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153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903


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JOB OPPORTUNITIES updated May 19, 2017

 

Early Intervention Supervisor - click here to read a full job description
Requirements:
Support staff in helping families promote the healthy growth and development of their child through coaching and reflective practice. Provide training and direct supervision of Early Intervention staff, including regular evaluations of staff performance. Ensure proper maintenance of records and the timely completion of required reports.

Qualifications:  Highest degree applicable to the profession/discipline such as the following: Masters in Social Work, Counseling or Therapeutic Services; Masters in Speech and Language Therapy; Masters in Early Childhood Education or Special Education OR BS in Early Childhood Education or Special Education with RIDE Certification; Masters in Nutrition OR Registered Dietician licensure; or BS in Nursing, Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy with appropriate state licensure. Must have at least 3 years of experience working with young children and families, including knowledge of or experience with disabilities. Must have current license as required by individual’s profession. Must have driver’s license, automobile, and appropriate insurance levels.

 

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.  Reliable automobile, valid driver's license and auto liability insurance. Must provide proof of
a physical examination not more than two years old; results of a TB test indicating free from TB and for women under 35 years of age, proof of measles, mumps and rubella immunization or immunity.

 

Business Systems Analyst - click here to read a full job description

Description: Work with project teams to understand the impact of new programs that the agency will be implementing, and then understand and document the potential impact to the agencies systems. Support the analysis of current issues that have been reported to understand impact, root cause, and resolution. Protect the security and confidentiality of the agency’s computer systems and the information they contain, both internally and externally. Provide Management Supervision to the Data team.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, or related field. Experience with systems analysis, and writing SQL queries to help with analysis. Specific experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/21016, T-SQL,  Microsoft Access, Crystal Reports or higher and above.  3-5 years of Analysis and Management Experience preferred. SDLC knowledge is extremely beneficial. Highly organized but willing to adjust direction when necessary. Good communication skills, and general knowledge of basic software applications.         

 

First Connections Supervisor - click here to read a full job description

Description:
Provide leadership, knowledge, support and supervision to staff within all of the Health and Nutrition programs. Support and monitor home visiting staff in areas of caseload, productivity requirements and documentation to ensure that contractual and agency requirements are met.

Qualifications:
Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing, or Family Studies. Must have supervisory experience, and expertise in working with infants, young children, and at-risk families.   Must have a valid driver’s license, a car to be used for work related tasks and auto liability insurance.

 

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.

 

Vice President, Finance - click here to read a full job description
Responsibilities:
Coordinate and manage all fiscal activities of the agency. Ensure that all agency financial records and transactions are properly authorized, fully documented, accurately recorded, and maintained according to all legal, best practice, and contract requirements.  Ensure that monthly financial statements are produced and distributed in a timely and accurate manner. Coordinate the agency’s annual budget process, ensuring a balanced and realistic budget is developed in accordance with the strategic direction of the agency. Ensure that the general ledger of non-operating funds is maintained properly, including the preparation and posting of all journal entries and the production of financial reports, financial statements, and financial analysis for those funds. Track, prepare, and file grant and contract financial reports including budgets.

Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field and/or CPA required. Previous Accounting and supervisory experience required. Must be detail oriented and have strong communication skills. Previous   experience managing fiscal operations is preferred.

 

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.

 

Quality Assurance Specialist - click here to read a full job description
Description: Collaborate with members of the Management Team to maintain a system of robust, data-driven, continuous quality improvement that informs and connects practice, training, and outcomes, in support of agency goals. 
Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Human Services or a related field.  Minimum of 5 years progressive leadership experience in a professional, nonprofit service setting (or similar organizational setting) conducting or leading quality improvement activities; program evaluation; developing and monitoring outcomes; staff training. Experience in using an electronic client/customer database. Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable automobile, and auto insurance. 

 

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.

 

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

Description: Provides a range of culturally competent home-based services on a weekly basis for all families participating in the Healthy Families America program including: parenting education; developmental milestones; health and nutrition education; home management skills; crisis intervention; and, social services linkage, all in partnership with the client.         

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 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.

