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Early Childhood Behavioral Health Consultant

Position Summary:

Functions as part of a team to serve as an early childhood mental health consultant through the provision of support services and plans, using best practices to local early childhood education and care centers for children ages zero to five. 

Responsibilities:

Under general direction within policy guidelines and protocols:

  • Provide infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC), using evidence-based models (Georgetown and SAMHSA IECMHC model, PATHS, Pyramid Model, IMH-MI), to local early childhood education and care centers for children ages zero to five through: classroom and individual child observations; parent and teacher meetings; provision of resources, support, strategies, and plans; facilitation of referrals to special education and other community services; data collection and record keeping; participation in Children’s Institute supervision and collegial support.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Early Childhood, or related field. Minimum 5 years of direct experience working with young children and families.

Attributes:

Approachable, accountable, nonjudgmental, flexible, empathic, warm, good listener, respectful and sensitive of cultural differences, able to work in collaboration with families and early childhood education and child care centers’ staff.

Competence:

Knowledge of child development, child psychopathology, developmental disabilities, system theory, attachment theory, trauma, mental health evidence-based practices, including behavioral interventions. Experience working with children and families.

Employment Status: 

Part-time (12 hours per week). 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

We welcome qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds to help us best serve our great Community!

Please submit resumes to:
ezordan [at] childrensinstitute.net (Edy Zordan)
School Psychologist, BCBA
Children's Institute
274 N. Goodman Street, Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 295-1000, ext. 240


Information Analyst II

Position Summary:

Gathers information, analyzes and interprets data, disseminates information; helps formulate goals, protocols and information gathering methods.

Responsibilities:

Under general direction within policy guidelines and protocols:

  • Collects data by the use of questionnaires, interviews, reports and searches of existing journals, etc.
  • May perform a large number of computer search strategies. Reviews retrieved information for pertinency to the project.
  • Meets with project participants to help formulate project goals and determine protocols and information gathering methods. May assist in design, development and programming of systems needed to meet optimum data presentation goals.
  • Maintains records and conducts correspondence with a variety of agencies and officials that provide a source of information.
  • Prepares reports and recommendations based upon analysis of information gathered.
  • Reviews work of Information Analyst I or others performing similar work, and supervises clerical staff and field work aides. 


Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with major course work in social or technical field and some graduate level course work in that field (or library science or information science), and 1-2 years experience in the analysis and dissemination of information; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of programming and statistical programming packages would be helpful.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

We welcome qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds to help us best serve our great Community!

Please submit your application through the University of Rochester/Office of Human Resources: http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs (Job ID 219244). Please note, when you get to the UR website, click “all other openings” under the job search box. Then search for the job ID number in the keyword box at the top of the page. Please proceed to apply. All questions can be directed to Marjorie Allan at mallan [at] childrensinstitute.net.


Administrative Assistant/Coordinator

Position Summary:

Provide administrative support, track, and coordinate events and activities for Whole Child Connection at Children’s Institute.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Whole Child Connection meetings.
  • Serve as lead administrative support for Whole Child Connection events. Duties to include: Coordinating and tracking registration, materials organization, securing and confirming location, food, and overall logistics.
  • Prepare already developed handouts and tools for scheduled trainings.
  • Support List Management development and maintenance.
  • Assist in the production of resources, materials, and products (i.e. training materials, modules, newsletters, etc.).
  • Assist with organization and system development for smooth day-to-day operations.
  • Participate as collaborating partner on the internal team managing the Whole Child Connection's data management systems.


Qualifications:

Education: 2 years of post-high school education in secretarial studies or the equivalent.

Experience: At least 3 years of secretarial, administrative assistant and office experience, including 1 year in a position which demonstrated the ability to work with minimum supervision and to direct an office operation.

Technical and Computers:  Advanced knowledge and skill using Microsoft programs and comfortable learning new technology. The ability to operate commonly used office machines.

OR a combination of formal training and experience equivalent to the above

Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

We welcome qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds to help us best serve our great Community!

If this job sounds like something you would find fulfilling and is aligned with your career goals, even if your experience isn’t exactly in line with the points above, please consider applying anyway. Experience comes in many forms and your interest and passion can go a long way. We know that a diverse team makes for the best collaborative work and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives and experiences to the team and encourage everyone who is interested in the work to apply.

Please submit your application through the University of Rochester/Office of Human Resources: http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs (Job ID 219002). Please note, when you get to the UR website, click “all other openings” under the job search box. Then search for the job ID number in the keyword box at the top of the page. You will see that the job description on the UR website is a generic description for Secretary IV and does not precisely match the one above, which provides more specific details of the proposed assignment. Please do not worry – you are in the right place! Please proceed to apply. All questions can be directed to Dawn Breitung at dbreitung [at] childrensinstitute.net.


Grants Coordinator

Position Summary:

Support Project LAUNCH and overall grant coordination for Children’s Institute.

