Bilingual Therapeutic Caregiver

Location
San Francisco, California
Posted
Jan 04, 2019
Closes
Feb 03, 2019
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time

OVERALL SUMMARY
The Bilingual Therapeutic Caregiver is responsible through supervision and skill for providing a safe, playful and therapeutic environment for children at the Playroom. This position reports to the Playroom Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Care for children ranging from 0-12 years old utilizing non-directive play, art media, and dramatic play to support the children’s social, emotional and physical development.
  • Provide for children’s basic needs while in care including but not limited to changing diapers, preparing meals and feeding, as well as maintaining a clean and safe Playroom environment.
  • Facilitate developmental growth for children by identifying developmental concerns and helping children to improve peer relationships, regulate emotions, and express their needs appropriately.
  • Work with children individually and in groups.
  • Administer standardized assessment tools that measure children’s developmental growth.
  • Develop and implement service plans based on assessment data.
  • Participate in creating an environment where parents are assisted to create and experience shared positive emotions with each of their children.
  • Support the parent/child relationship by helping parents with any concerns they might have in dealing with their child or parenting.
  • Participate in planning and discussions around how best to support client families.
  • Build supportive relationships with parents.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings; contribute observations concerning children to scheduled debriefings.
  • Document children’s developmental progress and any concerns in the children’s behavior.
  • Aid in coordination of Playroom and organizational activities with volunteers, staff members, and consultants.
  • Required to work occasional weekend shifts over the year and assist at community events and with other outreach efforts.
  • Providing Front Door Reception coverage when needed
  • Enter Efforts To Outcome data for Playroom when required
  • Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Child Development, Psychology, Social work, or 4 years of equivalent work with children required.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) required.
  • Previous experience working with children establishing and maintaining a fun and safe environment required.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment required.
  • Ability to work with and sensitivity to the needs of diverse ethnic and cultural staff and
  • client population.
  • Ability to support parent/child relationships.
  • Ability to be flexible, punctual and reliable.
  • Basic computer skills required: word processing and internet search capabilities.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full-time (40 hours per week). Core hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:00-7:00pm; Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Schedule can vary month to month or on an as needed basis.
  • Non-Exempt
  • Position must pass fingerprinting requirement and will be reference checked.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Typical Working Conditions: Combination of child care setting and standard office environment. Working with children includes activity indoors and outdoors, cooking, cleaning, diaper changes, contact with bodily fluids.
  • Equipment Used: Computer, phone, fax, copier, kitchen appliances.
  • Essential Physical Tasks: Position requires ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Extensive sitting, bending, running and playing with children is expected in this position.

Safe & Sound is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

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