LOCATION: Irvington, New Jersey- Hybrid (Office/Remote) Work Environment
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time/Exempt/Interm – 37.5 hours/week *Temporary Position*
ANNUAL SALARY: $45,000 – $47,000/year
JOB SUMMARY: Interact with local partners and families with developmental concerns and/or child welfare involvement in Bergen county to ensure positive service linkages that improve outcomes for vulnerable families of infants and young children with a focus on birth to five years.
- Works closely with Early Childhood Systems of Care program in order to help link families to the most appropriate (based on need and eligibility) and available services including local county-level Connecting NJ, Home Visiting, Early Head Start/Head Start, Early Intervention, Family Success Centers, Health care providers, and resources to include the voice and input of parents/families as partners (County Councils for Young Children, Family Support Organizations, and more).
- Promote developmental screening (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) for families and provide developmental guidance. As needed, refer families to Early Intervention.
- Strengthen and align the local-level infrastructure to ensure coordination and collaboration in delivering effective community-based services for infants, children, parents, and families identified through Connecting NJ. Works within county-level Connecting NJ, and with community systems partners (including parents/families).
- Participate in DCF quality improvement and evaluation activities.
- Process referrals with emphasis on early childhood developmental concerns (birth – 5)
- Establishes referral and information sharing agreements, reporting activities of central intake to local partners.
- Markets developmental health promotion and the Family Portal to physicians and community providers throughout the County in collaboration with Connecting NJ Coordinators.
- Attend Community Outreach Events
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling, child development and family studies, child advocacy, or related field
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
- Minimum 2 years of experience working in the field with families and providers.
- Infant Mental Health Endorsed (IMH-E) or pursuing preferred.
- Minimum 2 years of experience in maternal-child health (MCH), infant/early childhood mental health, parent/family support, and/or related fields and settings.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop trusting relationships with families and partners.
- Ability to translate complex MCH and early childhood concepts into parent-friendly language.
- Computer proficiency is required with Microsoft programs including Windows, Outlook, and Microsoft Office.
- Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills are required.