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Child Development Division (CDD)

The Child Development Division's goal is to increase access to high-quality services that are developmentally beneficial for children and strengthen families. We do this by working with programs within communities to coordinate and deliver services that meet families' needs.


Promise Community Specialist Job Opportunities

Job Id 615661

For more information http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers

Overview
Do you have a passion to make Vermont a great place to be a child? We are looking for three full time Promise Community Specialists to work for the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF), Child Development Division (CDD) under the Race to the Top -Early Learning Challenge Grant. Promise Community Specialists will work with communities in three different regions; Northern, Central, and Southern Vermont.  Promise Communities are part of Vermont's efforts to fulfill the promise of every child to reach their potential, with a focus on the early years of birth to Grade 3.  Promise Community Specialists will work directly in the identified communities to support program implementation of goal setting, data collection and results based accountability in coordination of community partners.  Skills needed to be successful include expertise in community development, meeting facilitation, budget and data development.  Specialists are home based and report to the Promise Community Director. Frequent travel is required.  

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years or more in a community development, public health or human service organization INCLUDING one (1) year or more at an administrative, consultative or planning level.

 OR 

Master's degree in public health, public administration, or social services AND two (2) years or more in a community development, public health or human service organization INCLUDING one (1) year or more at an administrative, consultative or planning level.
 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights

For more information or to apply go to http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers, for additional questions please contact Judy.Spittle@state.vt.us

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

 

 


Evaluation of Vermont's Strengthening Families Child Care Programs

Request for Proposals

Deadline for Bids is 10/3/2014

http://www.vermontbidsystem.com/BidPreview.aspx?BidID=11024
 

The Vermont Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division,  is seeking to establish an agreement with one or more agencies that can independently, or in partnership with collaborators, assist the DCF/CDD with its goal of evaluating the effectiveness of Strengthening Families Child Care Programs and the models of support for these programs.  Strengthening Families Child Care Programs are licensed early learning and development centers or registered home providers that are of high quality and who receive resources and support to implement program policies and practices that are comprehensive and are informed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy Strengthening Families Framework (SFF).

The proposed contract period for the Evaluation of Vermont’s Strengthening Families Child Care Programs will begin on November 1, 2014 and end on December 31, 2017. Funding for this evaluation is through the Federal Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant to the state of Vermont. Activities under this contract will be to evaluate the impact of the Strengthening Families Child Care Programs and to evaluate the models of support for these programs including:

  1. Collaborate with DCF/CDD personnel and relevant stakeholders on a thorough review of the existing Strengthening Families Child Care Center Programs to serve as a benchmark for program modifications if necessary.  Currently there are approximately 36 Strengthening Families Child Care Programs in child care centers serving over 2,000 children.
  2. Engage Vermont Birth to Three, CDD/DCF and other relevant parties in developing a model to evaluate the “hub and spoke model” of expanding the Strengthening Families Child Care Programs to registered family child care home settings.  CDD estimates that over the course of the evaluation period there will be 6 “hubs” established with approximately 60 family child care homes engaged as Strengthening Families Child Care Programs serving approximately 360 young children and families, “spokes”.
  3. In consultation with DCF/CDD and relevant parties, develop a timeline and milestones for a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of the Strengthening Families Child Care Program and the models in place to support the early learning and development programs in the program.
  4. Prepare and document quarterly and bi-annual summaries of milestone activities completed or in process as well as general/relevant findings to date.
  5. Prepare and document annual management reports highlighting overall yearly progress with regards to milestones and program findings including any relevant recommendations for program improvements. 
  6. At the conclusion of the contract period, provide final cumulative program evaluation report with recommendations and observations related to the program.

For more information and to view the complete Request for Proposals visit: http://www.vermontbidsystem.com/BidPreview.aspx?BidID=11024