|Job Title||EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENER|
|Posted By||Erikson Institute|
|Location||Location -> Illinois -> Chicago / Cook County|
|Type of Work||Type of Work -> Service Delivery / Social Work / Counseling|
|Job Type||Job Type -> Full-time|
Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development located in downtown Chicago, is seeking to hire an experienced professional to fulfill the duties of an Early Childhood Developmental Screener to serve in the child welfare system for a major collaboration with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Early Childhood Project (IDCFS). Through this innovative project, screeners assess parents and their children birth to age three with the goal of identifying and recommending appropriate services to maximize child and family functioning. Located in the South Loop of Chicago, the position requires a self-motivated and reflective graduate-level professional with knowledge of early childhood development, trauma, relationship-based practices, and experience working with children and families.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Early Childhood Developmental Screener conducts screenings of young children birth to age three with their foster parents using developmental tools such as: the Denver II, Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), Early Childhood Screening Inventory for Preschoolers (ESI-P) and socio-emotional screening tools including: the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA I/T/P), Infant Toddler Symptom Checklist (ITSC) and Parenting Stress Index (PSI-4). In addition to administering standardized instruments, conducting clinical interviews with caregivers and observing the parent-child interactions are critical elements of the screening process. The responsibilities of the screener include: performing developmental and trauma based assessments, making recommendations for services to address developmental and trauma related issues, making referrals to Early Intervention and other necessary systems, training and consulting with caseworkers and foster parents on early development and infant mental health issues. The position also requires attending trainings offered by the program, weekly supervision, and bi-monthly case presentations.
Founded in 1966, Erikson Institute is one of the nation's leading graduate schools in child development and early childhood education. It is a private, independent, NCA-accredited graduate school offering master's degrees, a Ph.D., graduate certificates, and professional development courses in child development and early childhood education. Erikson provides a variety of employee benefits, including excellent health and dental plans, life/disability insurance, transit stipend, matching retirement contributions, and more. To learn more, visit our Web site at www.erikson.edu
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital or parental status, sexual orientation including gender identity, gender expression, military discharge status, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
• A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, early childhood education, or a related field required
• Bilingual skills preferred
• Knowledge of child development, infant mental health, social work, and the child welfare system
• At least two years of experience working with children and families
• Valid Illinois driver’s license and access to a reliable car
• Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills in English and preferably also Spanish
• Ability to work effectively as a collaborative team member
Please e-mail or fax a cover letter and resume to:
451 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
No phone inquiries please.