Employment Opportunities

It is the policy of Alameda Family Services to afford equal opportunity in all aspects of employment to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, military/veteran status, or age.

In support of our commitment to equal opportunity in all matters relating to employment we maintain a positive, continuing program of affirmative action.

AFS is a non-profit agency that provides comprehensive supportive services to youth, families and children in the City and County of Alameda. These services include counseling for youth and their families; parent education classes; early childhood development and family services; drug and alcohol education, prevention and treatment programs; PC1000 Drug Diversion Program; coed anger management groups; groups for men involved in domestic violence; sliding scale fee counseling; school-based mental health programs; shelter, advocacy, crisis intervention and case management for runaway and homeless youth; and high school health clinics.

Alameda Family Services values diversity and is an equal opertunities employer.

For additional information on employment at Alameda Family Services, please contact the Human Resources Coordinator at HR@alamedafs.org .



Position:                       Early Childhood Education Specialist (Home Visitor)
Program:                      Early Head Start (Full Year)
Supervisor:                   Education Manager
Hours:                          32 - 40 / Week   
Classification:               Non-Exempt / Hourly
Starting Rate:                $17.757 - $19.029 / Hour
                                   *Position requires occasional evenings and weekends.


Alameda Family Services is a non-profit agency providing comprehensive human services to youth, families and children in Alameda and Oakland.  These services include counseling for youth and their families; homeless youth services; early childhood development and family services; drug and alcohol education and prevention programs; sliding scale fee counseling; social work case management services; school-based programs and a high school health clinic.


Alameda Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the city of Alameda.  Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5.  Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at risk families.


Under the supervision of the Education Manager, the Early Head Start (EHS) Home Visitor will serve as primary case manager for EHS families enrolled in the home-based option.  The EHS Home Visitor is responsible for maintaining an open, friendly and cooperative relationship with participant families; providing support to pregnant women and their partners; and promoting positive parent-child relationships.  Additionally, the Early Head Start Home Visitor will assist in strengthening the families' knowledge of health, nutrition and child development; and support parents in problem-solving and awareness of community resources


  • Conduct weekly 90 minute home visits and twice monthly group socializations. with assigned families
  • Provide case management services to children and families enrolled in the Learning Together - Home Visiting Early Head Start Program
  • Plan and deliver services that comply with the Early Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Explain Early Head Start program regulations to parent and support going compliance with program requirements.
  • Provide parent education and child development training to parents to assist them in developing the skills necessary to become the primary teacher of their child.
  • Work closely with parents to establish an individualized education plan for their child
  • Administer developmentally appropriate screenings and assessments for each child
  • Assist pregnant women to access comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care
  • Conduct screenings and ongoing assessments for children in the Learning Together - Early Head Start Program.
  • Obtain, monitor, and support ongoing compliance with health requirements including dental/medical requirements, nutrition and mental health services.
  • Develop and retain a working knowledge of community health and social service resources, including services for children with disabilities, and assist families to utilize these resources
  • Conduct Family Assessments and assists parents in developing Individualized Family Partnership Agreements which include: identifying family strengths; goal setting; meeting timelines; developing strategies and monitoring ongoing follow-up services.
  • Input, edit and update family case notes, assessment, and health related information in Child Plus database and manual record-keeping systems.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of services in each child's case file.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of client information in accordance with AFS Policies & Procedures.
  • Follow all agency and mandated child abuse reporting procedures
  • Participate in AHS/EHS program wide and Alameda Family Services events.
  • Conduct outreach, recruitment and enrollment functions for Early Head Start program through the fiscal year.
  • Attend and participate in advisory councils, conferences, staff meetings and staff development activities.


