The Child Abuse Prevention Center is seeking a Full-Time Program Director to grow its new School Readiness Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) program. The program identifies children ages 0-6 experiencing developmental/behavioral issues in order to intervene at the earliest age possible and prepare children for attending school. It is estimated that as many of 50% of children with developmental delays or behavioral issues are missed prior to reaching school age. The new program will be the first of its kind in South Orange County, significantly advancing the health and well being of young children in this region.
The Program Director will market the School Readiness Program to families and to community stakeholders, creating lasting positive change in the families we serve while meeting the goals outlined in the contract. Responsibilities include: 1) Ensure program quality; 2) Increase and expand program awareness, reputation of integrity within the community and use of services; 3) Ensure the success of a dedicated team of direct service professionals. The Program Director will develop successful working relationships with ECE providers, pediatricians, community based organizations, and leaders in the fields of early identification and early childhood mental health.
Comprehensive benefits and competitive compensation packages commensurate with experience.
Qualified interested candidates should submit salary history, cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Desired Skills & Experience
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Sociology or related degree
Minimum of four years of experience in the mental health field
Minimum of two years of experience as a supervisor and in development and administration of social services
Experience with early childhood mental health preferred