The Community Child Care Council 4C Council
  • 150 River Oaks Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134, United States
  • www.4c.org
Agency Background:
The Community Child Care Council (4C Council) is a non-profit, community-based agency that serves as the community childcare link for families and childcare professionals who live and work primarily in Santa Clara County, California.  The agency and its staff are proud to serve the Silicon Valley families for more than 43 years.  It is currently supported by the California Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. The 4C Council provides Early Care and Education, Information, Referrals, childcare voucher payments, nutrition services and family supportive services to over fifty thousand children each year. Most recently, the agency also provides Senior Nutrition Services.
Apr 05, 2018
~~Position: Child and Adult Care Food Program Site Monitor Salary:   Depending on Experience    Reports to:    Child and Adult Care Food Program Manager     Agency Background: The Community Child Care Council (4C Council) is a non-profit, community-based agency that serves as the community childcare link for families and childcare professionals who live and work primarily in Santa Clara County, California.  The agency and its staff are proud to serve the Silicon Valley families, for more than 44 years.  It is currently supported by the California Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. The 4C Council provides Early Care and Education, Information, Referrals, childcare voucher payments, nutrition services and family supportive services to over fifty thousand children each year. Most recently, the agency also provides Senior Nutrition Services. Position Summary: The 4C Council acts as a federally funded Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsor for daycare home (DCH) providers to ensure that children receive nutritious, well-balanced meals while in daycare. The CACFP reimburses licensed, as well as exempt, child care providers serving meals and snacks that meet the USDA requirements to the children in their care. Under the direction of the CACFP Manager, the Site Monitor provides program support for the participating providers, including, but not limited to, the areas of recruitment, enrollment training/technical assistance, preparing nutritional presentation documents and in public workshops. The Site Monitor ensures that the participating providers are following the program rules and regulations of both, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the California Department of Education (CDE) through onsite monitoring and training. Example of Duties and Responsibilities: • Conducts site visits to daycare homes to observe the meals that are served • Recruits Child Care Providers to join the Child and Adult Care Food Program • Provides onsite technical assistance to CACFP providers • Provides technical assistance and site monitoring with full knowledge of USDA and State Child Care Food Program requirements and policies to ensure compliance • Receives and updates child enrollment forms, including annual updates • Analyzes monthly CACFP Provider meal count forms according to the USDA regulations, and assists the CACFP support staff with provider reimbursement process • Conducts training sessions and workshops for CACFP Providers • Prepares and updates program information and announcements • Meets regularly with necessary staff to assure quality services • Attends staff meetings, trainings, and professional development activities, as appropriate • Communicates in a respectful manner and cooperates with diverse families, various professionals and community groups • Maintains full confidentiality/privacy of information of clients and all agency matters • Able to work extended hours to meet agency and community needs • Additional duties may be assigned as required Education and/or Experience: • Minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent is required; Associate’s degree is preferred • Minimum of two (2) years of successful experience in a professional administrative role • Nutrition background is preferred • Computer literacy (proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint) • Outstanding oral and written communication skills • Knowledge of office practices, procedures and equipment, including professional correspondence, telephone etiquette and public relations • Ability to plan and successfully organize assignments and projects; ability to work independently and effectively with minimum supervision. • Exercises good judgment and discretion in analyzing and problem solving • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality of all administrative information  • Ability to relate positively and effectively with people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy with a professional demeanor License or Other Requirements: • Must have access to a dependable car with minimum legally required insurance coverage, possess a current California driver license, and a clear driving record • Required to travel to Santa Clara County areas and other off-site destinations • Must be willing to work beyond the usual work week to accomplish the job • Must have up to date tuberculosis screening results • Must pass criminal background check Language Skills: • English proficiency • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Chinese is preferred
