Child Care Program Coordinator/Community Advocate

Child Care Program Coordinator/Community Advocate    

Family Services                                                                                                     

Reports To:
Family Services Director                                                                                        

FLSA Status:
Non Exempt                                                                                              

TS Range:

Opening Date:
June 16, 2017

Closing Date:
June 30, 2017                                                                                


This position will coordinate the CCDBG Child Care Program for the Squaxin Island Tribe. Advocates for the community with the Emergency Food Program and administers the LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program). Refers individuals to SPIPA for assistance through this program. This position also supports the Squaxin Food Bank.

(Other duties may be assigned)

  • Coordinates First Aid/CPR training for child care providers not licensed by the state.
  • Conducts regular child car seat safety information sessions.
  • Responsible for overall program coordination of the CCDBG Child Development Block Grant including monitoring budget, processing and screening applications for child care funds. Maintaining program files, compliance with audit requirements, fulfilling reporting requirements, data collection and input, and providing documentation to program participants and child care providers as needed.
  • Responsible for the overall coordination of the Food Voucher Program and other community assistance grants including monitoring budgets, processing and screening applications , maintaining program files, and completing reports.
  • Promotes community wellness and child safety information to families at community events, health fairs, and articles to the Klah -Che-Min Newsletter.
  • Coordinates and conducts educational and prevention activities consistent with CCDBG grant requirements.
  • Greets clients in a professional and friendly manner. Directs them to appropriate staff person for assistance.
  • Maintains client/customer confidentiality.
  • Treats individuals with respect and handles concerns in a professional manner, responding to and resolves routine concerns by providing the appropriate information verbally or in writing.
  • Attends recommended trainings and workshops related to childcare, and community outreach activities.
  • May assist with the distribution of the Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets and/or gift cards to the tribal community.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, this employee should demonstrate the following competencies: maintain confidentiality; remain open and respectful to the ideas, views, and needs of others and staff, shows respect and sensitivity to cultural values and differences, uphold program standards and organizational values of the Family Services Department; use time efficiently; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments; apply feedback to performance; complete work in a timely manner, adapts to changes in the work environment, work as a team player with other program staff; deal effectively with unexpected change, delays, and/or event; maintain a consistent work schedule and provide advance notice of absences whenever possible; ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours in conjunction with community/youth activities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Associate of Arts Degree and 1 year of related work experience OR High School Diploma/GED with 3 years of related experience.

Must be able to address and communicate with community members in a patient and respectful manner and have an interest in building the integrity of the program while providing quality of service to Tribal members and the community.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before small groups or employees of the organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram, or schedule form.

Must have a valid Washington State Drivers License and proof of insurance. Must obtain a CPR/First Aid Certificate within 30 days of hire. Must successfully pass a WATCH and Tribal Court background check

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Special vision requirements for this position are close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more); color vision (ability to distinguish colors); peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may frequently be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather and weather), and work near moving mechanical parts; and in extreme cold, extreme hot, or be at risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.