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 


State Preschool Head Teacher

Job Summary

The State Preschool Head Teacher, has the challenging and rewarding opportunity to lead a classroom of children ages 3-5. In this opportunity the Head Teacher plans curriculum, special activities, and events to make learning rewarding for the children. Working alongside the Teacher Associates, 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. The role is very hands on and requires high levels of energy an engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative

  • Oversee a classroom of children.
  • Assist director in designing and implementing daily program.
  • Bring issues pertaining to training needs or program revision to the attention of the director.
  • Maintain and order routine supplies and equipment for assigned classroom.

Staff Supervision

  • 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 care of the children.
  • Assign and monitor daily duties for associates, interns, and volunteers
  • Be responsible for job performance reviews and evaluations for associates, interns and volunteers.
  • Supervise light housekeeping duties of associates.

Communication

  • Write clearly and concisely.
  • Record children’s progress through note taking and required assessments.
  • Keep director informed and updated regarding changes in classroom, children and families.
  • Conduct two parent meetings for each family, two times per year.
  • Present information re: room curriculum, etc. at staff meetings, room team meetings, and teachers meeting.
  • Record observations of children’s progress.
  • Create & distribute monthly newsletter to families.
  • Chart parent contact (phone or face to face) when significant.

Direct Service

  • 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.
  • Complete DRDP-r assessment twice a year on each child enrolled in the program.
  • Responsible for verifying lesson plan reflects children’s individual goals.
  • Complete child portfolio for each child enrolled in program.
  • Attend required meetings and training’s.

Health & Safety

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with 2 years classroom experience
  • 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
  • Maintain awareness of intervention techniques via workshops, conferences, articles, classes, etc. as requested
  • First Aid and CPR certified

Infant Mental Health Specialist

Job Summary

An exciting new role is now open for a skilled specialist in infant-family and early childhood mental health!  This position will contribute to program development for a new Infant Mental Health program, and serve the needs of families with infants from birth to 18 months of age. 

Skills Required:

    • Clinical experience providing trauma-informed services to young children and their families, with some experience and/or interest in working with infants and caregivers.
    • Ability to accurately form diagnostic assessments of the developmental and behavioral health needs of infants and 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.
  • Prior home- or community-based clinical experience is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • CA Licensed, or License Eligible MFT, LCSW, PhD or PsyD.
    • Bicultural/bilingual preferred.
  • Valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and car.

We Care is located in Concord, CA, an easy 30-minute counter-commute drive from the Oakland/Berkeley area. 

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to kransom@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). We Care is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for your interest!


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!


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.