Quality Improvement Specialist

Location: 570 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
Job Code: QIS31319
# of openings: 1






Job Title:          Quality Improvement Specialist

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Department:     Education and Innovative Programs

Reports to:       Quality Improvement Specialist Supervisor



Job Overview: 

Responsible for providing program support to child care practitioners and Family Child Care providers, technical assistance (TA), training and mentoring in preparation for participation in Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overview of Grow NJ Kids QRIS goals and processes
  • Work with providers at various phases throughout the continuous quality improvement cycle
  • Attend professional development trainings on coaching, mentoring, formative assessments and other topics deemed appropriate and  intended to enhance the TA being provided
  • Review Grow NJ Kids QRIS Standards and support providers in its implementation through completion
  • Gather, review and document information regarding each Grow NJ Kids QRIS component to determine providers’ starting point and identify needed supports
  • Utilize NJ Workforce Registry Training Module to register all training and professional development activities
  • Attend DHS/DFS sponsored trainings, participate in TA meetings, and meetings with QRIS Administrator and others as necessary
  • Prepare reports as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Required :

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field required; Master’s in early childhood education or related field preferred. 
  • Must remain active in the NJ Workforce Registry annually
  • Must have the appropriate level of education and training in accordance with NJ Workforce Registry instructor approval criteria  (minimum requirement- instructor level)
  • Must have experience with formative assessments, training and provision of technical assistance

Knowledge and Abilities (Competencies)

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of child development programs and licensing requirements
  • Knowledge of principles, theories, practices, methods, and techniques used in early childhood classroom instruction
  • Able to interact and communicate effectively with adult learners from different cultural, socio-economic and educational backgrounds
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher and Excel
  • Able to prepare and maintain records, files and reports without errors
  • Able to read, understand, analyze, interpret, and implement applicable policies, procedures, and state mandates
  • Flexible and sensitive to changing situations and needs by organizing and prioritizing work based on the needs of the agency
  • Must be able to work some evenings and Saturday hours

Physical Tasks:

  • Ability to walk and climb steps
  • Light lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Travel within the State is required
  • Use of personal vehicle is required
  • Valid Driver’s license and insured vehicle required

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