4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Employment Opportunities

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Child Care Assistance Program Health and Safety Coach

 

Do you enjoy helping others and can offer excellent customer service? Consider joining our social service agency as we help children, families and child care providers be successful within our six county area.

Agency: 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Job Title: Child Care Assistance Program Health and Safety Coach

Job Status: Full Time Position, 35 hour work week, Monday-Friday

Salary: $30,000

Benefits Available: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Employee Assistance Program

Reports To: Child Care Assistance Program Health and Safety Supervisor and the Child Care Assistance Program Coordinator.

Location: DeKalb Office at 155 N. Third St Suite 300 (travel within our six-county service area)

 

4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care is a non-profit agency serving Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Whiteside Counties.   The 4-C Mission is to promote children’s well-being by advocating for quality, affordable, accessible child care.  We support families and those providing child care by offering information, education, resources and services.

 

Job Purpose:

The Health & Safety coach is responsible for scheduling and conducting on-site visits to License Exempt (LE) child care providers who receive payment through the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, obtaining a current listing of LE Child Care Providers, contacting them to schedule a visit during their operating hours, conduct the on-site visit, review and confirm that required training has been completed and that health and safety practices are being implemented, complete a monitoring report, maintain files and enter data in the format and timeframe specified by the Department, and working with the license-exempt provider community to enhance the quality of care being provided in the child care setting.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Intermediate level of skill with Microsoft 365, databases and internet usage
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to successfully handle challenging interactions
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to build and support relationships
  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Bilingual candidates preferred

Qualifications:

Associates Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent education; and/or experience in social work, customer service or related field.  College credits and/or work hours must equal 2 full years of education and/or full-time work.

To apply, please send resumes and cover letter to:

Tracy Carls

Child Care Assistance Program Manager

155 N. Third St. Suite 300

DeKalb IL, 60115

tracyc@four-c.org

 

Higher Education Navigator

 

Do you enjoy helping others and can offer excellent customer service?  Consider joining our social service agency as we help children, families and child care providers be successful within our six county are.

 

Agency: 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Job Title: Higher Education Navigator

Job Status: Full Time Position, 35 hour work week, Monday – Friday (some evening or weekend events possible)

Salary Range: $36,000-$38,000

Benefits Available: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Employee Assistance Program

Reports To: Child Care Resource and Referral Director

Location: 4-C will be hiring for 2 full-time Higher Education Navigators, one placed in our DeKalb Office (155 N. Third St. Suite 300) and one in the McHenry Office (667 Ridgeview Dr.)

 

Agency Info: 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care is a non-profit agency service Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties.  The 4-C Mission is to promote children’s well-being by advocating for quality, affordable, accessible child care.  We support families and those providing child care by offering information, education, resources, and services.

 

Job Purpose: Higher Education Navigators will be responsible for recruiting and connecting incumbent early childhood care and education workforce members with appropriates Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs at 2- and 4-year institutions to obtain additional degrees, licenses, and credentials and to connect them with ECE Scholarship Opportunities.  Navigators will conduct outreach and follow-up activities, will stay abreast of ECE programs offered by 2 and 4 year institutions within their designated service delivery area; will support incumbent ECE workforce members in identifying programs that meet their needs; will provide technical assistance on completing the FAFSA, accessing state scholarships and applying to the relevant institution and program.  Travel within McHenry, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, Carroll, and Whiteside Counties is required; occasional evening and weekends may be required.  Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, publicize, and facilitate general informational/educational sessions on higher education and scholarship and financial aid processes/opportunities for incumbent ECE workforce (may be virtual or in-person)
  • Provide support to incumbent Early Childhood workforce on assessing needs, sharing information, and connecting them to higher education opportunities through phone calls, email, in-person/virtual meetings
  • Build relationships with key staff at ECE programs at 2- and 4- year institutions to understand programs and help identify appropriate candidates from incumbent ECE workforce
  • Collect information on barriers to higher education experienced by incumbent workforce members
  • Participate in required training programs
  • Complete 15 in-service trainings hours annually
  • Occasional travel through the 6-county service area
  • Become a member of the Gateways Registry within 30 days of hire
  • Other duties as assigned by the CCR&R Director or 4-C Executive Director

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of work experience in early childhood care and education, counseling/social work, family support, adult education, or higher education
  • Ability to problem solve and navigate complexities of large institutions of higher education
  • Ability to foster the required relationships with a variety of different student populations as well as community college, university, and child care community
  • Proficient level of skills using Microsoft suite, Zoom, and Teams
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

 

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree

 

To apply, please send resumes and cover letter to:

Kim Lamz

Acting Child Care Resource and Referral Director

667 Ridgeview Dr.

McHenry IL 60050

kiml@four-c.org

 

 

Child Care Assistance Program Eligibility & Intake Specialist

 

Do you enjoy helping others and can offer excellent customer service? Consider joining our social service agency as we help children, families and child care providers be successful within our six county area.

