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Early Childhood Specialist ($40,000 - $42,000)
Presbyterian Childrens Homes and Services
Job Location: Corsicana, TX

Salary: $40,000 - $42,000

To provide child and family services to families with children ages 0-5; promote attachment, engagement and healthy child development with families; work with and collaborate with other community agencies serving this age group; participate, plan and help facilitate parent support and education groups; provide awareness to individual families and the community regarding prevention of child abuse and neglect and child well-being; nurture, develop, and organize community resources as needed.

This position reports directly to the Early Childhood Supervisor.

Essential Job Functions:

To receive referrals and manage an individual caseload

Explore and facilitate referrals as appropriate to the needs and abilities of the family.

To be knowledgeable of local needs and available services for children and families

To publicize Growing Together program presence as a professional liaison with the social service community and speak at churches and community groups when requested

To make home visits to conduct need assessments, develop plans of service and provide holistic case management services to meet individualized needs of the family

To provide psychoeducational parent training to equip families in becoming competent in demonstrating these skills with their children

To assist and encourage families to advocate for and coordinate all needed services toward the goal of achieving self-sufficiency

To maintain all documentation in the CSWIS and PEIRS data systems in an ethical and timely manner

To communicate, collaborate and organize with community partners to provide the best possible community resources for children and their families

Working Conditions:

Growing Together Program will provide normal office equipment (computer, copier, office furniture). Much of the work week is spent outside the office doing home visits, face to face contact with clients, resource networking and recruiting new families. Reliable transportation is a necessity and overnight trips may occasionally be necessary for training, quality assurance and Regional meetings. Evening and weekend hours as needed to meet client schedules and community events.

Minimum requirements for this position include: BSW, or equivalent with one-year experience of working with families. Licensure is preferred and possessing a Master degree is strongly encouraged.

This position requires education, training and experience in human service delivery to families. The ability to work with a wide variety of human problems and competence in handling crisis intervention is required. Flexibility in terms of work hours is necessary and will necessitate some evening and weekend hours to meet the needs of working families. Possessing excellent interpersonal skills with children and their families is essential along with strong organizational skills, time management, and flexibility in scheduling. This position requires a highly motivated self-starter with special abilities to relate to families with young children, existing social services and community groups.

Other Requirements:

Must hold a valid driver's license, have and maintain a risk-free driving record. Must be willing to undergo initial and periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history, sexual offender, and child care/elder care disqualification list screenings. As requested, must submit fingerprints for review by the state of your employment and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Must undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical with the results showing no evidence of communicable disease.

Christian Commitment:

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is a faith-based Christian organization. We provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need. We strive to serve like Jesus. We meet our clients where they are and treat them with respect. We focus on our clients' strengths rather than their problems. And we encourage our clients to focus on their future rather than their past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know the love of God.



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