Careers at CCRN

The employees at CCRN value integrity, reliability, collaboration, excellence, and community. We are self-described as a family-friendly culture. If you would like to work in an environment of passionate individuals dedicated to community child care, our open positions are listed for your information and application.


Education and Training Specialist

Child Care Resource Network

1000 Hertel Ave Buffalo NY 14216



Under the direction of the Director of Education and Training, the Education and Training Specialist is responsible for providing training technical assistance and education programs to child care providers of all modalities including school-age.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Order of responsibilities listed is in descending order starting with those anticipated to require the greatest percentage of your time.

1.Act in accordance with the agency's mission, vision and values

2.Provide technical assistance to child care providers of all modalities

3.Plan and implement professional development training which may include the School-Age Care Credential (SACC) course and the Child Development Associate (CDA).

    a.Utilizes current research-based and best practice information

    b.Uses feedback from evaluative tools to guide decision making and planning 

    c.Meets the diverse needs of providers in the community

4.Develop and implement Education and Training Department programs and initiatives 

5.Conduct child care and school-age program observations and assessments such as the Environmental Rating Scale

6.Track data related to Education and Training Department programs and initiatives

7.Serve as a member of the Education and Training team and attend meetings and trainings as required

8.Serve on at least one (1) committee supporting our internal and/or external community 

9.Serve as a member of the CCRN team and actively participate in required meetings, trainings and outreach events.

10.Carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description, in accordance with the agency’s team philosophy



Qualifications and Competencies:

1.Bachelor Degree in Early Education and/or Childhood Education or related field and three years of direct child care/school-age program experience; or an Associate Degree with six years of direct experience.

2.Minimum one year experience training adults, including planning and development of curriculum 

3.Current New York State Training and Technical Assistance Professional Credential (T-TAP) Credential or plan of action to achieve credential

4.Strong knowledge of child development Birth-12.

5.Ability to apply knowledge in varied child care settings. 

6.Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as group presentation skills  

7.Excellent human relation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people including the current predominant linguistic, racial and ethnic populations of Erie County

8.Ability to execute assignments with little supervision.

9.Willingness to regularly travel in Erie County

10.Available to work evenings and weekends

11.Multilingual in English and Spanish or other languages that would support servicing our customers a plus


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Valid NYS Driver License and a vehicle with current registration and insurance


Physical Demands: 

1.Able to receive and convey detailed information

2.Communicate frequently with executives and employees

3.Manual dexterity and coordination for over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, calculator and similar machines

4.Able to remain in a stationary position

5.Able to stand for 2 or more hours at a time

6.Able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

7.Able to ascend and descend stairs

8.Able to position self in small chairs or on floor to communicate with children

9.Able to drive locally, day or night





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