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WorkSource Oregon Early Childhood Professional Development Support Specialist- Tillamook/Clatsop/Columbia counties in Oregon

Position Title: Early Childhood Professional Development Specialist Department: Instructional Services Location: Tillamook, Clatsop or Columbia county Compensation: Technical Services Salary Schedule - Range C Bargaining Unit: Classified, OSEA FTE: 0.75 Start date: ASAP NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for supporting early childhood professionals and increasing access to high quality, culturally responsive childcare in Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties. This will include coaching and mentoring to child care providers and early childhood educators; addressing professional development requirements, parent communication, business/marketing skills, and state child care regulations. Also responsible for answering questions received through the Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR& R) phone line, responding to questions related to child care subsidies or other areas pertinent to the work of the CCR& R. The position requires working with a culturally diverse population of providers, families and employers. ** Must be able to become a Master Trainer with the Oregon Registry, experience providing adult training and coaching, experience working in early learning settings. QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. Minimum AA degree in Child Development, Family Studies or related field OR Step 9 or above in the Oregon Registry required; BA degree in field preferred 2. Bilingual English/Spanish written and verbal, including ability to deliver training in both languages 3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills 4. Knowledge of childhood care and education issues 5. Familiarity with Oregon Professional Development Registry and Oregon's QRIS system preferred 6. Knowledge and experience working within Oregon's Early Childhood systems (i.e. resource and referral, Oregon registry, etc.) 7. Strong presentation skills, including ability to both develop and deliver of trainings 8. Computer literacy including: web based meetings, email, data entry, word processing 9. Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office based applications including word processing, spreadsheets and database entry and queries 10. Available transportation and proof of auto insurance. 11. Enrollment in Oregon Central Background Registry 12. Experience with center based child and family care preferred 13. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Administration may deem appropriate and acceptable. ***Please see the complete job description on our website.***