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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:

 

Case Managers - South Los Angeles

Position:              Case Managers
Program:              Family Source Center
Location:              South Los Angeles
Salary:                  $36,000 – $38,000

Major Responsibilities:  Provides case management services to client/families to assess their needs and refer to community resources and/or El Nido services and/or acts as an advocate to help them obtain services; develops a service plan in conjunction with client/family based on assessments; maintains frequent contact with clients through appointments at the FSC and telephone conversations to follow through with services and provide ongoing support; completes required program document and reports; provides presentations to stakeholders and maintains consistent communication with partners and community based organizations.

Position Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, child development or a related field and a minimum of two years related experience with youth and/or families required. Oral and written fluency in Spanish highly preferred.

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

Home Visitor - Los Angeles

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

Family and Community Engagement Specialist - South Los Angeles

Position:  Family & Community Engagement Specialist
Location:  South Los Angeles
Program:  Early Head Start
Annual Salary:  BA $40,000 – $45,000; MA $46,000 – $50,000

Position Summary: The Family & Community Engagement Specialist will provide services to families in the Early Head Start Home Based Program.  In partnership with parents, and as a support to Child and Family Home Visitors, the Family & Community Engagement Specialist develops mutually trusting relationships, acts as an advocate for families, and provides support services as needed.  Also will support Child and Family Home Visitors in assisting families in determining their needs and in identifying and developing goals to meet those needs.

Major Responsibilities: Provides case management services to families in the Early Head Start program, including direct services to families by assisting them in meeting their goals; provides resource and referral information to support Child and Family Home Visitors’ client needs and confirms follow-up to ensure access to services; reviews and ensures the design and progress of family goals through the Family Partnership Agreement and suggests interventions and/or resources to Child and Family Home Visitors; facilitates Parent Committee and Policy Council meetings and activities, including Sub-Committee meetings, and prepares all necessary documents; models appropriate advocacy skills for parents in working with community agencies, professionals, and schools; provides support for families when needed to access necessary resources; works collaboratively with staff to provide comprehensive, integrated services for EHS families; compiles and maintains documentation of services provided; responsible for creating, updating and distributing parent communications, reports, and memos; works collaboratively with families and other community agencies to provide a full system of care to meet the service needs of the family; and builds partnerships with other community agencies that will ensure cooperation, coordination and information sharing.

Position Requirements:  B.A Degree in social work, psychology, child development or related field required; MSW preferred.  Bilingual/Spanish required; minimum of one year experience working with at-risk families; knowledge of local community resources and how to access services for children and families strongly preferred; effective verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of Early Head Start federal regulations, performance standards and services, particularly within the content areas of family services and parent involvement preferred.

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

Academic Guide - South Los Angeles

Position:                     Academic Guides
Location:                    South Los Angeles
Program:                    FSC
Hourly Rate   :           $13.00 per hour (15 hours per week)

Position Summary: Facilitates and provides direct service to middle school and high school students targeting tutoring, post-secondary mentorship workshops, fieldtrips, and presentations.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Outreach with youth and parents
  • Provide group and individual academic tutoring
  • Facilitate secondary and post-secondary workshops
  • Researches and identifies financial aid resources including: scholarships, loans, federal work study, and AB540 financial support
  • Update and incorporate resources for the College Corner
  • Coordinate and execute college fieldtrips and special events
  • Maintain client academic files and document follow-up efforts
  • Collaborate with key staff including case managers, onsite partners, and local schools
  • Oversees and coordinates peer support groups

Position Requirements: 

  • Concurrent enrollment in a post-secondary institution
  • Knowledge of transfer requirements and supportive services
  • A working knowledge of high school A-G requirements, SAT/ACT, FAFSA, college applications, EOP and community college transfer requirements highly preferred
  • Prior academic tutoring experience preferred
  • Knowledge of undocumented student resources including AB40, The California Dream Act and DACA
  • Experience working with youth required
  • Access to consistent and reliable transportation
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Math Skills required
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse ethnic backgrounds and at-risk populations
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Must be available to work M-TH from 2:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. and one Saturday a month

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

Administrative Assistant - Pacoima

Position:  Administrative Assistant, Full-time position
Salary:  $27,000 per year
Program:  FSC/GRYD/TFS
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 general office duties in fast paced environment; answers telephone calls, greets visitors, screens and returns calls as directed with requested information; assists callers and walk ins with proper referrals; takes accurate, complete messages and forwards calls to staff members as appropriate. Prepares and types a variety of routine correspondence and reports including standardized forms, letters, minutes, spreadsheets, flyers and reports using a desktop computer and MS 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. Attends and participates in staff meetings and required trainings.

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, effective oral and written communication skills; bilingual/Spanish required.

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

Program Manager - Pacoima

Position:  Program Manager
Program:  Gang Reduction & Youth Development (GRYD)
Location:  Pacoima

Major Responsibilities:   Responsible for providing administrative, management and direct case work supervision for the GRYD Program.  Consults and collaborates with the Regional Director on issues that include, but are not limited to: program implementation, contract compliance, and program evaluation. Monitors program expenses to ensure that funds are spent in accordance with the program requirements and the fiscal policies established by funding source. Oversees and supervises program staff using a reflective model to foster a supportive work environment and as needed, provides support to program staff by directly facilitating individual and group treatment services to youth and adults in accordance with the standards of professional practice and agency policy and procedures. Serves as the direct liaison with the GRYD office/ City of Los Angeles, gang intervention service provider, LAPD, and other collaborating partners for the Pacoima/Foothill GRYD.

Requirements: Masters Degree in Social Work or related field with five years case management and counseling experience working with high risk youth and families; group facilitation experience preferred; three years demonstrated managerial skills sufficient to manage 6-10 employees; effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to support and motivate staff through coaching, modeling and training; community and interagency collaboration strategies and skills  to engage in successful collaborative activities; ability to manage and monitor large quantities of data and assure accuracy and timeliness of data and reports;  bilingual/Spanish required.  Previous experience working in the field of gang prevention strongly preferred.

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

Parent Educator - Panorama City

Position:  Parent Educator
Location:  Titus
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 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 Application to Human Resources
External Candidates – Please apply through our website www.elnidofamilycenters.org

Registered Nurse - Panorama City

Position:  Registered Nurse
Location:  Panorama City
Program:  Welcome Baby
Annual Salary:  $75,000 – 80,000

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

Parent Coach - Panorama City

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