CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Responsible for training, auditing, and administrative work in reviewing all aspects of the USDA Child Care Food Program (CCFP) for compliance with CCFP requirements. Position entails 50%-60% traveling throughout Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties visiting child care programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for managing assigned caseload of centers and FCCH and ensuring they are in compliance. with USDA and Department of Health (DOH) rules and regulations.
Reviews all aspects of the CCFP program including analyzing and evaluating paperwork documentation for compliance with CCFP audit requirements and providing training and technical assistance.
Cooperates with the CCFP supervisor and Director to meet the CCFP Office's schedule for monitoring participating centers and family child care homes for meals being claimed. This involves both on-site and in-office reviews, including auditing paperwork.
Works directly with the CCFP supervisor and Director to report all findings and observations. Responsible for keeping, detailed records and documentation for auditors.
Provides pre-operational visits to caregivers for the purpose of information, technical assistance and to report to the CCFP supervisor and Director for the purpose of program approval.
Provides education, training and technical assistance to all providers and their staff on USDA Food Program requirements as well as nutrition education. Serves as a resource for providers using Minute Menu software.
Assists with monthly voucher paperwork at the beginning of each month, including checking provider meal counts and menus entered into Minute Menu software, entering receipts and labor documentation into Minute Menu and analyzing error reports generated by the Minute Menu software for each center.
Assists with the paperwork involved in application for, and on-going agreements with, participants, including all forms required by the Department of Health and Food and Nutrition Management programs.
Assist the Quality Assurance Monitoring Specialist, CCFP supervisor and Director in the preparation for activities during, and responses to CCFP audits and program monitoring by State and Federal personnel.
Follows-up at the direction of the CCFP supervisor and Director on issues of noncompliance and/ or complaints regarding food service and related areas. Provides testimony at hearings regarding contract cancellations.
Imposes sanctions on providers who are found to be deficient according to USDA guidelines.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar in order to prepare and read documents and correspondences.
Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
Ability to gain knowledge of CCFP regulations regarding meal service, monitoring procedures and 4C agency policies.
Ability to gain knowledge of USDA Food Program requirements.
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Ability to gain knowledge of early childhood nutrition. Ability to gain knowledge of early childhood development. Ability to gain knowledge of documentation procedures for the CCFP.
Knowledge of the geographical area to which assigned and the ability to read and interpret maps and instructions.
Ability to operate a personal computer. Basic knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software (including MS Word, Excel). Ability to navigate the Internet.
Ability to demonstrate excellent organizational skills. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Ability to prepare technical reports. Ability to perform in a detail-oriented manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to effectively train individuals. Must be tolerant of different learning styles of customers.
Ability to work with and communicate with people e from various multi-cultural backgrounds and socio-economic levels.
Sensitivity to the needs, abilities, beliefs, and attitudes of individuals within and outside the Agency, including but not limited to clients and co-workers.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Education, Social Work, Business Administration or a related field.
Two years’ experience in a child nutrition program, child care center, social work, or related field.
SALARY RANGE: $32,261 Annually PAY GRADE: 8
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability
Qualified candidates should submit their resumes via https://4cflorida.org/careers/submit-your-resume/ - be sure to mention CFEC.org job posting when applying.