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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.

Mental Health Behavioral Specialist

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with mental health population of children age 3-5
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to write clearly and concisely
  • Able to communicate with the children, staff, and families

Job Summary 

Part of a multi-disciplinary team of teaching staff, aides, and other behavioral specialists and mental health therapists who work together at We Care’s preschool site, the MHBS provides one-on-one behavioral and relational interventions for mental health clients embedded in the classroom. The MHBS reports to the Mental Health Director and collaborates with the School-Based Mental Health Coordinator onsite at the school to ensure that the mental health needs of each child in her/his caseload are met.

Responsibilities                                                                                             

  • Provide in-classroom support/interventions for children age 3-5 on caseload.
  • Supervise children on caseload with daily self-help skills such as eating, toileting etc. as necessary.
  • Confer with parents on an as-needed basis regarding their child’s progress in the classroom.
  • Be responsible for the safety and welfare of the children on caseload including planning for emergencies and fulfilling mandatory reporting responsibilities as needed.
  • Filling in for teaching staff occasionally if teacher, aide, and site supervisor are all not available.
  • Document billable services according to county guidelines to consistently meet monthly program billing goals.
  • Write daily notes as required by County Mental Health on child’s daily progress.
  • Maintain appropriate client files in alignment with agency and funding standards.
  • Provide input to therapists about child’s progress for EPSDT Utilization Review.
  • Keep the school-based team informed and updated regarding changes in classroom, children and families.
  • Present information re: mental health topics at staff meetings and room team meetings.
  • Attend provider team meetings and family meetings as needed and provide updates on client progress.
  • Bring issues pertaining to training needs or program revision to the attention of the Mental Health Director.
  • May be asked to carry staff responsibility for agency special events or other projects.
  • Attend required meetings and trainings.
  • Additional duties as assigned.                 
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Early Intervention Specialist

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Job Summary 

The Early Intervention Specialist, has the challenging and rewarding opportunity to lead a classroom for toddlers with special needs. The Specialist plans curriculum, special activities, and events to make learning rewarding for the children. Working alongside Associates, Therapists, and assigned staff, the Specialist will use their creative ability to find activities that meet the children’s interests, needs, and individual development levels.

Responsibilities                                                                                             

  • Oversee a classroom of children 18 months-3 years with developmental delays.
  • Work as part of a transdisciplinary team in designing and implementing daily therapeutic program model that incorporates components and methodologies of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).
  • Plan and implement small group teaching and individualized instruction utilizing the ESDM program components.
  • Ensure the lesson plan incorporates all required ESDM components.
  • Organize and maintain computer and paper records for each child’s individualized plan. Ensure assigned teacher associates are completing their assigned paperwork duties.
  • Collect and document parent/teacher interactions and goals.
  • Implement behavioral support strategies according to each child’s individual plan. Ensure assigned staff are following through on behavior objectives.
  • Interact with children using positive reinforcements and the least restrictive techniques to manage behaviors.
  • Ensure that licensing standards and best practices are being implemented on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that classroom environment is adhering to ITERS; CLASS standards/evaluations.
  • Maintain and order routine supplies and equipment for assigned classroom.
  • Provide direct supervision to assigned teacher associates, interns and volunteers in the implementation of daily activities; record and data collection; and agency procedures and policies in the areas of program and personnel.
  • Instruct and train teacher associates, interns, and volunteers in the program implementation within the classroom environment.               

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 (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 

Requirements

  • 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 Preschool 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

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.