Lead Parent and Child Together/Family Support Specialist

Bilingual Preferred

RATE:    $20.00 per hour

     $20.50 per hour Bilingual

SUMMARY

  1. The Lead PACT Teacher/Family Support Specialist will work under the direct supervision of a Program Manager, in the Neighborhoods for Learning program. The Lead PACT and Family Support Specialist will support program development, implementation, and continuous quality improvement (CQI) by functioning as a subject matter expert in Parent and Child Together (PACT) and Family Support strategies. Aid in PACT and family support program design and implementation strategy development, implementation, and continuous quality improvement (CQI).  The Lead PACT teacher is also responsible for the early learning and parent/child engagement for the children enrolled in his/her class following the PACT curriculum. Applies professional knowledge, experience and independent judgment within the specialized ECE field of physical, social, emotional, cognitive development and early learning through PACT and parent support. Supports children and families in meeting basic needs through screenings, assessments, referral, and linkage to pertinent family resources.  Works collaboratively with assigned regional team. Provides support to other PACT/Family Support Specialist through coaching, education, mentorship and or training. May participate as part of the Mobile PACT/Family Support Team within a specified region.

 

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Implement PACT program using standardized structure in which teachers will also model play, learning and positive interactions between parent/caregivers and children;
  • Function as a subject matter expert in the area of Parent and Child Together Classes and Family Support Services
  • Support through education, mentorship, coaching, and or training other PACT/ Family Support Specialists.
  • Provide guidance on PACT/Family Support Service program design, implementation, and CQI standards.
  • Promote the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework by promoting the five protective factors in all PACT services.
  • Implement standard screening tools (e.g. ASQ, ASQ-SE, ACE) and follow established processes for providing next steps/referrals and follow up commensurate identified needs.
  • Include organized/planned, age appropriate activities as well as time for free play.
  • Utilize principles in the Foundations as the Children Infant/Toddler and Preschool Learning Development Foundations to plan structured and unstructured activities based on session topic, age-group focus, and individual child needs;
  • Incorporate planned activities that support identified needs of children in the group;
  • Facilitate opportunities for children to interact with parent/caregiver and other children as well as parents/caregivers to interact with each other;
  • Ensure the safety of each child and parent enrolled in the class whether in the classroom, on the playground, or in the common areas;
  • Provides a safe, nurturing and pleasing environment for both children and their families
  • Develops and implements weekly lesson plans.
  • Contributes to monthly newsletter.
  • Accept and maintain responsibility on a daily basis for the appearance, decor, and cleanliness of the learning environment.
  • Serve as a role model for the children and parent/caregivers.
  • Treat each child and parent/caregiver with dignity and respect for his/her cultural
  • Engage in conversations as appropriate with parents/caregivers around additional referrals and services that families need to support positive child development/growth.
  • Assist parents and community members (e.g. applications for services) for the purpose of providing and/or conveying information and other services required by parents.
  • Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential records (e.g. activity logs, phone logs, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing up-to-date reference and audit trail and/or ensuring the availability of items.
  • Organizes a variety of activities (e.g. parent meetings, events) for the purpose of providing support to parents, showcasing children talents, and celebrating the diversity of the community.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines.
  • Refers children and their families to outside agencies (e.g. medical professionals, counselors, foundations, charities, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the child’s and family are met and provide ongoing case management as appropriate.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external sources (e.g. parents, students, teachers, staff, outside agencies, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as may be required.
  • Support program evaluation by implementing program as trained, and routinely collecting data.
  • Supports dissemination of pertinent program information to parents and key community partners/stakeholders.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Early Childhood Education background with minimum 12 ECE units or 2years of ECE experience. Knowledge of local resources preferred. Demonstrate working knowledge and value of playgroups, parent/child dyads, meeting fidelity of evidence-based practice, develop activities that are developmentally appropriate, develop lesson plans. Working knowledge of the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework, developmental screenings and the California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations and California Preschool Learning Foundations (Foundations). Knowledge of child development, principles of child health, safety and nutrition, community resources and skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.   Must be able to function in a team environment, comply with written and verbal directions, assignments and instructions from supervisory staff. Interact productively with all team members, both internal and external stakeholders, yet be able to work independently when required.  Must have solid writing skills to satisfy project documentation requirements.  Flexible and non-structured work hours, evenings and weekends to meet needs of community. Must be 21 years of age or older. Successful background and criminal clearance required, including but not limited to, California Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Proof of a valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation, automobile insurance and maintain an acceptable driving record as required by our insurer.

 

TO APPLY:

If you are interested in this position, please do the following:

  • Email or mail a letter of interest.
  • Include your resume noting the title of the position in the subject line.

Interface Children & Family Services
Attn: Kim Mora, Human Resources Director
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Suite I
Camarillo, CA 93012
Email: hrstaff@icfs.org

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