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:  humanresources@wecarechildren.org 


Clinical Supervisor/Family Therapist

Job Summary

The Clinical Supervisor/Family Therapist is responsible for clinical oversight of Mental Health Therapists and Behavioral Specialists, and supports the mental health clinical team in providing an interdisciplinary treatment program addressing the needs of children 0-6 and their caretakers in home-based, clinic-based and preschool settings.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work effectively with clinically diverse staff utilizing different approaches to similar issues.
  • Clinically and administratively supervise unlicensed/licensed clinicians and behavioral specialists.
  • Assist in planning, directing and evaluating the clinical activities of the Mental Health team.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Preschool, Developmental and Wrap Programs to ensure continuity and integration of cultures.
  • Maintain presence at School site on a weekly basis.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, family members, the public and representatives of other agencies and organizations
  • Maintain clinical records and prepare related reports as requested.
  • Provide Early Intervention Services to children age 0-6 and their families.
  • Assign and coordinate cases on Wait List.
  • Participate in Utilization Review as needed.
  • Provide and participate in trainings and team meetings as necessary.
  • Provide program development and marketing in the community.
  • Provide clinical evaluation of assigned staff to the Mental Health Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:

  • Clinical supervision experience preferred
  • Familiarity with relationship-based models of work
  • Some experience with reflective facilitation and practice
  • Background in early childhood mental health, crisis intervention, family engagement
  • Commitment to cultural humility and experience working with diverse populations
  • Excellent listening skills, as well as verbal and written communications skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of ethical considerations involved in the practice of early childhood mental health programs
  • Experience and considerable skill in clinical documentation, preferably in EPSDT note-writing and treatment plan development
  • Detail orientation, with ability to ensure quality and accuracy of records
  • A working knowledge of community resources and support networks

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters, PhD, or Psy.D in related clinical field
  • CA licensed as a MFT, LCSW, or Psychologist

 

Mental Health Child & Family Therapist (Spanish Speaking)


Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Mental Health Director and Clinical Supervisor this position provides infant/child parent psychotherapy and clinical case management services to children ages 0-6 years old and their parents. The clinician designs treatment plans for these dyads based on her/his clinical assessment of client needs. He/she maintains treatment records and appropriate billing for services in accordance with program expectations and EPSDT Standards. Family Therapists participate regularly in clinical staff meetings as well as agency-wide meetings and take responsibility for clinically related activities as assigned. Being able to communicate with clients proficiently in both English and Spanish is a requirement for this position.

Direct Service:

  • Receives referrals by phone and conducts intake procedures as directed.
  • Initiates contacts with clients and referral sources to determine appropriateness for therapy services.
  • Assesses clients to determine diagnosis, treatment modality and interventions, with clinical consultation as needed.
  • Provides dyadic, play and family therapy and conducts collateral sessions with significant support persons as needed.
  • Provides therapy in the home, community and/or office as appropriate.
  • Provides case management, such as linking clients to community resources and/or coordinating contacts with other service providers, including, but not limited to, Wraparound, Schools, Social Service Agencies and other mental health providers.
  • Participates in case consultations with other We Care Services for Children treatment team members for all shared cases.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Maintains an appropriate caseload and meets program billing goals as determined by Mental Health Director.
  • Maintains appropriate client files in alignment with agency and funding standards.
  • Prepares files on a yearly basis for EPSDT Utilization Review.
  • Documents billable services according to county guidelines.
  • Attends all agency staff meetings and designated training events.
  • May be asked to carry staff responsibility for agency special events or other projects.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • Candidate must be bilingual: PROFICIENT in both Spanish and English
  • Knowledge of early childhood development and mental health and the ability to apply this knowledge to relationship-based infant/child-parent psychotherapy.
  • Ability to accurately form initial diagnostic assessments, and to work under pressure of crisis and emergency situations.
  • Ability to establish initial therapeutic alliance and convey parameters of treatment of infant/child psychotherapy.
  • Knowledge of multi-cultural communities and family support concepts.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and work independently on a day-today basis clinically, legally and ethically and to consult with supervisor when appropriate.
  • Must have working knowledge of all laws pertaining to mental health in general and child abuse in particular and be able to apply them in everyday practice.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in: Social Work, Marriage Family and Child, Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
  • Licensed, or License Eligible MFT, LCSW, PhD or PsyD.
  • Spanish language fluency is a requirement.
  • Knowledge of child abuse and social service system.
  • Previous experience in multi-cultural communities.
  • Valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and car.

 Highly desirable:

  • Home visiting experience.
  • Clinical experience working with young children and their families.

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.


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:  humanresources@wecarechildren.org

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