Open Career Opportunities

We Care Services for Children serves families with children ages 0-6 at risk for experiencing life-impacting developmental and behavioral health challenges. We offer a wide array of targeted, effective, and compassionate services designed to meet the individual needs of each child:

We offer a wide array of targeted, effective, and compassionate services designed to meet the individual needs of each child:

  • Early intervention services via our inclusive classrooms, state preschool, and developmental playgroups;
  • Mental health services provided in the home and in our clinic and classrooms;
  • Individualized, coordinated, family-driven wraparound services; and
  • Mental health consultation for the licensed childcare community in Contra Costa County.

Our programs are based on the belief that each child and family is unique and we honor their beliefs and cultural, linguistic, racial, and socioeconomic diversity while supporting each family and child to reach their full potential, regardless of their abilities or circumstances.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email only to:  careers@wecarechildren.org 


 Teacher Associate

We Care Services for Children – a private, nonprofit agency devoted to serving children birth to five and their families in Contra Costa County since 1960 is currently looking for an experienced Teacher Associate to join our team. Over the past 50 years, We Care’s developmental services programs have grown to meet the needs of young children with developmental disabilities. Our programs have been based on the belief that each child and family is unique and we honor their beliefs and cultural, linguistic, racial and socioeconomic diversity. Our programs provide maximum opportunities for children with and without disabilities to play, learn, and interact with each other in a developmentally appropriate inclusive environment.

Working 30-40 hours per week, the Teacher Associate will provide assistance to an inclusive classroom of children 18 months to 5 years old. In this position you will work within a team to provide play based developmentally appropriate activities to children in a classroom setting.

What you can look forward to:

  • Implementing curriculum, activities, techniques etc. to address children’s individual objectives. Assigned paperwork, observation notes, assessment implementation, developmental checklists.
  • Assisting children in reaching their potential in all developmental areas (gross motor, social-emotional, self-help, fine motor, communication & cognitive).
  • Assisting children with daily self-help skills (eating & toileting, etc.).
  • Diapering of children.
  • Preparation of food (cutting, chopping & pouring).
  • Performing routine light housekeeping (sweeping, wiping & laundry as requested and as assigned).

What you’ll bring to the position:

  • A minimum of 6 ECE Units
  • High school graduate or equivalency
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Able to clearly communicate with children, staff, and families,
  • Able to function as a team member.
  • Exhibit a genuine interest in children and their welfare.
  • Experience and/or training working with young children, preferably those with special needs
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English or Farsi/English encouraged to apply.

Developmental Playgroup Teaching Associate (TEMP)

Job Summary

Working 30 hours per week, the Developmental Playgroup Teaching Associate will provide early intervention/early education services to children 18 months to 5 years in community based developmental playgroups, under the supervision of the Lead Child Development Specialist. This position provides support of play-based activities in direct services to children and provides education to family members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in leading playgroup sessions which include; setup, leading activities, presenting parent education information, assisting children and families during playgroup sessions.
  • Assist in preparation of written materials which can include lesson plans; curriculum content; parent education materials; and handouts.
  • Assist children in reaching their potential in all developmental areas (gross motor, social-emotional, self-help, fine motor, communication & cognitive)
  • Assist in completing and implementing observation charts (gross motor, fine motor, receptive and expressive language) for children enrolled in playgroups.
  • Share with and support parents in their efforts in working with their child’s developmental needs.

Skills Required:

  • A minimum of 6 units in early childhood education.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience teaching in early childhood education setting.
  • Demonstrate initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to clearly communicate with children, staff, and families.
  • Plan and organize work to insure program and individual children goals are achieved.
  • Effective time management, communication and writing skills.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Able to sit on floor and hold and carry 40 pounds.

The small print: A criminal background check including fingerprint clearance, as well as passing a standard physical with TB clearance is also required.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email only to: careers@wecarechildren.org


On Call Substitute Teacher Associate

This position is hourly as needed Monday through Friday.

Requirements:
This position requires fingerprint clearance including criminal background check as well as passing a standard physical with TB clearance.

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum 6 ECE Units
  • High school graduate
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Able to clearly communicate with children, staff, and families
  • Able to function as a team member
  • Exhibit a genuine interest in children and their welfare
  • Experience and/or training working with young children, preferably those with special needs

Bi-lingual Spanish/English encouraged to apply

All positions require fingerprint clearance including criminal background check as well as passing a standard physical with TB clearance. We Care offers a competitive benefit plan (medical, dental, life, 403b) for all employees. Immediate Vacation & Sick time accruals includes holidays & 1 personal floating holiday. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email only to:  careers@wecarechildren.org

Thank you for your interest in We Care Services for Children.