Early Childhood Education Consultant

NYC Health Department Bureau of Child Care
Date Posted: 11/15/2017
Salary / Wage:
Location: New York, New York
Job Type: Other

Description:

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 actively works to improve and expand access to high quality programs which support early childhood development and learning. The Bureau conducts monitoring visits of center-based and residential child care programs to protect the health and safety of children while in the child care environment.

The Bureau of Child Care seeks to hire Early Childhood Education Consultants to monitor and make recommendations to child care programs throughout New York City to ensure that child care services in New York City operate within regulatory compliance. 

Responsibilities:

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

--Evaluating and assessing child care programs (center-based, residential, school-based and after-school programs) to assure compliance with local, state and federal regulations and applicable performance standards.

--Providing consultation, guidance and technical assistance to prospective and current child care providers and staff concerning educational programming, appropriate organization and classroom management techniques, and other best practices within the field.

--Issuing notices of violation, and making recommendations for issuance or denial of child care permits or licenses and/or closure of programs having imminent health hazards.

--Investigating complaints about the operation of licensed child care services and allegations of unlicensed child care.

--Representing the Department at professional conferences and participating in professional development activities related to Early Childhood Education.

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.

Application Instructions:

Apply online with a cover letter to www.nyc.gov/jobs.  In the Job ID search bar, enter: Job ID number # 306161.

Additional Information:

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.