The Community Child Care Council 4C Council San Jose, 95134, United States Full-Time
Mar 29, 2018
~~Position: Director of Early Head Start Program   Salary:  Depending on Experience    Reports to:    Executive Director     Agency Background: The Community Child Care Council (4C Council) is a non-profit, community-based agency that serves as the community childcare link for families and childcare professionals who live and work primarily in Santa Clara County, California.  The agency and its staff are proud to serve the Silicon Valley families, for more than 44 years.  It is currently supported by the California Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. The 4C Council provides Early Care and Education, Information, Referrals, childcare voucher payments, nutrition services and family supportive services to over fifty thousand children each year. Most recently, the agency also provides Senior Nutrition Services. Position Summary: The Director of the Early Head Start Program is responsible for ensuring that the 4C Council’s Federal Agency Programs are in compliance with all applicable government regulations, mandates standards, and internal policies and guidelines. The Director oversees all of the staffing, fiscal, legal, and programmatic aspects of the program.  This position supports a Policy Council, attends all specified agency meetings, and promotes the program to the community. Example of Duties and Responsibilities: • Assures compliance with all funding source mandates, that all applicable laws, regulations and standards are being met • Provides guidance and leadership to program staff to emphasize the importance of the program achieving high standards of quality- internally and through public and private sector partnerships • Reviews and analyzes monthly financial and statistical reports to assess the budget status and to initiate preventative measures if any problems appear to be predicated • Oversees and monitors agreements for the purchasing of goods and services, ensuring that bids are solicited in accordance with state and federal regulations • Assures that the program serves the number of eligible children for which it is funded, at all times • Reviews management and leadership materials and program-related materials to keep abreast of developments in comprehensive early childhood programs • Works with other organizations in the community to foster collaboration • In cooperation with the Executive Director, staff, and Policy Council, leads educational meetings in which long and short-term goals for improvement are established • Conducts a complete Community Assessment as required • Completes an EAS Annual Report for the program • With input from program participants and management, develops a re-funding application every year • In conjunction with the Executive Director, seeks additional outside funding for the program in order to meet the non-federal share requirement • Facilitates the continuing professional development of all staff as part of the commitment to excellence • Evaluate performance, ongoing development, and training of department staff on program requirements, policies and professional customer services to clients • Maintains effective and ongoing communication with the Executive Director, including: 1. Regular meetings to inform any and all aspects of the program 2. Attending all regular and special meetings, and committee meetings 3. Providing a written report to the Executive Director of the fiscal and programmatic status and administrative activities of the program, which includes monitoring results and strategies developed to resolve identified problems 4. Communicating relevant information received from the funding sources • Monitors the implementation of staff responsibilities through observation, monthly supervisory meetings, team meetings, and review of files and documentation • Assumes an active role in the annual program self-assessment • Assures remediation of any non-compliance findings in the program, and incorporates action plans to correct and improve the program • Provides and/or secures training and technical assistance for all staff • Maintains a close working partnership with the Accounting Manager and provides the Executive Director with information for budget status to facilitate effective oversight of program expenditures • Hears and resolves community complaints about the program, seeking input from staff, parents, or the Executive Director, as needed • Carries out the function delineated in procedures for staff and family child care grievances • Must be able to coach, mentor and discipline staff and successfully enforce company policies and procedures • Hires, and if necessary, recommends terminations to staff, complying with applicable laws, regulations, Agency Personnel Policies and Procedure to assure management input into the hiring and/or firing of staff prior to seeking their approval for the personnel action • Completes and submits regular reports to the funding sources, the Executive Director, and the Policy Council • Monitors the program's administrative cost, assuring it does not exceed the allowed amount • Monitors the program's non-federal share to assure that the amount required is met. • Meets with staff, parents, and the Executive Director to develop strategies for increasing the amount of the program's accumulated non-federal share, if necessary • Maintains open lines of communications with the