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 


Head Teacher                                                                                

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 a skilled, professional Head Teacher 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 40 hours per week, the Head Teacher will provide oversight and management to an inclusive classroom of children 18 months to 5 years old. In this position you will lead a team of therapists and teacher associates to provide play based developmentally appropriate activities to children in a classroom setting.

What you can look forward to:

  • Design and implement curriculum, activities, techniques, etc., to address children’s individual objectives
  • Work with director/therapists in designing and implementing daily program
  • Provide direct supervision and training to assigned teacher associates, interns and volunteers in the implementation of daily activities and agency procedures and policies in the areas of program and personnel.
  • Supervise light housekeeping duties of associates
  • Assist children in reaching their potential in all developmental areas (gross motor, social-emotional, self-help, fine motor, communication & cognitive)
  • Supervise children with daily self-help skills such as eating, toileting etc.
  • Maintain and order routine supplies and equipment for assigned classroom
  • Duties as assigned

What you’ll bring to the position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with 2 years classroom experience (special needs experience preferred).
  • Minimum 12 ECE units preferred
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Able to communicate with the children, staff, and families
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities
  • Able to function as a team member
  • Good organizational skills
  • Exhibit a genuine interest in children with developmental delays. Experience and/or training working with young children, preferably those with special needs
  • Maintain awareness of intervention techniques via workshops, conferences, articles, classes, etc. as requested
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English or Farsi/English encouraged to apply.

 

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.

Teaching 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 Teaching 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.

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.