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Child Specialist

Why work for Tubman?

Tubman’s vision represents the future we want for our clients and the wider community: thriving people, healthy relationships, and peaceful communities. Our mission is to advance opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing. These key strategic directions guide our work:

Provide streamlined access to exceptional, relevant services

  • Engage the community to take action
  • Invigorate organizational culture to sustain innovation, engagement, wellbeing, and diversity
  • Strengthen the agency’s infrastructure in order to better serve


Tubman’s philosophy is rooted in our inspiration and namesake, Harriet Tubman. Facing unrelenting adversities, Harriet Tubman encouraged others to simply "Keep going." Each year, Tubman offers safety, healing and hope to nearly 25,000 people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who are facing violence, exploitation, homelessness, addiction or mental health challenges. Our culturally responsive services are rooted in decades of research, innovation, experience, and partnership. Incorporating feedback from the people we serve and the community, Tubman provides countless ways to help.


Tubman offers a mission centered culture that values integrity, respect, innovation, partnership, and social justice. Our programs are strength-based, client-centered, and rooted in hope. Our work environment focuses on flexibility, self-care, and work-life balance for all employees.


Tubman’s Commitment to Diversity and Equity

Tubman is an affirming workplace that values people’s identities and multiple dimensions of diversity. We are fiercely committed to equity and inclusion. Tubman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to hire a diverse workforce that reflects the people we serve. Tubman believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion amongst our staff are vital to both Tubman’s and our clients’ success. We strive to hire, develop, and retain the best people from a diverse pool of candidates. Black, Indigenous, and people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all gender identities, people with disabilities, and veterans are all encouraged to apply.


Essential Job Duties

  • Promote child and family healing through creation of positive environment, provision of comprehensive activities to support goals, and respite childcare.
  • Create safe and supportive relationships with child shelter residents.
  • Provides individualized services to children 0-9 as needed; maintaining consistent contact.
  • Provides advocacy and support using a strength based, non-judgmental and youth centered approach.
  • Completes intake and assessment, goal plans, progress reports, and exit reports for children.
  • Use developmental intervention strategies with children to facilitate their social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth.
  • Provides transportation to youth for appointments and commitments related to goal areas as needed.
  • Provide education, instruction, distraction, and relaxation techniques to meet needs of children and caregivers.
  • Plan, direct and implement educational/support groups and activities for children and their families to minimize stress, maintain normalcy, and promote growth and development and peer interaction.
  • Provide respite childcare and transportation as needed.
  • Assists in providing training, mentoring, and development of new staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Completes necessary paperwork, data entry, case notes, and administrative work related to client services.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 4 years equivalent applicable experience, preferably in domestic violence and/or child services.
  • Minimum 2 years applicable experience with children who have experienced trauma.
  • Ability to welcome and engage a diverse group of stakeholders with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Set and uphold professional boundaries.
  • Understand and work from the agency’s set of values and philosophical approaches; including harm-reduction/housing first, trauma-informed care, violence as a learned behavior, client-centered and led work, etc.
  • Pass a DHS fingerprint criminal background study as required by program licensing.

Preferred Candidate

  • Have access to reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and insurance, and maintain a good driving record.
  • Experience in implementing interventions to support complex trauma.
  • Knowledge of domestic violence related issues and systems.

Compensation & Benefits

The starting salary for the position is $18.50 per hours dependent upon experience. Tubman provides a quality benefits package that includes a highly competitive paid-time off program, multiple health plan options, employer paid dental, short and long-term disability and life insurances, as well as other optional health and wellness insurances to meet diverse employee needs, and a 401(k) plan. Tubman is a qualified employer under the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program. In addition, you will have multiple professional development and personal growth opportunities while at Tubman.

To apply:

Send resumes and cover letter to: Or Tubman Center East, Attn: HR Dept. 1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood, MN 55109.