granter personnel in conjunction with the Executive Director • Manages contracts and agreements with family child care vendors for the program • In consultation with program staff, assures that family child care partner’s home and playgrounds are well-equipped and are in compliance with state and federal regulations • Maintain full knowledge of program guidelines; learn and apply all functions of the department • Maintain full confidentiality of information of clients and all agency matters • Must be able to work long hours above and beyond the regular work day and weekends to meet the responsibilities of the position • Additional duties may be assigned as required Education and/or Experience: • Minimum of a BA in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Welfare, Public or Private Administration, Human Resources, Social Sciences or related fields • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, Excel, and word processing applications • Proficient leadership skills • Ability to work effectively with minimal daily guidance • Knowledge of community resources • Successful experience working in a team setting • Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed • Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community • An understanding of Federal Program philosophy and the ability to implement its principle of shared authority and decision-making • Knowledge of theories and practice of Early Childhood Education/Child Development and Family/Social Services • Knowledge and experience working with Early Childhood, Health, Disabilities and Nutrition services as it relates to Early Head Start/Head Start • Experience in human services program management, including program planning, operations and evaluation, and the use of management information systems • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work positively and compatibly with the Executive Director and other agency administrator • Must be comfortable working with diverse ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds of the communities and must be able to effectively communicate with children and families of the community License or Other Requirements • Must possess a valid California driver’s license, use an insured personal or company car, and possess a clear driving record • Ability to pass a health examination and criminal background check • Must be able to travel to Santa Clara County areas to facilitate assignments, meetings and other off-site destinations; Must be able to travel, locally and nationally Language Skills: • English proficiency • Bilingual Vietnamese or Spanish is a plus
The Community Child Care Council 4C Council San Jose, 95134, United States
Feb 07, 2018
~~Position:  Chief Executive Officer                   Salary:  Depending on Experience Reports to:       Board of Directors Agency Background: The Community Child Care Council (4C Council) is a non-profit, community-based agency that serves as the community childcare link for families and childcare professionals who live and work primarily in Santa Clara County, California.  The agency and its staff are proud to serve the Silicon Valley families, for more than 44 years.  It is currently supported by the California Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. The 4C Council provides Early Care and Education, Information, Referrals, childcare voucher payments, nutrition services and family supportive services to over fifty thousand children each year. Most recently, the agency also provides Senior Nutrition. Position Summary: The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Example of Duties and Responsibilities: Legal Compliance • Assures the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and monitors compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Mission, Policy and Planning • Helps the Board determine the 4C Council’s values, mission, vision, and short- and long-term goals. • Helps the Board monitor and evaluate 4C Council’s relevancy to the community, its effectiveness, and its results. • Keeps the Board fully informed on the condition of the 4C Council and on all the important factors influencing it. • Identifies problems and opportunities and addresses them; brings those which are appropriate to the Board and/or its committees; and, facilitates discussion and deliberation. • Informs the Board and its committees about trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy-making. Recommends policy positions. • Keeps informed of developments in human services, not-for-profit management and governance, philanthropy and fund development. Labor Relations • Stays familiar with current trends in collective barraging and work rules. • Have extensive knowledge of labor laws and approaches. • Keep Board up to date with major changes and issues regarding union matters. Management and Administration • Provides general oversight of all the 4C Council activities, manages the day-to-day operations, and assures a smoothly functioning, efficient organization. • Assures program quality and organizational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation. • Assures a work environment that recruits, retains and supports quality staff and volunteers. Assures process for selecting, development, motivating, and evaluating staff and volunteers. • Recommends staffing and financing to the Board of Directors. In accordance with Board action, recruits personnel, negotiates professional