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DBH Accepts Applications for Senior Child Associate

Monday, January 13, 2014

DBH Accepts Applications for Senior Child Associate

Deadline is January 21, 2014.

The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is accepting proposals for a contracted, part-time senior child associate in the Primary Project. The Primary Project is an evidence-based, early intervention and prevention program in Pre-K to 3rd grades in certain public and public charter schools, and child development centers throughout the District.  The deadline for applying is 2 pm, Tuesday, January 21, 2014. 

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must have a minimum of two years’ experience working with children, preferably in a school or child care setting, and a Bachelor’s Degree in a child-related field of study.  The senior child associate works closely with teachers, families and clinicians, and provides administrative support including data entry and analysis, reporting and documentation, and processing of referrals.

The senior child associate position is a minimum of 15 hours per week and a maximum of 25 hours per week depending on the number of children in the program and availability of funds.  

An applicant must demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of  non-directive play techniques and ability to document play sessions and contacts
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member;
  • Strong communication skills that foster collaboration with other Child Associates, site staff, parents/guardians, and DBH clinicians;
  • Ability to pass a proficiency quiz on Play Session Techniques and the Associate-Child Rating Scale Measure;
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to learn the Primary Project data management system

A negative TB test results and mandatory criminal background check clearance are required within 30 days of selection.

Documents that must be included in the application can be obtained from Meredith Alexander, Contract Specialist, at (202) 671-3173 or meredith.alexander@dc.gov.  In addition, an optional Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 12 noon to 1pm, Room 218, 64 New York Avenue, NE. 

An application including a resume and required contract documents must be submitted by 2 pm, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, to the Department of Behavioral Health, Contracts and Procurement Office, 609 H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 or by email to meredith.alexander@dc.gov.