- Garden City, KS, USA
- Competitive wage
- Full Time
Health insurance, paid time off (PTO), and sick leave
Kansas Children's Service League (KCSL) in Garden City, KS is looking to hire a full-time Head Start Behavioral Support Specialist. Are you interested in furthering your career in early childhood education, behavioral health, or social work? Would you like to work with a nonprofit that helps prevent abuse and create stronger families? If yes, please keep reading!
This Head Start Behavioral Support Specialist position earns a competitive hourly wage. We also provide great benefits and perks, including health insurance, paid time off (PTO), and sick leave. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you to start your career in early childhood education, behavioral health, or social work with a great nonprofit, apply today!
ABOUT KANSAS CHILDREN'S SERVICE LEAGUE (KCSL)
Our mission is to protect and promote the well-being of children. We work with children and their families to help them succeed and break neglect, abuse, and trauma cycles. We do this through health, safety, and educational outreach. Our programs help children and parents develop successful skills in their families, schools, and workplaces. We work to create and restore healthy parent-child relationships and pledge to serve through advocacy and community engagement. Stronger families start here!
We treat customers, partners, and each other with respect and strive to always build positive working relationships. Quality, competence, and courageous service are important in all we do. Our employees live up to these values and are key to our mission. For our amazing team, we offer a comprehensive full-time benefits package, rewarding work, and opportunities for growth and advancement!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A HEAD START BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST
As a Head Start Behavioral Support Specialist, you provide essential behavioral support services for our Head Start and Early Head Start programs. You support the behavioral health needs of children in the classroom and implement appropriate interventions as assigned. Following the Infant and Early Childhood Consultation model, you use provided resources to support staff, parents, and children. You work collaboratively to mitigate behavioral health problems and developmental delays in children ages birth - 5 years old.
Additionally, you cooperate with staff on referral and follow-up consultation support services. You work with parents on reinforcing conscious discipline supports in the home environment. To assist with public relations, you represent us in the community and help recruit clients. You keep up-to-date and accurate records of all services provided, assessments completed, observations, and ongoing recommendations. You find working to promote the well-being of children to be highly rewarding!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A HEAD START BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 1 year of experience working with children and families in an early childhood education setting
- Experience helping children with behavior management, self-regulation, and emotional-regulation skills
- Ability to navigate Microsoft Office and ChildPlus software
- Ability to pass all required background checks
- Valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and current auto insurance
A bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, human services, or early childhood education is preferred but multiple factors will be taken into consideration. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish would be highly desirable. Do you have good communication skills, both written and verbal? Are you patient, respectful, tactful, and calm under pressure? Do you have excellent interpersonal skills? Can you show empathy while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries? Do you have strong organizational and time management skills? If so, you might just be perfect for this behavioral health position in early childhood education with our nonprofit!
This full-time social work position with our nonprofit typically works Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and requires minimal travel.
READY TO JOIN OUR NONPROFIT TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this childhood education job in the social work field, apply now using our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application.