contracts, and sees that appropriate salary structures are developed and maintained. • Specifies accountabilities for management personnel (whether paid or volunteer) and evaluates performance regularly. Governance • Helps the Board articulate its own role and accountabilities and that of its committees and individual members, and helps evaluate performance regularly. • Works with the Board Chairperson to enable the Board to fulfill its governance functions and facilitates the optimum performance by the Board, its committees and individual Board members. • With the Board Chairperson, focuses Board attention on long-range strategic issues. • Manages the Board’s due diligence process to assure timely attention to core issues. • Works with the Board officers and committee chairs to get the best thinking and involvement of each Board member and to stimulate each Board member to give his or her best. • Recommends volunteers to participate in the Board and its committees. Financing • Promotes programs and services that are produced in a cost-effective manner, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality. • Oversees the fiscal activities of the organization including budgeting, reporting and audit. • Works with Board to ensure financing to support short- and long-term goals. • Assures an effective fund development program by serving as the chief development officer or hiring and supervising an individual responsible for this activity. • Helps guide and enable the Board, its fund development committee(s) and its individual Board members to participate actively in the fund development process. • Helps the Board and its development committee design, implement and monitor a viable fundraising plan, policies and procedures. • Participates actively in identifying, cultivating and soliciting donor prospects. Community Relations • Facilitates the integration of the 4C Council into the fabric of the community by using effective marketing and communications activities. • Acts as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues relevant to ABC, its services and constituencies. • Listens to clients, volunteers, donors and the community in order to improve services and generate community involvement. Assures community awareness of the 4C Council’s response to community needs. • Serves as chief spokesperson for the 4C Council, assuring proper representation of the 4C’s to the community. • Initiates, develops, and maintains cooperative relationships with key constituencies. • Works with legislators, regulatory agencies, volunteers and representatives of the not-for-profit sector to promote legislative and regulatory policies that encourage a healthy community and address the issues of the 4C Council’s constituencies. Additional duties may be assigned as required Job Requirements: ~~Education and/or Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree is required with a minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in senior management. • Commitment to results: The CEO is a systems thinker who is customer focused and goal driven. This individual identifies relevant information and helps transform this information into individual and organizational knowledge and learning. The CEO is action oriented and innovative. S/he translates broad goals into achievable steps. S/he anticipates and solves problems and takes advantage of opportunities, is a self-starter and team player. • Business savvy: As the 4C Council’s leader, this position requires an individual with knowledge of and experience in management and administration. The position requires demonstrated experience in integrating and coordinating diverse areas of management. Knowledge in the following areas is required: human services, finance and personnel; oral and written communications; planning and evaluation; and governance. Some experience in the field of philanthropy, not-for-profit management and governance, and community relations is preferred. Some general knowledge of fund development is also preferred. A high level of personal skills is required to make formal, persuasive presentations to groups and to deal effectively with people from all segments of the community. Knowledge about labor relations and operating under a collective bargaining agreement. The individual must be comfortable with diversity and respectful of a wide range of faiths, beliefs and experiences. • Leading change: The CEO possesses the skills and implements the functions of a leader. S/he shares the 4C Council’s values, mission and vision. S/he consistently displays integrity, models behavior, develops people, and builds teams. This individual deals effectively with demanding situations and designs and implements interventions. • Motivating: The CEO manages continuity, change and transition. This individual knows how to influence and enable others. S/he addresses the impact of attitude and action on the 4C Council and its participants. License and Other Requirements: • Access to a dependable car with minimum legally required insurance coverage; possess a current valid California driver license, and ability to travel to attend meetings. • Must be willing to travel to Santa Clara County areas to facilitate assignments; must be able to travel, locally and nationally. • Must be willing to work beyond the usual work week to accomplish the job. Language Skills: • English proficiency required. Bilingual Spanish or Vietnamese is a plus.
