|Job Title||EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM SERVICES COORDINATOR FOR COOK COUNTY|
|Posted By||Erikson Institute|
|Salary Range||Based on experience|
|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 Coordinator 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, the coordinator will provide services for wards of the state aged birth through five in Cook County, Illinois. Located in the South Loop of Chicago, the position requires a self-motivated and self-reflective graduate-level professional with knowledge of early childhood development, relationship-based practices, and experience working with children and families involved in the child welfare system.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Early Childhood Program Services Coordinator will be responsible for transitioning DCFS wards between the ages of three and five to the public school system in Cook County. The position will require the coordinator to collaborate with early intervention, public school systems, and the DCFS casework teams to ensure that referrals of DCFS wards to and from these systems occurs effectively. The coordinator will also be responsible for participating in the Clinical Intervention for Placement Preservation (CIPP) meetings (previously called CAYITS) and, on occasion, in DCFS Clinical Staffing for wards birth to five years as an Early Childhood Clinical Consultant with expertise in infant mental health, development, and trauma issues in young children. The coordinator may also be required to conduct trainings on early childhood issues on behalf of DCFS.
The position staff will be offered support through trainings offered by the program, weekly supervision, and bi-monthly team clinical staffing within the Early Childhood Unit.
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
• Knowledge of child development, infant mental health, social work, and the child welfare system
• Experience working with young children and families
• Valid Illinois driver’s license and access to reliable car
• Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
• Ability to work effectively as a team member
Please e-mail, fax or mail a cover letter and resume to:
Erikson/DCFS Early Childhood Program
451 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 893-7230 (fax)
No phone inquiries accepted.