 

Project Connect Worker - click here to read full job description

Description: Qualified staff to work with substance affected families involved in the child welfare system within an intensive home based model.  Provide strengths-based interventions, recovery-focused counseling and support within a family systems model.  Work as a part of a multi- disciplinary team.         

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Agency Counseling, and/or a related field.  Will consider Bachelors Degree with experience and/or licensure in a related field.  Experience with high risk families and/or substance affected families necessary.  Bilingual ability a plus.

 

RN, Nurse Family Partnership - click to read full job description

Description:   

  1. Provide home based nursing services using the NFP model to mothers and their babies.
  2. Conduct required infant and parent assessment screenings with all families participating in the NFP program.
  3. Develop a nursing service plan for each family.  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.
  4. Meet productivity standards to ensure that that Nurse-Family Partnership and agency requirements are met.
  5. Maintain client records and complete all documentation according to NFP and Children’s Friend requirements.
  6. Participate in case conferences, team meetings to ensure families receive appropriate and effective services.
  7. Assist enrolled mothers with education, job training, and career goals.
  8. Coordinate with local and state community resources regarding medical home, immunizations, and lead screenings.
  9. Constructively utilize individual and peer supervision to evaluate and improve effectiveness in providing services to clients.  This includes active participation in team meetings and agency meetings. 
  10.  Actively participate on the community task forces and committees as assigned.  Demonstrate professionalism, competence and expertise when representing the agency in the community.
  11. Contribute to the overall success and quality of the program by working constructively and collaboratively with other staff members to address programmatic and agency wide issues and needs.

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.

 

First Connections Nurse (Bilingual Preferred) - click to read full job description

Description:

  • Provide home-based family assessments of families participating in the First Connections using the Family Assessment Tool, capturing health, development, psychosocial, and environmental risks.
  • Provide Infant Assessment Screening or Ages and Stages Questionnaire Screening on all children participating in the Family Outreach Program.
  • Coordinate with local and state community resources regarding medical home, immunizations, and lead screenings.
  • Assist with connecting eligible families with area WIC programs.  Identify local health resources and eligibility requirements for accessing those resources.
  • Ensure that all families of babies with significant metabolic or hemoglobinopathy test results receive necessary follow-up care.
  • In coordination with First Connections Social Worker and Supervisor, ensure that all families are receiving parenting education.
  • Maintain client records and complete all necessary documentation within established program time frames.
  • Adhere to productivity requirements as established for the First Connection Program.

Qualifications:

RN with 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.

Abilities:
  • Develop and maintain ongoing outreach strategies to inform families and the community of agency programs, services, and activities offered through Children’s Friend.
  • Interact effectively and respectfully with others and particularly with individuals whose backgrounds and life experiences are different from one’s own.

 

Family Preservation Manager- click here for a more detailed job description

Description: Provide leadership, knowledge, support and supervision to staff working with Child Welfare involved families in home visiting programs. In collaboration with the Director of Family Preservation assist in the overall implementation, including staff recruitment, budget monitoring and contractual compliance.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Social Work or a related field. Must have management/ supervisory experience and expertise in working with children and at-risk families. Must have a valid driver's license, a car to be used for work related tasks and auto liability insurance.

 

Project Connect Nurse- click here for a more detailed job description

Description: Provide primarily home based nursing services to children and their families, primarily birth to three, with special health care needs and developmental needs who are substance affected. Experience working with children as well as substance affected families preferred. Bi-lingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Must be a registered nurse with current Rhode Island license and pediatric experience.

 

Permanency Worker, Master's Degree- click here for a more detailed job description

Description: Provide a range of counseling and supportive services for pregnant or parenting birth parents, including assessment; individual, group and family counseling; assistance with the development of permanency plans for their child(ren); parenting education; linkage with community resources, and support related to contact with foster or adoptive families. Provide information and assistance with developing an adoption plan for birth parents that choose adoption for their infant. Conduct thorough home studies for prospective adoptive or foster parents per agency policy and program guidelines. Ensure that all State and Federal requirements are met for licensing or home study approval

Qualifications: Masters degree in Social Work or related field from an accredited school. Must be licensed in Rhode Island at the highest possible level, based on degree and experience. Must have a good working knowledge of child welfare, adoption and foster care. Must have experience with individual, group and family counseling and crisis intervention. Ability to work flexible hours per program need required. Must have a valid driver's license, automobile, and auto liability insurance.

