Employment Opportunities

MFN Employment Opportunities

Position: Family Support Network Director

Maryland Family Network located in Harbor East, in Baltimore, Maryland seeks an experienced, senior manager to coordinate and manage the delivery of technical assistance, training, monitoring, and evaluation services to a statewide network of two-generation, community-based programs serving families with infants and toddlers. From planning and implementing community-based programming, to motivating and supporting a team of professional program specialists who provide technical assistance and direction to programs such as Family Support Centers, Early Head Start, and Strengthening Families, to working closely with federal, state, and local governments, and nonprofits, this job is filled with exciting opportunities and major responsibilities.

Skills and qualifications include:
• A customer focus with proven performance in delivering high quality service;
• A strong desire and track record for excellence;
• Demonstrated team building and management skills;
• Proven grant-writing, and grant administration experience;
• Prior responsibility for budget development, and financial management;
• Familiarity with government and funder regulations that govern nonprofit finance and programmatic operations and decision-making;
• Effective problem solving abilities;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Working knowledge of community-based programming, family support, child development and child care, parenting education, Head Start/Early Head Start, principles of counseling, and the family support approach;
• Master’s degree in social work, early childhood education, psychology, related human services field, or public administration;
• Minimum of eight years’ work experience in administration or management of programs that included supervision of managers and professional staff.

We offer a competitive salary and full range of benefits.

Interested applicants should send resume with cover letter to HumanResources@marylandfamilynetwork.org. Deadline date: December 13, 2019. EOE.

Position: Receptionist

Receptionist for Baltimore Non-Profit based in Harbor East. Responsible for maintaining the front desk area, greeting visitors and guests and directing them appropriately, distributing mail, and other administrative duties as assigned. MS Office and other basic computer skills required; FT opportunity with excellent benefits for an enthusiastic, eager to learn team player. Minimum High School degree; 2-3 years’ experience in a professional work environment required. Only qualified applicants will be considered. To apply: send cover letter and resume to receptionistjob@marylandfamilynetwork.org by November 29, 2019. No phone calls. EOE.

Positions: Early Head Start Teachers

Maryland Family Network is seeking applicants for Early Head Start Teachers in Baltimore City. Under the direction of a Child Development Specialist, teachers will plan and implement a high quality child development program serving children ages 6 weeks to 3 years, based on best practices and compliant with Head Start Program Performance Standards. The successful candidate must have:

• High School diploma required. AA degree in ECE preferred with experience working in a licensed child care center
• 90 hour Child Care Certificate and 45 hour Infant/Toddler certificate + Infant/Toddler CDA
• Provisional acceptance can be given to candidates who complete the 45 hr I/T certification and I/T CDA within a specified period of time.
• Have current physical examination and TB screening
• Must pass criminal background check prior to employment

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to EHS, Maryland Family Network, Inc. 1001 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202. EHSTeacherjobs@marylandfamilynetwork.org.

Deadline November 11, 2019
EOE. No phone calls.

Position: LOCATE:  Child Care Special Needs Resource and Referral Specialist

The Maryland Family Network helps parents find and evaluate child care, provides training for child care professionals and parents, works with employers to develop supportive work/family programs, and collects and disseminates child care information for trend analysis and planning.
The LOCATE: Child Care Special Needs Resource and Referral Specialist interviews parents and providers to help parents find child care for their child with special needs. The position involves considerable phone work.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and two years of previous work experience in the child care field. Eight years’ experience and an Associate’s degree may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree;
• Two years’ experience with children with special needs in the child care classroom;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• A working knowledge of the State’s child care regulations, child development and quality child care;
• Exceptional Customer Service Skills
• Available to participate in outside events, some on weekends.

Responsibilities:
• Provide enhanced resource and referral service to families of children with special needs and/or special health care needs
• Identifies child care needs including the accommodations needed by the child.
• Contacts providers to find providers with openings who can make the necessary accommodations. Identifies three to five referrals.
• Follows up with the parents to determine whether they need more referrals and to determine their satisfaction with the service.
• Keys intakes, follow ups and other data into the LOCATE: Child Care system;
• Uses and adapts customer letters when needed;
• Communicates updates of provider information to Database Coordinator;.
• Shares information related to parental/provider concerns and issues concerning child care with the Director and other appropriate personnel;
• Performs to established standards to achieve department goals;
• Represent MFN at events, conferences and training;
• Performs tasks necessary to keep MFN and the Maryland Child Care Resource Network functioning in a smooth and orderly fashion.

MFN is an equal opportunity employer. We offer excellent benefits and a 35 hour work week.
Salary: $21.98 /hour

Please send a resume and cover letter to locatejobs@marylandfamilynetwork.org

Position: Early Head Start Child Development Specialist

Maryland Family Network is seeking applicants for an Early Head Start Child Development Specialist. The ideal candidate will provide training, technical assistance and monitoring to Maryland Family Network’s EHS Delegate programs. The successful candidate must have:

• A Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
• At least 5 years of work related experience providing services to families with children ages 0 – 3.
• Three years of management related experience in early childhood development, early childhood mental health or human services.
• Knowledge of the philosophy and principles of Early Head Start or Family Support.
• Statewide travel required and access to dependable transportation.
Competitive compensation package, including comprehensive benefits, will be offered. Salary dependent on experience.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to EHS, Maryland Family Network, Inc. 1001 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202. cdsjobs@marylandfamilynetwork.org Deadline: Open until filled. No phone calls.

