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Children’s Friend is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, handicap, disability or veteran status. To apply for a job at Children’s Friend, you may submit your resume and cover letter electronically

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES updated September 21, 2017

 

Social Worker – First Connections - click here for a more detailed job description

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Bilingual ability; must be fluent in English and Spanish.  Must have experience working with pregnant women and expectant families, young children, and at-risk families.  Must have a valid driver's license, auto liability insurance, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

Description:
Provide home-based family assessments of families participating in the Infant and Toddler Home Visiting Program using the Family Assessment Tool to capture health, development, psychosocial, and environmental risks. Provide   Infant Assessment Screening, or Ages and Stages Questionnaire Screening on all children participating in the First Connections Program. Coordinate with local and state community resources regarding medical, home, immunizations, and lead screenings. In coordination with Nurses and Supervisor, ensure that all families are receiving parenting education. and are screened using the APP Home Safety Checklist.

 

Family Preservation Worker- Project Connect/Project Family - click here for a more detailed job description

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work or Bachelor’s degree with extensive experience with at-risk families, substance abuse, and service coordination.  Must provide documentation showing proof of all medical clearance and immunization requirements. Must have a valid driver’s license, automobile and auto liability insurance.

Description: Receive referred cases from supervisor, review case material, and consult with DCYF, the family and other involved parties.  Conduct a thorough assessment of each family, complete all appropriate intake forms and evaluation instruments within program time limits. Develop a Family Service plan in collaboration with family members, DCYF worker and other relevant service providers as well as Project Connect team members.  In collaboration with Project Connect team, implement the plan through the provision of home-based services, including individual and family counseling, parent training, and linkage with schools and community agencies . Provide assessment of family members’ substance abuse problems, and provide linkage of substance abusing family members to formal substance abuse treatment programs.  Work with family on implementing an active recovery plan.

 

Speech and Language Therapist - click here for a more detailed job description

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Speech and Language Therapy and current state licensure required. Must have at least two years of experience working with young children, preferably children with special needs.  Must provide documentation showing proof of all medical clearance and immunization requirements. Must have a valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

Description: Help families promote the healthy growth and development of their child through teaching, modeling, and encouraging developmentally appropriate activities to ensure the goals of infants and toddlers as stated in a family’s Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP). Plan, schedule, and provide family-centered services for assigned caseload.  Facilitate and participate in program procedures including intakes, evaluations, program services, and the development and review of IFSP. Coordinate service delivery including those with outside consultants and practitioners as well as agency collaboration and communication to facilitate coordinated services for early intervention children and families. Coordinate transition plans for children and their families leaving Early Intervention.

 

Junior Systems / Network Administrator - click here for a more detailed job description

Qualifications:
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in computer science, information technology or related field and 3-4 years of related security, systems and/or network administration experience. Current industry specific certifications preferred (e.g., MCSA,VCA,VCP,VCAP, NCDA, NCSA, CCNA, CCDA). Ability to quickly resolve complex information systems and security issues/problems. Knowledge and understanding of information risk concepts and principles. Experience with virtual server environments and consolidated storage. Knowledge of secure systems and network infrastructure encompassing servers, firewalls, routers, and switches, data loss prevention, network monitoring and endpoint protection. Understand the balance required between information security, technology and HIPAA considerations. Highly developed oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Well-organized, able to work under pressure and as a member of a team. Ability to interact well with a variety of people from all aspects of the Agency and community. Project management training preferred.

Description:
Under the direction of the CIO and IS Service Level Manager, monitor and administer day-to-day management of the information systems and the IS security environment at Children’s Friend.  Assist Systems Administrator with access controls, security incident detection and response, security control documentation and reporting. Lead projects related to information systems and security initiatives. Monitor and maintain servers and network devices and systems. Assist with virtual server operations, management of NetApp storage systems, Cisco UCS systems, and backups. Ensure security procedures, processes and standards are maintained.

