Location: 1826 Chicago Avenue
With the supervision of the RRC Children’s & Family Services Coordinator, the Child Development Specialist will provide daily programming and activities to children participating in children’s programming in the RRC child development services: Building Resilient Families- Child Development Suite.
This person will work jointly and be an active team member with the RRC Building Resilient Families team. This person will perform three key roles. 1. She/he is responsible for providing skill building, care, and facilitation of daily evening schedule and activities in the Child Development Suite. 2. She/he is responsible for facilitating/ providing evening parenting and children’s programming according to identified best practices; and 3. She/ he is responsible for providing quality care and safety of children/ families attending Child Development Suite. Schedule NOTE: This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the scheduling needs of the BRF Child Development Suite. Schedule is Sunday-Thursday 4:30-8:30
- Plan, schedule, and implement age appropriate evening children’s programming.
- Facilitate daily children’s programming and activities for children of mothers participating in BRF Family Program. Children are ages 6 weeks – age 17 with primary emphasis with children ages 6 weeks – 5 years.
- Ensure the safety and wellbeing of children while their parents attend programming and services
- Role model effective parenting and care for children for the parents of children in care.
- Plan and facilitate childhood development activities for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years
- General group room set-up and clean up daily.
- Work in collaboration with team sharing observation, needs, and strengths of children, including parent/ child interactions, etc.
- Uphold ethical standards of the program in compliance with Rule 31 and Minnesota Rules 4747.1400.
- Ensure conduct and behavior consistent with and supportive of recovery from chemical dependency and co-occurring chemical and mental health issues.
- Ensure documentation of all interactions and activities with children and family
- Assist team in identifying children’s developmental needs and assisting mother in addressing children’s needs.
- Assist with further development and implementation of RRC Children’s Programming and Family Development components.
- Assist team in the development and achievement of the mother’s and family’s individualized treatment plan.
- Provide mentoring and role modeling of effective and appropriate parenting skills.
- Ensure communication and coordination of care with all RRC service teams
- Present a positive image of all RRC Programs and Services
- Actively Participate in RESOURCE, Inc.’s “Undoing Racism” and Promoting Diversity Initiatives.
- Conduct urinalysis as needed.
- Ensure reliable and timely attendance.
- Participate in child development training.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- A minimum of two years experience providing early childhood services and/or services to young children and families (required), Associates degree or Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood, Social Work, Human Services, or related field (desired, but not required).
- Demonstrated knowledge and abilities to work effectively with children ages 0-17, with emphasis on younger children ages 0-6.
- Knowledge of issues impacting children of women with chemical dependency issues is desirable, but not required.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to transport children and mothers for family activities
- Must pass BCA and DHS background study prior to hire.
- CPR and First Aid Certified
- Ability to work as a team member with coworkers and referral sources.
- Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds preferred.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of RRC participants and services; maintain confidential/ sensitive materials and documents. Ability to maintain professional boundaries with RRC participants.
- Possess effective verbal and written communication skills in a team environment.
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
- Utilize computer network system, copy machine, fax machine, typewriter, and telephone system.
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $11/-$13/hour; Depending on Qualifications
BENEFITS: Benefits will be based on FTE. Full time benefits include: 3 weeks vacation. 10 sick days, 10 holidays, medical, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401(k) plan. Note: Limited benefits may be available based on number of hours worked per week.
HOW TO APPLY: Send/fax/email, or apply in person to: RESOURCE, 1900 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN firstname.lastname@example.org. Resume, cover letter, and RESOURCE application must be submitted to: Kristen Bewley, Child and Family Development Coordinator. No phone calls please.
DEADLINE: Interviews will begin upon receipt of qualified candidates.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer