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Children & Families First embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion at their intersection with Trauma Informed Care and strives to use best practices in these areas in all we do.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind.

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HOW DO I APPLY?

Applications must include*

  • Your Cover Letter identifying the position 

  • Your resume 

Which can be sent to us*

  • By Email: jobs@cffde.org 

  • By Mail: Human Resources, Children & Families First, 555 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 

  • By Fax: (855) 295-5339​

*Early Childhood Education - Head Start positions can use the APPLY NOW online link in the listing

ADMINISTRATION

PROGRAM: Finance

POSITION: Finance Director

Full-time with benefits

Location:  Wilmington

Position allows for growth opportunity. Responsible for daily operations of the Finance Department.  Essential duties include Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), General Ledger, and budgeting. Supervise Finance team. Manage timely and accurate processing of agencies accounts payables. Assure proper documentation and schedules for annual audits.  Manage timely and accurate processing of agencies accounts receivable.  Maintain supporting documentation for AR and filing system. Manage systems for timely account collection and cash receipt documentation and deposit.  Assure proper  documentation and schedules for annual audits.  Maintain computerized, double-entry modified accrual accounting system. Generate monthly and financial statements and prepare reports as assigned. Manage contribution entries and account transfers. Input financial data including, but not limited to month ending journal entries, payroll entries, AP/AR adjustments/corrections. Coordinate annual audits (agency, pension, 401(k)) as required. Perform monthly cash account reconciliations. Maintain financial records in compliance with the agencies document retention and destruction policies. Perform budgeting as assigned. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five to seven years experience managing financial operations required.  Three to five years supervisory experience, preferred. Prior experience with using and managing Microsoft Dynamics GP and Management Reporter preferred. Strong organizational skills, demonstrated in the planning and performance of work. Experience in non-profit accounting, preferred.  Advanced manual and automated accounting skills.  Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel.  

PROGRAM: IT 

POSITION: Database Coordinator

Full-time with benefits

Location:  Milton, Delaware

Office-based position. 

Monitor day-to-day usage of the ChildPlus database system used in the Head Start program. Provide technical assistance and support for database systems. Address database related queries from staff and customers. Develop technical solutions for any problems. Conduct regular data auditing to maintain integrity of the database. Maintain user access and permission levels for database segments. Assist in database design and development based on user needs. Evaluate database systems and recommend improvements.  Develop training programs for staff on the usage of database system.  Develop strategies for database consolidations for greater efficacy.  Perform administrative duties such as preparing reports, meeting minutes and other project files when requested. Preparing and presenting reports.  Identifying and recommending new ways to streamline processes. Monitoring data quality and removing corrupt data. Communicating with stakeholders to understand data content and business requirements.  Provide training to all users.   Bachelor’s degree in related field, with experience in Information Technology, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.  Experience with Educational data management systems a plus. Strong analytical skills to quickly assess situations, identify trends, develop solutions and apply critical assessments to the larger context.  Mastery of Excel, preferred.   Must have a valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation.  

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

PROGRAM: Head Start

POSITION: Deputy Director  APPLY NOW

Full-Time with benefits

Location: Kent & Sussex County

The Deputy Director combines the dynamic roles of strategic planning and innovation, as well as operational planning and follow-through. The Deputy Director is key to ensuring successful and high-quality Head Start classrooms throughout the program. Provides individual and group support for early learning and disabilities staff in implementing educational initiatives and coaching. Oversees planning and implementation of comprehensive, differentiated, and sequential professional development for education staff. Plans and oversees on-boarding of teaching staff, Early Learning Coaches and Disabilities/Mental Health Coordinator. Supervises, collaborates, and coordinates all Head Start service area leadership and oversees initiatives. Ensures fiscal management by monitoring expenditures. Ensure timely submission of all regular or required reports.  Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field; master’s degree preferred  3-5 years’ experience supervising and coaching teachers and education leaders; experience with Head Start, Early Head Start and special education preferred   Demonstrated success in program management, including operational and financial management, evaluation and assessment, and continuous improvement for educational programs   Experience leading and inspiring a highly effective team, with a strong commitment to staff development  Demonstrated success implementing new programs to engage broad, diverse audiences Ability to communicate effectively in written or verbal format to groups of all sizes and individuals.  Previous supervisory experience required. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, required.  Must have valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier.

 

PROGRAM: Head Start

Position: Education Leader APPLY NOW

Full-Time with benefits

Locations: Kent & Sussex County

Three positions currently open, assigned to 1 or more centers, each.  Centers with openings include: Georgetown, Selbyville, Seaford, Harrington and Bridgeville

Responsible for serving as the educational lead for one or more centers in the Head Start program, with responsibilities including: 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; provide ongoing coaching to teaching staff to support them in successfully fulfilling all aspects of their role, including but not limited to effective practices in the following: • Teacher-Child Interactions • Learning Environments • Curriculum • Child Assessment  Work with teachers to implement program curriculum. with fidelity. Work with teachers to implement child assessment system reliably, including understanding child outcomes data and using them to plan and individualize.  Bachelor s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or Bachelor s degree in related field with at least six (6) courses in early childhood education and experience teaching preschool-aged children. Master s degree preferred. Previous experience teaching in an early childhood setting; experience with supervision, management or coaching preferred. Experience managing an infant/toddler or preschool program. Must have a valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. 

