Effingham County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open Positions:

Effingham County Connections Early Childhood Consultant

Full-time, 40 hours per week, hourly – Mon-Fri, with occasional evening and/or weekend events.  Flexibility in schedule to meet program goals.


Serves prenatal mothers and families with children birth to three utilizing the Parents as Teachers Model, providing learning activities, developmental parenting information and connections to community resources through personal visits in the home.  The primary goal of services is to support and enhance positive parent-child interactions for developmental growth and learning.  Consultants partner with the parent identifying parent strengths and building on current parenting knowledge.  Consultants plan and implement one to two parent workshops/events per year.  Required documentation of all program requirements in online database system.  ECC offers a continuous learning environment with annual professional development.  Travel required throughout Effingham County.


  • HS Diploma required.  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development, Family and Social Services, Family and Consumer Sciences or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of supervised experience with young children and/or parents.
  • Experience working with at risk populations preferred.
  • Parents as Teachers Certification required (may be acquired after hire).
  • Detail oriented and proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
  • Oral and written fluency required.

BENEFITS:  Government pension; 13 paid holidays; Generous vacation and sick benefits; health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

Return applications to or drop off in person.


There are three ways to apply for a job.

1. You can fill out the application below on the website. Once completed it will be sent to our department.

2. You can download a PDF version of the application. The PDF can be filled out on your computer and emailed to

3. You can download the PDF version of the application and print it and mail or drop off the completed form to:   Effingham County Health Department, 901 W. Virginia Ave., Effingham, IL 62401.


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