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Program Specialist - CDPS

  2020-02-12     Butte County Office of Education     1859 Bird Street     14.90 to 19.04 hour  

JOB TITLE: Program Specialist - Child Development Programs & Services
WORK YEAR: Full time: 7.5 hours per day/12 months/232 Days (prorated based on date of hire)
START DATE: As soon as possible after interview
SALARY: Salary Schedule 17, Range 6, $14.90 to $19.04 per hour, placement dependent on experience. Stipend pay for Master’s $750.00 per year, Doctorate $1,250.00 per year.
BENEFITS: Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and dependents. Vacation and sick leave accrued. Life insurance provided for employee. This position qualifies for CalPERS retirement.
TO APPLY: Visit:
DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. To receive full consideration please apply by, Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Through funding made available through Butte County Public Health, the SNAP-ED program supports implementation of nutrition education and physical activity programs and activities for Butte County’s eligible early learning programs according to the guidelines of the California Department of Public Health Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch. The SNAP-ED program offers nutrition and health related activities conducted at early childhood education programs to support understanding and learning for children and their families.
Under the supervision of the Administrator, Child Development Programs and Services and the direction of assigned program management, the Program Specialist is responsible for participating in the planning, development, coordination, and provision of services to meet the diverse needs of Butte County children and families. The Program Specialist will be responsible for encouraging and supporting early learning, school-age after school learning, and the optimal development of the whole child, related to the position assignment and expertise. Areas of service may include early care and education, early literacy and language development, school readiness and transition, social and emotional skills development, health education, parent and family support, and community partnership.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: [May include, but is not limited to the following.]
1. Direct Services: Participate in the development of strategies, implementation of assigned scope of work, evaluation of success of assigned tasks, as identified in job assignments and expertise. Examples of direct service duties include specialized instruction for students, curriculum implementation support for early care educators and preschool sites, and participation of project and community activities. Responsible to research products and services necessary to complete work assignments.
2. Collaboration: Work effectively to provide quality programs and services for children and families by meeting project objectives and completing assigned tasks. Responsible to support communication, relationships, resources and system’s improvement among parents, providers, service providers/agencies, schools, communities, and other stakeholders. Participate in facilitating portions of meetings according to work assignments and/or program expertise.
3. Community Involvement: Responsible for participating in the development of events and materials that partners CDPS services with local communities.
4. Report Writing, Communication and Technology: Present and represent programs’ services, relationships, records, and reports. Participate in training and master technological skills necessary to complete job tasks.
5. Professional Development: Attend to personal and professional growth and goals.
Knowledge of:
1. Principles and practices in at least two of the following areas: 1) early care and education, 2) child development, 3) early literacy, 4) preschool curriculum development 5) health, nutrition and recreation, 6) social and emotional development, 7) parenting, 8) case management, and/or 9) professional development and training for early care educators.
2. Principles and practices of collaboration, coaching, mentoring, training, professional development, data collection and analysis.
3. Multi-lingual, cultural and special needs of Butte County children and families.
4. Proficiency in use of telecommunications and computer applications related to position.
Ability to:
1. Work and communicate effectively with early care and education providers, elementary schools, parents, and public community agencies and groups in support of children’s and families’ readiness for and success in school.
2. Participate in group interactions and meetings for program advisories, program staff, educators, parents, and service partners as related to position.
3. Effective curriculum research and implementation related to position.
4. Effective oral and written communication (multi-lingual preferred).
1. Collegiate accomplishment of at least 20 units in early childhood education/child development, education, health, psychology, or social work. Additional training/professional growth in reading, language development, early literacy, child development, early care and education, health/social children/family services, or elementary school education favorable.
2. At least one year of successful internship, supervised volunteer, or work experience in programs or services related to child development/early childhood education programs, elementary schools, or social/health programs serving children and families.
Occasional (less than 25%)
Ability to bend and twist, stoop, and kneel
Ability to lift 40 pounds
Ability to carry 25 pounds
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Often (25 – 50%)
Sufficient mobility to move about an office
Very Frequent (76%)
Ability to stand and move around an office
Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations
Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing staff
Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels
Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand
Ability to operate office equipment
Ability to reach in all directions
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
NOTE: This list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job.
1. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.
2. FINGERPRINTING FOR CONDUCTING A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED and completed upon offer of employment. Under the direction of the Site/Program Administrator or his/her designee, BCOE teachers will provide an effective
Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted. All online applications must be accompanied by the following attachments:
Incomplete applications will not be accepted
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Three Letters of Recommendation, current letters preferred
• Copy of Transcripts

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