4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care, a Social Service Agency in DeKalb, is hiring for a Social Emotional Support Specialist to support child care providers, families and children attending SITE contracted centers in our SDA.
Design and implement programming and consultation for parents of children with challenging behaviors.
Provide on-going, relationship-based support to child care providers and families in order to foster the social-emotional well-being of children and families.
Actively participate in existing local networks in order to gather resources and promote the understanding and importance of children and families social and emotional needs.
The specialist will serve as a reliable member on various early childhood professional teams to support the needs of clients, colleagues and families to promote healthy social-emotional well- being.
The Social-Emotional Support Specialist will develop and facilitate pertinent and relevant professional development opportunities for child care center staff and families in order to expand the capacity to meet children’s mental health needs and foster social-emotional growth and development.
The Social-Emotional Support Specialist will facilitate referrals for community resources, as needed, by assessing children’s, families’ and child care center staffs’ needs.
4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care is an EOE employer.
If interested in applying for this position please apply with a cover letter and resume to:
4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care
155 N Third St, Suite 300
DeKalb, IL 60115
ATTN: Susan Petersen
Master’s Degree with 5 year experience preferred Degree in one of the following areas, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Child Development Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy.Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field.
Position requires daily face to face visits and occasional travel and overnight trainings, meetings and conferences
Knowledge of child development, understanding of family dynamics, systems theory, and the importance of child-caregiver and family-caregiver relationships.
Must have knowledge and understanding of the unique issues and challenges facing child care providers.
Must be able to work independently.
Must have reliable transportation, valid Illinois Driver's License and current automobile insurance.
About 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care
The 4-C mission is to promote children's well-being by advocating for quality, affordable, accessible child care. We support families and those providing child care by offering information, education, resources and services.