expectations, modeling best practices, use of Action Plans and effective delivery of observation and assessment
  • Work in partnership with Regional Infant/Toddler Specialists to implement the Right Start Oklahoma Infant and Toddler Project
  • Develop products and services for delivery by child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs)
  • Review, refine and distribute marketing materials for the project.
  • In coordination with CCS develop program assessments and evaluations, including pre and post-test materials
  • Provide monthly Training and Practice based Coaching meetings with Regional Infant/Toddler Specialists. Meetings are to include program development and implementation as well as general problem solving implementation
  • Provide practice based coaching, by phone or on site, to child care providers, and educators on infant toddler child development and/or infant toddler care issues as well as developmentally appropriate practices in high quality early learning programs
  • Monitor all regional Infant/Toddler programs to ensure contract requirements are met by Infant/Toddler Specialists
  • Work in collaboration with DHS staff responsible for Pyramid Model implementation
  • Establish positive working relationships with all Infant/Toddler Specialists
  • Communicate with the OCCRRA Executive Director and the Regional Directors and Managers about progress of the Infant/Toddler Project and all problems that arise

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of all programs coordinated by the Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral state office and support inter-program collaboration
  • Attend Regional Partner meetings when possible
  • Provide practice based coaching to one program every four months utilizing the tools established for the project
  • Attend Professional Development opportunities related to Right Start Oklahoma Infant Toddler Specialist Project
  • Provide assistance with Regional hiring of Infant/Toddler Specialists, offer guidance and mentoring of I/T Specialists and assist in determination of targeted geographical areas
  • Work with OCCRRA to meet contract goals and requirements related to progress assessment and documentation of practice based coaching and training and reporting related to participants in the program
  • Record visits and review information about all regional programs in software database
  • Identify needed areas of self-improvement and actively pursue appropriate means and methods to increase effectiveness in those areas
  • Keep ED updated on issues related to Right Start Oklahoma Infant/Toddler Project at the state and local levels
  • Other duties as assigned to meet position objectives and to support the Network

Position Reports to:

Executive Director

Hours and Salary:

9-5 $46-000 - $50,000

To Apply for this Job:

Send resume and cover letter to
Paula Koos
pkoos@oklahomachildcare.org
Subject line: Infant/Toddler

Application Deadline:

Monday, November 30, 2020

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