  • AA in ECE or AA in related field with 23 ECE quarter credits or 15 ECE semester credits and direct experience teaching preschool children required, BA preferred.
  • Two years experience working with infants and toddlers, low income families required, and experience working with special needs children preferred.
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to access relevant community resources required.
  • Knowledge of Head Start regulations and second-language skills are desirable.
  • Home visitation experience preferred.
  • Able to organize and complete work assignments to meet established deadlines.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, flexibility, organization, and the ability to work well with others are essential.
  • Computer literate; data entry experience required.
  • Positive, professional and courteous work demeanor.
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment
  • Must have California driver's license and automobile insurance 


  • Primary responsibilities are performed in an office setting in a seated position.
  • Ability to use desktop computer and telephone on a frequent basis.
  • Lifting of books and other documents weighing up to 20 pounds may be encountered in performing essential functions.
  • The ability to hold, carry and/or assist children weighing up to 50 pounds is often required.
  • Please see physical demands checklist for additional activity frequency.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.


  • Exposure to bodily fluids and infectious diseases

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HR@Alamedafs.org

No phone calls please.




Position:                       Director of School-Linked Services
Supervisor:                  Executive Director
Hours:                           32 per Week (may require occasional evenings and weekends)
Salery range:               DOE
Classification:              Exempt


Alameda Family Services is a non-profit agency providing comprehensive human services to youth, families and children in Alameda and Oakland.  These services include counseling for youth and their families; homeless youth services; early childhood development and family services; drug and alcohol education and prevention programs; sliding scale fee counseling; social work case management services; school-based programs and a high school health clinic.


School-Linked Services is the division of Alameda Family Services with programs onsite at  AUSD Campuses:  School-Based Health Centers at Alameda and Encinal High Schools; Counseling Enriched Classroom at Maya Lin Elementary School; EPSDT services at Ruby Bridges Elementary School; and the Bridge Program, which offers group intervention to youth at high risk of substance abuse at Alameda, Encinal and Island High Schools.

Through the School-based Health Centers, high school students have access to free medical care, individual and/or group counseling, health education, anger management, drug and alcohol prevention, tobacco cessation, crisis intervention and youth leadership opportunities.  AFS works in partnership with the Native American Health Center of Oakland to provide the physical health services of our integrated medical and behavioral health model.


The Program Director is responsible for planning, directing, administering and evaluating all aspects of the Program. The SLS Director is the identified leader for all school-based services with Alameda Unified School District, Native American Health Center, in the community, with funders and within Alameda Family Services.  In addition to program oversight, the Director is responsible for working with other AFS Program Directors to insure that the services are strategically integrated to meet client and community needs.


  • Work closely with local agencies, organizations and the community to ensure a positive image of the program, an awareness of program issues and needs, and to coordinate and/or develop additional services.
  • Support and supervise staff by providing day-to-day supervision, including direct administrative and clinical supervision; completing written performance evaluations; hiring and terminating staff; evaluating program services and activities and providing in-service and ongoing training.
  • Serve as liaison to school administrators and work cooperatively with school staff and Alameda Unified School District.
  • Maintain positive relationship with Native American Health Center regarding program services and billing.
  • Assist with fund development and ensure that objectives of funding agencies are met and/or that plans are generated to meet program objectives.
  • Develop budgets based on program funding in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Maintain and report accurate data as required by funders.
  • Insure that all services and documentation are in compliance with legal and professional laws.
  • Participate as a member of the AFS Management Team to develop and implement a strategic plan for collaborative and integrated programs.
  • Work in collaboration with the Executive Director and other AFS Program Directors to identify and meet community needs.
  • Represent AFS in the community at various meetings and events.
  • Position requires consistent attendance as required by a full-time position.
Minimum Education
Licensed  MFT, Psy.D. or LCSW with experience in brief therapy and trauma-informed treatment
Minimum Experience
A minimum of two years supervisory/management experience, preferably in a health care or school setting
Experience in adolescent health, drug and alcohol prevention and treatment, youth development principles, and service delivery in diverse communities

Skills Required

  • Ability to represent the program and the agency effectively in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain partnerships with school districts, community organizations, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency and/or other collaborations
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of grant development/writing
  • Ability to multitask and oversee multiple staff on varied tasks
  • Creative problem solver who enjoys team environments
  • Organized, attention to detail and able to meet deadlines
  • Must have an automobile, California driver's license and automobile insurance
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HR@alamedafs.org
No phone calls please.