The Community Child Care Council 4C Council San Jose, 95134, United States
Feb 07, 2018
~~Position: Family Services and Home Based Option Supervisor  Salary: Depending on Experience    Reports to:    Early Head Start Program Manager     Agency Background: The Community Child Care Council (4C Council) is a non-profit, community-based agency that serves as the community childcare link for families and childcare professionals who live and work primarily in Santa Clara County, California.  The agency and its staff are proud to serve the Silicon Valley families, for more than 44 years.  It is currently supported by the California Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. The 4C Council provides Early Care and Education, Information, Referrals, childcare voucher payments, nutrition services and family supportive services to over fifty thousand children each year. Most recently, the agency also provides Senior Nutrition Services. Position Summary: The Family Services and Home Based Option Supervisor manages the Family Services staff and the Home Based Option Program staff while promoting the engagement of families enrolled in the Early Head Start program. The Family Services and Home Based Option Supervisor supports and provides direction to the Early Head Start (EHS) Family Services staff as they provide activities and services that support parents as the primary nurturer and teacher of their child in order to promote and sustain their developmental and academic success. The primary focus of the Family Services and Home Based Option Supervisor is to implement the Parent, Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) framework into the program and to successfully implement changes in the newly released Early Head Start Performance Standards. Example of Duties and Responsibilities: • Supervise staff as they provide activities/strategies that promote and enhance the parent-child relationship. • Supervise staff as they provide activities/strategies that engage parents in discussions about their child's emotional and cognitive development, and activities that provide parents with information and opportunities to learn about concrete things they can do to promote their child's learning and development. • Supervise staff as they provide activities/strategies that encourage parents' involvement in their child’s early education delivered by family child care providers in the context of family child care. This includes helping parents expect and recognize "quality early education," helping parents understand the need for stability of in the learning environment for infant and toddler brain development, and helping them in learning how to advocate for quality education for their child. • Assist staff in the implementation of a Scientific Research Based Parent Education Curriculum. • Family Engagement Programming - Leads and coordinates the program activities to engage families of infants and toddlers enrolled in 4C Council’s Early Head Start program(s). • Supports the development of the parent-child relationship as children grow and develop from infants to age 3 and beyond • Develops strategies with families that help them appreciate and contribute to the educational activities of 4C Council’s Early Head Start program(s) and successfully use their own voices to advocate on behalf of their children and themselves. • Promotes parents' overall participation in program governance. • Supports Family Services staff in the use of child screening, assessment and progress data to inform the development of goals in the Family Partnership Agreement. • Collaborates with the EHS Nurse-(Health, Safety and Disabilities) to facilitate completion of IFSPs and special education eligibility, planning and implementation processes when warranted. • Works with the EHS Nurse in support of families with Head Start health requirements • Ensures all Head Start performance standards, state and local licensing requirements, 4C Council internal policies and procedures, and other funder requirements related to or impacting Early Head Start services are met. • Monitors and ensures Family Partnership Agreements, PFCE Framework, and other required documentation for children and families are completed and submitted on a timely basis. • Leads family support team in developing plans and implementation of all recruitment efforts of program participants and maintains full program enrollment. • Coordinates Early Head Start Policy Council Meetings, assures a quorum will be present, and creates the agenda, assuring all items needing PC approval are complied with, in the newly revised HSPS. • Maintains Policy Council records, as well as assuring the “Shared Governance” protocols are followed. • Establishes Family Services staff schedules, including approval of time off requests. • Monitor staff activities, productivity, workload schedule, assignment, delegation, and complete staff performance evaluations. • Evaluate performance, ongoing development and training of department staff on program requirements, policies and professional customer services to clients. • Must be able to coach, mentor and discipline staff and successfully enforce company policies and procedures. • Maintains full knowledge of department guidelines; learn and apply all functions of the department. • Attends all required meetings and trainings, including supervisory trainings. • Promotes and protects the full interest of the organization and its services. • Must be able to work extended hours to meet agency and family needs • Maintain full confidentiality of information of clients and all agency matters • Works collaboratively as a team with other supervisors and management in all areas of the department, including in the absence of the Program Manager. • Ability to remain abreast of developments in the fields of family studies and child development. • Communicate in a respectful manner and cooperate with diverse families, various professionals and community group. • Assist with the Early Head Start program Self-Assessment. • Additional duties may be assigned as required.   Job Requirements: ~~Education and/or Experience: • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Family Services, Child Development, or related field. • Five (5) years of experience in providing direct family services/child development supervision. • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with families and children of diverse populations. • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in an Early Childhood setting. • Minimum of one (1) year of demonstrated supervisory experience reflecting progressive responsibilities in hiring, firing, training, performance appraisal, conflict resolution, and disciplinary counseling. • Intermediate knowledge of computer applications and the ability to learn and master computer technology/software programs as needed. • Knowledge of the methodology and tools of program review and evaluation. License or Other Requirements: • Must possess a valid California driver’s license, use an insured personal or company car, and possess a clear driving record. • Must be able to travel, locally and nationally. • Required to travel to Santa Clara County areas to facilitate assignments to center/classroom sites, meetings and other off-site destinations. • Must be willing to work beyond the usual work week to accomplish the job. • First Aid Certification. • Must pass criminal background check. • Must have up to date physical and tuberculosis screening results. • On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and training. Language Skills: • English Proficiency is required. • Bilingual is a plus.
