Early Childhood Program Specialist

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

United States

October 12, 2021


Posting Details Position Number 014223

Functional Title Early Childhood Program Specialist Position Type Research Position Eclass EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

CYFCP builds the capacity of families, service providers, researchers, teachers, and communities to promote the well-being of children and youth. In partnership with colleagues from across the university and the community, the center carries out basic, applied, and action research; translates research into effective programs and practice; infuses community perspectives into university research and teaching; facilitates strategic problem-solving processes; and promotes programs, practices, and policies that yield positive outcomes for children and their families.

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to deliver behavior consultation services in the home and in child care settings, to assist with prevention, early identification, and intervention with children and families at risk to succeed as the child enters kindergarten; to collaborate with and provide training and consultation to early childhood teachers and directors, and with other community agencies; and provide program and child specific consultation and intervention as needed in early childhood settings.

Minimum Qualifications

• Degree in Early Education, Special Education, Human Development, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field plus 3-5 years experience in a related setting (Bachelor's Degree must have a minimum of 18 focused semester hours in child development/ early childhood, Master's Degree must have a minimum of 12 focused semester hours in child development/ early childhood) • Prior experience working with young children (birth-five years) and families • Familiarity with childcare industry • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills • Working knowledge of effective and evidence-based early childhood mental health and clinical consultations/interventions • Experience in delivering services successfully to individuals with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting • Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations • Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals • Familiarity with Microsoft Office including Excel and database entry

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual (Spanish)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

    Recruitment Range Commensurate with Experience Org #-Department Center-Youth-Families & Comm - 11504 Job Open Date 09/07/2021 For Best Consideration Date Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Permanent If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment. Number of Months per Year 12 FLSA Exempt

    Key Responsibilities Percentage Of Time 70%

    Key Responsibility

    Together with teachers and families, plan, implement, and monitor interventions for specific children or classrooms

    Essential Tasks

    This includes maintaining a caseload, providing behavior consultation to early childhood teachers, children, and their families, including assessment and intervention (guided by Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Young Children and other evidenced-based practices), visiting children on a consistent basis based on the needs of the client, collaborating with other community agencies to provide referrals as appropriate and could include attending meetings such as parent/ teacher conferences, Individualized Education Plan meetings, and Individual Family Service Plan meetings.

    Percentage Of Time 10%

    Key Responsibility

    Provide training and workshops for staff and parents

    Essential Tasks

    This includes creating and delivering teacher trainings on specific topics, assisting with trainings delivered by other Bringing Out the Best staff, and creating and delivering parent education groups, including Triple P (Positive Parenting Program).

    Percentage Of Time 20%

    Key Responsibility

    Document provision of services, assessments, evaluations, and treatment goals and maintain up-to-date program logs on all services provided

    Essential Tasks

    This includes keeping a spreadsheet of all contacts with every client and tracking referrals to be turned in each quarter to the funding agency, keeping case notes up to date on each visit and phone call, as well as writing a summary of services for each client on the caseload.

    ADA Checklist

    Physical Effort Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Bending - F, Squatting - F

    Work Environment Inside - C

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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  • Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
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