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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:

 

Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Annual Salary: $28,000
Program: Select Home Visitation
Location: Pacoima

Position Summary:
The Administrative Assistant will be part of a team dedicated to provide home-based intervention for families parenting young children. Administrative Assistant will provide a variety of administrative and skilled clerical support to program staff and ensures office runs smoothly and efficiently.

Responsibilities:
Assists with office receptionist duties; answers telephone calls, greets visitors, screens and returns calls as directed with requested information; assists callers with proper referrals; takes accurate, complete messages and forwards calls to staff members as appropriate; assists members of management with the implementation of systems to run a smooth office environment and meet the clerical and data entry needs of staff and program.

Prepares and types a variety of routine correspondence and reports including standardized forms, letters, minutes, spreadsheets, graphs, reports using a desktop computer and MicroSoft Software; may develop outreach and other promotional materials using desktop publishing types of software; performs routine clerical duties such as copying, sorting, faxing, mailing, and filing documents; maintains inventory of office supplies and orders and distributes supplies as needed.

Plans, schedules and arranges meetings including scheduling space, arranging for/serving refreshments, sending notices and receiving responses; attends and participates in staff meetings and required trainings.

Attends to office-related tasks outside of the office such as banking, and other job-related errands.

Requirements:
High school diploma or GED, AA or certificate of completion in a secretarial field preferred; minimum 1-2 years of work experience in closely related position; working knowledge of standard office practices and equipment; office organization skills to ensure smooth running of office; detail oriented; type 40-45 wpm; accurate, basic math skills to calculate and maintain routine numerical assignment; proficient using desktop computer and word processing and/or data entry, Excel, desk top publishing; effective oral and written communication skills; bilingual/Spanish preferred.

Parent Educators

Position:  Parent Educators (3 positions)
Location:  Pacoima
Program:  Select Home Visitation
Annual Salary:  $39,000

Position Summary: The Parent Educator will provide supportive in home services to families parenting young children in the areas of breastfeeding, parent-infant attachment, child development and other related topics. The Parent Educator will also identify client strengths, needs, barriers, and risks, and facilitates linkages to community services and resources as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Works closely with Supervisors, and other staff to provide a continuum of services.
  • Develops trust and rapport with clients and provides support using an empathic and client centered approach.
  • 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, nutrition and other related topics using a client-centered approach and evidenced based curriculum.
  • Assists families in establishing a medical home, following-up on well-child visits, and identifying health insurance coverage, if necessary.
  • Attends and participates in all staff meetings and bi-monthly individual supervision with Team Supervisor.
  • Attends and completes all trainings, including successful completion Parents As Teachers (PAT) training. Must be certified by the National PAT Center annually after completing competency-based professional development.
  • Work collaboratively with team members and parents to coordinate and facilitate monthly group activities for families and children.
  • Adheres to all program guidelines, policies, and protocols and actively works toward achieving the goals of the program.
  • 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.

Education/ Experience/ Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Child Education, Social Work, or other related field.
  • At least two years of experience in working with young children and/or parents.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills (outgoing, empathic, non-judgmental, patient, tactful), characteristics considered essential for mastering the program’s five core competency areas (family support and parenting education; child and family development; human diversity within family systems; health, safety and nutrition; and relationships between families and communities).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Special Requirements

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred; 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 or Internal Job Application to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org

Case Manager

Position:  Case Manager
Program:  Gang Prevention
Location:  Pacoima
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.

PLEASE MAIL OR FAX RESUME TO:  Human Resources Department

TO APPLY:
Internal Candidates-  please fax resume to Human Resources Department
External Candidates – please email resume to:  hr@elnidofamilycenters.org

Child Care Assistant
Position:  Child Care Assistant – Part-time (10-15 hours per week)
Program:  Teen Family Services
Location:  Van Ness and Compton Offices
Hourly Rate:  $11.67

Major Responsibilities:
Provide nurturing, developmentally appropriate child care for children of El Nido clients that are participating in group activities.

Position Requirements:
Basic knowledge of child care methods and the child development process; ability to care for children in a nurturing, friendly manner; basic knowledge of program services and child abuse laws.  Bilingual/Spanish preferred.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer
Posting Date:  April 2, 2014

Parent Coaches

Position: Parent Coaches
Location: Mission Hills
Program: Welcome Baby
Annual Salary: $40,000

Position Summary:
The Parent Coaches 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 Coaches 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 or Internal Job Application to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org

Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted January 23, 2014