PROGRAM: Head Start

POSITION: Teacher Aide APPLY NOW

Full-Time during the school year. Benefits included

Locations: Multiple Opportunities in Kent & Sussex County

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.

 

PROGRAM: Head Start

POSITION: Teacher APPLY NOW

Full-Time during the school year. Benefits included

Locations: Multiple Opportunities in Kent & Sussex County
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. 

HUMAN SERVICES

PROGRAM: Parent Enrichment

POSITION: Family Support Assistants 

Part-time/hourly; no benefits

Location: Wilmington

Responsible for coordination of Parent Enrichment group meetings and providing care and supervision of children. Arrange and set up the room for mealtime.  Clean-up after mealtime and prepare the rooms for the sessions. Purchase and organize supplies for groups.  Provide care and supervision of children during family education groups. Plan and lead age-appropriate activities and participate or instruct children in games.   Assist Family Educators as needed.  Attend meetings and trainings as required.  Complete and maintain all required paperwork.  High school graduate or GED with 1 year of childcare experience preferred.  Ability to work a flexible schedule. Creativity and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work as a team member. Knowledge of child/youth development. Ability to relate and interact positively with children.  Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population.  Must have a valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation.  Current Adult/Child CPR certification, required.  Seeking staff to work one or more evenings per week afternoon/evenings (4:00 pm to 8:00 pm), Location will be in Wilmington. Parent Enrichment groups are planned to begin mid-July.

 

PROGRAM: Seaford House Therapeutic Residence 

POSITION: Youth Advocate-2nd Shift

Full-Time with benefits

Location: Sussex County, Seaford, DE 

The position is 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.  Associate degree in Human Services or related field with one year of related work experience is desired; however, an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Monday-Friday from. 3:30pm-11:30pm. Rotate Weekend coverage. 

 

PROGRAM: Seaford House Therapeutic Residence 

POSITION: Youth Advocate Assistant 

Part-Time/hourly, as needed.  

Location: Sussex County, Seaford, DE 

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.  Positions available for day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts.

SOCIAL WORK

PROGRAM: Behavioral Health Consultant 

POSITION Social Worker/Counselor I1 (three positions available)

Full-Time with benefits.

Locations: New Castle and Sussex County Middle Schools

The Behavioral Health Consultant Program is a year-round program providing brief mental health screening and individual, group and family mental health counseling services in middle school settings across the state of Delaware. Provide intervention for students and families that address the student’s behavior and family issues that impact school performance and social and emotional development.   Three middle schools in New Castle County have positions available, and one middle school in Sussex County has a vacancy.. The Social Worker/Counselor II works in one assigned middle school.  The service will include mental health counseling and risk assessments for students enrolled in middle school. Provide assessment, planning, counseling/therapy, referrals, advocacy, and collateral contacts. The services will include: screening for Mental Health/ Substance Abuse (MH/SA) and for trauma; crisis assessment; clinical interventions; psycho-educational groups; and training and consultation for parents, teachers, and administrators. Establish comprehensive plans for services to ensure student and family needs are met. Conduct school based group counseling/therapy using an evidenced-based model.  Provide crisis assessment, clinical interventions, psycho-educational groups and training to school professionals, parents, guardians and family members.  Adhere to an evidenced-based social work model, principles and practices. Document all screenings, assessments and consultations in appropriate database.  Travel required to attend meetings and training. Full-time with benefits.   Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related degree and license eligible (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT), required.  Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related degree with a clinical license (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT), preferred.  Requires experience in determining clinical necessity for mental health services, and provision of behavioral health services for children and families; knowledge and experience in coordinating/collaborating multiple systems of care, preferred.  Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. 

PROGRAM: Family Assessment, Intervention & Response (FAIR)

POSITION: Social Worker/Counselor I

Full-Time with benefits.

Location: 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 (i.e. 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 (37.5 hours/week) with benefits. Based in Wilmington, covering cases in New Castle County.

 

PROGRAM: Foster Care & Adoption

POSITION: Social Worker/Counselor I (Family Specialist/Recruiter)

Part-Time with benefits.