 

Permanency Worker, Bachelor's Degree- click here for a more detailed job description

Description: Provide a range of counseling and supportive services for pregnant or parenting birth parents, including assessment; individual, group and family counseling; assistance with the development of permanency plans for their child(ren); parenting education; linkage with community resources, and support related to contact with foster or adoptive families. Provide information and assistance with developing an adoption plan for birth parents that choose adoption for their infant. Conduct thorough home studies for prospective adoptive or foster parents per agency policy and program guidelines. Ensure that all State and Federal requirements are met for licensing or home study approval

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

 

Health and Nutrition Services Manager - click here for a more detailed job description
Description:

  • Provide leadership, knowledge, support and supervision to supervisors in health and nutrition services using the principles of coaching and reflective practice.
  • Promote a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment in developing a service plan for each child and family.
  • Ensure that all client records are complete and that services are in compliance with all health and nutrition standards (Head Start, WIC).
  • Provide health assessments of young children and families from all programs as needed, and share information with appropriate staff.
  • Oversee all health and nutrition related services in the agency and build linkages to ensure that the health needs of our clients are met.
  • Support and monitor health and nutrition staff in areas of caseload, productivity requirements and documentation to ensure that both programs and agency requirements are met.

Qualifications:
RN, nutritionist (current Rhode Island license), or related health field. Must have supervisory experience and expertise in working infants, young children, and at-risk families 5 years of experience working with pregnant women and expectant families, young children, and 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.

 

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:
Provide nutrition services to families with children, birth to three, with developmental delay, disabilities, and/or special health needs in the home and/or community.  Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. 


Qualification:
Must have licensure as a Registered Dietician (RD). A minimum of two years of experience working with young children, preferably children with special needs. Must have driver’s license, automobile, and appropriate insurance levels.

 

EI Social Worker - click here for more details  

Description: Provide social work services to families with children,  birth to three, with developmental delay, disabilities, and/or special health needs in the home and/or community.  Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team.    

Qualifications: Minimum of Master’s degrees degree from a Board approved Social Work Program.

 

Early Intervention Service Coordinator - click here for more details

Description: 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. Coordinate and collaborate with physicians, community agencies, and other service providers and agencies to provide comprehensive services to families.

Qualifications: Highest degree applicable to the profession/discipline such as Masters in Social Work, Masters in Speech and Language Therapy, BA in Early Childhood Education or Special Education, BS in Nursing, BS in Physical Therapy, BS in Occupational Therapy and current state licensure, or any Master’s degree in a related field. 2 years 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

 

Nutritionist - click here for more details

Description:

  • Provides culturally competent nutrition counseling and support to Children’s Friend’s programs, including, but not limited to WIC, Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K, Childcare and Early Head Start Child Care Partnership families within the guidelines specific to each program
  • Creates, maintains and monitors proper documentation of student allergies and dietary restrictions, including the development of Individual Nutrition Plans.
  • Leads and actively participates in nutrition-related activities such as Active play class, cooking demonstrations, classroom activities and Farmer’s Market activities
  • Ensures all WIC procedures and documentation standards are met (e.g. certification of all eligible WIC participants according to WIC policies and procedures, eligibility screening, special formula issuance, general food packaging maintenance, anthropometric measurements, etc.).

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related degree. Minimum of 2 years of experience preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

 

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.
  • Promote parent involvement in both home and center based activities.  This includes encouraging meaningful parent volunteer opportunities.
  • Conduct face-to-face client, collateral and provider interviews that are consistent with the Family            Partnership Agreement.  Make appropriate referrals and linkages to other community resources as needed.
  • Maintain client records and complete all necessary documentation within established program time frames.
  • Provide orientation, training, supervision and support to Family Coaches.
  • Participate in the enrollment of all Head Start/Early Head Start families.