 

Agency: 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Job Title: Child Care Assistance Program Eligibility & Intake Specialist

Job Status: Full Time Position, 35 hour work week, Monday – Friday

Salary: $30,000

Benefits Available: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Employee Assistance Program

Reports To: Child Care Assistance Program Coordinator

Location: DeKalb Office at 155 N Third St Suite 300

                  (Occasionally travel within our six-county area)

 

Job Purpose:

Determine eligibility for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) according to the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) policies, procedures, and contract requirements. Provide information, technical assistance and referrals to families and child care programs paid by the state of Illinois. Support seamless services to new and existing families. In addition, when necessary, assist families with referrals to find quality child care that meets the needs of their family.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process applications, redeterminations, change of provider, and other paperwork for the Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program (IDHS) according to the policies and timelines stated in the IDHS Child Care Policy Manual. Provide follow-up and request for additional information as needed.
  • Maintain up-to-date family and provider records, including detailed case notes, in the IDHS online child care management systems.
  • Provide technical assistance to providers and families regarding CCAP policies and procedures and the completion of paperwork.
  • Provide technical assistance to providers regarding payment options and tracking methods.
  • Assist families seeking child care with referrals, consumer education, information and resource materials about quality child care and community resources.
  • Provide enhanced referrals, CCAP Case Management and community referrals for high-risk families including: TANF Recipients, teen parents, families experiencing homelessness, families with children with special needs.
  • Follow up with high-risk families served regarding access to services and additional needs.

 

Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Intermediate level of skill with Microsoft 365, databases and internet usage
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to successfully handle challenging interactions
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to build and support relationships
  • Work effectivity as a team member
  • Bilingual candidates preferred

 

Qualifications:

 

Associates Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent education; and/or experience in social work, customer service or related field. College credits and or work hours must equal 2 full years of education and or full-time work.

 

To apply, please send resumes and cover letter to:

Tracy Carls

Child Care Assistance Program Manager

155 N. Third St. Suite 300

DeKalb IL, 60115

tracyc@four-c.org

 

 

Recruitment, Retention, Referral and Outreach Specialist

 

Do you enjoy helping others and can offer excellent customer service? Consider joining our social service agency as we help children, families and child care providers be successful within our six-county area.

 

Agency: 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Job Title: Recruitment, Retention, Referral and Outreach Specialist

Job Status: Full Time Position, 35 hour work week, Monday-Friday

Salary Range: $35,000-$37,000

Benefits Available: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Employee Assistance Program

Reports To: Child Care Resource and Referral Director

Location: DeKalb Office at 155 N. Third St, Suite 300 (Occasional travel within our six-county area)

 

Job Purpose: 4-C is searching for a new Recruitment, Retention, Referral and Outreach Specialist. This person will be responsible for recruiting and retaining new Family Child Care programs, assisting families with finding child care and access to the full range of community services offered in their area, and will work to increase 4-C’s visibility and collaboration with community agencies.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: (this is a condensed list of duties and responsibilities)

  • Provide technical assistance follow-up, recruitment and retention planning and strategies to recruit and retain new and existing family child care and center providers
  • Assess child care needs in our area
  • Complete Welcome and on-site visits for consultation and technical assistance
  • Assist families seeking child care with referrals, consumer education, information, and resource materials, and complete all required follow-up documentation
  • Network with social service agencies, governmental agencies, and community organization in your assigned service areas to inform them about agency services (DCFS licensing staff, DHS staff, service clubs, community service agencies and others)
  • Attend community events and fairs to promote the services of the CCR&R Program.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CCR&R Director of 4-C Executive Director

 

 Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Intermediate level of skill with Microsoft 365, databases, and basic internet usage
  • Self-started with the ability to multitask
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Ability to successfully handle challenging interactions
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to build and support relationships
  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Bilingual candidate encouraged

 

Required Qualifications: Associates Degree in one of the following related fields: ECE, Child Development, Child Psychology/Behavioral Sciences, Family Consumer Sciences, Social Work, Elementary Education, Child Welfare, or Family Services

Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the ECE field.

 

 To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Kim Lamz

Acting Child Care Resource and Referral Director

667 Ridgeview Dr.

McHenry, IL 60050

kiml@four-c.org

 

 

 

Child Care Assistance Program Eligibility Specialist

 

Do you enjoy helping others and can offer excellent customer service? Consider joining our social service agency as we help children, families and child care providers be successful within our six county area.

 

Agency: 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Job Title: Child Care Assistance Program Eligibility Specialist

Job Status: Full Time Position, 35 hour work week, Monday – Friday

Salary: $30,000

Benefits Available: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Employee Assistance Program

Reports To: Child Care Assistance Program Coordinator

Location:McHenry Office at 667 Ridgeview Drive

                  (Occasionally travel within our six-county area)

 

Job Purpose:

Determine eligibility for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) according to the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) policies, procedures, and contract requirements. Provide information and technical assistance to families and child care programs paid by the state of Illinois. Support seamless services to new and existing families.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process applications, redeterminations, change of provider, and other paperwork for the Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program (IDHS) according to the policies and timelines stated in the IDHS Child Care Policy Manual. Provide follow-up and request for additional information as needed.
  • Maintain up-to-date family and provider records, including detailed case notes, in the IDHS online child care management systems.
  • Provide technical assistance to providers and families regarding CCAP policies and procedures and the completion of paperwork.
  • Provide technical assistance to providers regarding payment options and tracking methods.

 

Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Intermediate level of skill with Microsoft 365, databases and internet usage
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to successfully handle challenging interactions
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to build and support relationships
  • Work effectivity as a team member
  • Bilingual candidates preferred

 

 

Qualifications:

 

Associates Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent education; and/or experience in social work, customer service or related field. College credits and or work hours must equal 2 full years of education and or full-time work.

 

 To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Tracy Carls

Child Care Assistance Program Manager

155 N. Third St. Suite 300

DeKalb IL 60115

tracyc@four-c.org

 

 

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