Location: New Castle County

This position requires assessments of families during the foster care and adoption pre-service process, which involves travel to do home consultations, writing family assessments, and teaching and/or co-teaching the PRIDE pre-service training.  Answer intake calls from DFS and interest calls from perspective resource parents.  Recruit via monthly information meetings and other recruitment events. Prepare and maintain timely documentation and records in accordance with agency, state accreditation, and other requirements, policies, and procedures.  Participate in regular peer review, individual supervision, and clinical consultation as appropriate. Provide afterhours emergency telephone coverage on a rotating basis. Establish and maintain professional, collaborative relationships with the agency and community. Most of the work and travel will be within New Castle County; however, there may be some travel to work  with families in Kent and/or Sussex County.   Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related discipline, required. Experience in foster care and/or adoption, preferred.  Must have strong written and oral communication skills and a strong working knowledge of computers and applications.  Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier.   Part-time 30 hours/week with benefits, including medical insurance. 

PROGRAM: Functional Family Therapy

POSITION: Program Manager

Full-Time with benefits

Location:  State-Wide Coverage

Provide clinical and administrative state-wide supervision of program staff. Implement program operations through policies and procedures, goals and objectives. Ensure direct service and program compliance with agency standards and procedures, contract funding and accreditation standards. Testify at court hearings as necessary. Ensure timely submission of all regular or required reports. Coordinate case referrals/intakes and assignments. Provide after-hours agency emergency telephone coverage on a rotation basis. Office location to be determined, however, selected candidate will be required to travel throughout the state for supervision, meetings, training and other work-related matters.   Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related degree, required.   Clinical license eligibility (LCSW, LPCHM, LMFT), required.   Licensed (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT), preferred. Advanced clinical background within community based therapy, required. Experience working with families and adolescents, required.   Previous supervisory experience also required.  Training and experience implementing the Functional Family Therapy model, preferred. Family Therapy Experience, preferred.  Position will be required to become certified in Functional Family Therapy if not already certified in the model.  if not already certified.  Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, required.  Must have valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier.

 

PROGRAM: Functional Family Therapy

POSITION: Social Worker/Counselor II

Full-Time with benefits

Locations:  New Castle and Sussex County

Provide intensive, evidence-based model of therapy for families implementing the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Child Parent Psychotherapy  (CPP) models with families with children from infants to adolescents.  Therapeutic services are provided primarily in the family’s home and community; minimal sessions are conducted in the office setting.  Willingness to learn and apply  CBT and CPP models, required.  Experience working with parents and children preferred.  Comfort level with home visits and experience with home visiting, required. Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills, required.  Ability to work flexible hours, including afternoons, evenings and some weekends, required.  Must have strong written and oral communication skills and a strong working knowledge of computers and applications.  Two positions, one serving families in New Castle County, the other serving families in Sussex County.  Travel primarily within county assigned, but some statewide travel is required.  Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation.   Master’s degree in Social Work or related discipline required. License eligibility is required.  Current license is desired. 

PROGRAM: Functional Family Therapy

POSITIONL Social Worker/Counselor II 

Full-time with benefits

Locations: New Castle and Sussex County)

Seeking Master’s Level Social Worker/Counselor to provide intensive, evidence-based model of therapy for families with children ages five years to adolescents. Therapeutic services are provided primarily in the family’s home and community; minimal sessions are conducted in the office setting. Individual and some group therapy work. Comfort in conducting family therapy in the home/community is required.  Experience in working with families and children preferred. Functional Family Therapy training utilizing an evidence-based treatment model will be provided; a commitment to learning and implementing the model is required. Comfort level with home visits and experience with home visiting, required. Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills, required. Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings, required. Must have strong written and oral communication skills and a strong working knowledge of computers and applications. Requires flexibility in schedule, with the ability to work evenings and some weekends in order to work around family schedules.  Must have a valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related discipline required. License eligibility (LCSW, LPCMH, and LMFT) is required. Bilingual (Spanish/English), desirable. Current clinical license is desired.   

 

PROGRAM: Healthy Families Delaware

POSITION:  Family Resource Specialist/Social Worker I

Full-Time during the school year. Benefits included

Locations: New Castle County

The goals of Healthy Families Delaware Program are to improve birth outcomes, reduce rates of child abuse, strengthen families, enhance child health and developmental outcomes, and promote family stability and economic self-sufficiency. Provide assessment, prevention, and crisis intervention through home-based and family focused support services to pregnant women and their families. Receive training to implement the evidence-base nurse home visiting Healthy Families America model. Provides mentoring, parent education, support, community referrals, advocacy and case management. This position involves interfacing with high needs families, community resources, social service agencies and healthcare providers. Maintain timely documentation in agency database system and other required records in accordance with agency, state accreditation, and other requirements, policies, and procedures. Experience working with or providing services to children and families, an ability to establish trusting relationships, and an acceptance of individual differences, required. Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations present among the site’s target population. Knowledge of infant and child development.  Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.).  Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education or related discipline with two-three years of experience, or equivalent education and experience.  Bilingual (Spanish/English) desired.   Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation.  Position covers New Castle County