Early Childhood Educational Consultant

NYC DOHMH Bureau of Child Care
Date Posted: 06/27/2017
Salary / Wage:
Location: throughout the 5 boroughs, New York
Job Type: Other

Description:

The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene is a world renowned agency recognized for its innovative and groundbreaking work protecting and promoting health in the nation‘s most culturally and linguistically diverse city.

The Bureau of Child Care ensures that child care services in New York City operate in compliance with the New York City Health Code and New York State Social Service regulations, and are licensed or permitted as required by law. The Bureau routinely monitors child care centers, home-based child care programs, after-school programs and summer camps to protect the health and safety of children while in the child care environment. To assist parents in making informed child care decisions, the Health Department launched NYC Child Care Connect, an online portal that includes a child care center directory and a free messaging service that parents and caregivers can sign up for to receive notifications.

The Bureau seeks to hire Early Childhood Education Consultants to monitor and make recommendations of child care programs throughout New York City to support efforts to improve childhood health and development by increasing access to quality child care services.

Responsibilities:

--Through onsite assessments, monitor and make recommendations for permitting of infant and group child care services and compiling data to support issuance of denial of permit.

--Provide technical assistance to applicants and providers on operating a child care service, including organizational techniques and compliance with regulations.

--Issue notices of violation of the Health Code as required and testifying before hearing officers in contested cases.

--Develop compliance plans with service operators for correction of Health Code violations that do not warrant closing and making recommendations regarding closing of child care services having flagrant violations.

--Investigate complaints about the operation of permitted child care services and allegations of unlicensed child care.

--Provide information and referral to parents, the general public, and agencies.

--Prepare and submit reports.

Qualifications:

1. A masters degree in education from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by 12 semester hour graduate credits in early childhood or elementary education and three years of full-time satisfactory experience in one or a combination of the following: as the director or educational director of a licensed school or licensed program which is devoted largely to pre-school and/or kindergarten groups and which employs at least two licensed teachers of early childhood education; as the teacher director of a licensed school or licensed program which is devoted largely to pre-school and/or kindergarten groups and which employs at least one other licensed teacher of early childhood education; as a consultant in early childhood education for such a program; or as a consultant in early childhood education in a public agency; or

2. A baccalaureate degree in education from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by student teaching in early childhood education (pre-K to 2nd grade) in an acceptable licensed program in a licensed school and a masters degree from an accredited college or university, in education, social work, psychology, or counseling and three years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

--Strong communication, analytic and observational skills

--Ability to deduce potential impacts of conditions or assess risk

--Writing skills including the ability to adequately describe observations in detail

--Computer skills including the use of mobile computing devices

--Position requires travel throughout the five boroughs using mass transit or a personal vehicle; and carry/use mobile inspection equipment weighing approximately 15 pounds.

Application Instructions:

Visit nyc.gov/jobs, click on “Login/Create an Account” and enter Job ID 277996 into the “Job ID field”.

Additional Information:

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.