Project Specialist – Early Child Development

  • Part Time
  • Ventura

HOURS: Part time 20 hours per week

Hourly Rate: $18/hr with $.50 bilingual incentive

Currently working from home and onsite temporarily due to COVID, however employees will be expected to work at their assigned worksite in Ventura County as needed or when we are able to return to offices.


JOB OVERVIEW: This position is part of the Central Coast Family Violence Prevention Initiative project that will engage early childhood educators and DV organizations across the central coast region. This project will provide virtual trainings, technical assistance, increased access to local mental health and domestic violence services and collaborative inter-agency platforms to share resources, best practices and strengthen partnerships across the region. This position reports to the Family Violence Initiatives Program Manager and will provide specialized training and technical assistance on the topics of child development, family violence and support the coordination and engagement of regional partners for this project. Training specialty areas will promote early intervention and prevention of family violence and collaborative work across service areas and region.


  1. Develop, coordinate and facilitate specialized trainings for identified projects on the topics of early child development, family violence and working with abused parents and their children through virtual platforms.
  2. Provide technical assistance to early childhood community partners and trained organizations that promotes the continued knowledge and implementation of best practices when working with victims and survivors of family violence.
  3. Assist and support early childhood professionals teaching to gain a better understanding of atypical development and behaviors that may be the result of child abuse trauma or family violence.
  4. Provide one-on-one coaching, modeling, and supportive feedback for early childhood providers.
  5. Act as a resource and guide to early childhood providers in incorporating Trauma-Informed Care and social emotional support strategies in their curriculum to support trauma-exposed children.
  6. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with regional partners and serve as a liaison between Interface and community partners.
  7. Provide technical assistance to early childhood professionals to assist with mental health or behavioral crisis as arise, including with situations related to mandated reporting and any suspected child abuse adhering to laws and regulations.
  8. Engage underserved and culturally diverse populations through presentations and discussions related to early childhood education and family violence.
  9. Provide crisis counseling and culturally and linguistically appropriate assistance to potential victims identified through training sessions.
  10. Participate in training, workshop development, and implementation strategies that contribute to the integration of evidence-based practices as a part of all training and technical assistance efforts.
  11. Maintain accessible and complete records regarding resources, key contacts, evaluation data and organized records of all meetings and events. Contribute to data collection and program evaluation efforts.
  12. Participate in staff meetings, supervision, in service training and agency activities as applicable.
  13. Represent agency at assigned community meetings, taskforces, councils, workgroups or outreach events as needed.
  14. Serve as a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse as required.
  15. Other duties as assigned.


Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood education, infant mental health or related field, master’s degree preferred. Must be familiar with the psycho-social aspects of child maltreatment, attachment, and multi-cultural issues, and must demonstrate the commitment and ability to educate basic child development, trauma, and attachment from a family systems perspective.  Knowledge of California child development programs; trauma-informed care, mental health issues of foster care children, developmentally appropriate practices, effective teaching strategies, regulations. Experience working with family violence related issues such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, and teen dating violence required. Extensive knowledge of family systems, dynamics of domestic violence, human trafficking, substance abuse, child abuse, child development and the cycle of violence required. Experience working with family violence prevention preferred. Minimum of 2 years’ experience with public speaking and facilitating trainings with ability to engage a wide range of audiences is required. Experience presenting via virtual platforms highly preferred. Must have ability to present and train effectively individually and with a co-presenter. Must possess strong communication and crisis intervention skills and must have firm knowledge of mandated reporting laws. Must be sensitive and competent to serve clients from diverse cultures. Excellent written/verbal skills, time management and organizational skills required. Must be able to work independently and in a team and maintain flexibility. Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed. Experience with private and/or public social service agencies desirable. Requires computer literacy with Microsoft Office. Requires completion of Domestic Violence Counselor and Human Trafficking Case Worker Training within three months of hire. 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. Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.

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