YWCA Child Care Quality Specialist

Posted 4 weeks ago
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YWCA Child Care Quality Specialist

Job Summary

Responsible for increasing the quality of care in child care settings, with a focus on high need children first. In addition, providing training, technical assistance, consultation and resources to child care providers to assist them in achieving/maintaining an ExceleRate Illinois Circle of Quality.


  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in child development or early childhood education OR a Bachelor degree in one of the following related fields (Child Psychology/Behavioral Sciences, Family Consumer Sciences, Social Work, Elementary Education, Child Welfare, Family Services, Psychology, Sociology, Human Development) with a minimum of 18 hours in early childhood coursework.
  • Minimum two (2) years paid experience working in a child care setting as a family child care provider, center-based administrator, center-based teacher or teacher assistant or Illinois Preschool for All teacher
  • Shall be an Approved Trainer for the Gateways to Opportunity Registry within twelve (12) months of employment
  • Must complete required Illinois Department of Human Services trainings, travel required.
  • Technical proficiency with a personal computer and various software packages
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical skills and mentoring techniques
  • Enjoy working as a team member as well as independently
  • Comfortable with networking and establishing collaborations
  • Strong knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to type at least 30 words per minute
  • Current Illinois driver’s license and valid vehicle insurance
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

Apply and interview at workplace, 4701 E. State St, Rockford Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm or fill out our EZ Registration form.

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