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 


Bilingual (Spanish) Child & Family Therapist

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Mental Health Director and Clinical Supervisor this position provides home- and clinic-based infant/child-parent psychotherapy and clinical case management services to children from birth to six years old and their parents/caregivers in both Spanish and English. Being able to communicate with families proficiently in both English and Spanish is a requirement for this position.

Duties:

  • Assesses clients to determine appropriate diagnosis, treatment modality and interventions, with clinical consultation as needed.
  • Develops treatment plans based on clinical assessment of client and family needs.
  • Provides dyadic therapy and collateral services in the home, community and/or office, as well as case management, such as linking clients to community resources and/or coordinating contacts with other service providers.
  • Maintains an appropriate caseload and meets program billing goals.
  • Participates in case consultations with other treatment team members as needed.
  • Documents billable services according to county guidelines.
  • Prepares files on a yearly basis for EPSDT Utilization Review.
  • Attends all agency staff meetings and designated training events.
  • 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.
  • Clinical experience providing trauma-informed services to young children and their families.
  • Ability to accurately form diagnostic assessments of the mental health needs of young children, and to work under pressure of crisis situations at times.
  • Ability to establish and sustain therapeutic alliance with young children and family members of diverse cultural backgrounds, with a commitment to cultural sensitivity and awareness.
  • 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.
  • Prior home- or community-based clinical experience is a plus.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in: Social Work, Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
  • Licensed, or License Eligible MFT, LCSW, PhD or PsyD.
  • Spanish language fluency is a requirement.
  • Experience working with young children and their families.
  • Previous clinical experience working in multicultural communities.
  • Valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and car.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to careers@wecarechildren.org describing your interest in the position. We Care Services for Children offers a rich and supportive work environment, competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, life, 403b, immediate vacation & sick time accruals, wonderful colleagues, and opportunities for training and professional development). Successful candidates will need to pass a criminal background check including fingerprint clearance, as well as passing a standard physical with TB screen. We Care is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for your interest!


Preschool Head Teacher

Job Summary

The Preschool Head Teacher has the challenging and rewarding opportunity to lead a classroom for preschoolers’ age 3 to 5 years.  In this opportunity the Head Teacher plans curriculum, special activities, and events to make learning rewarding for the children.  Working alongside Teacher Associates, Therapists, and Site Supervisor, the Head Teacher will use their creative ability to find activities that meet the children’s interests, needs, and individual development levels.  The Head Teacher finds ways to incorporate the objectives and goals of the curriculum through activities that are creatively, intellectually, and physically stimulating.  Being a Head Teacher 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 and engagement.

Duties:

  • Oversee a classroom of children 3 to 5 years of age (including children with behavioral needs
  • Assist Director/Site Supervisor in designing and implementing daily best practice program model
  • Ensure that licensing standards and best practices are being implemented on a daily basis
  • Ensure that classroom environment is adhering to ITERS;CLASS standards
  • Maintain and order routine supplies and equipment for assigned classroom
  • Work in conjunction with Site Supervisor to provide direct supervision to assigned associates, interns and volunteers in the implementation of daily activities and agency procedures and policies in the areas of program and personnel
  • Instruct and train program associates, interns, and volunteers in the treatment of children
  • Delegate daily duties for associates, interns, and volunteers
  • Provide feedback for job performance reviews and evaluations for associates, interns and volunteers
  • Supervise light housekeeping duties of associates
  • Participate/lead in team meetings, parent meetings, staff meetings
  • Report observations of children’s progress at meetings
  • Create & distribute weekly newsletter to families
  • Complete required paperwork and ensure teacher associates are completing assigned paperwork in a timely manner
  • Design and 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)
  • Monitor condition slips, check the condition of each child on a daily basis and, if needed, follow appropriate procedure for reporting
  • Supervise children with daily self-help skills such as eating, toileting, etc.
  • Write clearly and concisely
  • Record children’s progress through observation notes
  • Complete DRDP-r developmental assessments twice per year on each child enrolled in the assigned classroom
  • Conduct two parent meetings (related to DRDP developmental results) for each family, two times per year.  Document meetings
  • Responsible for verifying lesson plan reflect children’s individual goals
  • Complete child portfolio for each child enrolled in assigned classroom
  • Keep Director/Site Supervisor informed and updated regarding changes in classroom, children and families
  • Confer with parents on an as needed basis and write notes to parents
  • Effective communication with staff, parents, and volunteers/interns
  • Attend required meetings and trainings
  • Be responsible for the safety and welfare of the children including planning for emergencies
  • Supervise the maintenance of assigned classroom and equipment to ensure maximum safety
  • 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 Requirements:

  • AA or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development or related field
  • 1 year experience working with children with special needs
  • 2 years leading early childhood classroom
  • Experience with Community Care Licensing Standards
  • Minimum 12 ECE Units
  • CA 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

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to careers@wecarechildren.org describing your interest in the position. We Care Services for Children offers a rich and supportive work environment, competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, life, 403b, immediate vacation & sick time accruals, wonderful colleagues, and opportunities for training and professional development). Successful candidates will need to pass a criminal background check including fingerprint clearance, as well as passing a standard physical with TB screen. We Care is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for your interest!


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

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.