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Early Childhood Care and Education Specialist

Amoskeag Health

Amoskeag Health, formerly Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC), is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) federally qualified health center offering high-quality, comprehensive, and family-oriented primary health care and support services since 1993. Now known as The Dr. Selma Deitch Center for Children and Teens, Child Health Services (CHS) is the original pediatric practice of MCHC dedicated to improving the health and well-being of at-risk children. In June of 2019, all locations of MCHC consolidated under one name, Amoskeag Health.

Through all its programs, Amoskeag Health serves over 14,579 patients annually across four locations in Manchester.

To improve the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve by providing exceptional care and services that are accessible to all.

We envision a healthy and vibrant community with strong families and tight social fabric that ensures everyone has the tools they need to thrive and succeed.

Core Values
We believe in:
• Promoting wellness and empowering patients through education
• Fostering an environment of respect, integrity and caring where all people are treated equally with dignity and courtesy
• Providing exceptional, evidence-based and patient-centered care
• Removing barriers so that our patients achieve and maintain their best possible health

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Primary care, preventive care, outreach and enabling services at Amoskeag Health are supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Center Cluster grant number H80CS00571. This grant provides approximately 15% of total revenue.

Come work for our Award-Winning Team! Amoskeag Health's Department of Community-Integrated Health and Wellbeing is hiring an Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Specialist. Amoskeag Health is the lead agency of LAUNCH Manchester, the community's early childhood coalition focused on improving outcomes for young children and their families. Amoskeag Health was awarded the Preschool Development Grant contract for Early Childhood Region 4 Greater Derry and Manchester to expand LAUNCH to Greater Manchester and Greater Derry, in partnership with The Upper Room Family Resource Center. The ECCE Specialist will be instrumental in building and strengthening infrastructure in the region, connecting child care programs, schools, family supports, health and behavioral health care, and families.

  • Bachelors Degree required in early childhood education, child development, social work, or similar field
  • 5 years of experience working with early childhood education programs, schools, children, and families
  • Verifiable good driving record and reliable transportation
  • Background check


  • The Early Childhood Care and Education Specialist (ECCE Specialist) will work closely with the Community Engagement Manager in support of building the Region 4 Early Childhood Network encompassing Greater Manchester and Greater Derry and existing LAUNCH Manchester goals. The ECCE Specialist will work with the Community Engagement Manager, Family and Community Engagement Supervisor, early childhood education providers, the Greater Derry LAUNCH Pad Coordinator, and other agencies to assist in building the early childhood system in Region 4. The ECCE Specialist must have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, social work or similar, with at least five years’ experience working with early childhood education programs, schools, families and young children. Note: This position is grant-funded by the Preschool Development Grant through December 30, 2022.
  • Why Employees Choose Amoskeag Health

  • Flexibility to work from the office, home, and in the community
  • A challenging and exciting team-focused environment
  • A diverse workforce – over 40 languages spoken among staff
  • Competitive compensation and benefit package (Health, Dental, Vision)
  • Focus on employee engagement and career development
  • Who We Are, What We Do

    Amoskeag Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and progressive, nonprofit primary healthcare organization that celebrated its 25th year in 2018. Our team of healthcare professionals positively impacts the health, well-being and quality of life for those we serve providing comprehensive, integrated, affordable healthcare and education to patients.  We utilize a team-based model including embedded Behavioral Health Clinicians as well as Case Managers, Care Coordinators and Community Health Workers. We lead innovative partnerships in the community.


    Amoskeag Health requires all employees to show proof of vaccination for both COVID-19 and annual influenza (or show a valid religious, pregnancy, or disability-related reason for not being vaccinated).

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Date Added: November 3, 2021

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