 

Health and Nursing Manager - click here for a more detailed job description

Description: This position reports to the Vice President of Programs and serves as a member of the Program Leadership Team, as well as a key member of the health and nutrition division leadership team. The position will provide direct program oversight for the nursing domain of Head Start, Early Head Start and EHS-CC. This position will also provide nursing support and knowledge to other programs and projects. This position is expected to have strong management, supervisory and leadership skills. Create, implement and oversee the coordination of health and nursing related programming with a focus on integration between programs and within the overall agency. This includes staffing, work flow, training and continuous monitoring and evaluation to ensure appropriate and effective processes to maximize client success.

Qualifications:  Associate’s degree in Nursing required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must have current RI nursing licensure. Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of direct nursing experience working with children and/or families. Must have supervisory skills and expertise in program management, program integration and the provision and administration of comprehensive services for vulnerable families. Must provide documentation showing proof of all medical clearance and immunization requirements. Must have a valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

 

Health Project Coordinator - click here for a more detailed job description

Description: Assist the programmatic leadership in the departmental tasks that ensure the timely and effective provision of services to clients, which may include, but is not limited to, maintaining databases and calendars, managing menus and allergy lists, monitoring outreach to clients for recruitment and retention, data analysis, ordering supplies, and other programmatic support. Assist the staff with their data and information needs by managing and disseminating data, designing queries and reports. Update, maintain and monitor the creation and distribution of program materials. Serve as a liaison to state funders, community agencies, third party payers and other external parties, to ensure effective, ongoing collaboration.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Three to five years of direct service experience in working with vulnerable children and/or families required. Two to three years of professional experience in administrative support, database management, data analysis and report writing preferred. Must have strong organizational skills, computer skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Must provide documentation showing proof of all medical clearance and immunization requirements. Must have a valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and a car to be used for work-related tasks. Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred. Must have the ability to support flexible hours.

 

Head Start Nurse - click here to read a full job description

Description: Provide home-based  health assessments of pregnant women, young children and families as needed, and share information with appropriate program staff. Provide classroom based health assessments of Head Start children and collaborate with appropriate providers/families.Provide consultation to program staff regarding child and parent  health needs. Develop and implement wellness education programs, including  smoking cessation and other topics of interest  to  program participants  and the community.

Qualifications: RN with a current Rhode Island license. Must have   experience working with pregnant women and expectant families; young children; and at-risk families. Must have a valid driver's license, auto liability insurance, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

 

Supervisor/Wraparound Coach - click here to read a full job description

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field and Clinical Social Work Licensure, or equivalent education and experience.  Experience with at-risk families and staff supervision. 
Must have a valid driver's license, required insurance liability limits, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

Description: Provide strength based coaching, monitoring and supervision to the Family Service Care Coordinators, Family Support Partners, and other program staff. Ensure culturally competent services to families including the efficacy of the wrap model, case management, and crisis intervention. Ensure the development and implementation of a Family Care Plan and ensure the completion of an accurate clinical assessment for each family including face to face reviews when needed. Maintain thorough, up-to-date case records, including Family Care Plans, progress notes, copies of release of information forms, correspondence, evaluation instruments and all other paperwork as required.

 

Family Support Partner - click here to read a full job description

Qualifications: Experience with at-risk families; preference to be given to experience successfully raising a child with serious emotional disturbance (SED) or a developmental disability (DD)
and/or who has been involved with the child welfare or juvenile justice system.  Knowledge and skills needed to effectively support other caregivers.  Wraparound training and certification
are required but may occur as in-service. Must have a valid driver's license, required insurance liability limits, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

Description: Support wraparound facilitator by building trust, orienting family members to the wrap process and engaging the family. Support wrap team integration, and promote team collaboration. Link family to natural resources, supports and community services that are culturally competent and responsive. Provide parent education, including education associated with regulations and laws that support the rights of individuals with disabilities. Assist in accessing parent advocacy and mediate as needed.

