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Join Our CFF Family, recognized as a Top Workplace in Delaware 10 years in a row.

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.  

ASSISTANT TEACHERS: Head Start

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.  

 

BUS DRIVERS Head Start  

The Bus Driver is responsible for the overall operation of the Head Start transportation program ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents between program activities and home. This is a “safety-sensitive” position. High school diploma or GED.  Current state of Delaware Commercial Driver’s License with a School Bus and/or Passenger endorsement.  Must have valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier.  Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population. Ability to assist in changing tires and other minor repairs as necessary. Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigation. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Works during the school year, only.  Benefits offered.

CENTER OPERATIONS COORDINATOR :  Head Start

Full-Time / Kent County 

This position serves as a Center Operations Coordinator for the Head Start program. The Center Operations Coordinator serves as the operational lead for the center, ensuring compliance with all program policies/procedures and Head Start, licensing or other regulations. Ensure full implementation of all aspects of the Head Start program’s early learning system, policies/procedures, and tools with the goal of supporting all children to achieve School Readiness Goals. Implement program operations through policies and procedures, goals and objectives.   Implement all monitoring systems required Head Start performance standards, state and DelaCare licensing regulations, CACFP and other agencies.  Ensure adherence to Head Start performance standards, and to plan and direct work. Ensure the completion of all required child screenings and assessments. Prepare and maintain timely documentation, reports and records in accordance with agency, state accreditation, and other requirements.  Supervise staff and program, including coordination of the various program services, training the staff, in consultation with the Chief Head Start Officer.   Interview, hire, supervise, and evaluate staff.  Assure that staff educational development and training needs are met.   Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field, required.  Previous experience managing a preschool program and staff, required.  Experience working in Head Start, desirable. Position based at a Center in Dover, Delaware. Full-Time with benefits 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT: Head Start

(SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR II)

Full-Time / Kent County 

Under the( regarding possible child Mental Health or behavioral concerns with Early Learning staff. Conduct staff and parent workshops on Mental Health concerns and emotional wellness, as needed. Provide group counseling/therapy to early childhood children.  Therapeutic services may also be provided in the client homes, or other locations in the community.  Provide mental health screening to include a screening for mental health and trauma. Provide crisis assessment, clinical interventions, psycho-educational groups to parents, guardians, and family members. Provide training to school professionals, parents, guardians and family members. Provide assessment, planning, counseling/therapy, referrals, advocacy, and collateral contacts. Conduct classroom and Center-based child observations to assess interpersonal interactions and determine if additional Mental Health support/resources are needed to meet child’s needs. Conducts on-site classroom observations to assess individual needs of children as well as the overall classroom environment.  Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related degree and licensed (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT) within one year of hire date, required.  Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related degree with a clinical license (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT), preferred.  Experience with child behavioral and Mental Health concerns, preferred. Knowledge and understanding of infant and toddler mental health, with preference given to individuals with experience working in collaboration with early education teams to provide Mental Health support. Bilingual in Spanish and/or Creole, preferred Experience working with children and families in ethnically diverse low income communities. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. Full-time (37.5 hours/week) 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. 

 

EVENTS COORDINATOR: Communications and Engagement 

Full-Time / State-wide)

Under the direction of the Communications and Engagement Manager, the Events Coordinator will be responsible for planning, coordination, and implementation of Children & Families First’s three fundraising events, other third-party events, advocacy events, and events related to donor development and retention. This position will develop the overall planning and management of major fundraising events to include: budget management, acquisition, cultivation and retention of event participants, solicitation of corporate sponsorships, logistics, pre-and post-event follow up, committee recruitment and management of event committee/s, maintain timeline on all design/creative for event materials, etc.  Develop relationships and work closely with trustees, event chairs, committees, and honorees. Recruit, engage, and manage event volunteers pre, during, and post events. Vendor management: oversee coordination of vendor production schedules.  Work collaboratively with staff to track and manage ticket sales / sponsorships, draft correspondence, and solicitation mailings, capturing new donor information, and execute sponsorship benefit elements. Develop and coordinate post-event analytics/evaluation to include return on investment analysis, to ensure continued success of events and sustainability.  Also identify and implement ideas on effective marketing strategies and campaigns that appeal to the business community and beyond for events.  Track event expenses and budget, and report on activities. Office location to be determined. This position will be required to travel state-wide for fundraising events, meetings and other needs that arise.   Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3 to 5 years large scale event planning experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong verbal and written communication skills including telephone and email correspondence, proofreading and editing; comfortable speaking in front of small groups. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively engage a full range of stakeholders, including elected officials and other dignitaries, donors and event volunteers.  Previous success with fundraising events, budget management, and sponsor solicitation. Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, Internet research, e-mail and file management (prefer Microsoft Office Suite). Experience with fundraising software preferred. Working knowledge of social media platforms.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, for events and other needs that arise.  Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier.  

