Employment

Employment

The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend (ELC) is excited about your interest in joining our team! As an organization whose main goals are to ensure that children are ready for success when they enter school and families have access to the quality child care services and assistance they need, we are always seeking candidates who want to make a difference in the lives of Florida’s children and families.

To ensure we have the best possible candidates, ELC has partnered with CareerSource, the local workforce agency, to list our job openings, screen candidates and find the best possible match for our organization.

We encourage you to visit www.employflorida.com, the online job search system for the State of Florida, to apply for current positions available, find out more about the qualifications, application requirements and benefits associated with the below positions.

Thank you again for your interest in joining our team and being a part of a child’s success!

Positions available at this time.

Family Services Specialist  

The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region, Inc. is seeking a Family Services Specialist to join its Family Services Team. This position will also work from other ELC offices.

Qualified candidates should have excellent case management and customer service skills; excellent communication skills (verbal and written); and an ability to follow instructions and meet deadlines.  Successful candidates will also have the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of regulations to real life scenarios, adapt readily to change, and facilitate decision making. 

Responsibilities include providing families with support services that include: School Readiness or Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten eligibility determination, Child Care Resource and Referral, and referrals to community partners.  This position will report to the Family Services Manager.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years’ experience in private or public sector social/human services program administration
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Intermediate mathematical skills
  • Bilingual Spanish/English Speaking - Fluent in Spanish, including speaking, reading, and writing highly preferred
  • An understanding of child care programs, early childhood education, social service issues, community action programs, and serving low-income communities preferred

Closing Date:  June 11, 2018

Salary Range:  $29,120 – $41,600 (intended hiring range will be $29,120 - $34,000)

Qualified candidates must submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected].

This is a full-time position that includes the following benefits: health insurance, paid time off and retirement savings plan.

Early Learning Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.

Important Information:  Applicants will first undergo a skills assessment prior to an interview.  Dependent upon the score obtained on the assessment, the ELC may then immediately interview the applicant. If the skills assessment score is below the minimum score required to be interviewed, the ELC will not interview the applicant.

Contract Administration Support Specialist

The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region, Inc. is seeking an individual to join the Contract Administration team as a Contract Administration Support Specialist.  

The Contract Administration Support Specialist will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Contracts Administration team in managing eligibility, enrollment, and maintenance of School Readiness (SR) and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) provider networks and agreements. This position will focus on communication with current and potential providers and management of key data elements.

The Contract Administration Support Specialist’s responsibilities will include screening potential new SR and VPK providers, complaint intake, monitoring and disseminating incoming communications, and updating supporting contract documentation throughout the fiscal year. The Contract Administration Support Specialist will manage data sources and documents related to provider contact information, closures, non-compliance, monitoring probation, VPK assessments, and VPK Readiness Rates, and assist with the creation of reports and data analysis. This position will also create and monitor outgoing communication and technical assistance materials for childcare providers. Additional duties include but are not limited to facilitating the annual Child Care Resource & Referral update process for non-contracted providers and communicating provider status changes to the Department of Children and Families. Qualified candidates should have an understanding of the SR and VPK programs.

Minimum Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent required; Associates      Degree preferred;
  • Prior experience in social services is preferred;
  • An understanding of child care programs, early childhood      education, social service issues, community action programs, and serving      low-income communities.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and      written);
  2. Excellent customer service skills;
  3. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook);
  4. High level of attention to detail and expertise in      proofreading for grammar and spelling;
  5. Ability to work independently;
  6. Experience crafting clear and effective      communications for an audience of varying backgrounds;
  7. Comfortable simultaneously navigating multiple software      systems and web-based applications;
  8. Ability to follow instructions and comply with policies and      procedures;
  9. Ability to manage multiple projects, follow-through, and meet      deadlines;
  10. Willingness to attend and participate in Coalition events;
  11. Must exhibit a positive attitude and be an example to others      in the area of problem-solving, teamwork, interpersonal relationships, and      commitment to the organization’s mission and vision.

Closing Date:  June 20, 2018

Salary Range: $28,000 - $30,000

Qualified candidates must submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected].

This is a full-time position that includes the following benefits: health insurance, paid time off and retirement savings plan.

Early Learning Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.

Important Information:  Applicants will undergo a skills assessment. 

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Disclaimers:

The ELC maintains and enforces a drug-free workplace program. As part of this program, applicants may be required to submit to a drug and/or alcohol screening test. A check of employment references and criminal history is required as a condition of employment.

The ELC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, age, gender, religion, disability, nationality, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal law. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants who need an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process should request one when submitting an application.

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