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 .


 

ALAMEDA HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START

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

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

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.

JOB SUMMARY

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. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Conduct weekly 90 minute home visits and twice monthly group socializations with  12 assigned families
  2. Provide case management services to children and families enrolled in the Learning Together - Home Visiting Early Head Start Program
  3. Plan and deliver services that comply with the Early Head Start Performance Standards.
  4. Explain Early Head Start program regulations to parent and support going compliance with program requirements.
  5. 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.
  6. Work closely with parents to establish an individualized education plan for their child
  7. Administer developmentally appropriate screenings and assessments for each child
  8. Assist pregnant women to access comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care
  9. Conduct screenings and ongoing assessments for children in the Learning Together - Early Head Start Program.
  10. Obtain, monitor, and support ongoing compliance with health requirements including dental/medical requirements, nutrition and mental health, and early intervention  services via the Regional Center of the East Bay and or LEA (Local Education Agency.) 
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Input, edit and update family case notes, assessment, and health related information in Child Plus database and manual record-keeping systems.
  14. Maintain accurate and timely documentation of services in each child's case file.
  15. Maintain the confidentiality of client information in accordance with AFS Policies & Procedures.
  16. Follow all agency and mandated child abuse reporting procedures
  17. Participate in AHS/EHS program wide and Alameda Family Services events.
  18. Conduct outreach, recruitment and enrollment functions for Early Head Start program through the fiscal year.
  19. Attend and participate in advisory councils, conferences, staff meetings and staff development activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

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

HAZARDS
Exposure to bodily fluids and infectious diseases                     
 
Please submit cover letter and resume to HR@Alamedafs.org
No phone calls please.

 

  

Position:                       EHS Teacher
Program:                      Early Head Start
Supervisor:                   Site Supervisor
Hours:                          32 - 40 / Week; August - July   
Classification:               Non-Exempt / Hourly
Starting Rate:                $14.935 - $16.496/ Hour
                                 

ALAMEDA FAMILY SERVICES

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

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.

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the Site Supervisor, the teacher is responsible for all aspects of operating a quality Head Strat/Early Head Start classroom and child development program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Assist Site Supervisor in developing and implementing the operations of a quality Early Head Start classroom and child development program ensuring that classroom and child development activities are in keeping with the program's curriculum and philosophy (Creative Curriculum, Anti-Bias Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practices, PITC and CSEFEL) and reflect and respect the individual development and diversity of the program's children, families and staff.
  2. Act as co-lead classroom staff in classroom and child development activities, including maintaining positive relationships with parents and staff and assisting in resolving conflicts between parents and staff.
  3. Involve parents, as appropriate, in all aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating the classroom and child development activities.
  4. Timely completion of requirements and paperwork, including but not limited to curriculum development; screenings, assessments and referrals; goals and progress notes; children's files; database and tracking reports; home visits and parent meetings and conferences; in-kind documentation; time sheets and equipment and supply inventories.
  5. Act as staff person available to parents to answer questions and work to resolve conflicts in a positive manner to the benefit of the children, parents, staff, program and agency.
  6. Conduct daily and monthly health and safety checks of classrooms at site.
  7. Contact parent's when a child's behavior is unsafe to self or others. Notify Education Manager of call and action steps implemented.
  8. Involve parents, as appropriate, in all aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating the classroom and child development activities.
  9. Work with local agencies to coordinate appropriate services to children, including children with disabilities and special needs.
  10. Timely completion of requirements and paperwork, including curriculum development; screenings, assessments and referrals; goals and progress notes; children's files; database and tracking reports; home visits and parent meetings and conferences; in-kind documentation; time sheets and equipment and supply inventories.  Maintain and monitor family/child files for the site.
  11. Create, support and promote a team environment by encouraging and facilitating problem solving; accepting supervision and working closely with the education and family services staff.
  12. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Associate Teacher State of California Department of Education Permit and 6 infant/toddler units required.
  2. AA/BA Degree in Early Childhood Development or related field preferred.
  3. 3-5  years of experience in early child care setting or social service setting
  4. Computer literacy require and experience using Microsoft Office with ChildPlus.Net experience preferred
  5. Positive, professional and courteous work demeanor
  6. Ability and desire to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment

PHYSICAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  1. Primary responsibilities are performed in an office setting in a seated position.
  2. Ability to use desktop computer and telephone on a frequent basis. 
  3. Lifting of books and other documents weighing up to 20 pounds may be encountered in performing essential functions.
  4. The ability to hold, carry and/or assist children weighing up to 50 pounds is often required.
  5. Please see physical demands checklist for additional activity frequency.
  6. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. 
HAZARDS:
Exposure to bodily fluids and infectious diseases
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HR@Alamedafs.org
No phone calls please.