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Passion. That’s the common attribute of those who work for Connections for Children. We are dedicated to helping the children, families, and educators who live in our community and who utilize our services.

If you’re ready to make a difference, upload your cover letter and resume and tell us your interests. We’ll consider you for future opportunities.

Positions Available

  • Case Specialist

    Connections For Children seeks a Case Specialist for its Subsidized Department.

    The Case Specialist will determine family eligibility and help eligible parents gain access to child care services and programs. They will assist the program by certifying, re-certify and closing cases in accordance to compliance standards. Responsible for certifying and authorizing child care hours, updating family information, approving changes, providing referrals as needed, and ensure accurate and timely entry of data. Must have excellent customer service skills.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume online.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Trauma-Informed Care Program Supervisor

    Background:
    Connections for Children (CFC) is committed to strengthening our agency’s capacity to serve families who have experienced trauma and support staff resiliency. The Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Program Supervisor will play a lead role in advancing our trauma-informed approach and oversee CFC’s TIC portfolio, including the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program, Innovations 2 and internal TIC Learning Community.

    The Emergency Child Care Bridge Program (Bridge) is administered through the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). CFC contracts with the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles (CCALA) to deliver the Bridge Program across our service area. The goal of the program is to stabilize children placed with resource families by providing a time-limited child care voucher to help pay for child care costs; providing families with a child care navigator to assist in securing long-term subsidized child care; and facilitating TIC trainings and coaching for child care providers.

    Innovations 2 (INN2) is an initiative of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH). CFC contracts with Westside Infant & Family Network (WIN) to serve families and child care providers in Supervisory Districts 2 and 3. INN2 aims to build trauma-resilient families, organizations, schools, and communities through cross-agency relationships, referrals, and support. CFC is working with WIN to support cross-agency referrals and TIC trainings to support clients’ needs and staff resiliency.

    Summary
    The TIC Program Supervisor is responsible for the planning, implementation, and contract compliance of the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program, Innovations 2, and other programs as assigned. The Program Supervisor will also lead CFC’s internal TIC Learning Community in the development and implementation of its work plan to build a trauma-resilient agency.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
     Oversee both the Bridge and INN2 programs to ensure all goals and objectives are achieved and reporting requirements are met.
     Supervise and support TIC Advisor, Child Care Bridge Navigator, and other staff as assigned.
     Facilitate regular staff trainings and provide ongoing support to establish a common language and understanding of TIC among all CFC staff.
     Act as a resource and guide, assisting CFC staff to incorporate trauma-informed practice in their ongoing work with parents, families, and child care providers.
     Provide reflective supervision and coaching to CFC staff around processing difficult situations related to service delivery.
     Advise agency leadership on adaptations to current service delivery to best support clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma.
     Identify strategies and help agency leadership implement internal policies and practices that support staff self-care and resiliency.
     Facilitate TIC training for child care providers, with a focus on family child care providers in Supervisory Districts 2 and 3.
     Engage family child care providers to gain an understanding of the mental health and behavioral concerns in their environment and develop a support plan.
     Coordinate and track cross-agency referrals between CFC and WIN, and monitor the linkages made to community resources.
     Represent CFC at all meetings, trainings, and community activities related to CFC’s TIC portfolio.
     Review all program records and training materials for quality assurance and ensure all program reports are submitted as required.
     Keep up-to-date on research and best practices in early childhood development, children’s health, mental health issues, and TIC.
     Identify and pursue opportunities for CFC to strengthen and expand its TIC portfolio to address community needs.
     Work collaboratively and cooperatively as part of a team with colleagues and staff within the agency, with community partners, with funding agencies, as well as other agencies as required for effective program implementation.
     Complete error-free oral and written reports as needed.
     Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications
     Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or equivalent degree, preferred.
     Experience in reflective supervision in clinical or other setting, required.
     Bilingual (English-Spanish), required.
     Minimum of five years’ relevant experience working with children and families, impact of trauma with children, understanding of early childhood developmental needs (including working with children ages birth to five years), and mental health, required.
     Experience with or understanding of the child care system, including center-based providers, family child care homes and licensed-exempt providers (family, friends, and neighbors).
     Demonstrated experience developing and delivering presentations and trainings for a variety of audiences.
     Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
     Successful track record in managing teams, supervising staff, and leading collaborative projects.
     Contract oversight experience, including familiarity with compliance, monitoring, and reporting.
     Previous experience that demonstrates effective problem-solving and decision-making skills and ability to work autonomously on multiple projects.
     Effective time management and organizational skills and the ability to successfully meet position requirements.
     Ability to be flexible, innovative, and adapt to the changing needs of the program, department and agency.
     Ability to manage multiple tasks, competing priorities and meet deadlines.
     Must successfully pass criminal background check, upon hire.
     Must show proof of a valid California Driver's License, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance, upon hire.
     Must provide verification of a valid TB clearance, upon hire.
     Must obtain First Aid/CPR Certification and complete Mandated Reporter training, upon hire.

    Working Conditions
    1. Typical of an office environment.
    2. Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, and reliable transportation for local travel.
    3. 40% local travel required.

    Total Package of Benefits:
    Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
    401K
    Sick and PTO Time
    Paid Holidays
    Training Days/Staff Development
    Aflac
    Employee Assistance Program
    Paid Parking

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to hr@cfc-ca.org.

    Connections for Children builds a stronger future for children, families, and communities through high-quality child care resources, education, and guidance.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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