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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 benefits offered. 

ASSISTANT TEACHER: 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. Full-time benefits offered.  

 

BUS DRIVERS Head Start  

Kent County & Sussex County

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.

FAMILY ADVOCATE:  Head Start 

(Full-Time / Sussex County)

Engage and support families and children in the program. Empower parents to have an active partnership in their child's path to kindergarten readiness. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Family Services, Counseling or a related field preferred , OR AA or BA in another field with a commitment to complete Family Development Credential within 18 months of hire. Reliable personal transportation and valid driver’s license which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Full-time with benefits.. 

HOME BASED VISITOR Head Start 

(Full-Time /Sussex County)

This position serves as Home Based Visitor for Early Head Start program working individually with 10-12 families to support the development of the family and their children. The Home-Based Visitor will work collaboratively with a team of other Home-Based Visitors to implement the curriculum to achieve outcomes for children and families of all backgrounds and abilities.  Minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.  Bilingual (Spanish/English) desirable. Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigation.  Must maintain CPR and First Aid Certification. Physical exam, TB and Drug Screening and criminal background, required. Self-motivated, dependable and able to work independently. Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population.  Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the families. 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.

HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR Administration 

(Full-Time /New Castle/Kent County)

Entry Level Maintains accurate and up-to-date human resource files, records, and documentation. Answers frequently asked questions from applicants and employees relative to standard policies, benefits, hiring processes, etc. Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of human resource files and records. Performs periodic audits of HR files and records to ensure that all required documents are collected and filed appropriately. Provides clerical support to the HR department. May assist with payroll functions including processing, answering employee questions, fixing processing errors, Acts as a liaison between the organization and external benefits providers and vendors.  Conducts or assists with new hire orientation.  Assists with planning and execution of special events such as benefits enrollment, organization-wide meetings. Performs other duties as assigned.   Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. Experience with SharePoint, desirable.  Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn human resource information system (HRIS), and similar computer applications.  Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent  combination of education and experience.  

NURSE HOME VISITOR-Nurse Family Partnership

(Full-time, New Castle County/Kent 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. Full-time with benefits.

OUTREACH PARTNER Community Schools (Bayard and Bancroft Elementary Schools, Wilmington)

(Part-Time /Hourly)
Foster relationships with parents and other members of the assigned school in the community and work with groups and community based collaborations through formal and informal contacts. Establish linkages with neighborhood-based organizations for the purpose of information gathering, referral and advocacy for families. Engage parents in school activities through community outreach. Support parent resource center activities at school, including information and referral to services for families as appropriate. Maintain communication with parents of all services, training, and program opportunities available through the community schools project. Work in partnership with the Community School Site Coordinator or Team Leader at the assigned school and school staff to plan ongoing workshops, training and seminars for parents. Take the lead role as needed to plan and coordinate events. Recruit target families and connect them with the services appropriate to them, identifying specific needs and any barriers. Maintain attendance records for all parent activities and classes. High school graduate or GED with 2 years of related experience, required; AA degree with experience, desirable. Former or current parent and/or resident of the feeder area for the school, preferred.

Part-time, hourly positions (Up to 25 hours/week), no benefits. Work during school year only, 10 months/ year. 

OUTREACH PARTNER - Community Schools (Silverlake and Redding Middle School, Middletown)

(Part-Time /Hourly)

The Parent Outreach Partner is responsible for making the school a welcoming and supportive environment for families through the creation of resources, workshops, classes and opportunities for advocacy.   Foster relationships with parents and other members of the school community such as the Booster/PTA, Principal and community based collaborations through formal and informal contacts.  Establish linkages with neighborhood-based organizations for the purpose of information gathering, referral and advocacy for families.  Engage parents in school activities through community outreach. Support parent resource center activities at school to provide information and referral services for families.   Maintain communication with parents of all services, trainings, and program opportunities available throughout the community.  Recruit target families and connect them with the services appropriate to them, identifying specific needs and any barriers.  Work in partnership with the Community School Site Coordinator and school staff to plan ongoing workshops, trainings and seminars for parents.  Maintain and submit attendance records for all parent activities and classes. Represent CFF Community Schools as a liaison on Booster/PTA committee.  Prepare and maintain timely documentation and records in accordance with agency, state accreditation, and other requirements, policies and procedures.  High school graduate or GED with 2 years of related experience, required; Associates degree with experience desirable. Resident within feeder area for the school and/or current/former parent of child/children at the school, desirable.  Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population.   

PARENT OUTREACH SPECIALIST  Seaford Community of Hope

Part-Time/Hourly, Sussex County)

In partnership with the Sussex County Health Coalition (SCHC), Seaford Community of Hope (SCOH) aims to stop a deep-rooted cycle of poverty and lack of opportunity among vulnerable families in this rural, western Sussex County community.  The program engages a strong network of partner organizations to create an accessible system of place-based supports and wrap-around services to low-income housing units. The program also works to build rapport with individuals and families through outreach events and basic needs service connection in order to develop deeper engagement in these place-based services that will strengthen individual, family, and community functioning, and promote resilience, stability, and economic mobility.  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.  

 

SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR   II Behavioral Health Consultant 

(Full-Time, New Castle 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. Full-time with benefits.  Available vacancies within schools in  New Castle County. . 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. 

SUBSITUTE TEACHERS Head Start

Part-time/Hourly Kent County & Sussex County

The Substitute Teacher is called in as needed during the school year from September 1, 2021-June 1, 2022.  The Substitute Teacher will work collaboratively with the Teacher to ensure the successful operation of a classroom of children. The Substitute Teacher also works with a team of other classroom Teachers, Assistant Teachers and family members to implement curriculum to achieve outcomes for children of all abilities. High School Diploma required. CDA or degree in early childhood education or related preferred. Previous experience working in a preschool/childcare facility, preferred. Delaware First Certificate. Obtain certification in CPR and First Aid.   Physical exam, TB and Drug Screening and criminal background, required. Must have ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the agency’s service population.

TEACHER Head Start

Full-Time, 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.. 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 benefits offered. 

 

TEACHER AIDE:    Head Start

Full-Time, 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.  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 benefits offered. 

TEAM LEADER Community Schools

Full-Time,/New Castle County

Responsible for administrative and management of a Community Schools site and supervision of program staff. Responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing strategies for multi-disciplinary team to support the success of the community schools initiative. Provide program site services including: assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and advocacy to meet school and community needs. Plan and facilitate community schools offerings for students, parents, and community members.  Budgeting and fiscal accountability.   Implement program operations through policies and procedures, goals and objectives.  Lead multi-disciplinary team implementation of evidence- based best and promising practices.  Maintain a flexible schedule, including some evenings and some weekends to accommodate school and community needs. Prepare and maintain timely documentation, reports and records in accordance with agency, state accreditation, and other requirements.   Must have strong written and oral communication skills and a strong working knowledge of computers and applications.  Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Position based at Stubbs Early Learning. Bachelor’s Degree in human service field required with experience, required; Master’s Degree desirable. Previous supervisory experience and strong knowledge base in program areas, desirable.

YOUTH ADVOCATE Seaford House

Full-Time / Sussex County

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.  Bachelor’s 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.

Weekday, overnight shift.  

 

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.