 

Family Services Care Coordinator - click here to read a full job description

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Child Development or Master’s Degree in Social Work. Experience with at-risk families.  Must have a valid driver's license, required insurance liability limits,
and a car to be used  for work related tasks.

Description: Provide culturally competent home‑based/community based wrap facilitation including engaging the family, building trust and orienting members to the wraparound process while
facilitating the actual wrap process, enhancing the family’s natural supports, advocating for families and tracking family process. Effectively perform wraparound functions for families
including supporting, educating, encouraging, empowering and advocating for the family to express their views and choices. Educate, role model, and support families in effective child rearing,

 

Family Preservation Worker, BA degree (Fostering Families) - click here to read a full job description

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and significant job-related experience.  Must have a good working knowledge of child welfare and foster care.  Ability to work flexible hours per program need required.  Must have a valid driver’s license, automobile, and auto liability insurance.

Description: Provide kin and public foster families with a range of supportive services including service linkage; individualized education and training; support related to separation, grief and loss; contact with birth families; and information related to concurrent planning. Provide case management service to children in kinship or public foster homes which may include support related to being in out of home care; collaboration with all service providers; regular case conferences with DCYF regarding case status and permanency planning; and referrals for needed services. Conduct thorough home studies and/or home study updates for kin and public foster parents per agency policy and program guidelines.  Ensure that all State and Federal requirements are met for licensing or home study approval.

 

Family Preservation Worker, MA degree (Fostering Families) - click here to read a full job description

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in social work or related field and significant job-related experience.  Must have a good working knowledge of child welfare and foster care.  Ability to work flexible hours per program need required.  Must have a valid driver’s license, automobile, and auto liability insurance.

Description: Provide kin and public foster families with a range of supportive services including service linkage; individualized education and training; support related to separation, grief and loss; contact with birth families; and information related to concurrent planning. Provide case management service to children in kinship or public foster homes which may include support related to being in out of home care; collaboration with all service providers; regular case conferences with DCYF regarding case status and permanency planning; and referrals for needed services. Conduct thorough home studies and/or home study updates for kin and public foster parents per agency policy and program guidelines.  Ensure that all State and Federal requirements are met for licensing or home study approval.

 

Bilingual Family Support Worker, Healthy Families America - click here to read a full job description

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Child Development or a degree in a field the agency considers to be equivalent and relevant experience.  Must be fluent in English-Spanish. Must provide proof of all medical clearance requirements.  Must have a valid driver’s license; automobile liability insurance in an amount established by the agency; and, an automobile fit to be used for work related tasks.

Description: Provide a range of culturally competent home-based services on a weekly basis for all families participating in the Healthy Families America program. Home based services include: parenting education; developmental milestones; health and nutrition education; home management skills; crisis intervention; and, social services linkage, all in partnership with the client. Assist parents in improving their skills in order to optimize the home environment. Assists families in establishing goals and plans for attaining these goals. Identify and refer clients to other support services in the community; assist in making and attending health and human service appointments, including, but not limited to, appointments related to educational and employment goals.

 

Family Support Worker, Healthy Families America - click here to read a full job description

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Child Development or a degree in a field the agency considers to be equivalent and relevant experience.  Must provide proof of a physical examination, including TB and for women under the age of 35 years of age at hire, proof of MMR immunization or immunity.  Must have a valid driver’s license; automobile liability insurance in an amount established by the agency; and, an automobile fit to be used for work related tasks.

Description: Provide a range of culturally competent home-based services on a weekly basis for all families participating in the Healthy Families America program. Home based services include: parenting education; developmental milestones; health and nutrition education; home management skills; crisis intervention; and, social services linkage, all in partnership with the client. Assist parents in improving their skills in order to optimize the home environment. Assists families in establishing goals and plans for attaining these goals. Identify and refer clients to other support services in the community; assist in making and attending health and human service appointments, including, but not limited to, appointments related to educational and employment goals.

