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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.

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.  

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. 

 

NURSE (LPN)  Seaford House

Part-Time / Sussex County

Therapeutic residence for Adolescents is seeking an LPN.  Make medical assessments of clients when any illness/injury occurs.  Assist youth with self-administration of medications during assigned shift. Monitor residents for medication effectiveness/side effects. Coordinate and communicate on any necessary medical care including assurance for proper documentation and records. Contribute to multi-disciplinary treatment team.  Provide staff/client/family education on medications and related health topics. Serve as trainer for CPR, First Aid, and Medication Assistance as needed. Ensure accurate, up-to-date records to include signatures on consents and compliance with medical/dental/eye care/immunization practices.  Transport clients as necessary.  Associates degree (A.A.) in nursing or public health. LPN required. One or more years’ experience in nursing desirable. Part-time, 15 hours/week.  Work one day per weekday, and weekends.

 

PARENT PARTNER   Seaford Community of Hope

Part-Time / Sussex County

This position serves as a one-to-one parent partnership designed to build and support resource navigation and resilient relationships. Responsibilities includes mentoring, advocating, coordinating, and problem-solving.  Conducts outreach to community members and outside agencies. Serves as a liaison between the team and parents in meetings, consultations and other communications. Assist in identifying and developing natural supports within the parent’s community.  Applies personal experiences to provide hope, motivation, and encouragement. Provides a positive, supportive relationship promoting wellness and wellbeing.  Assistants with identifying other community-based organizations that support health, mental health, financial stability, employment, childcare, and education. Supports clients in identifying strengths, goal setting, and addressing barriers or challenges that impede engagement.   High-school diploma or GED, required.  Associates degree in human services or related field, preferred. Knowledge of the community and community resources, preferred.  Must currently reside within the community with an interest in parent advocacy.  Effective verbal and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail, required. Part-time/hourly position (up to 10 hours per week). No benefits.   Hourly rate based on education and experience.

SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR II Behavioral Health Consultant Program

(Full-Time / 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 Camden-Wyoming, Milford 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.

 

TEAM LEADER  Seaford Community of Hope

Part-Time / Sussex County

Responsible for supervision, evaluation, and development of up to four assigned staff.    Assist with implementing program operations through policies and procedures, goals and objectives.   Prepare and maintain timely documentation, reports and records in accordance with agency, state accreditation, and other requirements. Lead in data development, analysis, interpretation and decision making of reports in a timely manner.   Establish and maintain professional, collaborative relationships with the agency, community, and key stakeholders. Maintain regular, ongoing contact with the stakeholders and potential supports of the initiative.  Bachelor’s Degree in related field with experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.  Previous supervisory experience, desired. Knowledge of the community and community resources, preferred. Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and community partners.   Must have valid driver’s license which meets requirements of agency’s insurance carrier.  Part-time (18.75 hrs/week) with some benefits. 

 

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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