Child Development Specialist- Eagle House (Friday- Monday 3-11pm) - Military veterans preferred

The Village for Families and Children


  employee   contract

United States

The Village for Families and Children

Child Development Specialist- Eagle House (Friday- Monday 3-11pm)


Job Tracking ID: 512620-861465
Job Location: Hartford, CT
Job Level: Any
Level of Education: High School/GED
Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
Date Updated: 04/18/2024
Years of Experience: Any
Starting Date: ASAP
Salary: 20.50
Work Hours: Part Time 32 hours

Job Description

Starting hourly rate $20.50 per hour with differential pay given for hours worked between 3 PM-7 AM.


The Child Development Specialist I participate as a key member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team in the treatment and/or education of children with significant emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities. She/He ensures that the children’s physical and emotional needs are met daily and supports the children’s academic learning by focusing on the enhancement of their social, recreational, and behavioral functioning.


  • Maintain the safety of children in all situations using supervision and the implementation of various therapeutic techniques, including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and dignified milieu environment.
  • Serve as a healthy role model.
  • Demonstrate techniques that enhance problem solving abilities and enable growth and maturity.
  • Understand and relay relevant information.
  • Record and document critical information in a timely matter.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians in a professional and timely matter.
  • Communicate with coworkers in a professional and timely matter.
  • Communicate with external professionals (e.g. Teachers, DCF Workers) in a professional and timely manner.
  • Manage and assist in the modification of child behavior.
  • Maintain appropriate certifications (see Licensure Requirements below).
  • Provide safe transportation to and from program activities.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional, courteous manner in all job-related interactions.
  • Interact with children in a positive, nurturing, therapeutic manner.
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate therapeutic groups.
  • Participate in program meetings, agency meetings, supervision and training events as deemed appropriate by supervisor.
  • Conduct any other related work to ensure that the physical and emotional needs of the children are met and that the program continues to operate effectively.
  • May be required to work in other programs as needed.

Experience and Skills


  • Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred; Associates Degree or High School diploma considered.
  • Licensure/Certification Requirements: Valid driver’s license and the capacity to attain or maintain a Public Service License, Medication Administration Certification, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Certification, American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification, Defensive Driving Certification, Safe Food Handling Certification.
  • Experience Level: Three years in human service field or experience working with special needs children.
  • Specific Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements: Knowledge of basic child development, issues related to the effects of abuse and neglect.
  • Must be able to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must be culturally competent to serve a diverse population.
  • Must have the ability to manage stress and to respond to emergency situations safely and calmly.
  • Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet applications. Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows XP environment. Familiarity with specific applications used by the Village a plus.
  • Physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations, i.e. must be able to supervise groups of children and perform physical intervention if required; must be able to move freely from place to place without restriction.

The Village for Families and Children is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.