 

Nurse Home Visitor, Nurse-Family Partnership - click here to read a full job description

Qualifications: Must be a Bachelor’s level Registered Nurse with current Rhode Island license.  Must  have experience, and expertise in working with child and maternal health, and at- risk families. 
Must have a valid driver’s license, a car to be used for work related tasks and auto liability insurance.

Description: Provide home based nursing services using the NFP model to mothers and their babies. Conduct required infant and parent assessment screenings with all families participating in the NFP program. Specify problems and goals related to the care, health and development of the infants and children as well as appropriate goals for mothers in the program.

 

Supervisor, Triage and Assessment - click here to read a full job description

Description: This position reports to the Manager of Intake and Assessment and serves as a member of the Family Visiting Leadership Team. The position will support the development and implementation of an agency-wide centralized, integrated referral, screening and intake system. The program will also provide direct clinical oversight to the triage and assessment team, which includes First Connections nurses, social workers and para-professionals. This position is expected to have strong clinical, collaborative and leadership skills.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling required with Rhode Island LICSW or LMHC licensing OR Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, with Rhode Island nursing licensure required. Minimum of 3-5 years of direct clinical experience in working with vulnerable families required. Demonstrated leadership skills required; direct supervisory experience preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

 

Bilingual Enrollment Specialist - click here to read a full job description
Description:Oversee recruitment and enrollment of all children and their families into various programs within the agency with specific focus on Head Start, and Early Head Start. Maintain full enrollment for all classrooms and home based services by enrolling children and families.  Maintain up to date class lists and waiting lists and coordinate enrollment when there are openings. Provide telephone and face-to-face services to families including crisis intervention, advocacy, and referrals and linkages with community resources and agency programs.

Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field. Must have good oral communication and organizational skills.  Must have a valid driver's license, automobile insurance with appropriate limits and liability coverage and a reliable automobile to be used for work related tasks.  Must provide documentation showing proof of all medical clearance and immunization requirements.       

 

Database Administrator, Part-Time - click here to read a full job description

Description:
Responsible for ensuring availability and performance of the databases that support the system and for improvement and maintenance of the databases to include rollout and upgrades including proactively monitoring the database system to ensure secure services with minimum downtime (SQL Server 2005/2008). Maintain and enhance an effective and efficient system for recording, analyzing, and producing statistical information on agency programs, services, clients, and outcomes. Troubleshooting and problem solving of SQL Development. 

Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, or related field. Experience with database building and management, network management, and workstation troubleshooting.  Specific experience with Microsoft SQL  Server 2012/2016, T-SQL, Microsoft Access, Crystal Reports, knowledge of programming methodology and systems development lifecycle. Good communication skills, and general knowledge of basic software applications

 

Peer Mentor - click here to read a full job description

Description:
Work with families supporting, educating, encouraging, empowering and advocating for their views and choices. Support family stabilization through linking the family to natural resources, support and community services that are culturally competent and responsive. Provide parent education, including those associated with regulations/laws that support the rights of individuals and families,

Qualifications:
At least a High School diploma and a minimum of two years’ experience with the fostering a child and/or caring for a medically fragile child; Knowledge and skills needed to effectively support other  caregivers. Must have a valid driver's license, required insurance liability limits, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

 

Supervisor of Family Preservation - click here to read a full job description

Qualifications: Master Degree in Social Work or a related field and highest level licensure, or equivalent education and experience.  Experience with at-risk families, substance abuse, permanency, and service coordination  and staff supervision.  Must have a valid driver's license, required insurance liability limits, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

Responsibilities: Provide strength based monitoring and reflective supervision to the program staff including evaluations of staff performance and professional development plan implementation. Oversee daily operations of program needs, including, but not limited to, contracts, federal data collection, and collaboration with partnering agencies. Ensure culturally competent services to families including clinical assessment and intervention, case management, crisis intervention, information and referral to families referred to the program.  Ensure the development and implementation of a service plan.

