FCCHEN is a partnership between the parent, family child care program, and Children’s Council of San Francisco and funded by the California Department of Education (CDE). Through FCCHEN, we provide early care and education to eligible families with children birth to 13 years. Children are cared for in licensed family child care programs that meet standards for quality set forth by the CDE. Each child’s development and emotional progress is monitored by FCCHEN staff through regular visits to the family child care programs through observations and conferences with families and the child care educator. The observation tool, Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP), informs child learning plans.
The Specialist offers support and guidance around topics of child development, child care quality, family support and well-being, and inclusive practices to families, child care providers, and consultants. The Specialist schedules regular meetings, trainings, coordinates and hosts special events that support families. The Specialist collaborates with internal Children’s Council programs and community partners, and contributes to reporting for the FCCHEN program.
Conduct child observations for primarily children ages 0-13 using child development tools that inform quality in programs, such as the ASQ and DRDP.
- Maintain child development files, write Family Child Care Anecdotal Notes with supporting evidence and Child Progress Report (CPR), and enter results in appropriate database systems.
- Research supports for child’s suggested goals for home and school
- Work with Quality Network coaches to support child care program participants in the implementation of educational curricula for infants, toddlers, preschool and school age children
Family Engagement Program
Deliver a family engagement program that reflects the needs of families we are serving.
- Identify training needs and coordinate, create and deliver training for families.
- Facilitate parent education and engagement opportunities for parents.
- Create and deliver a community involvement program, which includes soliciting support from community partners for the donation of goods and services.
- Collect monthly service data and complete monthly data tracking features, and other reports as needed.
- You have a natural ability with being resourceful when problem solving.
- Your empathy, communication skills, and knowledge of family support and resources for families immediately reassures everyone you work with.
- You understand the unique development phases of children
- Your work history and career path demonstrates a passion and commitment to principles of family-centered care.
- You possess a keen ability to think strategically at a high-level and then translate that policy into practice for yourself and your team.
- Bachelor’s degree in child development, social work or related field; or 3 years of equivalent experiences preferably in a nonprofit.
- Bilingual in English/Spanish.
- Must have experience with DRDP’s
- Commitment to principles of family-centered care and parent-professional collaboration; approaches work with supporting each child’s individual abilities, culture, family structure and developmental needs and behaviors.
- Knowledge of inclusion supports for children with special needs in child care settings.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Project management experience and the ability to be self-directed
- Ability to use online databases, gather and synthesize data to create appropriate programming.
- Able to work some weekends/evenings as needed.
- Master’s Degree in related field.
- Implementation experience with other child development tools such as ASQ, CLASS FCCERS, ITERS, ECCERS, ICP, PITC, PARS.
- Direct experience working with children with special needs and their families.
- Experience with clinical supervision, or reflective practice.
- Must be able to remain stationary for extended periods of time.
- Must move about the office to access files and meet with clients.
- Must travel to meet with clients, observe staff members and children during assessments and attend meetings, conferences and community meetings.
How to apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format with “FCCHEN Family Engagement Specialist” in the subject line: Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Council is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving the San Francisco community. We encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. Individuals seeking employment at Children’s Council are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.