Lead Technical Assistant Coordinator

Organization: 
Wilson County Partnership for Children
Organization: 
Wilson County Partnership for Children
Desired Location: 
Wilson
Organization Type: 
Nonprofit
Category: 
Program(s)
Description:

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
The Lead Technical Assistant Coordinator will be supervised by the Executive Director.  They support and monitor the Shape NC program to ensure that children start kindergarten healthy and ready to learn by developing physical abilities and healthy habits that can last for the rest of their lives. The Lead Technical Assistant Coordinator must also ensure that the services provided under this grant accommodate children with disabilities or different physical abilities as well as children and families from varying backgrounds, including English language learners.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Attend staff meetings, trainings and professional development activities as directed.
2. Participate in professional development offerings to meet project goals, such as coaching and mentoring offerings, the Breakthrough Series Collaborative, content trainings, etc.
3. Participate in team meetings with other technical assistance providers and Shape NC staff.
4. Market, identify, recruit and orient new Shape NC Child Care sites in coordination with other staff from the sub grantee organization.
5. Introduce Shape NC to participating child care sites directors, owners and staff using the Shape NC orientation materials. 
6. Provide direct, ongoing technical assistance to the designated Shape NC sites in our service area using best practices. 
7. Provide required support to the determined demonstration site to model and train child care sites using best practices.
8. Follow the Shape NC Technical Assistance Process to coordinate the delivery of TA services.
9. Effectively deliver Shape NC content to child care staff using a practice-based coaching framework.
10. Participate in all forms of one-on-one coaching support from a North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC) Implementation Coach.
11. Convene a peer coaching Community of Practice with other Shape NC TA Specialists within the county/region served by the sub grantee.
12. Provide support to the evaluation team by participating in the data collection and evaluation process and provide requested/necessary information. 
13. Use data from the Shape NC SMART action plans and Go NAP SACC self-assessments to plan workshops, technical assistance and continuous, quality improvement activities to help child care sites meet their action plan goals. 
14. Ability to utilize various agency resources including technology to appropriately answer questions and provide guidance to staff and child care providers.
15. Supports the PENS (Physical Education /Nutrition Specialist in regards to the planning and implementation of nutrition education training for child care providers to use in the classroom with children.
16. Ability to collaborate with and have working knowledge of local community resources related to health/nutrition services.
17. Ability to communicate (verbal and written) effectively and appropriately with others.
18. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
19. Ability to understand, interpret and implement policies and procedures.
20. Sustained concentration and attention to detail and accuracy.
21. Ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines.
22. Occasional driving to provide program support.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. The Lead Technical Assistant Coordinator must have strong speaking and listening skills and need to be able to communicate and demonstrate it properly.
2. Design and develop learning programs to meet children’s physical, intellectual, social, cultural, creative and emotional needs.
3. Regularly communicate with center directors and child care providers regarding children’s development needs and learning progress at each child care site.
4. Provide materials on nutrition and health to all child care sites in Wilson County.
5. Maintain and update individual record of children handled taking note of the program’s positive and negative results.
6. Must have genuine interest in educating young children
7. Must have high level of teaching skill and patience
8. Must have excellent interpersonal and people management skills
9. Lead Technical Assistant Coordinator will be trained in CPR/First Aid, Be Active Kids, GO NAP SACC, and Preventing Obesity by Design.
10. Implement Be Active Kids, Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care, and Preventing Obesity by Design.
11. Develop and implement a system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of all nutrition activities utilizing SMART GOALS Action Planning document for child care sites.
12. SMART Goals should emphasize at least one of the following content areas; breast feeding and infant feeding, child nutrition, infant and child physical activity, outdoor play and learning, and screen time.
13. Use the data from the Shape NC SMART action plans and Go NAP SACC self-assessments to plan workshops, technical assistance, and continuous quality improvement activities for Shape NC child care sites.
14. Follows up with PE Nutrition Specialist on center monitoring form for each on-site visit that has been reviewed and signed by the center director and discusses any problem areas with the Executive Director.
15. Provide information about training, technical assistance and consultation activities, and other data needed for evaluation of the project utilizing prescribed outputs, short term outputs, intermediate outcomes, and long term outcomes.
16. Engage in all data collection and evaluation related activities requested by the evaluation team.

MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE FOR THE SHAPE NC LEAD TECHNICAL ASSISTANT COORDINATOR INCLUDE:
1. Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and/or child development, or related field, serving young children and their families
2. Three to five years’ experience in providing child care quality enhancement services, or some phase of child care health education, nutrition, and/or physical activity to child care centers.
3. Three to five years’ experience in providing technical assistance to other professionals; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
4. Have personal computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word programs and Excel spread sheets.
5. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
6. Must have own transportation, a valid driver’s license, and vehicle insurance as required by North Carolina law.
7. At least one year of related experience, with emphasis on training and knowledge of community health/nutrition resources.
8. Advanced computer skills, (i.e. creating documents/forms, database/spreadsheet knowledge etc.), internet and e-mail.
9. Performs any other tasks deemed necessary by the Executive Director.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Occasional bending, stooping and lifting up to 25 lbs.
2. Required to perform normal office activities such as using computers and other office equipment.
3. The ability to periodically work under time pressure.
4. Light arranging and carrying of office materials, including books, totes, and information booth set-up.

EMPLOYER’S RIGHTS:  This job description is general and illustrative of the kind of duties required of this position.  It is not exhaustive and does not contain a detailed description of all the duties that may be assigned to the incumbent occupying this position.

Career Level: 
Mid-Career
Job Type: 
Full-time
Salary Range: 

Salary is based on education and experience. Benefits include medical and dental, vision, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, funeral leave, life insurance, AD&D, and 401 K after one year of employment.

How to Apply: 

Deadline:  Monday, October 9, 2017 by 5:00 pm

Submit a completed application, cover letter and resume to:

Wilson County Partnership for Children, P. O. Box 2661, 109 Park Avenue West, Wilson, NC 27894

For more information, contact Jessica Ray, Administrative Specialist at jessica.ray@wilsonpfc.org or call 252 206-4235 or go to our website at www.wilsonpfc.org.