Qualifications:  Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Child Development or a related field. Experience with at-risk families. 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. Must maintain CPR and first aid training.

 

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

Description: Ability to provide efficient support services for all programs. Answer phones and channel incoming calls to proper staff. Greet clients and visitors who enter the building and direct them to the appropriate staff member, meeting, etc. Sort and distribute incoming mail and as well as stamp outgoing mail if appropriate and prepare for mail carrier. Assist in bi-lingual translation (orally and written) of forms, flyers, letters and agency documents as needed. Type accurate memos, forms, brochures and correspondence as needed. Provide administrative support needs for the building as assigned.

Qualifications: High School graduate with knowledge of general office procedures, including good typing, computer, telephone, data entry and filing skills.  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.

 

Lead Teacher - click here to read full job description

Description: Work with child development supervisor to implement curriculum based on best practice standards; ensure classroom meets DCYF standards and Head Start education performance standards as well as other standards as appropriate; maintain progress notes and electronic data as appropriate on the emotional, physical, social and intellectual development of assigned children; responsible for the 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 not less than twenty-four semester hours of course work in Early Childhood Education; 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.

 

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.

 

Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist - click here to read full job description

Description: Provide assessment, diagnosis and counseling to clients and family across all agency programs.  Assume intake and enrollment responsibilities across all programs and ensure that clients are linked to appropriate services.  

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work, mental health Counseling or related field from an accredited school.  Independent license preferred.  Must have three years experience working with at risk children and families.  Fluent in English and Spanish preferred.

 

EI Physical Therapist- click to read full job description      

Description: Provide physical therapy services to children, birth to three, with developmental delay, disabilities, and/or special health needs in the home and/or community.  Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team.    

Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree from a Board approved Physical Therapy program and professional license from the RI department of Health

 

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

Description:       

  • To 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.
  • Coordinates transition plans for children and their families leaving Early Intervention.
  • Meets established productivity standards for direct service.
  • Implement Early Intervention services that conform to all federal, state and agency standards.

Qualifications:   Highest degree applicable to the profession/discipline such as Masters in Social Work, Masters in Speech and Language Therapy, BA in Early Childhood Education or Special Education, BS in Nursing, BS in Physical Therapy, BS in Occupational Therapy and current state licensure. 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, automobile, and appropriate insurance levels.

Abilities:

  • Pursue ongoing professional development through professional reading and attending relevant workshops and conferences (including Children’s Friend’s core training program) as well as participating in a minimum of 12 hours per year of training with a focus on working with young children with disabilities and their families.
  • Interact effectively and respectfully with others and particularly with individuals whose backgrounds and life experiences are different from one’s own.

 

Early Childhood Clinician - click to read full job description

Description

  • Provide comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of children, parents and families.
  • Provide individual, family and group psychotherapy to clients of the Family Counseling Program.  This psychotherapy may be home, office or community based, and may include crisis intervention services on an as needed basis. 
  • Assume intake and enrollment responsibilities for Kids Connect. 
  • Provide a minimum of one hour of weekly supervision to Therapeutic Integration Specialists.
  • Complete annual performance evaluations for assigned Therapeutic Integration Specialists.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with providers in other service systems including; DCYF, legal, judicial, medical, educational, human services, etc.
  • Maintain accurate client records and complete all necessary documentation within established program time frames, which includes all Kids Connect intake paperwork and Therapeutic Integration Plans.
  • Complete timely insurance authorizations as necessary and maintain current information regarding insurance eligibility.
  • Provide after hour’s beeper coverage on a rotating basis, for additional compensation.

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or a related field from an accredited school.  Must have an independent license; LICSW or LMHC.  Must have a good working knowledge of clinical counseling services with children and families.  Must have a valid driver’s license, and car, and auto liability insurance.

Abilities:

  • Identify training needs and actively participate in training program.  Assume additional responsibility for professional development by reviewing appropriate literature and attending relevant conferences and workshops. (including Children’s Friend’s core training program).
  • Interact effectively and respectfully with others and particularly with individuals whose backgrounds and life experiences are different from one’s own.

 



 

 

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