Passion. That’s the common attribute of those who work for Connections For Children. We are dedicated to helping the children, families, and educators who live in our community and who utilize our services.

If you’re ready to make a difference, upload your resume and tell us your interests. We’ll consider you for future opportunities.

Positions Available

  • Quality/Career Coach

    With the goal of improving child care quality, the Quality/Career Coach is responsible for specialized technical assistance and support to child care providers, including on-site quality improvement coaching and promotion of professional development access and attainment. The Quality/Career Coach builds and maintains relationships with child care professionals, provides mentoring and resources to help providers integrate new information into child care practice, facilitates the development of an individualized professional development plan, and connects providers to professional growth opportunities.

    Minimum - BA in Child Development or related field
    Minimum of 3 years of experience in a child care setting
    Experience and ability to work with adult learners and diverse client populations
    Good problem solving skills
    Familiarity with child care provider population
    Effective written and verbal communication skills
    Knowledge of R&R's and other community resources
    Familiar with various child care assessment tools
    Effective written and verbal communication skills
    Familiarity with higher education requirements
    Valid CA drivers license
    Bilingual preferred

    Primary Responsibilities
    Recruit participants
    Conduct on-site coaching visits
    Build trust with participating providers
    Observe and gather information about child care sites
    Assist providers in developing a quality improvement & professional development plan, setting goals, and selecting strategies
    Model developmentally appropriate curriculum and practice and act as a resource for participants on child development, quality child care, and professional development
    Share feedback and information and help reflect on progress
    Build connections with and maintain resources on local higher education institutions
    Maintain resources on local professional development opportunities
    Maintain records of work activities and track/monitor progress of participants
    Encourage self-reflection and provider portfolio development
    Facilitate networking opportunities

    Additional Responsibilities
    Participate in events as needed to help maintain R&R visibility
    Attend designated community meetings and other meetings as needed
    Provide child care resource and referral services to parent
    Assist parents in choosing appropriate child care and educates them in finding quality care
    Educates parents about resources available in the community
    Updates provider records on a regular basis
    Perform other duties as assigned

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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