Child Care Referral and Subsidy Specialist

Job Description

Position Classification: 25 hours/ week (part-time), hourly, non-exempt
Reports to: Kingdom Child Care Center Program Manager
Location: St. Johnsbury, VT


The aim of this position is to contribute to the goals that children have an enduring relationship with healthy, nurturing families and that children are successful in family, school and community. The position will join a dynamic team that works cohesively to meet the needs of families in the St. Johnsbury, VT area. Specifically, the Child Care Referral and Subsidy Specialist will: (1) Help families find child care while providing consumer education about quality childcare; and provide community information and outreach about child care data and needs and (2) Determine eligibility for the child care financial assistance program and provide services to support parents/ guardians in accessing and maintaining their benefits.

Specific Duties:

Child Care Referral

  • Provide information and data about the availability of and the need for quality care to the community

  • Provide consumer education and child care referrals to families

  • Provide enhanced referral services, when needed, to eligible families

  • Maintain Bright Futures Information System (BFIS) referral agreements for regulated child care

       programs in the AHS district

  • Inform and assist parents in accessing referrals to other appropriate services, including developmental

       information and screenings

Child Care Financial Assistance Eligibility

  • Provide information and eligibility determination for the Child Care Financial Assistance Program in a

      manner prescribed by the Child Development Division

  • Inform and assist parents enrolled in the Child Care Financial Assistance Program (CCFAP) about

       Economic Service benefits for which they may be eligible

Required Qualifications

  • BA in Early Childhood Education, Education, Human Development, or related field;

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in child care, parent education, or family support


  • Knowledge of child care and developmentally appropriate practice; active listening and program

      solving; diversity and cultural competence, and child care issues and community resources. 

Desired Qualities

  • Commitment to Umbrella’s mission and values. A passion for the cultivation of strong communities and to supporting the empowerment, safety and self-determination of women, children and families.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work within an interdependent, yet self-directed team. Comfortable making decisions and

       solving problems independently, creatively and effectively.

  • A strong sense of appropriate boundaries and reliability.

  • Integrity, compassion, sense of humor and fun, attention to detail, and self-awareness.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to by July 12,
2019. No phone calls please.


Umbrella provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or

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