PT Child Development Specialist Lead – Provo
Looking for employment working with young children in the social services field? Are you interested in learning more about strengthening high-risk families and in helping young children begin to heal from abuse, neglect, and trauma? House of Hope utilizes the trauma informed psycho-educational approach with small groups of young children who are residing with their mothers in residential treatment. Child Development Specialists help provide therapeutic groups for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children in our children’s day treatment program. PLEASE NOTE: Our children’s program in Provo is very small since Covid-19 and we are looking for an individual who is passionate about children AND program development. This person would take the lead in re-creating a safe learning environment for 6-12 young children with an assistant.
This position is an especially good fit for those with:
-a passion for working with young children and their families.
-a desire to grow personally and professionally in the social work, mental health or child development field.
-a skills set of creativity, patience, energy and ability to help children learn skills in an engaging, nurturing manner.
-knowledge about program development, curriculum planning, best practices of early childhood programs
-ability to work with mothers to teach parenting, reinforce progress and celebrate milestones
-the willingness to be flexible, try new things, be open to feedback and handle stress calmly.
-assertive, respectful communication skills with children, parents and co-workers.
-the ability to work as a team to create a safe, nurturing, consistent environment for young children.
We are looking for someone with:
-Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, human development or similar field; willingness to work toward licensure as a Social Service Worker over 2-3 year period (see dopl.utah.gov)
-Experience working with young children (6 months to eight years old)
-Experience supervising staff and creating positive team culture
-Good basic computer and writing skills
-Dynamic communication skills to coordinate care and make the program fun for families
-An understanding of professional ethics and boundaries in the human service field
-Above average problem solving skills, conflict resolution abilities and above all, a sense of humor!
Wage: $15-16/hour DOE. Health insurance paid at 80%, after one year 401(k) dollar for dollar match up to 5%, employee recognition and other incentives are available.
Hours: 36 hours/week; M-F (between 8:30am – 4:30pm)
-This is a non-smoking work site.
-Must be at least 21 years old.
-Must be able to pass extensive background check and drug test.
-If in recovery, must have at least 2 years of sobriety.
-Must have own reliable transportation and good driving record.
-Must become vaccinated for influenza, Covid-19 and take TB test
House of Hope is a non-profit organization providing addiction recovery and behavioral health services to help women rebuild their lives and strengthen their families at seven facilities in SLC and Provo.
To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include job title you are applying for with all contact! Thank you!