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Education Specialist

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families New York ,NY
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental, life_insurance
Job Description

Job Summary:

Job Title: Education Specialist

Department: Early Care and Education Institute

Reports to: Educational Director, CHCF FCCN

Status: Full-time/ Non-Exempt

Schedule: M-F; 9:00am-5:00pm

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families (CHCF) and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) view family child care as a respected and valued profession within the early care and education system in New York City. We seek to support and enhance the existing strengths of family child care as birth-4 programs that promote continuous and responsive relationships, strengthen early learning skills, build resilience, and lay the foundation for all future learning. The primary role of the Education Specialist is to build strengths-based relationships with affiliated providers to support them as needed and, in particular, with implementing high quality play-based instruction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the CHCF FCC Education Director, FCC Family Support Worker, and FCC Monitors to meet the needs of all children and families.

  • Provide twice monthly strength-based practice-based coaching to up to 17 affiliated providers as they implement a mixed-age curriculum.

  • Adapt and provide guidance to affiliated providers on the implementation of an evidence-based curriculum for mixed-age group settings that meets the individual needs of all children.

  • Review and adapt appropriate curriculum supports and documents with affiliated providers that foster hands-on developmentally appropriate and relationship-based interactions with all children.

  • Assist affiliated providers gathering observations of children and entering child assessment data in a timely manner and support its use for curriculum and lesson planning.

  • Document all coaching sessions aligned with the DOE’s Early Childhood Framework for Quality (EFQ).

  • Assist in ongoing outreach, enrollment, and all other administrative tasks.

  • Support FCC Education Director in coordinating all required professional learning days

    throughout the year.

  • Maintain relationships with community partners who provide mental health, special needs, and

    other support services for all affiliated providers and families.

  • Create and regularly update Community Partner Resource Guide within FCC Network.

  • Participate in twice monthly FCC Network staff meetings to connect about individual providers,

    families, and coordinate all services.

  • Participate in Network staff professional learning sessions delivered.

  • Other tasks as assigned by CHCF Director for EC&EI and the FCC Education Director.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • BA/BS in early childhood or infant/toddler studies (required).

  • Full professional fluency in English and Spanish (required).

  • Experience teaching children under six (required).

  • Experience working in family child care and/or with infants and toddlers (preferred).

  • Willingness to travel within FCC Network catchment area (The Bronx).

  • Time management skills are essential.

  • Ability to multitask.

  • Must be a team player.

  • Appreciation for the unique needs of all providers and families.

    CHCF offers a comprehensive employee benefits package.

    CHCF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Company Description
CHCF Vision: A future where Latino children, youth, and families have equitable access to opportunities to succeed, are empowered to realize their full potential and are affirmed in their culture.

CHCF Mission: CHCF combines education, capacity-building, and advocacy to strengthen the support system and the continuum of learning for children and youth.

Program Statements: In order to thrive, children and youth need high-quality holistic support from their family, care environment, school and community. To this end, CHCF offers programs and services the following areas:

● The Early Care and Education Institute provide culturally-informed, bilingual professional development to Family Child Care educators, to strengthen the quality of early care and learning to children in New York City.
● We provide culturally-informed, community based academic and enrichment programs in elementary, middle and high schools in New York City to strengthen the support systems, and empower students, for school success.
● The Parent and Family Engagement arm of programming aims to connect and provide high quality resources and services to parents and families. CHCF aims to enhance families' knowledge and skills to ensure independent and confident community members who will be empowered to advocate for themselves, their families, and their communities.
● We advocate for improved policies and legislation around access to education from birth to adulthood, heightened public awareness of the social and institutional frameworks that hinder opportunity for Latino communities, and the empowerment of these communities to directly mobilize for change

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families

CHCF Vision: A future where Latino children, youth, and families have equitable access to opportunities to succeed, are empowered to realize their full potential and are affirmed in their culture. CHCF Mission: CHCF combines education, capacity-building, and advocacy to strengthen the support system and the continuum of learning for children and youth. Program Statements: In order to thrive, children and youth need high-quality holistic support from their family, care environment, school and community. To this end, CHCF offers programs and services the following areas: ● The Early Care and Education Institute provide culturally-informed, bilingual professional development to Family Child Care educators, to strengthen the quality of early care and learning to children in New York City. ● We provide culturally-informed, community based academic and enrichment programs in elementary, middle and high schools in New York City to strengthen the support systems, and empower students, for school success. ● The Parent and Family Engagement arm of programming aims to connect and provide high quality resources and services to parents and families. CHCF aims to enhance families' knowledge and skills to ensure independent and confident community members who will be empowered to advocate for themselves, their families, and their communities. ● We advocate for improved policies and legislation around access to education from birth to adulthood, heightened public awareness of the social and institutional frameworks that hinder opportunity for Latino communities, and the empowerment of these communities to directly mobilize for change

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