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Position: Early Head Start Teacher

FULL TIME OPPORTUNITY WITH EXCELLENT BENEFITS!
https://www.goodwillches.org

JOB SUMMARY:
Provide comprehensive services to children in the areas of cognition, physical, social and emotional development in a clean, safe classroom or home setting promoting family engagement. Adhere to federal Head Start Performance Standards, state licensing regulations, local agencies policies and core values.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conducts developmental screenings and family needs assessments.
• Identifies and refers children with special needs for supportive services.
• Maintains classroom environment and curriculum to Maryland Department of Education (MSDE) and Head Start standards.
• Develops daily/weekly classroom lesson plans and individualized family service educational plans (IFSP) in collaboration with parents.
• Completes daily health and safety checks conducting regular fire drills and proper maintenance of equipment, documenting all injuries, hazards and incidents.
• Completes daily anecdotal notes and observations, inputting information into MyHeadStart or Teaching Strategies GOLD database systems.
• Tracks daily sign in/out sheets and compiles weekly attendance reports and CACFP meal counts.
• Maintain record management standards ensuring child/family files have required and updated documentation.
• Ensures hygiene routines are maintained such as toileting procedures, diaper change, teeth brushing and hand washing.
• Supervises and monitors children’s activities in the classroom and outdoor play areas.
• Assist in the daily serving of snacks and meals promoting family serving style.
• Conduct classroom inventory and prepare list of needed supplies.
• Participate in ongoing training and development, case review, staff and individual supervision meetings.
• Assist with recruitment and enrollment, engaging service provider agencies and attending community outreach events.
• Conducts home visits and teacher conferences.
• Provides families with developmentally appropriate activities and information to address child’s needs, guidance on home safety, nutrition, effective discipline and constructive play activities.
• Links families with community resources serving as a liaison.
• Coordinates social, educational, community and volunteer activities with parents and families.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
• High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred.
• One year supervised classroom experience with children age zero through three years required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
• 45 hour Infant and Toddler Certificate required
• 90 hour Child Care Certificate required
• Infant-Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) certification required within 90 days after hire
• 9 hours Communications certification preferred
• Current Infant/toddler CPR, First Aid Certificate required within 90 days after hire
• Current Universal Precaution Certificate required
• Must possess a current valid and unrestricted driver’s license and be fully insured according to Maryland law
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Pre-employment Early Head Start CJIS criminal background investigation clearance required
• Pre-employment physical and tuberculosis screen clearance per Early Head Start guidelines required

SCOPE OF SUPERVISION:
• Minimal supervision provided on an as needed basis. Monthly supervision and team meetings are conducted by the supervisor. May be required to advise and guide other personnel (i.e. floaters, substitutes, volunteers and Child Development Assistants) who work with assigned groups of children in classroom, playground areas, and during field trips, as applicable.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Ability and desire to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
• Ability to participate in training classes pertaining to child development, children at risk,
special needs, etc.
• Ability to accurately record and deliver information, meet deadlines, and perform all duties efficiently and accurately.
• Ability to communicate effectively and positively with parents, children, staff, supervisor and general public.
• Ability to provide support and education to parents in a positive, non-judgmental manner and respond competently to the culture and values of each individual, family and community.
• Ability to respect participants’ communications as confidential and discuss pertinent
information with supervisor and other staff in an appropriate manner/area.
• Ability to involve the parent in working with his/her child.
• Ability to follow through on instructions as they pertain to classroom management.
• Ability to implement the activity plans for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
• Ability to model/teach to parents how to nurture and interact with their children.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

*Medium
Lifting up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. May be required to regularly stand for extended periods of time, walk, reach with hands/arms with full range of motion, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, push or pull. Regularly required to talk and hear. Frequently required to use hands and fingers to hold, handle and feel objects, knobs, keys and/or buttons.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
Travel is defined as travel to all areas within Goodwill’s territory (Cecil, Harford, Baltimore, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties, Baltimore City and the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland). In some cases, long-distance travel, including overnights may be required but is typically planned in advance. In some cases, travel may be unplanned. Home visits will be conducted weekly and on as needed bases. Personal vehicles are used and mileage reimbursement is available.

*Up to 50% of working time
*Must have access to own transportation

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

*Moderate
Employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level is usually moderate.

Position: Director, Early Head Start Program

The Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Director for its Early Head Start Program. The Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of program development, supervision of staff, budget and money management, fundraising, and enrollment/facilities; ensuring the adherence of the program to the established philosophy; overseeing all program staff, participants and volunteers; coordinating staff meetings, staff orientation and trainings; helping participants to identify needs; networking with the community by coordinating community outreach; preparing required annual statistics and programmatic reports; and attending sponsoring agency meetings.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or Human Development or related field with a minimum of four years of experience in program development and management in program(s) serving similar populations. Master’s degree in Human Services or Human Development preferred. Minimum of two years supervisory experience required.

The successful candidate will understand and be committed to the overall philosophy of Family Support and work cooperatively with consultants from Maryland Family Network who are responsible for implementation/evaluation of the Family Support Center program; have the ability to relate to individuals of diverse educational, cultural and economic backgrounds; be willing to submit to a criminal background investigation and have a current medical evaluation to include a TB screen within a six month period prior to employment.

Closing Date: November 11, 2019

Send resumes with salary requirements to Human Resources via fax on
410-267-9143 or email arichards@aaccaa.org for consideration.
EOE DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

Network job opportunities are included as a courtesy. Contact the sponsoring agency for more information. No phone calls or requests of information about these positions will be accepted by MFN.

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