 

Teacher Assistant - click here to read a full job description

Responsibilities:
Work with the lead/associate teacher to implement a curriculum based on best practice standards. Ensure that the classroom meets DCYF standards and Head Start education performance standards as well as other standards as appropriate.  This includes performing tasks necessary to maintain a high quality educational and childcare facility. Make daily observations of health of children, report any condition needing attention. Assist with the maintenance of progress notes, assessments, and screenings on the emotional, physical, social and intellectual development of classroom children.

Qualifications: 
Associate or Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field such as child study, child psychology, early childhood special education elementary education, or nursing.  Ability to organize and plan activities, establish warm, supportive relationships and provide a wide variety of stimulating and developmentally appropriate experiences for children.  Basic computer skills required for data input and use of email.  Knowledge of health, safety and first aid.  .  Must provide documentation showing proof of all medical clearance and immunization requirements, and be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

 

Early Intervention Educator - click here to read a full job description

Responsibilities:
Help families promote the healthy growth and development of their child through teaching, modeling, and encouraging developmentally appropriate activities to ensure the goals of infants and toddlers as stated in a family’s IFSP. Plan, schedule, and provide family-centered services for assigned caseload.  Maintain confidential client files and complete all documentation in a professional manner and within established program time frames. Facilitate and participate in program procedures including intakes, evaluations, program services, and the development and review of Individualized Family Service Plans.

Qualifications:  BA in Early Childhood Education or Special Education and current state licensure, or any Master’s degree in a related field. 2 years of experience working with young children, preferably children with special needs.  Must have current license as required by individual’s profession. Must have driver’s license, automobile, and appropriate insurance levels.

 

Foster Care Recruiter - click here to read a full job description

Description: Recruit a diverse population of families interested in providing foster care to infants and young children referred to our foster care program. Maintain a database of all inquiries and applicants with contact information and how they were referred to help track outcomes and recruitment activities. Organize and implement outreach efforts within the community through collaboration with DCYF, community providers, businesses, religious affiliations and other community organizations.

Qualifications: High School Diploma.  A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Must have good working knowledge of the Rhode Island foster care system.  Must have, and maintain, a valid driver’s license, an automobile fit for use for the program, and auto liability insurance in an amount set by the agency.

 

Intake Coordinator - click here to read a full job description

Description: Processes and screens applicants and referrals to agency programs within mandated program and contractual guidelines. Enter all client related data into appropriate external and agency databases. Ensure all necessary documentation is timely and accurate.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Child Development or other relevant/related field. Two to three years of experience strongly preferred, including direct interaction/engagement with families. Must have strong organizational skills, computer skills and excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with staff, clients, and visitors, as well as the ability to recognize and respect the need for confidentiality. Must have the ability to support flexible hours, as needed.

 

Visitation Worker - click here to read a full job description

Description: Provide therapeutic visitation services for children placed in agency and/or DCYF foster homes, kinship placements, and their parents or other identified extended family member. Transport children to visits utilizing the agency vehicle.  Supervise visits and provide therapeutic intervention during visits to promote the development of parent-child bonding and teach parents effective parenting skills.  Coordinate visitation schedule with program workers, DCYF personnel, foster and birth families to meet DCYF case plan goals. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field from an accredited school.  Must have a good working knowledge of child welfare, adoption and foster care.  Ability to work flexible hours per program needs required.  Must have a valid driver’s license, automobile, and auto liability insurance.

 

 

FCCP Family Support Partner - cick here for more details

Description: Provide parenting support through the wraparound model to families who are at risk of DCYF involvement, have a child with a serious emotional disturbance or youth who are being released from the training school.  Utilizes a secure web based system to document all client interactions and forms.