Responsibilities:

Project LAUNCH project coordinator

  • Coordinate the collaboration meetings for the Project LAUNCH team comprised of multiple organizations and community partners.
  • Develop timelines with deadlines, reporting goals, and tracking systems in accordance with the PI/Evaluation team, according to SAMHSA expectations with reasonable lead times.
  • Communicate and respond to all stakeholders effectively and efficiently with the understanding that the relationships are central to the success of the effort.
  • Attend and participate in (make arrangements for) internal and community meetings including staffing a community-wide Young Child Wellness Council.
  • Partner with the Project Director, work independently, and take the lead on understanding the grant and creating timelines, charts, reminders, etc.


Grants application and award reporting coordination

  • SAMHSA Grant responsibilities -- Complete detailed processes in compliance with federal guidelines as specified in the Notice of Award for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Project LAUNCH grant, such as:
  1. Supporting the project director in and regular progress reporting and monitoring through SAMHSA’s SPARS system.
  2. Working with finance team at Children’s Institute to ensure project is on track.
  3. Participate on monthly calls with Program Officer and Financial Officer.
  4. Ensure deadlines are met through completion of materials or direction / reminders to others to complete per federal guidelines.


Other agency grant responsibilities

  • Search for grants within list serves, RSS feeds; Familiarity with local, state, and national funding entities, applications, and timelines.
  • Track grants in spreadsheet – establish and maintain definitive source of grants sought / awarded for Children's Institute.  
  • Internal communication with grant writing staff for meetings, proposals, and other grant submission requirements; schedule, coordinate, lead monthly grant meetings.
  • Organize, compile application narratives, budgets, and other required documents for grant submissions, as well as subsequent required reporting when applications are awarded.
  • Work with support staff to ensure timely and complete grant proposal submissions.
  • Communicate with Leadership Team.
  • Communicate with Finance Team.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business or education.
  • Master’s degree is preferred, although relevant experience can count toward this requirement.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience working with federal grants (particularly SAMHSA) a “plus.”
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple projects at once.
  • Attention to detail, with the understanding that flexibility is a given in non-profit and community settings.
  • Demonstrated strengths in bi-and multi-directional communication (multi role, multi-level).
  • Professionally and emotionally mature; accurate; thorough.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

We welcome qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds to help us best serve our great Community!

If this job sounds like something you would find fulfilling and is aligned with your career goals, even if your experience isn’t exactly in line with the points above, please consider applying anyway. Experience comes in many forms and your interest and passion can go a long way. We know that a diverse team makes for the best collaborative work and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives and experiences to the team and encourage everyone who is interested in the work to apply.

Please submit your application through the University of Rochester/Office of Human Resources: http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs (Job ID 218625). Please note, when you get to the UR website, click “all other openings” under the job search box. Then search for the job ID number in the keyword box at the top of the page. You will see that the job description on the UR website is a generic description for a Sr. Health Project Coordinator and does not match this one above. Please do not worry – you are in the right place! Please proceed to apply. All questions can be directed to Lynn Lubecki at llubecki [at] childrensinstitute.net.


School Services Manager

Position Summary:

The School Services Manager will be a key member of Children’s Institute’s Whole Child Connection team, responsible for overseeing, strategizing, and operationalizing the Connection’s work with schools and school districts from grades K-12. Reporting to the Whole Child Connection’s Director, the School Services Manager’s primary responsibilities will be: 

Responsibilities:

  • Service Management and Oversight -- Oversee and manage all aspects of the Whole Child Connection’s school services including identifying new business, managing contracts with schools and districts, and coordinating project teams to work with school and district partners.
  • Facilitation and Training -- Oversee the Connection’s training offerings for schools, including managing a team of per diem training staff, developing new content, and facilitating large and small group adult learning sessions and workshops.
  • Coaching and Consultation -- Oversee the Connection’s coaching and consultation model, including a three phase needs assessment and action planning process for schools and districts and a practice-based coaching process for classroom teachers.
  • Knowledge Building -- Maintain up-to-date knowledge on best practices and current research in social-emotional learning, school climate, whole child development, and other school-based approaches and initiatives, as well as the factors at play in schools and districts.
  • Strategy Development -- In partnership with the Whole Child Connection leadership, oversee development and refinement of the school services strategy including identifying new projects, crafting grant proposals, and developing partnerships to continue the work.


Qualifications:

We are seeking individuals with a passion for and deep understanding of social-emotional learning, education, youth development, and continuous improvement. Candidates who thrive in fast paced environments, who enjoy community collaboration, and who are motivated self-starters that take initiative and attend to details will thrive in this position. Successful candidates will have a deep understanding of social-emotional learning, child and youth development, school culture/climate, effective learning environments, and related fields. They will also be familiar with the complexities of the education system at the classroom, school, and district level.

  • Master’s degree required, preferably in education, psychology, human development, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of project management experience.
  • Deep content knowledge in whole child development topics, including social-emotional learning, school culture and climate, and youth development. Experience in school settings is essential.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of best practice in adult learning.
  • Substantial training/coaching/consultation experience with adult learners and comfort working with and providing consultation and training to a range of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple projects.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

We welcome qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds to help us best serve our great Community!

If this job sounds like something you would find fulfilling and is aligned with your career goals, even if your experience isn’t exactly in line with the points above, please consider applying anyway. Experience comes in many forms and your interest and passion can go a long way. We know that a diverse team makes for the best collaborative work and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives and experiences to the team and encourage everyone who is interested in the work to apply.

Please submit your application through the University of Rochester/Office of Human Resources: http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs (Job ID 218420). Please note, when you get to the UR website, click “all other openings” under the job search box. Then search for the job ID number in the keyword box at the top of the page. You will see that the job description on the UR website is a generic description for a Sr. Health Project Coordinator and does not match this one above. Please do not worry – you are in the right place! Please proceed to apply. All questions can be directed to Dawn Breitung at dbreitung [at] childrensinstitute.net.


Whole Child Health Consultant and Trainer

Position Summary:

The Whole Child Health Consultant and Trainer will be a key member of Children’s Institute’s Whole Child Connection team, supporting educators and youth development practitioners in their efforts to integrate a whole child focus in classrooms, schools, districts, and youth development programs. The Whole Child Health Consultant and Trainer’s primary responsibilities will be: 

Responsibilities:

  • Consultation -- Coordinate and implement the Connection’s three phase needs assessment and action planning process in school districts and youth development programs, including conducting interviews and focus groups, developing reports, and facilitating action planning sessions with staff.
  • Facilitation and Training -- Facilitate large and small group adult learning sessions and workshops for educators, school administrators, youth services and out-of-school (OST) time providers, and other practitioners.
  • Coaching -- Provide one-on-one and small group coaching to individuals in school settings including teachers, school teams, and administrators and/or in youth development settings to program directors, supervisors, and front line staff.
  • Resource and Tool Creation -- Create comprehensive, engaging externally-facing resources, tools, presentations, and other content and provide practical, actionable guidance to educators, youth services and OST providers, and other practitioners.
  • Organizational Support -- Contribute to the development of new projects and proposals and to other work across Whole Child Connection.


Qualifications:

We are seeking individuals with a passion for and deep understanding of social-emotional learning, education, child and youth development, school culture/climate, effective learning environments, and continuous improvement. Candidates who thrive in fast paced environments, who enjoy facilitating adult learning, and who are motivated self-starters that take initiative and attend to details will thrive in this position. Successful candidates will also be familiar with the complexities of the education system at the classroom, school, and district level and the challenges and opportunities in the youth development arena particularly with youth services and OST programming.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in education, psychology, human/youth development, or related field.
  • Deep content knowledge in whole child development topics, including social-emotional learning, school culture and climate, and youth development.  Experience in school and/or youth development settings is essential.
  • Self-starter with comfort working autonomously.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of best practice in adult learning.
  • Substantial training/coaching/consultation experience with adult learners and comfort working with and providing consultation and training to a range of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple projects at once.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

We welcome qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds to help us best serve our great Community!

If this job sounds like something you would find fulfilling and is aligned with your career goals, even if your experience isn’t exactly in line with the points above, please consider applying anyway. Experience comes in many forms and your interest and passion can go a long way. We know that a diverse team makes for the best collaborative work and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives and experiences to the team and encourage everyone who is interested in the work to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how your experiences match the job description.

Please submit resumes to:
dbreitung [at] childrensinstitute.net (Dawn Breitung)
Assistant Director, Whole Child Connection
Children's Institute
274 N. Goodman Street, Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 295-1000, ext. 255


Trainer – per diem

Position Summary:

Children’s Institute, a non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Rochester, seeks qualified individuals to provide high quality training to various child-serving audiences (i.e., teachers, early education professionals, youth workers) on an as needed basis. Content areas may include social emotional learning, play therapy, early childhood development and/or assessment. Must have strong training background with ability to engage varied audiences, deliver content effectively with the goal of skill transfer and retention, and maintain high levels of professionalism and courtesy, while supporting the overarching mission of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive support of children. Background in emotionally responsive skill development and practice preferred. Applicant will have to be open to continuous improvement and demonstrate flexibility in scheduling, workload, travel, and ability to work with members of different teams/projects. Ideal candidate will be involved in developing, as well as delivering, trainings. 

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver trainings, workshops, conference sessions, and coaching based on Children’s Institute protocol across various projects and programs, including Whole Child Connection, Primary Project, and the RECAP early childhood assessment.  
  • Expand research base and knowledge of content areas to align with current educational trends and practices.
  • Present a professional image and message as a representative of Children’s Institute.
  • Attend planning meetings as needed.
  • Ensure that training participants complete an evaluation for reflection. Use feedback to improve upon training content and delivery skills as warranted.  


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with background in education, social work, early childhood education, or social emotional learning, youth development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in teaching, training, or professional development preferred.
  • Open and collaborative style for teamwork and cooperation.
  • Consistent and continual support of Children’s Institute mission to serve, support, and nurture all children.


Please submit resumes to:
dbreitung [at] childrensinstitute.net (Dawn Breitung)
Assistant Director, Whole Child Connection
Children's Institute
274 N. Goodman Street, Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 295-1000, ext. 255


Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.