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4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Employment Opportunities

Daycare playing as group with provider

 

Social-Emotional Support Specialist

Full time position at the DeKalb Office in the Health and Wellness Department

Job Responsibilities:

Provide on-going, relationship-based support to child care providers and families in order to foster the social-emotional well-being of children and families.  The position requires the candidate to actively participate in existing local networks in order to gather resources and promote the understanding and importance of children and families social and emotional needs. The specialist will serve as a reliable member on various early childhood professional teams to support the needs of clients, colleagues and families to promote healthy social-emotional well- being. The Social-Emotional Support Specialist will develop and facilitate pertinent and relevant professional development opportunities for child care center staff and families in order to expand the capacity to meet children’s mental health needs and foster social-emotional growth and development.  The Social-Emotional Support Specialist will facilitate referrals for community resources, as needed, by assessing children’s, families’ and child care center staffs’ needs. This position is embedded within 4 counties of our service delivery area.

Qualifications Required:

Master’s Degree is required with 5 year experience preferred Degree in one of the following areas, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Child Development Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with families and children from diverse ethnic and socio-economic groups.
  • Knowledge of child development, understanding of family dynamics, systems theory, and the importance of child-caregiver and family-caregiver relationships.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the unique issues and challenges facing child care providers
  • Must have reliable transportation and the ability to work independently.

 

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Application Process:  E-mail a resume and cover letter to Susan Petersen at susanp@four-c.org

4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care is an EOE employer.

 

License Exempt Child Care Monitor

Full time position at the DeKalb Office

Job Responsibilities:
Monitors perform health and safety monitoring visits to license-exempt child care programs in accordance with the Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program policies and procedures. Monitors will travel to a 6 county are including DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Carroll and Whiteside Counties. Monitors will work the license-exempt community to enhance the quality of child care being provided in the child care setting.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or High School Equivalency

Valid Driver’s License, reliable personal transportation and auto insurance is required.

Able to pass a background check including: Child Abuse and Neglect (CANTS), Sex Offender Registry (SORS) and Criminal Background via fingerprint check.

Currently receiving TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) and/or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

Send cover letter and resume to:

Susan Petersen
4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care
155 N. Third St., Ste 300
DeKalb, IL 60115
EOE

 

Full time Bi-lingual Family Support Specialist

Job Responsibilities:
Provide consultations with parents regarding child development, guidance and other parenting topics. Facilitate workshops and one-on-one instruction for parents of young children. Some evening work required. Candidates should be fluent in Spanish and English and have experience in working with diverse communities. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with others and partner with families to foster meaningful, working relationships in support of the parent-child relationship.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Social Work, Early Childhood Education or related field is required.

Send cover letter and resume to:

4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care
Jodie Thunder, Family Enrichment Program Director
155 N Third St., Ste 300
DeKalb  IL  60115
815-758-8149 x 237
Email
EOE

 

Child and Adult Care Food Program Assistant

Part time position at the DeKalb Office

Job Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will possess good communication and strong organizational skills along with a basic understanding of nutrition to work with family child care professionals across our 6 county service delivery area.

Qualifications:
High School Diploma or High School Equivalency. Valid Driver’s License, reliable personal transportation and auto insurance is required. Previous employment as a family child care provider and fluency in Spanish a plus.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Sue Worley
4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care
155 N. Third St., Ste 300
DeKalb, IL 60115
Email
EOE

 

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