Think Small, Minnesotas leader in early learning, is dedicated to advancing early childhood care and education. We are still committed to the principles that gave rise to our organization in 1971 that the quality of a child's early experiences greatly influences his or her success later in life and that there is much that can be done to improve the quality of early childhood settings to optimize a child's development.
This position determines eligibility for Basic Sliding Fee Child Care Assistance and maintains waiting lists based on state priority groups when funding is not available and to start application process when funding is available.
Essential Job Functions:
Perform family intake screening using client information and public assistance databases
Apply MNs, P1s and P4s
Ensure accuracy and continued service delivery for cases transferred to Think Small at P2/TYE funding
Add and remove families from appropriate waiting lists according to eligibility and funding
Wait list clean ups
Refer parents to various programs for assistance
Promote CCAP services at community events
Assist department supervisors in training new staff in department positions and use of county and state software systems
Associates degree in Human Services or related field
6 months experience in administrative service with public assistance clients
Knowledge of child care assistance programs and policies and experience administrative service with public assistance clients preferred
Working knowledge of basic MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Working knowledge of public assistance computer systems preferred
Think Small offers a minimum starting wage of $15.34/hr for this position and a unique benefit package which includes:
Medical, dental, short- and long-term disability, life, vision, pet, disability, critical illness and long term care insurance; medical and dependent care flex, HSA, legal and ID protection plans;
Pre-tax and ROTH 401k with employer match;
23 days of sick/vacation time earned the first year PLUS 9 scheduled holidays and 4 floating holidays for those whose needs dont conform to the federal holiday calendar; AND
we recently introduced 2 new-parent benefits Infants-at-work program and 6 weeks paid parental leave (available after 1 year of employment.)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Think Small building (located at 10 Yorkton Court, St Paul MN 55117) is closed and the majority of our staff are working remotely through December 2020, as will this position.
This position is available immediately.
Think Small is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer