Part Time - Temporary Position
The Early Childhood Specialist strengthens vulnerable families of infants and young children through engagement and teaming with community partners to decrease risk factors and increase Protective Factors. The Early Childhood Specialist provides individual, face-to-face and telephonic counseling to assist families in connecting to supportive early childhood services and promoting developmental health. The Early Childhood Specialist supports child welfare case practice and strengthens systems integration and service linkages at the local level.
- Works collaboratively with the Central Intake team to manage referrals of children age 0-5 from CP&P, child care, and community settings
- Conducts tracking and follow-up to assure linkage to health, social services and community based services
- Reviews and forwards triaged referrals and reassigns to alternate programs as appropriate
- Provides a developmental screening, developmental resources, and referral to EI as appropriate
- Strengthens vulnerable families through engagement and teaming with community partners
- Participates in CP&P Early Childhood/Plans of Safe Care case conferencing
- Participates in Central Intake/Hub meetings, regional programs and coalitions that support and promote early childhood services and education
- Markets the Early Childhood Initiative concept and services to the community
- Maintains accurate documentation of all client contacts, provider contacts, and community events in the SPECT system
- Submits reports and data collection tools as required by DCF
- Ensures client confidentiality and maintains HIPAA compliance
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Bachelor Degree in social work, human services, or nursing required
- Certification or training in Infant Mental Health preferred
- 1 year experience in infant/early childhood mental health and early childhood development
- Ability to develop rapport with clients from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds
- Knowledge of community resources and sensitivity to community issues
- Basic computer skills necessary
- Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize work requirements
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
- Valid driver’s license, car, and current insurance policy
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Must be able to see to read documents and hear well enough to communicate with others
- Must be able to write, type, and use a telephone
- Must be able to operate a motor vehicle
- Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
- Additional requirements to be determined with input from Director and HR
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travels regularly to sites where traffic, weather, and other environmental conditions may be encountered; otherwise works in a climate-controlled professional office environment generally free from hazards and other adverse working conditions.
Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, a nonprofit maternal/child health agency providing programs/services to improve perinatal/pediatric health. SNJPC offers a comp. salary and benefits pkg. It is SNJPC’s policy to make every practical effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities to execute the crucial functions to the job.
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SNJPC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage all qualified candidates to apply for employment with our agency without regard to abilities, age, race, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio economic status, educational levels, military/veteran status or any other characteristics.