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Trauma Support Specialist

What You'll Do

  • Provide trauma-informed early childhood mental health consultation to Head Start children, staff and families through support and coaching

  • Provide hands-on support for teachers in the classroom when there are significant behavioral or social-emotional concerns, using trauma informed practices and Conscious Discipline strategies

  • Recommend, demonstrate, and coach teachers for supporting the children’s social-emotional needs in the classroom.

  • Engage, support, and assist in developing relationships with families.

  • As needed, work with local mental health providers to assure high quality ongoing mental health services to children and families.

  • Attend and participate in team meetings with parents and teachers to create an intervention plan, and follow up with staff and parents as needed.

What You Can Expect

  • Competitive hourly wage

  • Medical, dental, vision and supplemental insurance plans available

  • 403(b) retirement plan

  • Paid time off: two (2) weeks after completing one year of employment

  • Generous amount of paid time off around major holidays

  • Employee referral bonus

  • Qualify for student loan forgiveness through the PSLF Program

What We Expect From You

  • An Associate Degree in Social Work or Early Childhood Education (Bachelor's degree preferred)

  • Maintain a positive attitude

  • Ability to relate well with young children families, and other professionals

  • Demonstrate flexibility working with the diverse needs and abilities of families, children, and co-workers

  • Be physically able to interact with young children

  • Valid Ohio driver's license

  • Proof of auto insurance

  • Completion of background checks

  • Be able to pass initial and regular drug screenings

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