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

El Nido Family Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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


Family & Community Engagement Specialist

Position: Family & Community Engagement Specialist
Location: Manchester Office
Program: Early Head Start
Annual Salary:  $50,000 – $55,000

Major Responsibilities:
Promotes and develops a family friendly climate by ensuring the program welcomes families; maintains a comfortable parent resource room with resources that meet the needs of families in the program; encourages parents to attend program activities and parent trainings; facilitates parent groups and workshops as appropriate, including father engagement activities; promotes and encourages continuing family literacy and school readiness activities. Plan, administer, implement and evaluate all parent engagement related services in conjunction with the Policy Council, the Health Services Advisory Committee and other program activities. Provide guidance and leadership in the planning and participation of the monthly parent committee meetings; facilitates the recruitment, election, training and support of the Policy Council representatives in collaboration with the Program Director and maintains ongoing contacts with Policy Council members. Interpret and evaluate needs of parents and keeps staff informed of parent issues, and leads staff in designing and implementing a comprehensive, well-integrated plan for parent engagement that crosses all service areas. Manage and mentor BSW interns and maintains communication with universities to meet program expectations and mentorship needs. Oversee office administrative staff as needed to ensure that parent and program needs are met.

Position Requirements:
Masters in Social Work Degree and a minimum of three years experience in child development settings or in assisting the parents of young children in advocating and decision making for their families and working in a mentorship capacity.

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated effective community organization and group facilitation skills, knowledge of the target population and community, effective oral and written communication skills, knowledge of child development, parent education and case management services; bilingual/Spanish required. Head Start experience is strongly preferred.

How to Apply
Employees – Please fax resume to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org
Posted: August 27, 2014

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 or Internal Job Application to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org


Disabilities Specialist

Position: Disabilities Specialist
Program: Early Head Start
Manchester Office
Annual Salary:  BA Level: $40,000- $45,000.   MA Level: $45,000- $50,000

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 Early Childhood 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.

Bachelors or Masters 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
Please email resume to: elnidofamilycenters@aol.com
Or visit our website at www.elnidofamilycenters.org
Equal Opportunity Employer
June 11, 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.

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 required.

To Apply:
Internal Candidates
: Fax Internal Application form to Human Resources
External Candidates: Email resume to: hr@elnidofamilycenters.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

Child Care Assistant, part-time

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