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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 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

Case Manager

Position: Case Manager
Program: Cal Learn
Location: Compton
Starting Salary: $36,000

Major Responsibilities: Provide comprehensive case management services to 40 pregnant and parenting teens based on a professional assessment of their needs and availability of community resources; home visits required; bilingual/Spanish preferred.

Position Requirements: B.A. in related field or 2 years relevant case management experience.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted: May 22, 2014

Van Driver

Position: Van Driver
Program: Early Head Start
Location: Manchester Office
Hourly Rate: $28,000

Major Responsibilities:  Provides daily transportation of Early Head Start clients to and from home to program activities; inspects van and/or bus to ensure it is in good working condition (maintenance, gas, cleanliness, etc.); maintains van records as required; provides assistance with group activities and miscellaneous tasks in office as needed.

Position Requirements:   Qualified candidates must posses a valid Class C California Driver’s License; must have minimum of 3 years driving experience with transporting passengers preferred; familiar with South Los Angeles area preferred.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer
May 14, 2014

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.  Bilingual/Spanish preferred.

How To Apply:
External Candidates – 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 Educator Supervisor

Position: Parent Educator Supervisor
Location: Pacoima
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 and participates in staff meetings and required trainings. Participates in ongoing team building activities to enhance employee relations and teamwork.
  • 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.
  • 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 or Internal Job Application to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org
Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted:           May 14, 2014
Closing Date:   June 6, 2014

Parent Coach
Position: Parent Coach
Location: Mission Hills
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 or Internal Job Application to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org

Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted January 23, 2014

Clinical Supervisor
Position: Clinical Supervisor
Location: Mission Hills
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 Five.
  • 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:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Licensed Developmental Psychologist (LDP), or 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 or Internal Job Application to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org

Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted January 27, 2014

Administrative Assistant

Position:  Administrative Assistant
Location:  Mission Hills
Program:  Welcome Baby
Annual Salary:  $32,000

Position Summary:
The Administrative Assistant will be part of a team dedicated to provide hospital and home-based intervention for pregnant and postpartum women residing in the area. The Administrative Assistant will provide a variety of administrative and skilled clerical support to program staff and ensures office runs smoothly and efficiently.  Works closely with the Data and Evaluation Manager with data entry duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • 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.
  • Works with members of management to carry-out duties in the quality assurance and evaluation plan.
  • 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.
  • Sets up, maintains and updates program and other routine and non-routine client records and update tracking logs.
  • Performs routine clerical duties such as copying, sorting, faxing, mailing, and filing documents.
  • Maintains inventory of office supplies; orders and distributes supplies as needed.
  • Attends to office-related tasks outside of the office such as banking, and other job-related errands.
  • 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.
  • Performs routine calculations (e.g. calculate numbers for routine reports and petty cash).
  • Cross trains in other clerical duties and fills in for absent staff or overload work situations as needed.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client records/information.

Education/ Experience/ Skills:
A high school diploma or GED, AA or certificate of completion in a secretarial field preferred; minimum of two years of work experience in closely related position; working knowledge of standard office practices and equipment; detail oriented; office organization skills to ensure smooth running of office and maintenance of files; typing speed sufficient to meet minimum production needs (i.e.,40-45 wpm); possess a positive, friendly manner to represent El Nido when answering the telephone and acting as receptionist; professional demeanor in all interactions with clients/families, staff, and community members; accurate, basic math skills to calculate and maintain routine numerical assignments; proficient using  desktop computer and  word processing and/or data entry, Excel, desk top publishing; effective oral and written communication skills; basic knowledge of program services; ability to determine work priorities; ability to follow, apply, interpret, and explain instructions and/or guidelines

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:
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org
Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted January 24, 2014

Disabilities Specialist/Family Development Facilitator

Position:  Disabilities Specialist/Family Development Facilitator
Program:  Early Head Start
Location:  Manchester Office
Annual Salary:  $40,000

Major Responsibilities:
Plans, develops, implements and maintains operational procedures (Service Area Plans and Policies and Procedures) for disabilities and mental health services for children and families in accordance with performance standards as needed; Oversees and coordinates developmental and mental health screening and assessment of children in conjunction with Program Specialist/ Mental Health Specialist and monitors delivery of services to determine compliance; maintains and updates monitoring and tracking tools for developmental/ disabilities/ mental health services each month; makes and implements a recruitment plan to ensure that program achieves and maintains mandate to have 10% of enrollment opportunities go to children with disabilities; arranges for further formal evaluation of children identified as possibly having a disability or mental health concerns; works with parents and staff to ensure a smooth transition in and out of program; Consults regularly with staff and parents on the progress of disabilities services, and of the children with disabilities who are enrolled; provides workshops and trainings to parents and staff on the topic of children with special needs and one-to-one coaching and modeling for staff during home visits and socializations; works closely with the LEA and Part C agencies to ensure the coordination of disabilities services; keeps abreast of trends in the community and fields of disabilities services and the mental health for analysis by EHS management, as well as data on children and families in the program as a part of yearly program planning; provides or coordinates in conjunction with director, staff training and development in the content areas of disabilities; attends scheduled EHS management and team meetings; works closely with content managers (Health, Education, Mental Health, ERSEA & Community Engagement, Family and Parent Engagement) during child assessment and follow up activities; ensures that nutrition services meet the special needs of children with disabilities; ensures the center is appropriate and welcoming to children with special needs and their families; provides leadership and direction for community linkages to locate and access resources for families in the areas of disabilities services; leads and supports the home visiting team in the disability content area; assists in the design and implementation of program enrichment activities that will benefit Early Head Start families; models appropriate communication techniques to staff and parents; provides written and verbal reports of content area to Program Director.

Secondary Responsibilities:
Carries a caseload of 5 – 6 families and children (including those with children with disabilities) 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:
Bachelors degree in special education, child development, education, social work, psychology, or a related field and/or a minimum of five years experience working with infants, toddlers, and parents in a child development program; previous experience working with Regional Centers, School Districts, and the Special Needs Professional Community; knowledge of target population and community, including community resources; ability to train staff and parents on topics related to disabilities, and link parents to disabilities services; effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team; previous experience providing direct services to low-income families and in working with persons of varied experience and ethnic backgrounds.  Working knowledge and experience working in Early Head Start highly desirable.  Bilingual/Spanish preferred.

How to Apply:
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org

Equal Opportunity Employer