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El Nido Family Centers
Human Resources
10200 Sepulveda Blvd.
Suite 350
Mission Hills, CA 91345  
hr@elnidofamilycenters.org

El Nido Family Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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El Nido Family Centers is currently recruiting for the following positions:

 

Parent Coach

Position: Parent Coach
Location: Panorama City
Program: Welcome Baby
Annual Salary: $40,000

Position Summary:  The Parent Coach will provide supportive services to families including prenatal and postpartum home visits, parent education in the areas of prenatal and postnatal care, breastfeeding, parent-infant attachment, child development and other related topics. The Parent Coach will also identify client strengths, needs, barriers, and risks, and facilitates linkages to community services and resources as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Works closely with the Welcome Baby Nurses, other Parent Coaches, Supervisors, and other staff to provide a continuum of services.
  • Works, as part of an interdisciplinary team, with families to ensure the health, safety and security of the new mother and baby.
  • Develops trust and rapport with clients and provides support using an empathic and client centered approach.
  • Adheres to all program guidelines, policies, and protocols and actively works toward achieving the goals of the program.
  • Conducts prenatal and post partum visits in the home or over the phone with fidelity to the Welcome Baby Program Model.
  • Effectively conducts required client assessments using standardized tools for maternal depression, parent-infant attachment, social support, developmental milestones, and home safety, as well as other non-standardized client assessments.
  • Identifies client strengths, needs, barriers, and risks; and links families to community services and resources.
  • Provides education to parents on maternal and infant health, breastfeeding, parenting, attachment, home safety, family planning, child development and other related topics using a client-centered approach.
  • Distributes and review with families the First Five Kit for New Parents.
  • Observes and evaluates feeding and provides consultation on breastfeeding.
  • Observes parent-infant attachment and infant behavior.
  • Assists families in establishing a medical home, following-up on well-child visits, and identifying health insurance coverage, if necessary.
  • Refers families to intensive home visitation services, as needed.
  • Attends and participates in all staff meetings, bi-monthly group reflective supervision, and weekly individual reflective supervision with Clinical or Team Supervisor.
  • Attends and completes all trainings, including successful completion of CLE training.
  • Completes all needed paperwork for each client in a timely, complete, and organized manner, including clear and well written progress notes.
  • Completes required data entry for each client in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/ Experience/ Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or other related field; or Child Development Associate (CDA) certification or Associate of Arts degree with maternal and child health experience.
  • At least one year of experience in maternal and child home visitation.
  • Must complete Certification Lactation Educator (CLE) training within six months of hire, or Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC/RLC).
  • Must complete 100% of Welcome Baby training within one year of hire.
  • Ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team with the ability to assess families across a broad spectrum of areas, recognizing professional boundaries and the need for consultation from other disciplines.
  • Ability to adhere to all program guidelines, policies and protocols and actively work toward achieving the goals of the program.
  • Ability to conduct strength based family assessment across a broad spectrum of areas using a validated, standardized tool administered in the prescribed manner.
  • Empathy, warmth, and the ability to establish ongoing supportive relationships with families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working with families from diverse age, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Knowledgeable about local community resources.
  • Familiarity with the effects of depression, perinatal depression, domestic violence and parental alcohol and/other substance abuse on family health, child development, parenting, and general functioning.
  • Knowledge of normal fetal, infant, and toddler development; prenatal and child health requirements; and early childhood education best practices.
  • Very effective verbal communication and engagement skills to build trusting relationships with families of young children.
  • Effective written skills to articulate concepts/ideas in notes and reports.
  • Effective organization and time management skills and the ability to maintain accurate and complete records in a timely manner.
  • Culturally sensitive and knowledgeable of the community that will be served.
  • General computer skills including MS Word.

Special Requirements

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required; must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed); valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record and proof of insurance; TB clearance, to be renewed every two years.

