Resource and Education Specialist

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Minimum Salary:  $27,019

Do you want to be part of an organization that impacts lives for the better? Are you passionate about creating intentional educational opportunities to increase awareness of how quality early care and education environments support brighter futures for all children? Do you believe in the power of parental choice? Do you understand that supporting the safety, well-being and healthy development of children and families in our community can occur in a variety of ways? Are you willing to facilitate discussions surrounding socio-economic issues families face in our community? Are you passionate about supporting efforts to decrease early care and education issues that impact families?

If you answered yes to these questions, we would like to talk to you about joining our team as a Resource and Education Specialist.

The Resource and Education Specialist is responsible for implementing services for families, handling complaint calls, providing community resources for families, for providing training and focused presentations for members of the community as it relates to CCR&R, children’s safety, health and well-being. This position serves on a team that is responsible for meeting the identified strategic needs of the organization and community as it relates to early childhood issues.

This role will assist with a variety of projects related to community events, delivery of health and safety related trainings, parent education opportunities, coaching, literacy supports, data collection and program offered to military families. The Resource and Education Specialist must have a thorough knowledge of demographic make-up of the service area, what services are being offered, assess gaps and determine what is being done to increase services to various audiences or groups.

The mission of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is to link members of the community to resources and support systems to enhance the quality of life all children. 

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Delivery of high quality, family centered services to parents in need of child care consumer education information
  • Delivery of high quality outreach services within the community
  • Provide enhanced referral services (in depth consultation) for referrals serving children under the age of 2 years or for children with identified developmental or medical needs.
  • Awareness of eligibility requirements for Child Care Subsidy Program and other financial resources in the community
  • Ability to work for families and community members from the entire economic spectrum
  • Maintaining and updating computer databases and writing/analyzing reports related to services provided
  • Ensure provisions for Resource Center services
  • Provide Family Engagement opportunities
  • Support Parent Education opportunities
  • Support Safe Kids Onslow efforts
  • Delivery of Child Care Works activities to local businesses in the community
  • Support Healthy Child Activities
  • Facilitate Health and Safety training sessions
  • Coordination and monitoring of EFMP Services to eligible military families
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times 
  • Other duties as assigned

Staff Competencies/Qualities:

  • Minimum of Associates Degree in Human Services, Early Education or related field
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years’ experience in human services related field
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in both program and outreach settings
  • Experience working with socially and economically diverse families, agencies, and organizations
  • Independent and self-motivated, able to comply with deadlines
  • Energetic, self-motivated team player with a learning attitude 
  • Excellent organizational skills and problem solving abilities
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks with competing priorities under minimal supervision
  • Able to think critically and exercise independent judgment and discretion
  • Results-oriented and solution-focused with a problem-solving attitude
  • Highly organized and able to exercise strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and database management a plus 

Location: Jacksonville, NC
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