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Department of Mental Health Seeks Child Associates for Early Intervention Program

Thursday, August 26, 2010
September 8 meeting scheduled to receive applications.

The District of Columbia Department of Mental Health is kicking off the third year of an early intervention program in DC public schools to identify and address social or emotional needs of children with school adjustment difficulties.  The Primary Project is a school based program that operates in 16 public schools in kindergarten and first grade.

The Mental Health Department is recruiting qualified individuals with experience working with children, preferably in a school setting, for part-time, paraprofessional child associate positions in the program.  A child associate works under the supervision of a mental health professional for a minimum of 25 hours per week at assigned schools.

The Department will answer questions about the job and receive resumes from 1 pm to 3 pm, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 821 Howard Road, SE, conference room 212. Applicants also can submit a resume by fax to (202) 698-2466 or by email to [email protected]. The deadline for submitting an application is 5 pm, September 8, 2010. 

In addition to relevant work experience, applicants must have a high school diploma and demonstrate reading and writing skills.  All applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

For more information, contact Donna Coakley, Program Manager, Primary Project on (202) 441-4488 or [email protected].