Current Career Opening(s)
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Family Child Care Coordinator, Family Child Care Network
Reports to: Education & Workforce Initiatives Manager, United Way of Denton County
Status: Part-Time, Grant Funded (November 2022-January 2024)
The Family Child Care Network (FCCN) is a project of the Denton County Workforce Success Leadership Team (DCWSLT) and the DCWSLT Child Care Workgroup (CCW) aimed at training, supporting, and sustaining family child care (FCC) providers to ensure the accessibility of affordable, quality care for working families in Denton County. The FCCN program aims to develop programs that help FCC providers obtain licensure, Texas Rising Star (TRS) Certification, or other accreditations so they can succeed as early educators and small business owners.
The Family Child Care Coordinator will be responsible for supporting FCC providers to develop and implement curriculum plans that advance the program toward licensing and TRS standards. The coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of FCCN program activities; serve as a program liaison for the DCWSLT and the CCW and will sometimes be expected to give monthly updates on program progress and outcomes under the direction and supervision of the Education and Workforce Initiatives Manager.
- Coordinate, design, and facilitate trainings and network meetings with FCCN team including: monthly trainings, bi-monthly network meetings, Educating Educator trainings, and the annual child care conferences
- Use creative strategies to promote the program and recruit family child care providers to participate in all programming
- Coach and mentor at least 40 family child care providers to improve the quality of their program through: goal setting, curriculum planning, modeling, co-teaching, observation, problem solving, sharing resources, reflecting on practice, and other support as needed
- Travel to program sites and providers’ homes regularly
- Conduct assessments to gauge quality and areas of growth
- Mentor providers in the process for licensing and/or Texas Rising Star certification
- Keep detailed records and data of all FCCN services and activities as required for grant management and reporting
- Serve as a FCCN program liaison for the Denton County Workforce Success Leadership Team and the Child Care Workgroup and assist in leading monthly meetings for the Child Care Workgroup
- Provide supervision and feedback to Education and Workforce Initiatives Manager
- Preferred undergraduate degree in early education, child development, or related field
- TECPDS Registered Trainer (or able to attain within 60 days of hire date)
- At least 2-3 years’ experience in early education, child development, child care, or child care training strongly preferred
- Experience with Environmental Rating Scales (FCCERS certification strongly preferred)
- Bilingual, Spanish speaker strongly preferred
- Experience working with a diverse population, especially low- to moderate-income families preferred
- Reliable transportation and geographic availability across North Texas
- Dependability with flexibility to work evenings and Saturdays as necessary
- Strong organizational, time management and communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Zoom
- Perform other related duties as requested - This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. UWDC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.
Please send pdf versions of your cover letter and resume to Shelby Redondo at Shelby@UnitedWayDenton.org. Position open until filled.
Position contingent upon successful background check and grant funding.
Eviction Prevention Specialist
Reports to: Director of Financial Initiatives
Basic Functions: Supports the application and payment processes of United Way of Denton County administered Eviction Prevention Programs
Status: Temporary, Non-Exempt - Full Time OR Part Time | Immediate to December 31, 2023 or end of program
Description: United Way of Denton County serves as the trusted partner to private foundations and all levels of government for administration of eviction prevention programs and other temporary government aid provided via the nonprofit/social services sector. Among these partnerships is the efficient provision of housing and utilities aid to prevent eviction and utility shutoff due to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is an in-office or hybrid position, adhering to COVID-19 health & safety procedures when necessary.
- Support daily operations and continuous improvement of UWDC’s eviction prevention program
- Guide and manage walk-in eviction prevention clients at UWDC’s office
- Screen households who have lost income due to or during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Screen households seeking assistance with housing and/or utilities
- Gather necessary application documentation from qualifying households and vendors
- Submit and review qualifying applications via Neighborly online portal
- Refer non-qualifying households to other resources in community
- Secure Form W-9’s and other necessary payment documentation
- Communicate outcomes to households, case managers and/or vendors as needed
- Submit check requests and prepare vouchers for approved payments
- Document processes and train additional staff and interns as needed to assist in the screening and application process
- Complete other duties as assigned related to UWDC’s eviction prevention programs
- Spanish language proficiency highly desired
- Undergraduate degree and/or relevant experience assisting individuals and families in crisis preferred
- Must be a strong communicator, detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly organized, and able to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced work environment
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office365 tools
- Position subject to background check
United Way of Denton County values diversity and promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing guidelines and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against with respect to national origin, race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, people with disabilities, or age.