Location: Shirakawa Family Resource Center, San Jose, CA
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt
The Children’s Initiative (CI) was designed from the experience and learning reached through the development of the Franklin-McKinley Children’s Initiative which began in 2009 as a collaborative to address the system barriers, lack of resources and alignment with the intent of creating a cradle to college and career pipeline. With the expansion of the Family Resource Center on the school campus, sharing the lessons learned of how to leverage resources, focus on place and being grounded in the community, the Children’s Initiative Model has been developed.
The staff under the Children’s Initiative model will leverage learning, share knowledge and best practices and practice across programs, undergo continuous program improvement processes to support the client centered delivery of service within each resource centers community and work to leverage agency and partner resources to better support families.
The role of Community Workers is to develop and deliver programming to families and young children . Community Workers are responsible to conduct outreach in the community they serve including community events and door to door. They will provide enrichment activities to young children, and deliver parenting workshops. They will be responsible to attend and receive certification in evidence based curriculum and models. Community workers will . Community Workers will be responsible for lesson plans, database input, provide resources and referrals to internal and external partners. data input, and attend ongoing professional development.
Partner with other organizations, agencies and entities (i.e., faith-based, schools, parent groups) to increase the capacity and knowledge of the entire community on the importance of the First 5 years.
Prepare program information to be delivered in the community and ensure that this information is culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate;
Deliver and facilitate classes following different curriculums as required by the contracts.
Help parents and caregivers identify gaps, barriers, and/or issues that interfere with children’s healthy development.
Collect the evaluation and data. Complete data entry of programs on a regular basis.
Provide outreach, engagement and conduct education activities on weekdays, evenings and weekends as needed.
Provide outreach, engagement and education activities door-door, in-home, at information tables/booths, small and large group presentations, informative announcements, and one on one interactions with community members at informal community gatherings (i.e parks, schools, home based daycares, parent meeting, faith-based events), and formal organized health/resource fairs.
Willing and able to work with school officials and admin staff to coordinate space and other resources to facilitate series of workshops etc.
Participate in required trainings and attend monthly/ weekly team meetings and quarterly trainings, as appropriate. 10. Develop an outreach, engagement and education calendar of scheduled activities.
Provide reports to the Supervisor on duties as assigned in the work plan or agreed upon.
Provide delivery of essential services through the food bank, diaper distribution, and others as need arises.
Attend Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County trainings, meetings, and events as required. 14. Complete all other duties as assigned.
Duties will vary and will be assigned per site.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Must possess or working towards a BA or an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent;
Experience in social services in community settings with families preferred and experience working previously with First 5 LTI project a plus.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
English language competence (bilingual preferred)
Ability to work with diverse workgroups and serve families with diverse economic, social, racial, and cultural backgrounds
Knowledgeable about local community resources
Ability to establish and maintain personal and programmatic boundaries while providing supportive services
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share basic commonality, including value systems and behavior norms
Demonstrate good writing and organizational skill
Maintain a professional, confidential work environment
Knowledge of child development and behavior
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and multitask
Serve effectively as a member of a team internally and externally
Be flexible, proactive, adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
Be professional, trustworthy, respectful of others, and display a positive attitude
Knowledge of modern office methods and practices, including filing systems, business, correspondence, presentations and report writing
Knowledge of the Internet, computer programs, e.g., Microsoft Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel, etc.
Fast paced, diverse and dynamic environment
The service is sometimes physical, requiring setting up for events which may require transporting or lifting cumbersome materials, e.g., easels, flip charts, refreshments, brochures, chairs, tables, etc. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Must be able to report to a service site on a regular and reliable basis. Maintain different databases based on the program's need.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which includes day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours, as appropriate, to coordinate and provide services and activities for families during non-traditional hours
Able to travel between sites and to attend offsite events throughout the county, as appropriate
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a valid California Driver’s license, reliable transportation and current auto insurance
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
Clearance of fingerprint background check
Must have valid TB screening
Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status
TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and use the job position title as the subject line.
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant Because of a need to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency's operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.
Catholic Charities is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization and employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. Persons seeking employment are entitled to freedom from harassment and retaliation and reasonable accommodation for qualified disabilities.
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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSCC) help people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency and wellness. Because most lives are a complex pattern of choices and circumstances, we take a holistic approach to helping people change their lives, taking into account the whole person, as well as their family and life situations. We do this in three ways. First, we alleviate the conditions of chronic poverty through food, housing assistance, access to benefits, senior services, and mental health services. Second, we reduce the effects of situational poverty by providing jobs, immigration legal services, refugee foster care, financial literacy, and asset development. Third, we prevent the cycle of generational poverty through early childhood development, parenting support, after-school enhanced learning, and youth empowerment. We strengthen our communities through parish and community engagement, immigrant and refugee integration, and neighborhood development services. Each year, we serve more than 40,000 people in need.