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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:

  • 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.
  • State Pre-School and early childhood developmental classes 
  • 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.

Child & Family Therapist

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in: Social Work, Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
  • Licensed, or License Eligible MFT, LCSW, PhD or PsyD.
  • Previous clinical experience working with children and families in multicultural communities.
  • Valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and car.
  • Must be able to conduct telehealth sessions from home during the covid-19 crisis.
  • Bilingual/bicultural preferred.                                                                       

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 caregivers. You will join a strong team of clinical colleagues who are passionate about serving the needs of young children and families. Through targeted, compassionate, and effective early intervention services, We Care helps young children and their families reach their full potential, regardless of their abilities or circumstances.

Responsibilities                                                                                             

  • Assesses clients to determine appropriate diagnosis, treatment modality and interventions.
  •  Develops collaborative treatment plans based on assessment of client and family needs.
  •  Provides dyadic therapy, collateral and case management services in the home, community
    and/or office for children 0-6 and their caregivers.
  •  Maintains an appropriate caseload and meets program billing goals.
  • Participates in case consultations with other treatment team members and collaborates with
    outside providers as needed.
  • Documents MediCal billable services promptly and according to county guidelines.
  • Attends all agency staff meetings and designated trainings.                      

Skills Required

  • 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, and some experience with providing clinical services via telehealth would be very helpful.

Child & Family Therapist / Intensive Care Coordinator

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in: Social Work, Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
  • Licensed, or License Eligible MFT, LCSW, PhD or PsyD.
  • Previous clinical (mental health) experience working with children and families in multicultural
  • Valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and car.
  • Must be able to conduct telehealth sessions in a private space from home during the covid-19 crisis.
Job Summary

Seeking a licensed or license-eligible clinician with experience working with young children and families. This full-time (40 hour) position is 50% Child & Family Therapist and 50% Intensive Care Coordinator.

As Child & Family Therapist, the successful candidate will provide telehealth and/or home- and clinic-based infant/child-parent assessment and/or psychotherapy services to children from birth to six years old and their parents/caregivers. As Intensive Care Coordinator, the candidate will perform telehealth and/or home- and clinic-based case management and facilitate Child & Family Team (CFT) meetings in the Katie A program.

You will join a strong team of clinical colleagues who are passionate about serving the needs of young children and families. Through targeted, compassionate, and effective early intervention services, We Care helps young children and their families reach their full potential, regardless of their abilities or circumstances.

Job Duties
  • Assesses clients to determine appropriate diagnosis, treatment modality and interventions.
  • Develops treatment plans based on clinical assessment of client and family needs.
  • Provides dyadic therapy, collateral and case management services in the home, community and/or office for children 0-6 and their caregivers.
  • Performs case management and facilitates Child & Family Team (CFT) meetings on cases involving children 0-6 with child welfare system involvement.
  • Maintains an appropriate caseload and meets program billing goals.
  • Participates in case consultations with other treatment team members and collaborates with outside providers 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
  • 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.
  • Previous experience as a meeting facilitator for Wraparound or Intensive Care Coordination
  • Prior home- or community-based clinical experience is a plus.
  • Some experience with providing clinical services via telehealth would be very helpful.
  • Bicultural/bilingual preferred.

Child & Family Therapist (Spanish Speaking)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in: Social Work, Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
  • Licensed, or License Eligible MFT, LCSW, PhD or PsyD.
  • Previous clinical (mental health) experience working with children and families in multicultural communities.
  • Must have Spanish language fluency, and have experience conducting clinical work is Spanish.
  • Valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and car.
  • Must be able to conduct telehealth sessions in a private space from home during the covid-19 crisis.

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. Being able to communicate with families proficiently in both English and Spanish is a requirement for this position. You will join a strong team of clinical colleagues who are passionate about serving the needs of young children and families. Through targeted, compassionate, and effective early intervention services, We Care helps young children and their families reach their full potential, regardless of
their abilities or circumstances.

Job Duties

  • Assesses clients to determine appropriate diagnosis, treatment modality and interventions.
  • Develops treatment plans based on clinical assessment of client and family needs.
  • Provides dyadic therapy, collateral and case management services in the home, community and/or office for children 0-6 and their caregivers.
  • Maintains an appropriate caseload and meets program billing goals.
  • Participates in case consultations with other treatment team members and collaborates with outside providers as needed.
  • Documents billable services according to county guidelines.
  • Prepares files on a yearly basis for EPSDT Utilization Review, including development of family-centered treatment plans in English and Spanish.
  • Attends all agency staff meetings and designated training events.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Skills Required

  • 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.
  • Some experience with providing clinical services via telehealth would be very helpful.