Qualifications: Experience with at-risk families; preference to be given to experience successfully raising a child with serious emotional disturbance (SED) or a developmental disability (DD) and/or who has been involved with the child welfare or juvenile justice system.  Knowledge and skills needed to effectively support other caregivers.  Wraparound training and certification are required but may occur as in-service. Must have a valid driver's license, required insurance liability limits, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

 

Early Intervention Dietician - click here for more details

Description: Must have licensure as a Registered Dietician (RD) and a minimum of two years of experience working with young children, preferably children with special needs. Must have a valid driver’s license, automobile for work related tasks, and appropriate liability insurance levels. 


Qualification: Help families promote the healthy growth and development of their child through teaching, modeling, and encouraging developmentally appropriate activities to ensure the goals of infants and toddlers as stated in a family’s IFSP. Plan, schedule, and provide family-centered services for assigned caseload.  Maintain confidential client files and complete all documentation in a professional manner and within established program time frames.  Facilitate and participate in program procedures including intakes, evaluations, program services, and the development and review of Individualized Family Service Plans. Coordinate service delivery including those with outside consultants and practitioners, as well as agency collaboration and communication, to facilitate coordinated services for early intervention children and families.

 

EI Social Worker - click here for more details  

Description:  Highest degree applicable to the profession/discipline such as a Master’s degree in Social Work or any Master’s degree in a related field. 2 years of experience working with young children, preferably children with special needs.  Must have current license as required by individual’s profession. Must have a valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

Qualifications: Help families promote the healthy growth and development of their child through teaching, modeling, and encouraging developmentally appropriate activities to ensure the goals of infants and toddlers as stated in a family’s IFSP. Plan, schedule, and provide family-centered services for assigned caseload. Facilitate and participate in program procedures including intakes, evaluations, program services, and the development and review of Individualized Family Service Plans. Coordinate service delivery including those with outside consultants and practitioners,  as well as agency collaboration and communication, to facilitate coordinated services for early intervention children and families.

 

Early Intervention Service Coordinator - click here for more details

Description: BA in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education, Social Work, Psychology, Communications Disorders, Nutrition or related early intervention field. 2 years of experience working with young children, preferably children with special needs.  Must have current license as required by individual’s profession. Must have driver’s license, automobile, and appropriate insurance levels.

Qualifications: Plan, schedule, and provide family-centered services for assigned caseload.  Support and implement developmentally and culturally appropriate learning environments for infants, toddlers, and their families. Maintain confidential client files and complete all documentation in a professional, timely, and accurate manner. Facilitate and participate in program procedures including intakes, evaluations, program services, and the development and review of Individualized Family Service Plans.

 

Head Start Family Worker - click here for more details

Description: Provide culturally competent home‑based case management, crisis intervention, vocational development, and information and referral services to families referred to Head Start. Provide home based parent‑child activities to promote positive, nurturing interaction between parents and their children. Ensure program services are in compliance with Head Start/Early Head Start performance standards. Responsible for integration of services for families in the classroom, home, center, and community.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Child Development or a related field. Experience with at-risk families.  Must provide documentation showing proof of all medical clearance and immunization requirements. Must have a valid driver's license, required insurance liability limits, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

 

Per Diem Receptionist/Secretary - Bilingual - click here for more details

Description: As part of the administrative support team, the receptionist is responsible for answering phones and channeling incoming calls to proper staff; greeting clients and visitors who enter the building; coordinating incoming and outgoing mail; and providing administrative support to the building as assigned.

Qualifications: High School graduate with knowledge of general office procedures, including good typing, computer, telephone, data entry and filing skills. Ability to develop the capacity to provide other skills as necessary to provide efficient support services for the Agency. A pleasant telephone manner is required as well as excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with staff, clients, visitors and Board members and the ability to recognize and respect the need for confidentiality. Must have a valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a reliable car if directed to report to another site.  Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.

