Website Child Care Innovations, Red Rocks Community College

This position is hired at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, but does not require you to be at that location, we are accepting applicants throughout the State of Colorado.

Position Summary:  This position is responsible for working with early childhood providers in workforce development through the Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship.

About Child Care Innovations: Child Care Innovations is a department of Red Rocks Community College managing diverse funding provided by state, federal, county, private contracts, and fees. Child Care Innovations operates the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, serving Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Park counties.

Through an Interagency Agreement with Colorado Department of Human Services, Child Care Innovations licenses facilities in Adams, Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Larimer, and Weld counties.

Child Care Innovations’ mission is to help improve quality, access, availability, and equity in early childhood services and supports. We do this through the provision of regulatory services, training and support for caregivers and early childhood professionals, advocacy, and innovative community partnerships that promote the importance of early childhood experiences and the connection to school readiness and the overall health of families and communities.

Description of Position

Conduct on site visits with early learning professionals to support on the job learning and education related to apprenticeship.Assist apprentice in obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary for Early Learning employment.
Work with management to assure apprentice is provided the opportunity to obtain skills in the competency areas, and that the work site is following established standards.
Participate in the applicant review and interview process.
Collect and manage program related data.
Gather data on hours of participation and outcomes of processes.  Provide initial determination as to whether completed coursework and professional development, and any previous work experience acquired by the apprentice aligns with the standards and could be accepted to help meet the requirements.
Maintain all records of each apprentice including job learning and related instruction, job assignments, promotions, demotion.
Monitor participation to assure maintenance of eligibility.
Collaborate with other coaches and staff to support early learning providers in completion of set goals.
Attendance at meetings and community events related to early learning workforce development and apprenticeship. Represent the apprenticeship program and present/provide information about the program.
Take in information that could inform resource development efforts as well as additions or revisions to the program.
Facilitate meetings designed to generate interest in the program and to recruit apprentices or works sites.

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