|Job Title||Development Specialist|
|Posting Date||January 16th, 2013|
South Bay Community Services - Promise Neighborhood
Under the supervision of the Preschool/Daycare Program Coordinator, the Development Specialistprovides integrated services for children, and their families, which supports the optimal development of each student. The Development Specialist is responsible for providing services to CVPN’s clients and the Community. Services will be in keeping with agency goals, objectives, mission, style and theory of change provided within a collective framework congruent with the community we serve. Specialists are responsible for working with the team in developing team goals and objectives and in meeting those goals and objectives. The Development Specialist will perform various duties for preschool families. The duties for this position will include assessing the family needs for education, health, social services and other support resources, identifying barriers to access, evaluating family support systems, and identifying potential resources. Development Specialists also serve families who have special needs with resources and outreach services. Additionally, the Development Specialist serves as a consultant, educator and mentor for various preschool/daycare programs, care providers and teachers within the community by providing resources, professionally developing individuals and better understanding what their needs are to better help them thrive in the community. This position is intimately connected to the Theorist of Change in that she/he will infuse the Theorists pedagogy and council as well as consult with the Theorist on different circumstances within the community.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Develops an integrated plan that includes setting goals, objectives and making appropriate referrals;Visit family childcare centers and care providers to provide professional development, training, mentorship opportunities and resources;Actsas liaison on behalf of family to accomplish the developed service plan. Supports, counsels and educates families to build self-sufficiency skills and confidence to access service systems, and to strengthen family’s ability to meet their educational, health and social needs;Participates in school team meetings. Acts as liaison between school personnel and other referral sources to provide feedback and support development for integrated services;Ensures regular contact with family, school and various service providers to monitor progress and reevaluate the services plan as necessary;Participates in a range of training activities to develop expertise in providing services within an integrated service delivery model;Maintains current and accurate records; prepares reports on service activities. Enters data into reporting software and prepares reports as required;Will participate in outreach and community education activities;Assist in organizing Parent Trainings that may include; contacting Service Agencies for guest speakers, room arrangements and other coordination functions; andPerform other duties as assigned and required by the Preschool/Daycare Program Coordinator.
Bachelor’s degree in child development, social work/services, or related field. Knowledge of early child development and learning theories is desired. 2 years experience working in a community, school or neighborhood based service organization preferred. Knowledge in the areas of academic support, outreach, community education, youth development, social justice, and advocacy.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation or any other protected class.
|Location||Castle Park Area|