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Every member of the Children & Families First family is equally vested in the prevention, intervention, and healing of childhood adversity. We're committed to the recruitment and retention of talented individuals who embrace our goals, empower our mission, and engage in our results-oriented culture.

 

To view current opportunities scroll down. All positions are listed alphabetically by TITLE: program. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume & cover letter clearly identifying the position you are applying for:

  • BY EMAIL: jobs@cffde.org 

  • BY MAIL:  Human Resources, Children & Families First, 809 N. Washington St, Wilmington, DE 19801 

  • BY FAX: (855) 295-5339​

ASSISTANT COOK: Head Start

School Year / Sussex County

The Assistant Cook is responsible for assisting in the implementation of food services in a Head Start program serving children ages 3-5. Responsibilities include assisting in preparing attractive, USDA-approved meals; keeping the kitchen clean and sanitary according to Health Department ordinances; and maintaining adequate food stocks, kitchen supplies, and food service records. High school diploma or general education degree (GED). ServSafe Certification or obtain such certification within 3 months. Experience in purchasing and preparing culturally diverse foods for groups. Knowledge of early childhood nutrition. Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Must have valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Full- time during the school year, only. Benefits offered. Salary, based on education, training and experience. 

ASSISTANT TEACHER: Head Start

School Year Only / Kent County & Sussex County

Under the supervision of the Center Operations Coordinator/Teacher, this position serves as an assistant for a Head Start classroom. The Assistant Teacher shares responsibility for a Head Start classroom of 3- to 5-year-old children. This position works collaboratively with the teacher, family members and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children of all abilities. Uses knowledge of the principles of child growth and development to work with children and communicate with internal and external stakeholders. High School Diplomas or GED and enrolled in advanced education that will lead to a minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or a state awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential within two years of hire date. Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigation. Must be honest, and dependable. Must maintain CPR and First Aid Certification. Physical exam, TB and Drug Screening and criminal background, required. Self-motivated and able to work independently. Positions available for school year only. Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Must have valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Works during the school year only. Benefits offered.

BUILDING & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN: Head Start

Full-Time / Kent County & Sussex County

Under the direction of the Operations & Transportation Manager, the Building & Maintenance Technician supports the maintenance of high quality Head Start classrooms and overall facilities. Responsibilities include maintaining compliance of facilities and other services with Head Start Performance Standards and other state and federal regulations, and providing custodial services to the program. Responsibilities also include custodial maintenance of all facilities to which s/he is assigned. Uses knowledge of sound facilities and operational practices to ensure compliance with performance standards and licensing requirements, and provide for the health and safety of all children in the program. High School Diploma or GED with experience, required. Associated degree with experience, preferred. Possess basic knowledge of computer software repair for systems such as Child Plus and sonic walls, etc. Possess basic knowledge of OSHA Standards and compliance requirements. Ability to develop positive relationships with children and parents. Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigation. Self-motivated and able to work independently. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Must have valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Full-time, with benefits. Salary, based on education, training and experience. 

CONTROLLER Finance

Full-Time / New Castle County

Responsible for agency accounting, general financial activities, and smooth functioning of finance department.   Maintain computerized, double-entry modified accrual accounting system. Generate monthly and financial statements and prepare reports as assigned. Coordinate contribution entries and account transfers. Verify AP, AR, and GL entries are posted in compliance with the agency’s annual budget. Maintains computerized documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implements a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk. Oversees the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.  Input financial data including, but not limited to month ending journal entries, payroll entries, AP/AR adjustments/correction. Recommends benchmarks that will be used to measure the company’s performance. Produces the annual budget and forecasts; reports significant budget differences to management. Provides financial analysis, with emphasis on capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations. Works with external auditors and provides needed information for the annual audit. Files quarterly and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements. Track and monitor agency’s temporary and permanently restricted funds.  Coordinate annual audits (agency, pension, 401(k)) as required. Maintain financial records in compliance with agency’s document retention and destruction policies. Maintain payroll records and reports as assigned. Supervise staff as assigned.   Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required.  Minimum three years’ experience as a full-charge bookkeeper.  Advanced manual and automated accounting skills. Advanced skills in Lotus and accounting software. Full-time with benefits. 

