Opening Available for Early Childhood Specialist II

 Salary: $20.80/Hourly                    Pay Grade: 4

Essential Functions 

  • Monitors provider profile status and changes for noncompliance issues
  • Monitors VPK providers/programs; travels to provider locations ensure compliance with VPK regulations and probation
  • Provides complete assessments for the SR and VPK programs; travels to provider locations and conducts observations, and completes and digitally records final report of site visit assessment
  • Understands and uses the assessment scoring tool, achieving, and maintaining reliability on all assessment tools; plans and provides mentoring and coaching for providers based on results of the assessment scoring tool
  • Communicates with providers regarding monthly requirement to update rosters, calculate scores, upload assessments and documentation in appropriate system; reviews assigned monthly provider submissions
  • Schedules, tracks, and provides training and/or technical assistance to providers, at their location, by phone, email, and virtual conferencing platforms; follows International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) guidelines and learns to develop materials, feedback forms, CEU requests, and participant certificates
  • Ensures providers receive routine and consistent support and learning on a variety of early childhood topics including but not limited to, classroom and behavior management, curriculum development, developmentally appropriate environments, language, literacy, and math concepts, Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Group Coaching, and childhood trauma
  • May initiate, coordinate, and maintains School Readiness (SR) Program provider contracts, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK), and amendments, and Provider Notice of Change (NOC)
  • May issue and monitor contract violations, non-compliance and non-payment notifications, violations, probations, and corrective action plans; ensures provider adherence to all required follow up, escalating further non-compliance to appropriate ELC staff
  • Maintains Department of Children and Families (DCF) inspection violations, ensures documentation is submitted and recorded on time, travels to provider locations to monitor providers’ probation per DCF’s Progressive Disciplinary Rubric; provides specialized training as necessary
  • Performs, as requested, the activities of higher-level service area jobs to support the organization’s uninterrupted operations, objectives, and business demands
  • Receives and maintains coaching certification and designation as an Active CLASS Observer; participates in training, workshops, and certification programs offered by the organization and regulatory agencies
  • Maintains an ability and means to travel regularly to conduct required field work at providers’ locations throughout several counties
  • May coordinate with Program Services regarding assigned providers; facilitates providers’ interaction with ELC staff regarding reimbursements as needed; assists with early learning provider eligibility process, as requested
  • Follows organizational, OSHA, and public safety guidelines and protocols, performing job functions in a safe manner and reporting all safety hazards per established policies and procedures
  • Generates, receives, and maintains confidentiality of sensitive files, information, and reports; follows all ELC protocols related to the security of information and records
  • Responds to inquiries, questions, and comments from families and providers per established standards and protocols; resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries, issues, and complaints; records and tracks provider communications, complaints, and follow-up as needed
  • Reports all suspicions of fraud or abuse to ELC Risk Management when infractions are discovered Relates well to people from varied backgrounds and situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences
  • Establishes/develops and maintains collaboration, trust, and cohesion with colleagues; demonstrates and fosters a commitment to the mission, goals, and organizational culture of the Coalition


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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or special education, child or human development, psychology, social work, or related field; supplemented by three (3) years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.
  • Participation and completion of ELC sponsored certification activities is required: Attends training for coaching certification through the Flamingo LearningSystem/Division of Early Learning (up to an 8-month process) including a required 20 hours of participant coaching via assigned protocols
  • A valid State of Florida Driver License, proof of auto insurance, and eligibility to secure a car via authorized car rental agency is required.

To apply: Download the Employment Application and send your resume and completed application to:

 ELC of Southwest Florida is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Employees of the ELCSWFL and applicants for employment shall be afforded equal opportunity in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, disability, marital status, gender or age.

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