The incumbent of this position is responsible for: Obtaining certification from the Environmental Rating Scales Institute (ERSI) to be a reliable ERS Anchor (at least 90% reliability). ERS Anchors will certify/recertify ERS assessors (85% reliability) and assist in the development and dissemination of resources related to the ERS. ERS Anchors will also provide mentoring and training to early childhood care and education programs on ERS, including supporting programs to complete self-studies using the tools.
Received: Works under the direct supervision of the Lead Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Child Care Resource and Referral Program Manager and general supervision of the Child Development Director and Operations Manager.
RATE: $18.58 to $21.42
· Complete reliability training on identified subscales of the Environmental Rating Scales (ECERS, ITERS, FCCERS, SACERS) and become certified at a level of agreement of at least 90%.
· Certify/recertify ERS Assessors across the state who must reach a level of reliability with the ERS Anchor of at least 85%.
· Provide early childhood care and education programs training and coaching (technical assistance) on the ERS subscale. Including, but not limited to 1) assisting programs to self-studies, 2) completion of ERS assessments, reviewing ERS Assessment Summary results with programs to assist in developing quality improvement plans based on assessment results.
· Serve as liaison for Best Practices in Action Initiative through Southern New Hampshire Services Child Care Aware of NH program.
· Responds to assigned coaching and technical assistance from Professional Development Support Coordinator to providers on the phone, via email, onsite and documents assistance given in database appropriately.
· Facilitates collaborative group and/or cohort on a regular basis to promote professionalism and best practices related to ERS coaching, based on tool used, group needs and/or technical assistance initiatives.
· Assist Professional Development Support Coordinator in training registration, preparation of training documents, and attendance documentation of professional development opportunities.
· Assists in the maintenance of the Training, Technical Assistance Management Module (TTAM), as assigned by CCR&R Program Manager.
· Assists CCR&R Program Manager, when needed, with establishing professional development needs in state and helping in set-up of opportunities.
· Establishes and maintains working relationships with standard host sites as designated by set criteria provided by CCR&R Program Manager.
· Attends professional development opportunities offered and as assigned.
· Assists with writing the program narrative to accompany quarterly data reporting relative to the Best Practices in Action Initiative.
· Maintains a strong collaborative relationship with community partners and other statewide organizations, including but not limited to, the University of New Hampshire, Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration and ERSI.
· Assists in the production of ERS marketing materials with social media outlets for providers (and families as appropriate) in working partnership with the CCAoNH Media and Marketing Team to include NHAEYC e-newsletters, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
· Assists with general office/administrative procedures and day to day program operations including phone coverage, reception, recordkeeping and other clerical tasks.
· Assists with Referral, Recruitment, Technical Assistance and Consultation activities as assigned.
· Assists in overall regional and statewide consistency related to CCR&R programming and services.
· Possess good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as a part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback, and manage dynamic interchanges in meetings and other community outreach activities.
· Possess ability to work independently, with little supervision, and complete multiple tasks and job responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
· Support the mission and philosophy of SNHS Community Action Agency. Work in partnership with participants without judgment or bias, recognizing and respecting individual differences and backgrounds.
· Demonstrate the highest standards of personnel integrity, truthfulness, honesty, and fortitude in all our Community Action activities in order to inspire confidence and trust in the Community Action movement.
· Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel when needed.
· Will maintain professional boundaries with all current, past, and prospective clients, and maintain the confidentiality of clients and staff, in accordance with SNHS policy and procedure.
· Abide by all SNHS Safety policies and procedures.
· Present professional and positive image as a representative of SNHS.
· Responsible for having adequate knowledge of all SNHS programs and will gather sufficient intake information to make referrals to other SNHS programs which are beneficial to the client and his/her family.
· Perform other related duties as required.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
· Have the ability to travel statewide as required.
· Demonstrated observation skills, including ability to use observation tools.
· Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
· Demonstrated ability to be objective, fair and unbiased and adhere to conflict of interest policies.
· Demonstrated ability to work productively with attention-to-detail approach and ability to multi-task.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
· ERS Anchor must have a minimum of a Baccalaureate Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education or related field.
· Credit-bearing hours in child development and learning from birth through kindergarten required.
· Candidate must have at least (5) five years’ experience working in a setting serving children from birth through age 8.
· ERS Anchor is subject to criminal background check in accordance with the New Hampshire Child Care Licensing Unit.
· The position requires strong written and verbal communication skills in addition to excellent customer service skills and a high degree of professionalism. The position requires proficient computer skills in relation to data entry, word processing, and spreadsheet management.
· Credit bearing hours of specialized college-level work addressing assessment and observation preferred.
· Experience conducting standardized assessments and observations preferred.
Southern New Hampshire Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer