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Preschool Teacher / Children's Services Caseworker
STAND! For Families Free of Violence

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Preschool Teacher / Children's Services Caseworker

STAND! For Families Free of Violence

Job Summary

Wage
$19.61 per hour
Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 11 days ago
Job Role
Preschool Teacher, Domestic Violence Specialist
Employer's Industry
Other, Nonprofit
Job Schedule
Afternoons, Mornings

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a caseworker to work with children in our residential community, and provide case management services to our residents. 

Work with children is conducted primarily through our ‘Rainbow Room’ program; a morning preschool program open Monday through Friday, which is available to children staying in our emergency shelter and transitional housing programs.    

This program, and the curriculum delivered, is geared to the specific needs of children who have been exposed to domestic violence or other trauma. Typically, children attending the program are aged 2 to 5, although this can vary. 

The successful candidate will have previous experience working with children, a solid understanding of the issues faced by children who have witnessed domestic violence, and an approach to their work with children and families which embodies a trauma-informed, empathetic, non-judgmental manner.   

For the remainder of their work-schedule, the caseworker will provide comprehensive supportive services including case management, accompaniment, and advocacy to adults and children in our residential programs. The successful candidate will be able to work independently with minimum supervision, therefore previous experience working in a residential facility or providing social services is required. The successful candidate will be experienced, comfortable and confident in their own ability to make independent decisions and respond appropriately to manage and de-escalate emergency crisis situations with clients.   

Caseworkers may provide direct emergency services to clients together with police and hospital staff, and provide necessary interventions, including transporting clients to our confidential site from across Contra Costa County. They may also provide coverage on our 24 hour crisis and counseling line, and case management services to other clients.

Information management is vital to maintaining excellence in our service delivery, and our Domestic Violence Caseworkers keep up to date, accurate documentation of client contact and activity that occurs while they are working.   

Children’s Services  

  • Implement developmentally appropriate children’s curriculum, designed to meet the needs of children exposed to abusive environments
  • Lead on the preparation and implementation of activities for the child care program
  • Schedule, coordinate and supervise the efforts of volunteers
  • Be available to parents and staff for questions on parenting and child development
  • Maintain statistical information including attendance/roster records, curriculum content and volunteers’ timesheets
  • Prepare incident reports as needed and follow-up appropriately
  • Maintain a nurturing, healthy, clean, and consistent environment for children
  • Daily room preparation and light clean-up at the end of sessions

Domestic Violence Casework  

  • Address client needs providing necessary intervention including crisis intervention and peer counseling
  • Maintain a caseload and provide case management services, for ES and TH residents.
  • Provide ongoing individual support to clients at the shelter and within the community, facilitating support groups and community meetings as assigned.  
  • Conduct locker and unit checks for safety
  • Provide direct emergency services to clients including response to police stations and hospitals, and transporting clients as needed
  • Accompany  and advocate for the clients at STAND! facilities and other pertinent community locations
  • Develop and maintain information of existing community resources 
  • Keep accurate, up-to-date, confidential and timely documentation of client contact and activity
  • Provide support and training to staff and volunteers 
  • Make community presentations on Intervention Program Services
  • Attend procedural updates meetings and trainings

Mission, culture, and values  

STAND! is a catalyst for breaking the multi-generational cycle of violence, promoting safe and strong relationships, and rebuilding lives. Our work is guided by our values of integrity, passion, compassion, safety, accountability, innovation, and collaboration. We welcome staff who can embrace these values, and who seek to create and participate in a culture of interpersonal kindness and accountability, with respect for every stakeholder in the agency; and for the contribution of everyone who joins us in this work. Read more about our mission-driven agency at http://www.standffov.org/   

Required qualifications for this position:  

  • Twelve Early Child Education units: including units in child development, child, family and community, and curriculum 
  • Knowledge of child developmental stages
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children ages 2 to 5
  • Current CPR / First Aid Certification.
  • Awareness of issues anD problems affecting children exposed to DV or similar trauma
  • Competency in crisis management, safety planning, danger assessment
  • Competency in case management.
  • Experience providing social services 
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural competency 
  • Ability to demonstrate active listening skills 
  • Ability to prioritize clients’ needs in crisis situations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience using problem-solving techniques and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially using Outlook, Word, and Excel, and strong skills using customized databases
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to serve clients from a trauma-informed perspective, and in an empathetic manner, while maintaining appropriate boundaries 
  • Commitment to maintain shelter-site confidentiality

Employment with STAND! is contingent upon clear fingerprint, criminal history check, clear MVR, and successfully completing U.S. Department of Justice Form I9. 

Having a Bachelors’ Degree and / or bilingual Spanish/English skills are preferred qualifications for this position. 

 

· The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and their families 

· An hourly rate of $19.74, a 5% differential will be paid for candidates with fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills  

· Eligible for our generous benefits package; which, for regular employees working 30 or more hours a week, includes: medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, voluntary acupuncture and chiropractic insurance, 403(B) plan (limited employer match after one year’s service); and to earn vacation, sick leave and holiday pay.   

 

Apply by emailing a cover letter, resume and the names of three supervisory references to: resume@standffov.org. Please put “DV Caseworker, Children’s Services” in the subject line of your email, and confirm your availability in your cover letter.    Alternatively, you can mail your information to: Human Resources, STAND! For Families Free of Violence, 1410 Danzig Plaza, Concord, CA 94520. 

STAND! For Families Free of Violence is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to staff diversity. We welcome qualified persons of all backgrounds to apply.  

Business Overview

Our Story

STAND! For Families Free of Violence is a catalyst for breaking the multi-generational cycle of violence, promoting safe and strong relationships, and rebuilding lives. Our integrated approach to domestic violence and child abuse services uniquely situates us to take the lead in addressing the complex dynamics of violence within families. Founded in 1977, STAND! serves all of Contra Costa County with prevention, intervention, and treatment services. Read more about our mission-driven agency at http://www.standffov.org/

Team Size

51-100 team members

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Benefits
Health Benefits
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Retirement Benefits
Training
Perks
Parking Provided
Workplace
Collaborative
Community Oriented
Creative
Diverse
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