The Community Child Care Council 4C Council San Jose, 95134, United States Full-Time
Jan 05, 2018
~~Position Summary: A team leader who thrives on working in a fast paced environment. Able to multitask, and can get the kitchen staff to perform at a high rate of standards. Duties include working with seniors, must have the ability to handle any issues that arise regarding the Nutrition Program with staff, the volunteers, and the public. Example of Duties and Responsibilities: • Be the primary point of contact with Agency Suppliers and be able to identify potential suppliers, screen them and negotiate payment and terms. • Must have physical stamina, including ability to lift up to 25 pounds, work a full shift on one’s feet and maintain physical activity throughout the course of each shift. • Have basic math and computer skills. • Possess a background in food service, food safety, and/or food preparation as well as a working knowledge of vegetarian cooking. • Creativity and experience in preparing and presenting a wide variety of foods from small-large commercial quantities. • Multiple cooking skills required, including ability to handle broad range of foods (salads, entrees, grains, vegetables, baked goods, desserts, special dietary options as needed, etc.). • Ability to work harmoniously and safely with others. • Ability to hold new and sustain relationships among staff, volunteers and the community in order to grow the Program. • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented and ability to prioritize. • Ability to maintain a strict level of confidentiality. • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills. • Ability to perform responsibilities and duties with a high level of competence. • Handles monthly reporting to the County of Santa Clara, Sanitizing log, Cleaning schedule sign off log, • Handles Fire and Earthquake Drill logs a turns in to County quarterly. • Handles Annual assessment. Turns Monthly reports to 4C Agency and City of Santa Clara. • Attends all Senior Nutrition Program meetings and necessary trainings through County of Santa Clara. • Oversee kitchen staff and volunteers includes creating a daily volunteer responsibility list for serving meals and cleaning. • Make sure all procedures are being followed such as food handling, food service, and cleaning of kitchen, freezer, refrigerator, ovens and floors. • Creates monthly menus and works with the County Nutritionist for approval of each menu. • Handles all shopping for food service, cleaning supplies, and other items for the Senior Nutrition Program while coordinating with facilities to pick up food from food bank, restaurant depot and any other sources. • Keeps grocery list logs, inventory logs of all groceries and supplies, and creates Purchase Orders for all expenses. • Coordinates with facilities for audit and inspection, cleanings and is present for all audits and inspections. • Ability to understand and interpret Senior Nutrition Program contract. • Coordinate one-hour, monthly presentations per contract for Diabetes, Health Eating and other interactive programs such as Art classes. • Must use a registered vehicle to pick up daily donations at Second Harvest Food Bank. • Must be able to work closely with the Program Manager and other support staff. • Evaluate performance, ongoing development and training of department staff on program requirements, policies and professional customer services to clients. • Must be able to coach, mentor and discipline staff and successfully enforce company policies and procedures. • Maintain full knowledge of program guidelines; learn and apply all functions of the department. • Able to work extended hours to meet agency and community needs. • Maintain full confidentiality of information of clients and all agency matters. • Must read and understand the Senior Nutrition Program Policy Manual from the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency. • Other duties may be assigned. Job Requirements: ~~Education and/or Experience: • High School Diploma • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point.  License or Other Requirements: • Must possess a valid California driver license, have access to an insured motor vehicle and clear driving record. • Required to travel to Santa Clara County areas to facilitate assignments to center/classroom sites, meetings and other off-site destinations. • Must be willing to work beyond the usual work week to accomplish the job. • Must pass criminal background check • Food Safety Manager Certificate required. If hired without certification, agency will provide training as needed to obtain certificate and must obtain within 3 months of hire. Language Skills: • English Proficiency is required. Bilingual Vietnamese or Spanish is preferred.
