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Behavior and Inclusion Support Consultant

Smart Start of NHC is seeking an early education professional (consultant) to work with the SSNHC Behavior and Inclusion Support (BIS) project and/or other funded projects to serve children and families in child care programs by providing technical assistance, training/workshop presentations, and/or intensive services to the child care community and families. This work includes, but is not limited to, the promotion of healthy social-emotional behaviors in young children, the prevention of expulsion in child care, and the promotion of inclusive practices. The BIS consultant works alongside families to navigate the early intervention system, shares and gathers information from partnering agencies regularly, and participates in programmatic and early childhood outreach and public awareness events.

Essential Duties:

• Perform a broad range of duties to develop or enhance Smart Start’s mission and relationships in the community
• Provide classroom-specific support to promote healthy social-emotional behaviors of young children in early childhood settings
• Support the early childhood workforce in putting inclusive early childhood practices into place
• Provide targeted strategies to help prevent children from being expelled or needing intervention services
• Provide resources and assist families with questions about their child related to inclusion, social-emotional health, and the early intervention system
• Serve as a liaison with the Division of Child Development and Early Education, Environmental Health, and the North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project to facilitate the understanding of rules and standards related to inclusive settings
• Research, develop and implement early childhood trainings for families and educators
• Participate in community collaboratives
• Perform other duties as assigned

Position Details:

• Full-time/12 month
• M-F 8am-5pm with some nights and weekends required (with schedule flexibility)
• Salary dependent upon experience
• Benefits: health, dental, 401k, paid time off

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or closely related required. Minimum requirement of at least 18 credit hours in early childhood education.

Experience: Minimum of three years’ experience in a child care/early education setting.
Training and knowledge of Environment Rating Scales, Pyramid Model, Conscious Discipline®, or other social-emotional development tools, Trauma-Informed Practices and Resilience, and Touchpoints™ highly desirable.

Thank you for your interest in this position. We are no longer accepting resumes.

If you have any questions, contact Mindy Davis at or 910.815.3731 ext. 1010


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