Title

Children & Family Services: Home-Based & Disabilities Coordinator

Reports To

Education Manager

Department

Children & Family Services

Location

Concord, CA

Schedule

Monday through Friday

Travel

Local travel may be required

Salary

DOE

Employee Status

Regular, Full-time, Exempt

Union

N/A

Supervises

Home Visitors

Benefits

Two weeks of paid vacation a year, sick time, 13 holidays, up to five floating holidays based on employee status, medical and dental benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of employment, $25,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee (with the option of increasing policy amount), flexible spending account for medical and dependent care costs, commuter benefits, 403(b) with employer match, and other benefits. We foster a joyful workplace and offer opportunities for professional development and growth.

Agency Summary

The Unity Council is a nonprofit Social Equity Development Corporation with a 50-year history in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Our mission is to promote social equity and improve quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive.

Our programs aim to provide the community with the tools, knowledge, and resources to transform their lives and ultimately achieve their long-term educational, career, and financial goals. These holistic programs and services reach more than 8,000 individuals and families annually in five languages. Programs include: early childhood education, youth mentorship and leadership development, employment services, career readiness training, housing and financial stability, senior citizen services, affordable housing and neighborhood development, and arts and cultural events. The Unity Council employs a diverse workforce of more than 250 people who reflect the linguistic, cultural, and ethnic identity of the communities we serve. Our work expands beyond the Fruitvale district and now reaches across Oakland and into Concord.

Program Summary

The Children and Family Services programs include Head Start, Early Head Start, State Pre-Kindergarten, Home Based Services, and Developmental Play Groups. Over 900 children birth through kindergarten entry and 32 expectant parents and their families receive child development and comprehensive family services through the Unity Council. The programs are diverse, multilingual, developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive, and individualized for each child and family services are provided in four centers and two home based programs throughout Oakland and Monument Corridor neighborhood in Concord, CA.

Position Summary

The Home-Based and Disabilities Program Coordinator coordinates and oversees the home-based program in Concord as well as the Disabilities program. This position is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, coordination, evaluation, and ongoing administration of the Home-Based program and the Home Visitors. Is responsible for the implementation of bi-weekly socializations, and services for pregnant women. This position is also responsible for the delivery of services of the disabilities program.

Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Home-based Coordination:

 

  • Supervises all Early Head Start Home Visitors and Prenatal Home Visitor in Concord through one-on-one bi-weekly meetings as an advisor.
  • Responsible for the delivery of services of all home-based children and pregnant women enrolled in the program;
  • Works with Family and Community Partnerships Coordinator to create, maintain and oversee monitoring procedures, protocols, and forms related to Early Head Start performance standards. Reviews and monitors all paperwork.
  • Coordinates training of Home Visitors.
  • Contacts all participating families, maintains a contact log to ensure that program services are being delivered. Works with all other components of The Unity Council’s CFS program (health, nutrition, family services, mental health, education) to integrate services into the family setting.
  • Supervises the planning and implementation of bi-weekly socializations for parents, and coordinates parent training sessions.
  • Works with Home Visitors to increase the number of Home-Based parents attending socializations and participating in Policy Council.
  • Assists with widespread recruitment efforts, including neighborhood canvassing to maintain an active wait list.
  • Supervises and maintains accurate written/electronic records for the Home-Based program including assessments (DRDP) , special needs documentation, anecdotal observations, transition documents, implementation of home-based curriculum and parent/teacher conference and other required forms.
  • Monitors home-based files in areas of education

Disabilities Coordination:

  • Manage all process’ of observation, assessment and service implementation for children with may have a special need to ensure prompt evaluation and related services;
  • Ensures that all ASQ-3’s and ASQ:SEs are completed within 45 days of a child’s enrollment in the program;
  • Ensures that the program works towards maintaining 10% enrollment of children with disabilities;
  • Evaluate developmental screening results and prepare teachers to meet with parents about possible concerns and related strategies to support the child’s learning;
  • Meet with teachers and parents to develop classroom and home activities to support therapeutic goals for each child who has an IFSP or an IEP;
  • Maintain and establish professional links with local LEA, RCEB, and other support agencies in special education;
  • Coordinates and role models teamwork of all professionals to guarantee interdisciplinary teamwork to best serve each child and their family;
  • Assure compliance with all issues of the Performance Standards for Special Education;
  • Attend regular management meetings and assist with preparation of end-of-month reports;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by management.

This description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.

Qualifications

  • BA in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Special Needs or related field;
  • Knowledge of relevant family community resources;
  • Ability to coordinate, schedule and motivate a team;
  • Caring, compassionate approach to working with children and families;
  • Effectively interface with multicultural, economically challenged populations;
  • Computer literate;
  • Bilingual Spanish/English;
  • Valid California Driver’s License with a good driving record (a DMV check will be conducted) and proof of automobile insurance.

Pre-employment Requirements

Must be able climb stairs, reach, bend, lift 20-30 pounds, crawl, kneel, stoop, twist, grasp with hands and fingers materials, use arms and legs, able to walk, climb ladders if applicable.

Application Process

Please send us your cover letter and resume in application for this position.

E-mail:  jobs@unitycouncil.org.

Please put “title of position, your name” in the subject line.

Mail:
The Unity Council
Attention: Human Resources
1900 Fruitvale Ave., Suite 2B, Oakland, CA 94601

Fax: (510) 535-6923

The Unity Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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