Early Childhood Specialist

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Position Title: Early Childhood Specialist                                                                       
Department: Early Childhood           
Supervisor: Early Childhood Director 
Term of Employment: 10 months; 37.5 hours per week
Salary Classification: Classification 11
Job Summary: Clerical work specific to early childhood education including Arizona Department of Health Services Child Care Licensure, scholarship and immunization reporting, registration of preschool students, orientation of new staff per DHS regulations and maintenance of staff DHS files.
Essential Functions:  Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

  • Maintain records of staff compliance to DHS regulations
  • Maintain student records per DHS regulations
  • Maintain site inspections per DHS regulations
  • Complete staff background checks per DHS and DES regulations
  • Provide fingerprinting as needed for early childhood staff
  • Complete monthly scholarship reporting
  • Maintain wait list and fill class openings as they occur
  • Assist families in completing applications for preschool
  • Collect documents required for scholarships
  • Complete yearly immunization reports for Maricopa County
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures. 
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district.
  • Skill in appropriate computer applications.
  • Highly skilled in organization and maintenance of records.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or GED, AND one (1) year of relevant secretarial, clerical, customer service or closely related experience OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arizona driver’s license.
  • May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours.
  • May be required to travel to perform work functions.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write English.

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Peoria Unified School District

8624 W. Sweetwater, Peoria, AZ 85381
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $8,651

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 23.13

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 143