How to Apply:
Employees – Please fax resume and Internal Application to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org/application

Posted July 28, 2015
Equal Opportunity Employer

Parent Educator Supervisor

Position:  Parent Educator Supervisor
Location:  Panorama City
Program:  Select Home Visitation
Annual Salary:  $55,000 – $56,000

Position Summary:  The Parent Educator Supervisor works closely with the Program Director to ensure that the Select Home Visitation Parents As Teachers (SHV PAT) staff is properly trained, receive reflective supervision, and provide empathetic and client-centered services for clients. Serves as a strong representative of the agency and program and collaborates with community members to strengthen the referral pathway and ensure a continuum of care for clients and their families.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provides leadership, oversight and vision for the work of the SHV PAT program.
  • Works with the Program Director to support and train staff on identifying client strengths, needs, barriers and risks and identifies community resources for families in need.
  • Provides a minimum of two hours of individual reflective supervision and a minimum of two hours of staff meetings each month.
  • Works closely with the Program Director to implement documentation, training, procedures, policies and protocols.
  • Carries a caseload of 10-15 cases and provide PAT curriculum and case management to families.
  • Conduct in-home observations of the Parent Educators delivering the program within 6 months after completing the PAT training, at the end of one year, and annually thereafter. Works with Parent Educators to assess client/family’s needs, goals, values, culture and well-being by observations and assessment.
  • Conducts observations of Group Connection meetings – monthly group activities for families.
  • Ability to conduct strength based family assessment across a broad spectrum of areas using a validated, standardized tool administered in the prescribed manner.
  • Mentors and assists with ongoing training of employees to ensure that they are modeling empathy and providing holistic and strength-based services.
  • Explores and identifies new referrals and resources for clients.
  • Attends First5LA, SHV PAT Advisory Committee meetings and community meetings to develop a strong referral pathway and enhance the delivery of high quality services to parents and children. Works with the Program Director to participate in various community partnerships in the area of health and child well being.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and required trainings. Participates in ongoing team building activities to enhance employee relations and teamwork.
  • Adheres to all program guidelines, policies, and protocols and actively works toward achieving the goals of the program.
  • Completes all needed paperwork for program in a timely, complete, and organized manner, including clear and well written reports.
  • Performs managerial duties including interviewing/hiring applicants for employment; conducting performance appraisals and professional development plans.

Education/ Experience/ Skills

  • Minimum of a college degree (BA) in early childhood education, elementary education, behavioral or social sciences or a related field. A combination of education, work experience and effective interpersonal and communication skills is essential.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with families and young child, as well as knowledge of reflective supervision and program management.
  • Ability to adhere to all program guidelines, policies and protocols and actively work toward achieving the goals of the program.
  • Ability to conduct strength based family assessment across a broad spectrum of areas using a validated, standardized tool administered in the prescribed manner.
  • Empathy, warmth, and the ability to establish ongoing supportive relationships with families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working with families from diverse age, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Culturally sensitive and knowledgeable of the community that will be served.
  • Knowledgeable about local community resources.
  • Familiarity with the effects of depression, perinatal depression, domestic violence and parental alcohol and/other substance abuse on family health, child development, parenting, and general functioning.
  • Very effective verbal communication and engagement skills to build trusting relationships with families of young children.
  • Effective written skills to articulate concepts/ideas in notes and reports.
  • Effective organization and time management skills and the ability to maintain accurate and complete records in a timely manner.
  • General computer skills including MS Word.
  • Bilingual/Spanish required.

How to Apply:
Employees – Please fax resume to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org/application

Posting Date: May 18, 2015
Equal Opportunity Employer

Clinical Supervisor

Position: Clinical Supervisor
Location: Panorama City
Program: Welcome Baby
Annual Salary: $75,000

Position Summary:  The Welcome Baby Clinical Supervisor will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of Welcome Baby program and supervise a team consisting of Registered Nurses (RNs), Parent Coach Team Supervisors, and Parent Coaches. The Clinical Supervisor ensures that the Welcome Baby staff is properly trained, receive reflective supervision, and provide empathetic and client-centered services for clients. The Clinical Supervisor will work closely with hospital staff, the Project Director, and Data and Evaluation Manager to monitor progress in achieving program goals and objectives. The Clinical Supervisor will assist team members in addressing the needs of high risk pregnant women and new mothers and ensuring linkages to community services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Carries out the mission, vision and values established by the agency.
  • Works with staff individually, and in a group setting, to plan, implement, evaluate and improve the delivery of program services.
  • Supports and trains staff on identifying client strengths, needs, barriers, risks and identifies community resources for families in need.
  • Provides reflective supervision for individual staff on a (1 hour) weekly basis and a (2 hour) biweekly group basis for all home visitation staff.
  • Works closely with the Project Director to implement documentation, training, procedures, policies and protocols.
  • Ensures the quality of the program by overseeing services provided through periodic shadowing of home visits and conducting regular client file reviews. Assesses strengths and areas of improvement for each employee and communicates observations.
  • Works with Parent Coaches to assess client/family’s needs, goals, values, culture and well-being by observations and assessment.
  • Provides consultation to all program staff on high risk clinical issues such as mental illness, developmental delays, child abuse and family violence to ensure that needed support and follow-up is provided to families.
  • Ability to conduct strength based family assessment across a broad spectrum of areas using a validated, standardized tool administered in the prescribed manner.
  • Mentors and assists with ongoing training of employees to ensure that they are modeling empathy and providing holistic and strength-based services.
  • Conducts ongoing team building activities to enhance employee relations and teamwork.
  • Assists with and provides ongoing staff development related to the issues and needs of clients such as maternal and infant health, breastfeeding, parenting, attachment, home safety, family planning and child development.
  • Assists the Project Director to ensure that deliverables are met as defined in the scope of work and planned in the service matrix.
  • Works closely with the Project Director to implement documentation, trainings, policies and procedures.
  • Works closely with the Project Director to ensure a smooth continuum of care and effective referral pathway for clients and families.
  • Works closely with the Outreach Specialist and Hospital Liaisons to track enrollment of new clients and assign cases to Parent Coaches and Welcome Baby Nurses according to program timelines.
  • Explores and identifies new referrals and resources for clients.
  • Tracks client enrollment and forecasts upcoming visits in order to assign cases and monitor visits for each Parent Coach and Welcome Baby Nurse in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Collaborates with Project Director regarding identified program issues or barriers and identifies possible outcomes.
  • Performs general managerial duties including interviewing/hiring applicants for employment; conducting performance appraisals; and counseling and coaching of staff.
  • Works collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and works as a liaison with community stakeholders and First 5.
  • Attends all Welcome Baby and First 5 related meeting, trainings and webinars as directed.
  • Maintains complete and accurate records and files; completes required reports in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/ Experience/ Skills

  • License required: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Licensed Developmental Psychologist (LDP), Registered Nurse (RN). 2-5 years experience in home visitation with maternal-child health background preferred.
  • At least 5 years of administrative experience as a supervisor.
  • Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills sufficient to manage staff preferably in a social services environment.
  • 2 years of training and practice in reflective supervision required.
  • Lactation educator, lactation counselor, or International Board Certified Lactation Consult (IBCLC) required within six months of hire. Completion of all required Welcome Baby trainings within one year of hire.
  • Ability to oversee preparation of team members through training, direct supervision, chart review, and weekly case review.
  • Knowledge of fetal, infant, and toddler development; maternal and child health; prenatal and child health requirements; and early childhood education best practices.
  • Familiarity with the effects of domestic violence, depression, perinatal depression, and parental alcohol and/other substance abuse on family health, parenting, and general functioning.
  • Knowledgeable about local community resources and able to refer families to appropriate agencies.
  • Experience working with families from diverse age, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Empathy, warmth, and the ability to establish ongoing supportive relationships with families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to conduct strength-based family assessment across a broad spectrum of areas using a validated, standardized and prescribed tool.
  • Experience with continuous assessment of staff skills and training needs.
  • Very effective written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated skills in writing to articulate concepts and ideas in notes and reports.
  • Demonstrated skills organizing and maintaining complete, accurate records and filing reports in a timely manner.

Special Requirements

  • Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred; must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed); TB clearance, to be renewed every two years; Satisfactory Driving Record, Automobile, and Valid Automobile Liability Insurance required.

