Family Education Specialist
Colchester, VT Champlain Valley Head Start
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Head Start is a federally-funded, national child and family development program which provides comprehensive services for pregnant people, children from birth to age five, and their families. Services for children promote school readiness, and include early education, health, nutrition, mental health, and services for children with special needs. Services for parents promote family engagement, and include parent leadership and social service supports.

As a Family Education Specialist, you will support children and their families in intentional capacity-building caregiver-child interactions to promote the development of family protective factors, resiliency, and enhanced child development. Skilled Family Education Specialists work collaboratively with colleagues, families, and community agencies to center child and family growth, development, and well-being. If you want to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families, consider joining the Head Start community. Please view our job description: Family Education Specialist 


Associate’s Degree in social work, human/family services, child/human development, early childhood education or a related field; experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds; knowledge of adult learning principles; a commitment to social justice and working with families with limited financial resources; valid driver’s license, clean driving record and access to reliable transportation; physical ability to carry out required tasks, and a can-do extra mile attitude.

40 hours/week, approximately 42 weeks/year; 24 hours/week during the summer. Starting wage upon completion of 60-working day probationary period: $20.41-$25.19/hour, depending on qualifications. Health plan and excellent benefits.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three work references with your application. CVOEO is interested in candidates who can contribute to our diversity and excellence. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

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