Early Childhood Assistant (Human Service Worker II) - (2000004P)
Promise Heights is currently hiring an Early Childhood Assistant (Human Service Worker II) to work under the supervision of an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (licensed social worker) placed at a Baltimore City Public School. The position is available at the Elementary (PK-5) school level only. Early Childhood Assistants support early learners (ages birth through six) in the Upton/Druid Heights neighborhood. They are responsible for assisting with community- and school-based student and parent activities, partner relationships, student and parent groups for behavioral health with a focus on early learning and social/emotional functioning, communications/marketing, and other administrative duties. The Early Childhood Assistant will work under the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and in tandem with BCPS administration and staff, to effectively develop and oversee programs within the school.
The Promise Neighborhood program is a U.S. Department of Education initiative focused on breaking the cycle of inter-generational poverty by significantly improving the educational and developmental outcomes and overall life prospects of children and youth in our most distressed communities. The core idea behind the initiative is to provide both effective schools and strong systems of support to children, youth and their families in poverty and thus meeting their health, social services, and educational needs. The University of Maryland School of Social Work is the lead agency for the Promise Heights Promise Neighborhood in the Upton/Druid Heights neighborhood in West Baltimore. Promise Heights is charged with working with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based institutions, and others to build a pipeline of wraparound services to ensure pathways out of poverty for youth and their families.
This Non-Exempt, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that starts with 11 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Assist Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (social worker) in developing plans and coordinating referrals for children and their families dealing with challenges, strengths, change, and crisis. Assist in facilitating communication between families and pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers. Maintain case records and document student progress.
Assist in the design, edits, and prepares drafts of marketing, flyers, and other informational materials. Conduct outreach to parents to inform them about and engage them in early learning programming.
Assist Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (social worker) in conducting social work assessments and screenings that examine strengths and risks of children and their families. Assist with student and/or parent groups focused on behavioral health, early learning, and social/emotional learning.
Perform family outreach and case management for school and community families, including home visits. Responsible for completing appropriate documentation.
Plan, implement, recruit participants, and promote parent workshops focused on early learning and child development. Responsible for documenting activities, attendance, and outcomes.
Assist in developing and implementing strategies to assist pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers with promoting social/emotional learning and behavior management in the classroom. Facilitate related small group activities for children (ages birth through six). Responsible for documenting activities, attendance, and outcomes.
Participate in capacity-building activities, including initiative-wide and site-based trainings, professional development, network meetings, and site visits. Assist Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant to ensure participation of other needed or required site-based staff.
Participate in site-based Baltimore City Public Schools committees, as needed.
Education: Bachelor's degree. Degree in social work, education, or human services is preferred. Experience: Three (3) years providing social work and/or community organizational services. Experience related to early learning environment or administrative staff work in which program coordination was a primary responsibility is preferred. Other: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Conditions of Employment:
Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license may be required. Employees in this job class may be required to use their personal automobile while conducting official business.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
General knowledge of business English, spelling, and grammar. General knowledge of and skill in the use of word processing, database, and spreadsheet software to produce documents and maintain information. Ability to present statistical material in table, chart, or graph form. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to work as part of a team, as well as with individuals and/or families from diverse ethnic, racial, and social-economic backgrounds.
Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).
Hiring Range : $37,157 - $44,000
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff - N09HS2
Employee Class : Non-Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Social Work
Job Posting: Feb 7, 2020
Unposting Date: Apr 11, 2020, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 144382
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.