School Based Program Supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Clinical Psychology
  • Licensed MFT, LCSW, PhD or PsyD
  • Previous clinical experience working with children and families in multicultural communities
  • Previous experience with clinical supervision, program development and coordination
  • Spanish language fluency preferred
  • Valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and car

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Mental Health Director this position provides clinical supervision, coordination, and direct client/family services in the School-Based Mental Health programs at We Care’s school site.

You will join a strong team of clinical colleagues who are passionate about serving the needs of young children and families. Through targeted, compassionate, and effective early intervention services, We Care helps young children and their families reach their full potential, regardless of their abilities or circumstances.

Job Duties

  • Coordinate daily operation of mental health services at We Care’s school site, which houses the State Preschool and Toddler programs
  • Provide support, clinical supervision and reads/signs progress notes for two to three Behavioral Specialists, including in-classroom support when necessary
  • Provide direct services to families of enrolled students, including dyadic (child-parent) therapy in the home or community as needed, and parent collateral supports
  • Work with consultation staff to facilitate early childhood mental health consultation with teachers and other classroom staff
  • Act as liaison between school-based staff and other mental health staff at We Care
  • Provide case management, such as linking clients to community resources and/or coordinating contacts with other service providers
  • Participate in case consultations with other We Care treatment team members for all school-based cases
  • Lead mental health/preschool team meetings as necessary
  • Assist in problem solving when issues arise with mental health clients/families, and with all center-based clients/families as appropriate
  • Design and implement new programs at the school site, which may include parent education interventions, a training program for intern therapists, and expanded rehabilitation support services for children transitioning from preschool to kindergarten

Skills Required

  • Proven clinical supervision and program coordination skills, preferably related to services for families with young children
  • 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 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 a 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

Teacher Associate 

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
Job Duties

The Pre School Teacher Associate, has the challenging and rewarding opportunity to plan curriculum, special activities, and events to make learning rewarding for children age 3 to 5. 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.

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,
  • Responsible for daily snack preparation and light housekeeping tasks (may include sweeping, wiping, and laundry.)and personal hygiene).
  • 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

Skills Required 

  • 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

Speech Language Pathologist

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Current CA Speech Therapy License
  • Minimum 2 years working with infants and young children with special needs and their families

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Developmental Services provides comprehensive Speech Therapy services to meet the needs of young children and their families. Work in a transdisciplinary team model with a dedicated team of professionals providing early intervention services.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate as a transdisciplinary team member for program planning and delivery of services to children 0-3 with special needs.
  • Implementation of Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).
  • Provide oversight and coordination of community based ESDM toddler classrooms for children 18 months to 3 years diagnosed with Autism.
  • Monitor implementation of early intervention techniques by classroom staff and provide verbal and written feedback.
  • Maintain caseload in compliance with We Care’s productivity standards (school and home based).
  • Complete comprehensive 6 month and annual developmental assessments and goals for assigned caseload.
  • Create and implement a parent involvement component for a community based ESDM toddler classroom.
  • Conduct monthly parent training.
  • Create and implement a home visiting component for a community based ESDM toddler classroom.
  • Duties as assigned.

Skills Required

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of current professional theories and techniques as well as best practices in the field of Speech Therapy.
  • Experience providing speech therapy to young children (0-5 years)
  • Experience/knowledge of Early Start Denver Model
  • 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

Occupational Therapist

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Current CA Occupational Therapy License
  • Minimum 2 years working with infants and young children with special needs and their families

Job Summary

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

Job Duties:

  • Collaborate as a transdisciplinary 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.
  • Implementation of Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).
  • Provide oversight and coordination of community based ESDM toddler classroom for children 18 months to 3 years diagnosed with Autism.
  • 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 multiple 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 trainings that support Occupational therapy intervention strategies.
  • Maintain caseload in compliance with We Care’s productivity standards (school and home based).
  • Complete comprehensive 6 month and annual developmental assessments and goals for assigned caseload.
  • Engage and collaborate with families through orientation, goal, and progress meetings.
  • Create and implement parent involvement component for community based ESDM toddler classroom.
  • Conduct monthly parent trainings.
  • Create and implement home visiting component for community based ESDM toddler classroom
  • 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 as needed.
  • Duties as assigned.

Skills Required

  • Experience/knowledge of Early Start Denver Model
  • 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

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email only to: 

careers@wecarechildren.org 

please list the job title for the position that you are applying for in the subject of the email.

Pre Employment 

All positions require fingerprint clearance including criminal background check as well as passing a standard physical with TB clearance.

We Offer

  • Full-time employees have access to a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and many other voluntary coverage, 403(b) retirement savings plan,
  • 11 Paid Holiday accrued vacation, and accrued sick time available.
  • Rewarding work environment with passion-driven team dedicated to social good
  • Flexible work schedule, with attention to work/life balance
  • On the job training and career development

Thank you for your interest in employment at We Care Services for Children.