Professional Development Specialist, Early Childhood Support Specialist, Professional Development Coordinator

Posted on November 7, 2021
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The Iredell County Partnership for Young Children is seeking the following:

• Early Childhood Support Specialist
• Early Learning Resource Center Coordinator
• Professional Development Specialist (Region 9)

Primary Purpose of Position:
The Professional Development Specialist for Region 9 is responsible for working with early childhood professionals as well as local, regional and statewide partners to create, deliver and promote professional development trainings for early childhood professionals; develop presentations and implement programs that promote professional development; ensure that in-service training is of high quality and meets the training requirements of the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE). Also serves as a back-up to Child Care Solutions’ Resource & Referral Specialist with both referrals and data entry.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Professional Development
• Maintain familiarity with NC Child Care Requirements with regards to the training requirements for child care centers and family child care homes in order to offer professional development trainings that comply with NC Child Care Rules.
• Maintain familiarity with WAGE$ NC, AWARD$ NC, and T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship availability and application process and distribute applications at professional development trainings; as needed.
• Collaborate with ICPYC staff and create a quarterly training calendar/newsletter that provides early childhood professionals with upcoming trainings, upcoming events, DCDEE updates, lesson plan ideas, and other useful information.
• Develop, conduct and arrange for trainings and presentations promoting professional development suited to a variety of audiences to include: child care center staff, family child care home providers and early childhood vocational students.
• Update Training Room Outlook calendar to reflect trainings and events.
• Collaborate with local, regional and statewide partners, including DCDEE, to meet the professional development needs of early childhood professionals.
• Ensure professional development trainings include relevant, current, and research-based information, including best practices in adult learning, and that CEU trainings meet the International Association for Continuing Education and Training's (IACET) standards or are issued by a Local Education Agency or an accredited institution of higher education.
• Maintain Professional Development documentation within an online database.
• Provide support and resources to early childhood professionals as well as local, regional and statewide partners