 

Lead Teacher - click here to read full job description

Description:  The Lead Teacher works with the Child Development Supervisor to implement curriculum based on best practice standards while ensuring that their classroom meets DCYF standards and Head Start education performance standards as well as other standards as appropriate.  Responsible for integration of services for families in the classroom, home, center and community.  Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with all staff and consultants providing services regarding the individual needs of each child.

Qualifications:  Bachelor degree or Master degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; or holds a current RI certificate in Early Childhood Education; or a Bachelor or Master degree in related field and plan to complete  twenty-four semester hours of course work to include work in each of the following areas; Child Growth and Development, Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Education, Reading Readiness and Developmental Reading, Health and Nutrition for the Young Child; Child, Family, and Community Relationships; and Identification of and Service to Special Needs Children.  Ability to organize and plan activities, establish warm, supportive relationships and provide a wide variety of stimulating and developmentally appropriate experiences for children.  Basic computer skills required for data input and use of email.  Reliable automobile, valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.  Must maintain CPR and first aid training.  Must provide documentation showing proof of all medical clearance and immunization requirements, and be able to lift up to 40 lbs.  Must provide all required DCYF licensing forms within 30 days of hire.

 

Therapeutic Integration Specialist/Kids Connect - click here for full job description

Description: Provide therapeutic interventions and supports within a classroom environment for children ages 3-5 years old.  Maintain ongoing communication with all team members regarding the individual needs of each child.  Maintain required paperwork for children receiving therapeutic services.

Qualifications: High school diploma plus experience working with preschool ages children with behavioral needs required.  Associate’s or CDA preferred. 

 

Interpreter, Home Visiting Programs (Spanish & Creole) - click here for full job description

Description: Provide interpretation and translation services for program staff by communicating effectively from English to Spanish and Cape Verdean Creole and from Spanish and Creole to English.  This includes the full range of health and nutrition programs, including, but not limited to Early Intervention, First Connections, and the Nurse Family Partnership.

Qualifications: High School graduate required; associates degree or interpreter certification preferred. Some experience with providing translation services required. l. A pleasant telephone manner, as well as excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with staff, clients, visitors and Board members and the ability to recognize and respect the need for confidentiality. Must be able to work flexible hours. Must have a valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a car to be used for work related tasks. Must be fluent in English, Spanish and Cape Verdean Creole. Must be able to translate written documents.

 

Physical Therapist - Early Intervention - click to read full job description      

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. At least two years of experience working with young children, preferably children with special needs.  Must have current license as required by individual’s profession. Must have driver’s license, appropriate liability insurance levels and automobile for work related tasks.

Description: Help families promote the healthy growth and development of their child through teaching, modeling, and encouraging developmentally appropriate activities to ensure the goals of infants and toddlers as stated in a family’s IFSP. Plan, schedule, and provide family-centered services for assigned caseload.  Maintain confidential client files and complete all documentation within established program time frames.

 

Occupational Therapist - Early Intervention - click to read full job description

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and current state licensure. At least two years of experience working with young children, preferably children with special needs.  Must have current license as required by the profession. Must have a valid driver's license, required insurance liability limits, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

Description: Help families promote the healthy growth and development of their child through teaching, modeling, and encouraging developmentally appropriate activities to ensure the goals of infants and toddlers as stated in a family’s IFSP. Plan, schedule, and provide family-centered services for assigned caseload.  Maintain confidential client files and complete all documentation within established program time frames.

 

Early Childhood Clinician - click to read full job description

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or a related field from an accredited school.  Must have independent license; LICSW or LMHC. 
Must have a strong working knowledge of preschool age-group and preschool classroom supports.  Must have a valid driver’s license, and car, and auto liability insurance.

Description: Through classroom observation, assess preschool children who have been referred for mental health support. Provide comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of children participating in the Preschool/Head Start/Early Head Start programs as well as provide individual and family counseling to children and families participating in these same programs. Support classroom teaching staff with implementing strategies to more effectively serve the children referred for mental health services. Provide therapeutic services to children participating in the Kids Connect program. 



 

 

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