How to Apply:
Employees – Please fax resume and Internal Application to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org/application

Posted August 10, 2015
Equal Opportunity Employer

Registered Nurse

Position: Registered Nurse Part-time (19 hours per week)
Location: Mission Hills
Program: Welcome Baby
Annual Salary: $37,500 – $40,000

Position Summary:  The Registered Nurse will visit families after discharge from the hospital to provide postnatal and breastfeeding support. The Welcome Baby Nurse will engage families, conduct maternal and newborn assessments, and provide parent education in the areas of postnatal care, breastfeeding, parent-infant attachment, home safety and other maternal and child health related topics. The Welcome Baby Nurse will also identify client strengths, needs barriers, and risks and connect families to community resources. The Welcome Baby Nurse will provide and model empathetic support and feedback when working with moms, babies, and family members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Carries out the mission, vision and values established by the agency.
  • Works closely with the other Welcome Baby Nurses, Parent Coaches, Clinical Supervisor, Project Director, and other staff to provide a continuum of services.
  • Conducts home visits with postpartum clients within approximately one week of hospital discharge (and is offered to both mothers who are discharged with their newborn as well as to mothers whose newborn is still hospitalized).
  • During the first home visit the nurse will provide and/or complete the following:
    – Observe and evaluate breastfeeding and provide consultation and encouragement.
    – Work with the family to ensure safety and security of the new mother and infant.
    – Discuss infant behavioral cues, sleep position, safety, and parents concerns.
    – Provide a PHQ-2 screen for depression.
    – Conducts a head to toe examination of the newborn to ensure healthy development, appropriate weight gain, and assess for signs and symptoms of possible complications such as jaundice.
    – Assess infant feeding and provide assistance and support as needed.
    – Observe parent-infant interaction and infant behavior.
    – Remind parents of scheduling appointments with the baby’s pediatrician.
    – Remind mother of scheduling appointment for her postpartum visit and discuss family planning.
    – Observe maternal postpartum recovery.
    – Provide parents with information about additional community based resources.
  • Develops trust and rapport with clients and provides support using an empathic and client centered approach.
  • Adheres to all program guidelines, policies, and protocols and actively works toward achieving the goals of the program.
  • Effectively conducts required client assessments using standardized tools for maternal depression, parent-infant attachment, social support, home safety, as well as other non-standardized client assessments.
  • Refers clients to medical provider if any complications with the mother or infant are identified
    and provides referrals for other services including a medical home.
  • Provides education to parents on maternal and infant health, breastfeeding, parenting, attachment, home safety, family planning, child development and other related topics using a client-centered approach.
  • Models and promotes practices that enhance social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of infants and children.
  • Works collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Maintains complete, accurate records and files reports in a timely manner.
  • Works closely with hospital liaisons to ensure that referrals to Welcome Baby are seamless and timely.
  • Attends and participates in all staff meetings, bi-monthly group reflective supervision, and weekly individual reflective supervision with Clinical Supervisor.
  • Attends and completes all required trainings, including successful completion of CLE training.
  • Adheres to all program guidelines, policies, and protocols and actively works toward achieving the goals of the program.
  • Maintains professional boundaries with clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/ Experience/ Skills

  • Public Health Nurse or RNs currently pursing a PHN certification and will complete within one year of hire.
  • Must complete Certification Lactation Educator (CLE) training within six months of hire, or Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC/RLC).
  • Minimum one year experience working in the area of Maternal-Child Health.
  • Experience conducting home visits to families.
  • Knowledge about local community resources and able to refer families to appropriate service providers.
  • Empathy, warmth, and the ability to establish ongoing supportive relationships with families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working with families from diverse age, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of normal fetal, infant, and toddler development; prenatal and child health requirements; and early childhood education best practices.
  • Familiarity with the effects of depression, perinatal depression, domestic violence, and parental alcohol and/other drug abuse on family health, parenting, child development and general functioning.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to conduct strength based family assessment across a broad spectrum of areas using a validated, standardized tool administered in the prescribed manner.
  • Maintain professional boundaries with clients and the need for consultation from other disciplines as needed.
  • Skill in writing to articulate concepts and ideas in notes and reports.
  • Effective organization and time management skills and the ability to maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Ability to meet regularly with supervisor to develop a reflective practice and continuously assess their clinical nursing skills and identify areas that need special attention.

Special Requirements

  • Bilingual/Spanish preferred; maintain California license as registered nurse; general computer skills including MS Word; TB clearance, to be renewed every two years; Satisfactory Driving Record, Automobile, and Valid Automobile Liability Insurance required.

