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Position Opening!

We are looking for a Healthy Social Behavior Specialist!This position is ideal for an early childhood professional with 3 or more years experience working with preschool children and their families, or a program that serves them. This individual should also have experience training adults. This position involves travel in a local six county region and working some evenings.

The position is for 34 hours per week and the salary will be commensurate with education and experience.


The purpose of this position is to provide consultation, technical assistance and training to childcare facilities in six county region (Craven, Pamlico, Beaufort, Tyrrell, Washington, and Hyde Counties) assisting childcare facilities and providers in maintaining or increasing the quality of their child care.The Healthy Social Behavior Specialist accomplishes this by conducting site visits to licensed childcare providers to train and guide childcare facilities to meet state requirements for licensing. The Healthy Social Behavior Specialist uses consultation and training skills, and knowledge of early childhood education in order to educate childcare facility’s directors and staff to improve outcomes for children. The Specialist will also collect data within the region and disseminate materials to childcare facilities based on need and funding.


Required Experience:

All candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, child psychology, or related field. (EEC Level 11+ PDA and/or TAE strongly recommended). All candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills, and strong computer skills. All candidates should have a driver’s license and insurance. All candidates should have the ability and willingness to work some evenings and Saturdays to teach trainings, as well as an occasional overnight stay.


Preferred Experience:
  • An ideal candidate will have both experience working with children and families, and experience training adults
  • EEC Level 11+ PDA and/or TAE strongly recommended


SEND RESUME & COVER LETTER TO:Patricia Morrow, 2111 Neuse Blvd., Suite F New Bern, NC 28560

OR EMAIL TO: pmorrow@cravensmartstart.org

The position will be open until filled




  • Craven Smart Start, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that administers Smart Start funds and programs in Craven County. Smart Start is designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Donations are tax deductible. Financial information about this organization and copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.