Healthy Social Behavior Specialist (Region 9)

Iredell County Partnership for Young Children   Statesville, NC   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on August 18, 2023

Healthy Social Behavior Specialist (Region 9)

Salary Grade:    Grade 16 ($37,992 - $56,989)

Primary Purpose of Position:

The Healthy Social Behavior (HSB) Specialist is responsible for providing resources, training, and technical assistance to child care providers in licensed child care centers to assist in the development of pro-social classroom supports and to identify, prevent, and address challenging behaviors in young children in child care settings, ultimately resulting in a reduction in the expulsion of children from child care programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Provide either on-site technical assistance visits, either onsite or via e-coaching methodologies, in regional child care settings monthly to mentor and assist teachers and directors in promoting healthy social-emotional development of children 0-5.
•    Deliver an average of 1 professional development event monthly focused on social-emotional development and challenging behavior using the HSB standardized menu of trainings.
•    Maintain a regional wait list for child care programs that have submitted a Request for HSB Services, identifying the date the Request for Services was received, the county of the program, the number of classrooms in each program for which services are requested, and the date the classroom was added to the caseload.
•    Update the regional resource list of social emotional practitioners, educators, and mental health professionals annually.
•    Provide Corrective Action training and technical assistance to child care center staff on issues related to discipline as requested by the Division of Child Development and Early Education.
•    Cultivate partnerships with other behavioral specialists, consultants, educators, and mental health professionals to assist child care providers/families in promoting positive behaviors in young children.
•    Promote awareness of the availability and services of HSB Specialists to childcare providers and intermediary agencies.
•    Work collaboratively with the state team of HSB Specialists and project manager and across NC’s early care and education system within their assigned region to achieve goals of the project and ensure successful evaluation.
•    Participate in project meetings, SOS team meetings, professional development opportunities and special projects as directed by the project manager.

•    Participate in a project evaluation plan, including data collection and timely, accurate submission of data each quarter as directed by the project manager.
•    Perform other duties as necessary to promote and foster the mission of ICPYC and DCDEE.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and meet the requirements listed below.

•    Must pass a criminal background check.
•    Must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.
•    Must be able to work a flexible schedule to conduct workshops and/or attend events in the evenings and/or occasional weekends.
•    Regional travel throughout the following counties is required: Alexander, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Iredell, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey counties.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a field related to early childhood education, child development, or human services from an accredited college or university, plus or including at least 18 birth to five focused semester hours, and four (4) or more years’ related experience as an early childhood professional required. Must currently hold a minimum of a level 11 NC Early Care and Education Professional Certification (EEC) with TA and PD Endorsements or be willing to obtain within a year of employment. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered.

Knowledge and Abilities:

•    Understanding of current theory and practices of group child care and best practices for children.
•    Knowledge of Child Care regulations, from the North Carolina Division of Child Development.
•    Knowledge of Environment Rating Scales (ITERS, ECERS, FCCERS).
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Applications.
•    Ability to present information effectively in writing and orally.
•    Ability to effectively present information to small groups, top management, and/or boards.
•    Ability to communicate and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
•    Ability to adapt to and support a changing work environment and new demands.
•    Attention to detail, and compliance with rules, regulations, and deadlines.
•    Ability to write reports and present findings.
•    A high level of organizational and interpersonal skills.
•    Ability to work independently and as part of integrated team.
•    Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.