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 


Occupational Therapist
Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Developmental Services the Occupational Therapist provides comprehensive Occupational Therapy services to meet the needs of young children and their families. Work in a trans-disciplinary team model with a dedicated team of professionals providing early intervention services in this dynamic nonprofit organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate as a trans-disciplinary team member for program planning and delivery of services to children 0-3 with special needs.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of current professional theories and techniques as well as best practices in the field of Occupational Therapy.
  • Provide occupational therapy consultation to center-based classroom staff and assigned children.
  • Provide hands on demonstration and modeling of Occupational Therapy intervention strategies within the classroom environment.
  • Monitor implementation of early intervention techniques by classroom staff and provide verbal and written feedback.
  • Lead group activities in classroom environment at least 2 times per week.
  • Provide therapeutic equipment, activities, and items for the classroom staff to address children’s individual needs/goals.
  • Conduct ongoing classroom meetings, individual meetings with classroom staff, and staff training’s that support Occupational therapy intervention strategies.
  • Maintain caseload in compliance with We Care’s productivity standards.
  • Complete comprehensive 6 month and annual developmental assessments and goals for assigned caseload.
  • Engage and collaborate with families through orientation, goal, and progress meetings.
  • Conduct parent training’s as assigned.
  • Document meetings and contact with parents and outside agencies.
  • Evaluate and record children’s progress and other pertinent data on a regular basis, (may be assigned to staff, where appropriate)
  • Attend IFSP/IEP, and progress review meetings as needed.
  • Supervise entry-level COTA and OT students, as time permits.
  • Consult with developmental playgroup staff on therapeutic components of playgroup curriculum.
  • Consult with Mental Health Therapists on needs of therapist’s client caseload.
  • Duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current CA Occupational Therapy License
  • Minimum 2 years working with infants and young children with special needs and their families
  • Experience administering standardized assessments tools
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively on teams, including cross-departmental teams
  • Passionate to work with children, energetic, playful, adaptable, self-initiated
  • Strong analytic skills and time management skills
  • Proficient computer skills for documentation

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift, hold, and carry a 40 pound child
  • Able to sit on floor with child
  • Able to bend over or kneel to meet needs of child
  • Able to lift and carry necessary therapeutic equipment

Developmental Teacher Associate (18 month-3 yo)

Job Summary

The Developmental Teacher Associate, has the challenging and rewarding opportunity to plan curriculum, special activities, and events to make learning rewarding for children 18 months to 3 years with special needs. 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. The role is very hands on and requires high levels of energy an engagement.

Qualifications

  • AA or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development or related field preferred
  • 1 year experience working with children with special needs is preferred
  • 1-2 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

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

Teacher Associate (State Preschool 3-5)

Job Summary

The State preschool 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

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.