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Want to work for a non-profit agency which believes in team work, having fun and achieving success? If so, CCRC could be the right place for you!
You could play a key role in helping foster children receive emergency child care!
General Summary:
The Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children (Program) is being implemented in Los Angeles County, as a partnership between the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles (CCALA) and member R&R agencies. Working in partnership, they are charged with meeting the goals of the Program Scope of Work (SOW) ? specifically to support the caregiver to improve and stabilize the child's placement; promote safety, health and well-being; provide bridge funding for an initial 6-month period while a sustainable source of child care subsidy is identified to support continuity of care; and prevent placement disruptions and ensuing frequent replacements.
The Child Care Navigator is responsible for providing guidance and coordination of placement of children into emergency child care services in accordance with the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program. The Child Care Navigator will assist in the development, coordination, and facilitation of consumer education activities for parents, and the community.
Successful candidates will need the following:
Bachelor's Degree preferred; or Associate of Arts Degree in related fields of early childhood education, human services, social work, psychology with relevant work experience (relevant work experience may be substituted for education);
Minimum of three years relevant experience working with children and families, including working with children ages birth to five years;
Knowledge of the California child development programs; the child care delivery system; and Community Care Licensing;
Ability to understand needs of child and caregiver to provide adequate placement into child care services;
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with diverse client populations.
Ability to be flexible, innovative and adapt to the changing needs of the program, department and agency.
Previous experience that demonstrates effective problem-solving and decision-making skills and ability to work autonomously with multiple sites.
Effective time management and organizational skills and the ability to successfully meet position requirements.
Strong Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Must be able to manage multiple tasks, competing priorities and meet deadlines
Must be able to develop outreach materials and demonstrate high proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites.
Ability to converse, write and/or translate in Spanish, as well as English strongly preferred in order to convey program information in the native language of the family.
Must show proof of a valid California Driver's License, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance.
Must provide verification of a TB clearance within the last two years of employment; Current First Aid/CPR Certification; must successfully pass the Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal background check prior to first day of employment.
You will have the opportunity to:
Process emergency child care referral requests and identify child care providers for placement of DCFS-supervised children between the ages of birth through five years old, and their siblings within required timeframes;
Work with identified providers to ensure child care services are provided and supporting documentation is complete for payment;
Continue to work with families to identify child care provider and alternative child care program placement as needed, with the goal of securing long term care;
Submit bi-weekly placement status reports as required by CCALA;
Maintain a co-location presence at DCFS Regional Offices where the State Bridge Program is implemented for outreach, education and placement of children;
Perform outreach and education to DCFS Staff as well as work on developing and posting informational flyers in designated areas throughout the DCFS Regional Offices where the State Bridge Program is implemented;
Participate in and inform DCFS staff of emergency child care spaces available through the State Bridge Program at DCFS staff and unit meetings;
Maintain family and child records for the State Bridge Program;
Work collaboratively and cooperatively as part of a team with colleagues and staff within the Agency, DCFS, CCALA as well as other agencies as required for effective program implementation;
Maintain records of program activities and track participation of participants; and
Provide technical assistance and resources to parents, resource families and providers;
CCRC is a one of the largest and widely respected non-profits in California. We cultivate child, family and community well-being through our creative, informative and supportive programs and services. Our 800+ member team serves over 35,000 children and families each month in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.
CCRC offers a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, Life and Long Term Disability insurance, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays including Winter Break, Paid Time Off, plus many other supplemental benefits such as, Credit Union membership and Professional Development Opportunities.
CCRC will consider for employment qualified applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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