How to Apply:
Employees – Please fax resume and Internal Application to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org/application

Posted August 7, 2015
Equal Opportunity Employer

Office Manager - Early Head Start

Position:  Office Manager
Location:  Manchester Office
Program:  Early Head Start
Salary:  $40,000 – $45,000

Major Responsibilities:  The Office Manager is responsible for providing administrative guidance and work in collaboration with the Family and Community Engagement Specialist and Administrative Assistant, particularly for the smooth coordination of EHS clients’ transportation and/or child care needs; provides administrative support to the EHS Program Director; design, implement, and maintain filling systems; work with the EHS Program Director to design, implement and monitor office policies and procedures; establish and monitor procedures for record keeping ensuring integrity and confidentiality of data; oversee and supervise program support staff; assists the EHS Program Director with recruitment and hiring of program support staff and provides training for new support staff; and leads and supports the administrative team. Also responsible for monitoring the ongoing completion of the environmental health and safety regulations and procedures developed by the Health and Nutrition Specialist; and participates in the self assessment process and in the yearly planning and revising of the programs Service Area Plans and Policies and Procedures.

Additional Responsibilities:  Monitors the ongoing completion of the environmental health and safety regulations and procedures developed by the Health and Nutrition Specialist; and participates in the self assessment process and in the yearly planning and revising of the programs Service Area Plans and Policies and Procedures. Ensures customer service at the center is appropriate and welcoming to all children and families and handles customer inquiries and complaints; assists in the planning of meetings/classes/workshops/special events for EHS staff and families and arranges for space and refreshments, and ensures the office returns to normal working order after completion of meetings. Handles and oversees all general office and facilities management to ensure the daily operation of the office runs smoothly; and provides support to Program Director, Specialists, and staff members. Requirements: High School Diploma or its equivalent; Associates Degree or formal training in office management is preferred; minimum two years experience in office management including experience supervising staff; previous experience providing administrative services to low income families and working with persons of varied experience and backgrounds; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; good writing skills in English and Spanish; ability to juggle multiple tasks; must be detail oriented and highly organized; bilingual/Spanish required.

How to Apply:  Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org/application

Case Managers

Position: Case Managers
Location: Pacoima Community Centers
Program:  Gang Prevention
Annual Salary:  $36,000 – $37,000

Major Responsibilities:  Provide intake assessment and develops an individualized service plan to address risk factors identified during eligibility process; refers and links clients with program services and community resources; engages youth in interest-based opportunity that occupy them during non-school based hours, exposing them to pro-social peers and positive adult role models; maintains frequent contact with youth and families through home visits, field visits, office appointments and telephone conversations to follow through with services, and develops effective relationships to promote service coordination; caseload of 25-33 clients; monitors client participation in program services; provides intervention to clients with crises and conflict that need immediate resolution; facilitates/co-facilitates group meetings for clients in various settings; and prepares/maintains needed documentation of client records and reports.

Requirements:  B.A. in related field (strongly preferred) with minimum 2 years of case management experience working with at risk youth and their families or minimum 3-5 years case management experience working with at risk youth and their families; working knowledge of family dynamics and communities affected by gangs; effective written/oral communication and engagements skills; crisis intervention skills and work experience with high levels of risks for both youth and their families; flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed; bilingual/Spanish required.

How to Apply:
Employees – Please fax resume to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org/application

Posting Date: June 5, 2015
Equal Opportunity Employer

Home Visitor

Position:  Home Visitor
Location:  Manchester Office
Program:  Early Head Start
Annual Salary:  $36,000

Major Responsibilities:  Provides 10-12 families and children weekly home visits to assist families in identifying family resources and needs; encourages and promotes the family’s achievements and self sufficiency; provides developmental, mental health, and nutritional screenings and assessments of children to determine the need for further evaluation, referrals or intervention; works with parent to develop weekly activity plans based on each child’s assessment and identified family needs; and integrates all head start components during home visits.

Requirements:  BA in child development, human development, early childhood education, psychology, social work or related field; previous experience providing early childhood education, parent education or child focused counseling to at risk youth and families preferred; previous experience providing direct services to low-income families in a multi-cultural community.

How to Apply:
Employees – Please fax resume to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org/application

Posting Date: July 9, 2015
Equal Opportunity Employer