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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 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.

 

BUDGET MANAGER:  Finance

Full-Time / New Castle County

Design effective budget models for departments and organization.  Analyze financial information (e.g. revenues, expenditures and cash management) to ensure all operations are within budget. Present annual budgets to managers and the Board as assigned. Review budget requests for approval. Forecast future budget needs. Identify variances between actual and budgeted financial results at the end of each reporting period.  Suggest spending improvements. Review the company’s budget for compliance with legal regulations. Ensure department managers meet budget submission deadlines. Design and implement effective budgeting policies and procedures.  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Familiarity with forecasting methods and data analysis. Excellent numeracy skills with an attention to detail.  Strong analytical skills.  Knowledge of accounting best practices and regulations.  Advanced skills in Excel and accounting software.  Ability to work independently and accurately.  Excellent organizational skills.  Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. 

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.  

 

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.

 

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. 

 

FAMILY RESOURCE/SOCIAL WORKER -Healthy Families Delaware

Full-Time and Part-Time positions open / New Castle County 

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 or related discipline with experience, required.  Master’s Degree, preferred. Bilingual (Spanish/English) desired.  Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation.  Positions based in Wilmington, serving families in New Castle County.  One full-time (37.5 hrs/week) with benefits and one part-time (30 hours/week) with benefits. 

HOME NURSE VISITORS  Nurse Family Partnership

Full-Time / Kent County & Sussex County

Provide home visiting to first time mothers and their babies following the national evidence-base nurse home visiting model, Nurse Family Partnership. The Nurse Home Visitor will carry a caseload of 25-30 clients, providing intensive services to offer a chance to make a difference in clients’ lives. Extensive training and ongoing supervision will be provided. Individuals must be compassionate nurses with experience in health education and community nursing. Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills, required. Eligible candidates will need RN, with a BSN, at minimum, and DE license. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish), desirable. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Must be flexible, with the ability to work some evenings. Travel required to visit families, and to attend trainings and meetings, adhering to company and program guidelines.   Two positions;: one based in Georgetown, serving families throughout Kent & Sussex Counties, the other based in Dover serving families in New Castle County.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR: Administration 

Full-Time / New Castle County

Assists with the administration, coordination and maintenance of the Human Resources function.

Maintenance of appropriate personnel files, records and other documentation, includes documentation required for licensed programs. Update and maintenance of HR database to reflect personnel activities (e.g. hiring, transfers, promotions, salary adjustments etc.). Produces personnel activity confirmation memos (e.g. transfers, promotions, salary adjustments and separations).   Track vacation, personal and sick leave in the HR database. Responds to requests for Employment Verification.  Performs periodic audits of HR files and records to ensure that they are complete and in compliance. Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices. Ensure timely submission of all regular and required reports.  Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Human Resources or an applicable major; and/or a minimum of  three years related experience in a business environment and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Requires strong oral and written communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; proficiency with office technology and software; ability to work independently and accurately and strong interpersonal skills.  Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation. 

SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR I Fair Program

(Full-Time / Kent County & Sussex 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.

SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR II SOCIAL WORKER Behavioral Health Consultant Program 

(Full-Time / New Castle, Kent County & Sussex County)

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. 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.  Current vacancies in middle schools in Wilmington, Camden-Wyoming and Bridgeville, Delaware.  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.  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. 

SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR II / EARLY CHIDHOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT

Behavioral Health Consultant Program 

(Full-Time / Kent County & Sussex County)

Assist Early Learning team to develop appropriate behavioral strategies to support children with challenging behaviors in the classroom. Conduct case consultations 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. 

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.