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 


Mental Health Child & Family Therapist (Bilingual English-Spanish)

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.

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of child abuse and social service system.
  • PROFICIENT in both Spanish and English
  • 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.

Working Conditions

  • Offsite locations
  • School locations
  • Outdoor environment may be required for special events and meetings

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift, hold, and carry a 40 pound child
  • Able to sit on floor for extended periods of time
  • Able to stand for periods of time
  • Able to bend over or kneel to meet needs of children
  • Able to run after a child if necessary
  • Able to lift and carry necessary therapeutic toys

 Teacher Associate (State Pre School)

Job Summary

The State pre school Teacher Associate, has the challenging and rewarding opportunity to plan curriculum, special activities, and events to make learning rewarding for children. Working alongside the Lead Teacher, the Teacher Associate will use their creative ability to find activities that meet the children’s interests, needs, and individual development levels. The Teacher Associate finds ways to incorporate the objectives and goals of the curriculum through activities that are creatively, intellectually, and physically stimulating. Being a Teacher Associate allows you to connect with children in a positive, engaging way that helps them learn in the ways they are most successful.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Foster a positive and collaborative learning environment where the unique needs of all children are met and give children a chance to learn important concepts in an interactive hands on environment.
  • Participate as an active team member in curriculum planning and implementation.
  • Implement individual children goals into daily activities.
  • Follow all certification guidelines for health, safety, and supervision of children to ensure that they have a safe place to learn both emotional skills and intellectual concepts.
  • Support children with daily self-help skills (Such as eating, toileting, and personal hygiene).
  • Responsible for daily snack preparation and light housekeeping tasks (may include sweeping, wiping, and laundry.)
  • Regularly communicate with family members and other staff, such as therapists, in order to meet the individual needs of each child.
  • Watch for and document emerging interests of every child, showing progress through weekly lesson plans and/or progress notes.
  • Provide guidance to interns and volunteers assigned to classroom.
  • Effectively fill in for lead teacher in their absence.
  • Other duties as assigned

Talents and Capabilities

  • Be able to build strong relationships through effective communication
  • Can adapt well to fast paced environments
  • Can effectively time manage while multi-tasking
  • Engage and be able to work well with a team

Education and Requirement’s

  • AA or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development or related field preferred
  • 2 years classroom experience in early childhood development
  • Minimum 6 ECE Units
  • CA TA Teacher Permit (Preferred but not required)
  • Pass physical exam and health screen with TB test
  • Fingerprint clearance and background check
  • Maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR

Working Conditions

  • Classroom environment
  • Outdoor environment for recess and some school activities

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift, hold, and carry a 40 pound child
  • Able to sit on floor with children for short and long periods of time
  • Able to stand for short and long periods of time
  • Able to bend over or kneel to meet needs of children
  • Able to run after and catch a child if necessary
  • Able to lift and move floor mats and portable equipment

Developmental Playgroup Teaching Associate 

Job Summary

The Developmental Playgroup Teacher Associate has the challenging and rewarding opportunity to plan curriculum, special activities, and events to make learning rewarding for children 18 months to 5 years and their families. Participating as a team member and under the supervision of the Lead Child Development Specialist provide early intervention/early education services to children in community based developmental playgroups. Position provides support in implementation of play-based activities in direct services to children and provide 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.
  • Assist and participate in lesson planning, which can include, but not limited to: curriculum, activities, material preparation
  • Implement curriculum, activities, techniques etc. to address children’s individual objectives
  • Assist children in reaching their potential in all developmental areas (gross motor, social-emotional, self-help, fine motor, communication & cognitive)
  • Assist in preparing written materials for distribution in playgroups: parent handouts, activity sheets, children’s individual goals
  • Assist in completing and implementing observation charts (gross motor, fine motor, receptive and expressive language) for children enrolled in playgroups
  • Assist in leading playgroup sessions which include; setup, leading activities, presenting parent education information, assisting children and families during playgroup sessions.
  • Support parents/caregivers in their efforts to implement child development strategies
  • Prepare and organize playgroup materials to transport weekly
  • Administer, score, and review developmental screenings (ASQ-3) at end of each playgroup session
  • Administer, score, and review developmental screenings (ASQ-3) SE as needed
  • Assist in follow up phone calls to parents/caregivers
  • Translate written materials into Spanish as needed
  • Perform routine light housekeeping & sweeping, wiping, & laundry as requested and as assigned
  • Assist in keeping equipment and playgroup materials in safe working order
  • Attend and participate in meetings as needed
  • Travel to individual community locations for playgroups
  • Travel as needed to meet with families
  • Write clearly and concisely
  • Duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • AA or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development or related field preferred
  • Experience working with children and families in community setting preferred
  • Minimum 6 ECE Units
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching in early childhood education setting
  • 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
  • First Aid and CPR certified

Talents and Capabilities

  • Be able to build strong relationships through effective communication
  • Can adapt well to fast paced environments
  • Can effectively time manage while multi-tasking
  • Engage and be able to work well with a team

Working Conditions

  • Offsite locations
  • Outdoor environment may be required for special events

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift, hold, and carry a 40 pound child
  • Able to sit on floor for extended periods of time
  • Able to stand for periods of time
  • Able to bend over or kneel to meet needs of children
  • Able to run after a child if necessary
  • Able to lift and carry necessary therapeutic toys

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.