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Early Childhood Technical Assistant, Human Development & Family Science

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Trainers & Educators, Full Time

Pay Grade: 28E

Context of the job:

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) within the College of Education and Human Development is a diversified Department with undergraduate and graduate programs that require a close working relationship with the State of Delaware, Federal Agencies, local school systems, and numerous Health and Service agencies. 

 

The Department houses the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC), supporting the workforce and programming services for children aged six weeks to twelve years of age in early care and education through the translation of evidence-based practices to community-based settings as well as the generation of new knowledge via applied research. Within the DIEEC, Delaware Stars for Early Success is a state-funded program designed to increase the quality of early care and education throughout the state of Delaware. Delaware Stars provides technical assistance, grants, and professional development supports to family child care and center-based child care programs throughout the state. 

 

The Early Childhood Technical Assistant works under the general direction of the Program Manager of Technical Assistance to provide support and guidance in the provision of on- and off-site technical assistance to improve quality programming.

 

This position is a full-time grant-funded position. 

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides on- and off-site technical assistance to improve child care quality in early childhood and school-age programs.
  • Observes and analyzes program performance and makes recommendations for quality improvement.
  • Documents technical assistance and quality efforts.
  • Independently coordinates, modifies, and adapts technical assistance techniques.
  • Collaborates with a team of technical assistants to improve overall service delivery to school-age and early care programs.
  • Supervises hourly staff that assist with program documentation and general support to the program.
  • Monitors data entry and maintaining database relevant to programs.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related discipline with two years of directly responsible job-related experience.
  • Knowledge of child development, early care and education and/or school-age environments, as well as knowledge of classroom observation rating tools (e.g., Environment Rating Scales)
  • Must be detail-oriented, proficient in Microsoft Office work processing and database software
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with ability to interact with a wide range of constituents

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