Community Interventions Officer (SWG/PS 2)

Community Interventions Officer (SWG/PS 2)

Full-Time
Kingston
Posted 1 month ago

THE EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMISSION

The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) an agency of the Ministry of Education Youth and Information with responsibility to regulate the operation of Early Childhood Institutions, is seeking to identify a highly motivated and dynamic individual to fill the following vacant post:

Community Interventions Officer (SWG/PS 2)

 

Description of Duties:

To collaborate with relevant stakeholders and provide timely support and interventions on a regional basis (as denoted by the ECC) in accordance with the Sector Support Operational Plan in order to improve and maintain the quality of early childhood development programmes and services within targeted communities.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Technical/ Professional Responsibilities:

  • On regional scale the incumbent is expected to liaise with community partners (i.e., parish boards, zone action committees for basic schools and the Jamaica Early Childhood Association) and early childhood institutions in order to gather early childhood development information to guide planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating of early childhood programmes, services and activities and to disseminate early childhood development information to educate relevant stakeholders within the communities.

 

  • Monitors and reports on early childhood development programmes regionally within communities, including parenting support programmes and activities within early childhood institutions, to ensure that standards and objectives are being met.

 

  • Creates awareness amongst support groups and institutions regarding the importance of developmental surveillance in respect to early childhood issues, to facilitate:
    • the development of tools, strategies, and mechanisms for on-going assessment of community and regional needs
    • the execution of continued community based education and support of parents/caregivers in order to promote appropriate child development and parenting practices at the regional and community levels
    • the development of strategies to identify ‘at risk’ children and ensure they are provided services at both regional and community levels
    • early detection and referral of developmental disorders

 

  • Forms, expands and maintains partnerships and development programmes with critical stakeholders to improve social and physical infrastructure for children and families regionally and within communities.

 

  • On a regional and community scale coordinate the activities of communities, private and public sector agencies and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) regarding early childhood development programmes, services and activities, while maintaining productive relationships.

 

  • Commemorate child and parent focused events such as Child Month, Parent Month, National Play Day Vaccination Week in the Americas etc.
 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • BSc. in Psychology, Sociology, Community Development, Early Childhood Education or equivalent qualifications
  • Three (3) years experience in social work, education or a related field

 

Remuneration: Salary Scale $1,029,783 – $1,224,089.00 per annum.

 

 Additional details are available on the ECC website at www.ecc.gov.jm

                       

Written application along with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to:

The Manager, Human Resources & Administration

The Early Childhood Commission

Shops 44-49 Kingston Mall

8-10 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston

Or by email to: application@ecc.gov.jm

We thank all applicants; however, only persons who are shortlisted will

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