Early Head Start Child Specialist I
Columbia University - New York, NY

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Grant Funded: The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health offers an exciting opportunity for professional development, while promoting the development of infants, toddlers and their parents at the Columbia University Early Head Start program. Child Specialists are co-leaders for parent/child groups and provide child development and family support services as home visitors for a caseload of approximately 12 children. Responsibilities include: -collaborating with other child development team members to provide an environment that invites interest, curiosity and exploration; -providing developmental screenings, ongoing assessments and health tracking of children; -preparation and implementation of lesson plans for home visits and parent-child groups; -working with parents to support their development and address family/social service needs; -completing record keeping requirements and participating in in-service training; -other related duties as assigned. The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a full background check and pre-employment screening prior to a final offer of employment being made.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

High School Diploma or equivalency required. CDA and one year experience working with young children and/or parents required.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Fluency in English and Spanish required, including strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, 2 years experience in early childhood classroom setting.

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Founded in 1922, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health pursues an agenda of research, education, and service to address the...