POSITION: Subsidized Site Visitor
SALARY RANGE CATEGORY: Program Staff
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Subsidized Departmental Assistant Manager
DURATION OF JOB: on-going
PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To work with providers who care for children on the CFCC/CCTR/CMIG subsidized child care programs to incorporate Desire Results into their curriculum. Also, to educate parents and providers as indicated through Desire Results.
- Participate in the development, accomplishment and evaluation of programs goals, objectives, and outcomes;
- Attend local, regional and state meetings and other conferences pertaining to the program issues;
- Maintain children’s files which include:
- Complete family assessments by connecting families to resources available in their area;
- Conduct provider site-visits;
- Communicate with families and their providers;
- Conduct the Environmental Rating Scale with targeted providers;
- Serve as backup for other Family Advocate in Department as needed;
- Identify areas for improvement, conduct trainings and provide technical assistance to support the provider in increasing quality care;
- Assist with bi-annual parent advisory meeting;
- Utilizes the DRDP instrument to complete developmental profiles of the targeted children;
- Facilitate parent/provider conference and make recommendations to parents, offering resources;
- Maintain paperwork required by the State Funding Terms and Conditions;
- Informing callers/walk-ins about program on rotating basis;
- Report monthly R & R services to Find Care;
- Host and Conduct training when needed;
- File documentation gathered during site visitations and enter dates on FOX system;
- Maintain accurate case notes in files;
- Implement requirements delineated in Management Bulletins or other forms of communication from the State;
- Keep current with trends to be able to assist with trainings in the area of child development;
- Link families with services or referrals and follow up with families as support;
- Assist with the annual toys giveaway in collaboration with TOYS 4 TOTS;
- Give feedback in the clarification of the GMSS budget for the following fiscal year and Desire Results contracts.
- Create and maintain a positive agency image whenever we are out conducting visits and in the office as well.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of agency events whether it is to the families advantage or the providers.
Public Education and Advocacy:
- Participates in the legislative process as an advocate for children and parents.
Accountability and Support:
- Recommends operational policies and procedures as required for efficient and economical operations.
- Meets monthly with supervisor to discuss changes and updates on new procedures.
The staff member will:
- Work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. The staff member shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors
- Be able to build good working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and personalities.
- Like and respect people; create positive energy in individuals and groups; develop realistic action plans realizing time constraints and resource availability; work with people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitment in order to reach goals and objectives.
- Be able to delegate responsibilities.
- Be able to communicate well with a diverse group of coworkers.
- Be dependable, fulfill commitments, and follow through.
- Be professional, willing to separate personal from organizational interests.
- Demonstrate high team spirit and attitude: working toward another person’s success.
- Display maturity: have a strong self‑identity; able to challenge people to act on their values and self‑interests.
- Be willing to evaluate others and be evaluated; takes responsibility for their own actions and decisions.
- Have courage: is willing to take risks.
- Be able to plan schedules ahead of time.
- Have a sense of humor.
- Be able and willing to share with others what we know.
- Have imagination and curiosity ‑ does not take things for granted and is willing to ask questions and learn.
- Be able to make decisions on available information and take actions in accordance with agency policy and procedures and Funding Terms and Conditions specifications.
- Utilize clear written and verbal communication and firm documentation techniques.
- Be able to accurately and professionally express an opinion or feeling to others, regardless of their position without questioning their authority.
- Be able to use a systematic approach in problem solving.
- Be able to modify own behavior and personality style to respond to the needs of others while maintaining own objectives, sense of dignity and morale.
- Be sensitive to special needs.
BASIC SALARY & BENEFITS WILL INCLUDE:
- Salary range: $ 28,000 – $32,000 annual. Annual merit increases
Education: BA Degree in Child Development.
Experience: Knowledge of Desire Results Preferred
- DMV Print out
- CPR and First Aid
- CLASS Certified preferred
- strong customer service commitment;
- respect for self, team members and clients;
- multi-task oriented;
- detail oriented;
- computer literate;
- transportation and valid California Driver’s License;
- automobile insurance with minimum limits of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 (bodily injury and property damage);
- bilingual Spanish preferred.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:
- be drug-free;
- provide proof of negative TB test result dated no more that 6 months prior to date of employment;
- have the stamina, strength and alertness to work a minimum of 40 hours per week plus attend night and weekend meetings/events as required;
- daily work could include: sitting at a desk and/or computer for periods of time; telephone work; walking to other areas of the building: for meetings, to make copies, to get mail or forms; filing; lifting/organizing supplies; use of equipment such as copy machines, fax machine, electric stapler, calculator/adding machine, coffee pot; assist in loading and/or unloading vehicles with equipment/supplies; driving own vehicle; securing and driving rental vehicle; purchase items; enter child care facilities/homes or homes of parents; attend events/meetings away from office during the day and/or evening hours; and
- Professional in attire, composure, attitude and interactions with others.