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPIST Seaford House

Part-Time / Sussex County

Provide therapeutic education, social skills, and art activity services to youth ages 11 through 17 in a group home setting in Seaford.  Requires excellent clinical skills in group work, with an ability to adapt to the needs of at risk adolescents with emotional or behavioral challenges.  The Expressive Arts Therapists are responsible for providing age and developmentally appropriate therapy groups, clinical documentation, and establishing behavioral treatment goals. Knowledge of group leadership skills, age specific growth and development, crisis and behavior management, preferred. Knowledge of trauma informed care and the recovery model, a plus.   Requires a Master’s Degree and related certification in, Art Therapy, with experience working with a mental health population.  Part-time, no benefits, up to 9 hours per week. 

 

SUPPORT SPECIALIST Healthy Families Delaware

The Support Specialist is responsible for advanced administrative support.

Serve in the role of providing administrative support for assigned program; generating and disseminating monthly, quarterly and annual productivity reports, maintain community referral list, compiling or assisting with compilation of statistical data for program, agency and state reports, conducting referral follow-ups and related communications and  creation and management of Excel spreadsheet and maintain supplies, as required.  Corresponds by mail and/or telephone with potential clients regarding their service; schedule client appointments as appropriate. Take minutes at meetings as assigned.  Maintains files and records   High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with a minimum of two years of previous experience and/or training, required.  AA degree in Business or related field, desirable.   Requires ability to manage and analyze program data. Strong communication and organizational skills, required.   Experience with computers and proficiency with Excel also required. Position based in Wilmington, serving families in New Castle County.  Full-Time (37.5 hrs./week) with benefits. 

 

TEACHER:  Early Head Start

Full-Time / Kent County & Sussex County

The Early Head Start Teacher is responsible for a classroom of children 0-3 years of age. The Teacher will work collaboratively with his/her partner Teacher to ensure the successful operation of a classroom with a total of 6-8 children. The Early Head Start Teacher, along with families and colleagues, works to achieve meaningful progress of each child along his/her own unique developmental path and toward school readiness goals. Implements developmentally and linguistically appropriate experiences appropriate to age, language and culture of children served. High School Diploma or GED, Infant/Toddler CDA with at least 120 training hours in Infant/Toddler content plus at least 480 hours of experience working with infant and toddlers. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with experience preferred. Bilingual (Spanish/English) desirable. Understanding of the infant-toddler development as well as age-appropriate expectations for pro-social behaviors. Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigation. Must be honest and dependable. Must maintain CPR and First Aid Certification. Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Must have valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Full-time with benefits.  

TEACHER: Head Start

Full-Time School Year / Kent County & Sussex County

The Head Start Teacher is responsible for a Head Start classroom of 3- to 5-year-old children. S/he works collaboratively with an assistant teacher, family members, and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children of all abilities. Uses knowledge of the principles of child growth and development to work with children and communicate with internal and external stakeholders. AA/AS in Early Childhood Education plus experience teaching preschool age children, required. BA/BS in Early Childhood Education or BA/BS with at least six college courses in Early Childhood Education plus experience teaching preschool aged children, preferred. Bilingual (Spanish/English) desirable. Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigation. Must be honest, and dependable. Must maintain CPR and First Aid Certification. Self-motivated and able to work independently. Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Must have valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Works full-time during the school year only. Benefits offered.

TEACHER'S AIDE: Head Start

School Year & Full Year Positions / Kent County & Sussex County

The Teacher’s Aide will work collaboratively with the Teacher to ensure the successful operation of a classroom of children. The Teacher’s Aide also works with a team of other classroom Assistant Teachers and family members to implement the curriculum to achieve outcomes for children of all abilities. Follow program curriculum providing developmentally and linguistically appropriate experiences appropriate to age, language and culture of children served. High School Diplomas or GED and enrolled in advanced education that will lead to a minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential within two years of hire date. Bilingual (Spanish/English) desirable. Experience working with infants, toddlers, or preschool-age children, preferred. Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigation. Must be honest, and dependable. Must maintain CPR and First Aid Certification. Self-motivated and able to work independently. Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Must have valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Positions available for school year only and full year. Benefits offered.

YOUTH ADVOCATE ASSISTANT: Seaford House

Part-Time / Sussex County

These positions are responsible for guiding the residents through the daily routine. Includes monitoring the shift period for behavior and/or sleep patterns; documentation and record keeping; preparing meals; and supervising clients in recreational therapy.  Must have valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. High School or GED with experience working with adolescents required.  Associate's Degree in Human Services or related field with one year of related work experience is desired.  Seaford House operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.   Part-time, hourly positions available for day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts.

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