The Personnel Development Coordinator will support recruitment and retention of personnel for Vermont’s Children’s Integrated Services (CIS), Department for Children and Families. They will coordinate and facilitate the ongoing development of a comprehensive system of personnel development (CSPD) for Vermont CIS service and ensure that CSPD development is in accordance with federal Part C regulations (§303.118) and addresses the development of a comprehensive career pathway for individuals seeking to perform, or are performing, early intervention service coordination, developmental education, and other early intervention services in Vermont. This position will coordinate with the Agency of Education (AOE) and Vermont’s institutes of higher education, including the Higher Education Collaborative, to support the recruitment and retention of personnel serving CIS populations. The personnel development coordinator will provide consultation and technical assistance to CIS regions as needed to support personnel development for CIS and lead the annual planning and implementation of workforce training activities for the CIS system.
Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Participate in State-level personnel development committee meetings
-Collaborate with partners across the Child Development Division to ensure alignment and integration of CSPD activities with CDD’s broad early childhood workforce development efforts
-Coordinate ongoing opportunities for peer-to-peer shared learning at both the CIS-EI and CIS levels, including coordinating and facilitating communities of practice.
-Develop and coordinate personnel development activities including in-person trainings and online real time trainings.
-Compile and disseminate personnel development resources related to CIS and the early childhood field
-Provide consultation and technical assistance to CIS regions as needed to support personnel development for CIS
•Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Early Education, Physical or Occupational Therapy, Speech, Social Work, Nursing, Psychology or other related field
•One to three years’ related experience
•Effective communication skills
•Experience building lasting relationships with community and state partners
•Experience working with young children and families experiencing specialized needs or risk factors through Head Start, Part C or Part B programs or other high quality early care and educations settings
•Experience providing professional development, technical assistance, coaching and/or mentoring, and consultation to staff working with young children and families
•Knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion, including experience working with historically underserved groups, communities, children, and families.
The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Candidates are required to include a statement in their application outlining their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how they will further this goal at the University of Vermont and Center on Disability and Community Inclusion. Our college's DEI plan: https://www.uvm.edu/cess/diversity-equity-and-inclusion