POSITION OVERVIEW: The Mental Health/Behavioral Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the Mental Health Services for the Early Head Start program. They will provide assistance to families experiencing mental health issues or with children having behavioral issues. This position will also provide training and support for staff and parents on implementing program wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) and on parenting/social emotional development. They should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be capable of working with diverse populations.




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 PBIS.


Entry level: Commensurate with Education and Experience (minimum $24.18 per hour)


Two Positions: 80 hours per pay


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


Office 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 job qualifications, 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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