The Community Child Care Council 4C Council San Jose, 95134, United States Part-Time
Feb 23, 2017
Position: Early Head Start Family Advocate Salary: Depending on Experience Reports to: EHS Program Family Services Specialist Agency Background: The Community Child Care Council (4C Council) is a non-profit, community-based agency that serves as the community childcare link for families and childcare professionals who live and work primarily in Santa Clara County, California.  The agency and its staff are proud to serve the Silicon Valley families, for more than 43 years.  It is currently supported by the California Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. The 4C Council provides Early Care and Education, Information, Referrals, childcare voucher payments, nutrition services and family supportive services to over fifty thousand children each year. Most recently, the agency also provides Senior Nutrition and Senior Wellness Services. Position Summary: Family Advocate assists with enrollment, conducts family interview, and assesses family needs and strengths. This position establishes and maintains accurate service record for each family.  The family advocate interviews families to identify interest, concerns, services, strengths and refers families to community service providers. Family Advocate assists families with transition planning Example of Duties and Responsibilities: • Develop strength-based assessments with families that describe their goals, strengths, resources, and support networks, as well as necessary services and supports • Screen child for development, sensory, and behavioral concerns using appropriate assessment tools such as ASQ and ASQ-3 • Refer families to appropriate community service provider for health, medical, dental, disability and mental health services and follow up on the effectiveness of referrals • Develop a family service plan which includes services being provided to the child and ensure follow up on needed services are obtained • Follow-up with the family on the progress toward meeting their goals and any needed revisions to the plan • Develop a medical and dental health care monitoring process which includes scheduling medical appointments and follow up support to parents • Identify with parent new or recurring health concerns and make appropriate referral • Identify nutritional needs of children • Document family and child information in EHS department data management system • Initiate transition planning for children and develop transition plan for children turning three in collaboration with parent and child development service provider • Conduct outreach, recruitment, and enrollment and provide orientation on philosophy of program and services provided • Coach, consult, educate, and utilize counseling skills, where appropriate to advocate for the family and support them in advocating for themselves • Provide and/or coordinate training and educational opportunities for parents such as engaging parents in volunteering, community service, and other ways of contributing to program activities and services • Apply knowledge of health, mental health, disabilities, and child development in order to ensure holistic service delivery • Perform record-keeping and internal and external reporting tasks in a timely and objective fashion • Attends meetings and trainings as assigned • Conducts home-visits as assigned • Ability to maintain agency code of ethics and standards of conducts • Must pass criminal background check and health screening • Must be comfortable working with diverse ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds of the communities and must be able to effectively communicate with children and families of the community • Experience working with a Head Start or Early Head Start program preferred • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor   Job Requirements: Education and/or Experience: • Bachelor’s degree in the Behavioral Sciences or Social Work and experience in social services, community relations, psychology, human development, social welfare or a closely related subject. • Two years’ experience working with families in field of social work preferred. • Administrative skills necessary to plan and monitor all aspects of Early Head Start Family Services component • Coordination and planning skills necessary to develop an effective relationship with the communities in 4C EHS’s service area • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and have access to an insured motor vehicle. • Required to travel to Santa Clara County areas to facilitate assignments to center/classroom sites, meetings and other off-site destinations. • Must be willing to work beyond the usual work week to accomplish the job. • Must be able to travel, locally and nationally. • On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and training.  
The Community Child Care Council 4C Council San Jose, 95134, United States Full-Time