Early Childhood Education Consultant

NYC Health Department
Date Posted: 02/14/2020
Salary / Wage:
Location: New York, 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 childcare 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 childcare centers, home-based programs, after-school programs and summer camps to protect the health and safety of children while in the childcare environment.

Through ongoing refinement of the Health Code and other initiatives, the Bureau works to improve and expand access to high quality programs which support early childhood health, development and school readiness.

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 operate within regulatory compliance.

Responsibilities:

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

* Evaluate and assess 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
* Provide 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
* Serves as a resource person for the Bureau and providers on current trends and research in Early Childhood Education
* Issue notices of violation, and making recommendations for issuance or denial or child care permits or licenses and/or closure of programs having imminent health hazards
* Investigate complaints about the operation of licensed child care services and allegations of unlicensed child care

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

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

1. A master’s degree 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:

(a) as the director or education director of a licensed school or a 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; or

(b) as the teacher director of a licensed school or licensed program which is devoted largely to preschool and/or kindergarten groups and which employs at least one other licensed teacher of early childhood education; or

(c) as a consultant in early childhood education who evaluates such programs and/or provides expert advice for such programs; or

(d) as a consultant in early childhood education who evaluates such programs and/or provides expert advice for such programs 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 master’s 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.

Special Note: Five years of full-time satisfactory teaching experience as a licensed teacher of early childhood education may be substituted for the three years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

Professional Certification in Early Childhood Education; 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;

Application Instructions:

Visit nyc.gov/jobs, click on “Login/Create an Account” and enter Job ID 431921 into the “Job ID field”.

For City Employees interested in applying, go to NYCAPS at http://cityshare.nycnet/ess or from outside the city network: nyc.gov/ess    

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.