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Social Emotional Services Manager 

Category Social Services  

$1,000 Sign-on Bonus!!!


Ensure that the Child Mental Health performance standards are met in Head Start and Early Head Start.


  1. Responsible for the delivery, tracking, and reporting of outcomes of Head Start/Early Head Start Child Mental Health performance standards.

  1. Provide training, support and supervision to Social Emotional Specialists.

  1. Track request and placement of Special Needs Assistants (SNA’s) and ensure ongoing training is provided.

  1. Establish and implement policies and procedures that comply and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of child mental health services.

  1. Utilize information obtained from developmental screenings, observations, evaluations, and parent input to design a program that meets the mental health needs and individual needs of children.

  1. Track social emotional screenings to ensure completion within 45 days of the child’s enrollment into the program; ensure follow-up is provided as needed.

  1. Ensure Social Emotional Specialists have a consistent schedule for center-visits, classroom support, home-based support, and parent consultation.

  1. Ensure compliant documentation for children with identified mental health and behavioral concerns including consent, referrals, behavior plans, and activities for teaching staff.

  1. Ensure compliant documentation in Child Plus for children with identified mental health and behavioral concerns including observations, transactions, and required documentation.

  1. Monitor monthly reports for Social Emotional Specialist to ensure accuracy.

  1. Remain informed of relevant information related to the safety and well-being of children and families while maintaining compliance with ECS’s policies and procedures.

  1. Work closely with the Family Services department to ensure quality mental health support to families.

  1. Work closely with the Education department to ensure classroom teaching staff are adequately supported to best serve children with mental health and behavioral concerns.

  1. Track program supplies and social emotional materials; place orders for supplies as needed and in accordance with the budget.

  1. Track and monitor contracts with community partners; renew as needed.

  1. Collaborate with community partners and resources to establish new mental health contracts and agreements.

  1. Assist with the implementation of the University Practicum Student program within the Head Start programs

  1. Coordinate with Health Services Manager to coordinate case management and file reviews for all centers on caseload.

  1. Assist Family Services department in coordinating summer screenings.

  1. Coordinate mental health trainings throughout the year and during preservice training.

  1. Work with Health Services Manager to coordinate Health Services Advisory Committee meetings.

  1. Ensure Social Emotional Specialists are up-to-date on required trainings and certifications related to licensing.

  1. Assist in mental health initiatives within the agency.

  1. Ensure accurate PIR data is maintained as it relates to health.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)


  • This position reports to the Director of Health Services.

Position Requirements


  • Licensed Mental Health Professional with a minimum of three years clinical work experience; knowledge of serving young children and their families highly preferred

  • Minimum of three to five years of experience working with children 0 – 5 years old; classroom experience highly preferred

  • Experience using data-based reporting system.

  • Work experience with vulnerable populations (i.e. families experiencing homeless, living below poverty guidelines, children in foster care).


  • Knowledge of sociology, child growth & development, mental health theory & practice, human behavior/social environment, psychology, research methods

  • Knowledge of effective methods to improve a child’s emotional stability

  • Knowledge of social services available to link families with appropriate agencies

  • Ability to build and maintain good human relations with staff and parents

  • Ability to work with the public in a tactful and diplomatic manner

  • Ability to perform tasks with little direct supervision

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity

  • Commitment to strengthen families but with ultimate commitment to the well-being of the child

  • Knowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting procedures

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products at an intermediate to advanced level

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Ability to maintain confidential information

  • Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records and prepare reports

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in fast-paced environment


  • Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile coverage

  • Satisfactory Driving Record (as outlined in Vehicle Driving Policy)

  • Complete 15 hours of in-service/professional development training hours each fiscal year (July-June)

  • By October 2019, must have current First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training


  • Works in early childhood classroom and office settings

  • Local travel to multiple sites is required

  • Includes nights and weekend work and some out of town travel


  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Tags ECE, Early Childhood Education, Childcare Worker, Social Emotional, Mental Health  
Salary Range $58,000-$62,000  
Travel Requirements  
Position Social Emotional Services Manager  
Close Date 6/24/2022  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Rachel Barker  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number SOC-22-00043  
Open Date 5/9/2022  
Location Episcopal Children's Services (HEADQUARTERS-JAX)  
About the Organization A recognized leader in early childhood education for nearly 60 years, ECS serves over 25,000 children and their families in 14 counties: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St John's, Alachua, Marion, Lake, Citrus, Gilchrist, Dixie, and Levy. We believe that educating a child not only improves their odds for success but also strengthens the entire community.

ECS will comply with Federal and State law in granting reasonable accommodations to employees who communicate to ECS that they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any individual seeking an exemption from this requirement must submit a completed request for accommodation form to the human resources department. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community.

EOE Statement It is the policy of Episcopal Children’s Services to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or national origin. It is our policy is to employ individuals solely based on qualifications, to recognize each person as an individual throughout the period of employment with our organization, and to provide fair and equal treatment for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or national origin.  

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