Child Development Specialist

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



2300 N. Charles St
United States


The mission of Baltimore Child Abuse Center is to provide victims of child sexual abuse, trauma, and other Adverse Childhood Experiences in Baltimore and their non-offending caretakers, with comprehensive forensic interviews, medical treatment and mental health treatment with a goal of preventing future trauma.


Position Summary:

 ·Contribute to the creation and implementation of BCACs Child Development Program that helps to reduce the effects of trauma while youth are present at BCAC receiving a variety of services

o   Engaging youth in specialized activities such as meditation and breathing exercises, expressive art activities, and mindfulness activities          

·        Engage with youth in the Family Room while their caretakers are with the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) for all appointments

·        Develop and engage in developmentally age-appropriate activities with youth

·        Create individualized activities for youth, depending on their particular needs, to promote a positive experience while at BCAC. 

·        Remain current on different child development activities to be utilized with youth (trainings, consultations with other CACs, research articles, etc.)

·        Maintain age-appropriate activities (games, books, magazines, arts and crafts, etc.)

·        Observe children’s behavior and consult with the BCAC Forensic Interviewer, Family Advocate, Medical Provider, or Mental Health therapist about any concerning behaviors or disclosures

·        Assist with child assessments as directed

·        Ensure the maintenance of a clean, neat and safe family room environment for youth and their caregivers

·        Assist with managing the Facility Dog program

o   Conduct dog visits with children and families

o   Work with the Facility Dog as directed to benefit clients and the program

o   Maintain brochures, cards and other forms

o   Document visits on database

·        Interact in a friendly, respectful manner to youth and families

·        Monitor all video material shown and played on TV

·        Assist with arranging transportation services as needed by clients .

·        Organize donations (blankets, books, toys, etc.) that are received for youth

·        Manage the inventory of snacks and supplies for youth and families and place orders as required

  • Ensure that daily schedule is documented on whiteboard
  • Work in cooperation with BCAC’s multidisciplinary team members, including representatives of the Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Department of Social Services-Child Protective Services and the State’s Attorney’s Office of Baltimore City. In all cases, the employee shall recognize that the efforts of the multidisciplinary team are essential to the effective provision of services to abuse victims and their family members
  • Perform clerical duties as needed
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required

·        Perform other duties requested by Forensic Services Department as it relates to youth and families.

  • Perform all duties with the highest standards of professional ethics, in accordance with BCAC policy, and in compliance with local, state and federal law. 


Education and Skills Required

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree with work experience in child-related fields
  • Knowledge of developmentally and age-appropriate activities
  • Understanding of trauma and its impact on children and families
  • Great communication and organizational skills



·        This position is grant-funded, full-time, 40 hours/week

·        11 am -7 pm Mon.–Thurs., 9 am -5 pm Friday

·        Equal Opportunity Employer


Health Benefits and Parking available

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please Submit your Cover Letter and Resume to the following:

Denielle Randall, LGSW