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Requisition Number 17-0031
Post Date 2/3/2017
Title Health and Safety Specialist II
City Chatsworth
State CA
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Health and Safety Specialist II, Child Care Partnership

Want to work for a non-profit agency which believes in team work, having fun and achieving success? If so, CCRC could be the right place for you!

You could play a key role ensuring our child care partners are providing safe environments and supporting health outcomes for children.  

General Summary: Under the direction of the CCP Director, the Health and Safety Specialist will ensure family child care home providers and child care centers participating in CCP meet health and safety requirements and determine compliance with internal, State, and Federal regulations.  The Health and Safety Specialist will be responsible for conducting trainings, implementing approved curriculum, and develop appropriate training materials.

Successful candidates will need the following:

Minimum Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred or any combination of education and experience of at least 4 years which would enable the candidate to successfully perform the functions of the position.  Child Development coursework preferred.

Experience conducting training, presentations, or group meetings.

Related work experience in coaching of family child care providers and/or child care centers.

Ability to converse, write, and/or translate in Spanish preferred.

Criminal Records (e.g. Live Scan Fingerprinting), Child Abuse Index Check, Sexual Offender Registry, Health and Tuberculosis (TB) test clearances required.

Hold a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Health and Safety certificate.

Knowledge of health and safety practices for the Early Care and Education field.

Show ability to have flexibility, maturity of judgment, and ability to work collegially.

Must have strong organizational and leadership skills. Respect each individual, child, and family.

Guide supervisees to a vision-centered action approach and upholding the values and principles of the organization.

Valid California Driver’s License, reliable vehicle, automobile insurance, and clean DMV record required.

Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, families, and the community to work as part of a team, and collaborate with colleagues.

Ability to maintain all assigned workflow and a high level of customer satisfaction in a fast paced working environment.

Ability to develop an environment that is free of disruptive influences.

 

You will have the opportunity to:

Within the team structure, provide quality health and safety monitoring services for family child care providers and child care centers enrolled in the Child Care Partnership program which include the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and conduct trainings in the area of health and safety (includes but is not limited to prevention of infectious diseases, SIDS, immunizations, emergency preparedness, CPR/First Aid, medications) to CCP staff, CCP families, family child care providers, and child care centers in accordance with policies and procedures of CCRC, Head Start Performance Standards in health and safety, and Community Care Licensing.  Read and analyze program notes, childplus, referrals, individualized logs, children’s files, curriculum, end of the month paperwork, and monitoring reports
  • Conduct provider visits to monitor classroom health and safety practices and provide on-site assistance to providers on a quarterly basis.
  • Work in partnership with the CCP Director, CCP Supervisors and staff, Head Start Health Manager and staff, Lead Facilities Compliance Specialist, and providers in CCP to develop corrective action plans, track the progress towards the completion of any outstanding corrective action plans in order to return to full compliance according to Head Start Performance Standards or related State and Federal regulations.
  • Plan, implements, and provides assessments of activities in health and safety to ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, Community Care Licensing, and Caring for Our Children Basics:  Health and Safety Foundations for Early Care and Education.
  • Provide trainings, support, and actively participate in audio/visual screenings at centers, home visits, and fairs.
  • Ensure reports required by the Agency and the Federal is adequate and timely.
  • Maintain a system of confidentiality for records and information of CCP families.  
  • Develop and maintain well-defined lines of communication and professional boundaries with staff and parents.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, effective health strategies, regulations, licensing, DCFS, and diversity application.

CCRC is a one of the largest and widely respected non-profits in California. We cultivate child, family and community well-being through our creative, informative and supportive programs and services. Our 700+ member team serves over 35,000 children and families each month in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.

CCRC offers a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes:  Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, Life and Long Term Disability insurance, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays including Winter Break, Paid Time Off, plus many other supplemental benefits such as, Credit Union membership and Professional Development Opportunities.

CCRC will consider for employment qualified applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
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