York CountyYorktown 23690
Full Time

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including common office machines such as calculators, copiers, laptops, tablets, etc.

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Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

York County
Full Time 6.5 per week 224 Ballard St, Yorktown, VA 23690, United States
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Overview

Performs basic counseling and human services work in the Children and Family Services Division. Works as part of the division’s multidisciplinary team and in collaboration with parents, staff, and community agencies to promote children’s school readiness. Engages in activities to promote mental wellness, social-emotional development, evidence-based trauma-informed care, and mental health literacy and education. Provides ongoing consultation services and support to program staff, program participants, and the program’s contracted mental health consultants to address mental wellness social emotional health, and trauma. Responsible for the coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of high quality mental health services, which includes providing resources, developing partnerships, and making referrals to community agencies and programs.

Incumbents work 6.5 hours per day, 32.5 hours per week, 196 days per school year.  

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, counseling, sociology, psychology, or a related field, and related case management experience.

A minimum of one to two years of work experience working with children and families, preferably young children and economically disadvantaged families.

Supplemental Information

Must possess or be able to obtain valid automobile insurance and a driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with an acceptable driving record.
 
Requires an acceptable criminal and child protective services background checks, and ability to obtain certification in Medication Administration, CPR, and First Aid.

Requires an initial physical examination to include a screening for tuberculosis, and periodic re-examinations to ensure the incumbent poses no significant health risk to the participants in the Head Start Program.  

Physical Demands

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including common office machines such as calculators, copiers, laptops, tablets, etc. Must be able to drive a motor vehicle. Work involves some walking, bending, climbing,    running, crawling, stooping, and standing when completing observations, home visits, activities, and classroom visits. Work involves some pushing, pulling, and lifting of items between 10-20 pounds. Must be able to sit on the floor with children and occasionally run, crawl, and lift children weighing 40-55 lbs., when necessary.

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