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Early Care & Education Consultant

Smart Start of NHC is seeking an early childhood 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. This work includes, but is not limited to, the promotion of healthy social-emotional behaviors and inclusive practices in young children, the prevention of expulsion in child care, sharing information and resources from partnering agencies with families, and participating 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 educators;
  • Participate in community collaboratives;
  • Maintain database and/or documentation of services provided ensuring confidentiality when necessary;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Details:

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.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Mindy Davis at

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: It is the policy of SSNHC to comply with all federal and state laws concerning the employment of persons with disabilities and to act in accordance with regulations and guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).