 

IT Office 360 ADMINISTRATOR: MIS

(Full-Time, State-wide)

The position will be key in supporting our Office 365 and Exchange Online, Teams, SharePoint along with other Office 365 applications. This position will be responsible for: Management, configuration, and maintenance of Office 365, Exchange Online, Teams, and SharePoint; Manage mail flow; User and group management within Office 365; Responsible for change management; Troubleshooting and problem determination and problem resolution; Identification and development of automation to improve processes, workflow, or system availability; Ensure that the Office 365 is properly monitored; Ensure all CFF system and security standards are maintained and Intune management. On call and after-hours support. May work weekends as needed.  Associates Degree in related field with experience, required.  Required experience includes: Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, as well as other Office 365 applications; proficiency in installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows Server operating system; and experience managing Microsoft SMTP servers. Must have strong analytical troubleshooting skills, excellent communication skills and ability to work independently with little supervision.  Also requires strong knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory Scripting and coding skills. Experience with PowerShell and experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders (end users, developers, business units, etc.), required.  Experience with Azure and managing cloud resources and knowledge and experience with Windows IIS server, desirable. Must have a valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation.  Full-time (37.5 hrs/week) with benefits.  

 

IT TECHNICIAN: MIS

(Full-Time / New Castle County)

Responsible for assistance in maintaining the operation of desktops/laptops, mobile devices, e-mail, printers, copiers, Internet connections and telephones. Daily administration of an existing network environment. Handle Tier 1 and Tier 2 help desk escalations through tickets or phone Follow up on outstanding requests and ensure timely resolution. Create accounts and configure hardware as part of on-boarding process. Configuration and support of mobile devices (iOS, Android). Support to PC hardware, Printers, scanners, computer peripherals. Provide replacement and maintenance of desktop and laptop computers. Support audio and video equipment in conference rooms. Manage and monitor internal assets to ensure accurate inventory records systems. Support Active Directory.  Associates degree specific to field applied with at least one year of experience; or equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Microsoft and/or A+ certifications preferred. Working knowledge of Windows 8, Windows 7, and MS Office applications. Experience in Windows computer/networking administration.  Hands-on experience in computer hardware, software, and printer troubleshooting. General understanding of TCP/IP networking. File server knowledge. Strong customer service and troubleshooting skills  Ability to communicate technical information, both verbal and written, to a wide range of end-users. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and accurately.  Full-Time with benefits 

 

SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR I : Fair Program

(Full-Time / New Castle County)

The Family Assessment Intervention and Response Program involves community-based case work with families referred by child welfare to assess for safety and provide resources to children and their families. Investigate all allegations of child abuse, dependency, and neglect. Monitor and assess the safety and wellbeing of all the children in the home.  Refer family to community-based services if warranted.  Adhere to fidelity of program model, principles and practices. Maintain an assigned caseload. Maintain timely documentation in agency database system (ie. assessments, service plans, safety plans, case notes, discharge plans) and other required records in accordance with agency, state accreditation, and other requirements, policies, and procedures. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, required. Must have strong written and oral communication skills and a strong working knowledge of computers and applications.  Travel primarily within the county/counties assigned, but some statewide travel is required as needed. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation.   Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, required.  Experience in child welfare, preferred. Full-Time with benefits 

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.

 

TEAM LEADER: Seaford House

(Full-Time / Sussex County

Under the direction of the Chief Program Officer, the Team Leader supports the program in planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Therapeutic Residence behavioral management services.   Provides administrative support necessary for the operation of the facility and the behavioral program.    Supervise Youth Advocate Supervisors, Food Service Specialist and Registered Nurse.   Oversee all aspects of program implementation by staff, day- to-day operations, and evenings on a rotating shift.  Assist Chief Program Officer to ensure effective staff communications, teamwork, and professionalism. Work collaboratively with the Chief Program Officer with implementing program operations through policies and procedures, goals and objectives, and ensure staff maintain program compliance.    Prepare and maintain timely documentation and records in accordance with agency, state, accreditation, and other requirements, policies, and procedures.  Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, required. Must also have strong organizational skills.  Must be flexible, with the ability to work some evenings.  Valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier, required.  Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, human services, or related field, required.  Previous experience working in a residential facility is a plus. 

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.