Featured Local Job: Mental Health/Behavioral Specialist

Jefferson-Clarion Head Start, Inc. announces an opening for a Mental Health/Behavioral Specialist.

Position Overview: The Mental Health/Behavioral Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the Mental Health Services for the Head Start program. They will provide assistance in the classrooms and homes for children experiencing behavioral issues and develop plans to improve children’s behavior. This position will also provide training and support for staff and parents on implementing program wide PBIS and on parenting/social emotional development. They should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be capable of working with diverse populations.

Job Qualifications:

Level A – Must have completed a master’s degree (or higher) or a post-masters certificate and possess the Pennsylvania License for Behavior Specialist or a Licensed Social Worker with preference for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Preference given to individuals with knowledge of child development from the birth – five age group and with experience implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS).

Entry level: $ 23.01 per hour, Entry Level

Full-time Position: Monday – Friday, Approx. 40 hours/week

Benefits include: Health Care coverage, Vision, Disability, Retirement, Annual and Sick Leave, Aflac options.

Location: Head Start Central Office – Brookville PA

Interested applicants can visit our agency website at www.jcheadstart.com, call 814- 849-3660 ext. 100, or email info@jcheadstart.com for further information and an Employment Application.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid PA driver’s license, and have Act 34, 151 & 114 clearances at time of hire

Please submit a cover letter, resume AND Employment Application either online, by email to info@jcheadstart.com or by mail to Jefferson-Clarion Head Start, Inc., 18 Western Ave. Suite C, Brookville, PA 15825. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE


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