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  • Central Intake
  • Glassboro, NJ, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k)

Job Summary: The Early Childhood Specialist will have a strong background in early childhood development and an understanding of the parent-child relationship. They will work with local partners and families with developmental concerns and/or child welfare involvement to ensure positive service linkages that improve outcomes for vulnerable families of infants and young children.

 Employment Status:    Works full-time within Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Central Intake.

This position requires a bachelor's degree, an acceptable driving record and use of an insured vehicle.

 Necessary Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in maternal-child health (MCH), infant/early childhood mental health, parent/family support, and/or related fields and settings. Bachelor's degree required
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop trusting relationships with families and partners
  • Fully understands the roles of core MCH and early childhood partners
  • Ability to communicate complex MCH early childhood concepts into parent-friendly language
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to analyze work, set goals, develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Experience with family services that embrace the concepts of family-centered and strength-based service provision;
  • Experience in providing services to culturally diverse communities;
  • Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other special needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or clients.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Systems Collaboration Works closely with Early Childhood Systems of Care programs in order to help link families to the most appropriate (based on need and eligibility) and available services.
  • Developmental Promotion- Provide developmental guidance and promote developmental screening (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) for families. As needed, refer families to Early Intervention.
  • Oversight and Technical Support - Strengthen and align the local-level infrastructure to ensure coordination and collaboration in delivering effective community-based services for the infants, children, parents, and families identified through the intake. Work collaboratively across CP&P and Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem (CGS) Central Intake, and with community systems partners (including parents/families)


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