LifeLong Medical Care

  • Early Childhood Development Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/6/2018 2:41 PM)
  • Overview

    Supporting Community Healthcare is a rewarding role. LifeLong Medical Care is looking for a Early Childhood Development Specialist for our East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP). 

    The Early Childhood Development Specialist will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Child Enrichment component, assessing the needs of the children through observations and formal assessments, and developing and implementing services to address the needs as identified in the Project Pride residential program for women and children. Educational/Developmental Family Treatment plans will be developed, in collaboration with counselors and the Child Enrichment Manger, to address the family’s needs.  The Early Childhood Development Specialist will create and maintain a physical environment in the Child Enrichment Center that will support their developmental needs.  The Early Childhood Development Specialist supervises the Child Enrichment Assistant. This position reports to the Clinical Program Supervisor.


    LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 16 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more.


    LifeLong is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



    We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan.


    • Develop, maintain, and oversee a comprehensive Child Enrichment Program
    • Maintain an environment that includes formal and informal parenting support and education
    • Conduct developmental assessments on all children residing in the program.
    • Provide case management and referrals to children whose assessments indicate the need for specialized services
    • Oversee the OFCY grant by maintaining appropriate records with ongoing collaboration with the Research Assistant.
    • Oversee timely submission of reports for the OFCY grant
    • Record in a timely manner attendance and progress reports regarding the mother and child dyad
    • Participate in the clinical case conferences, and consultations
    • Responsible for orienting new residents and children to the Child Enrichment program
    • Participate in conferences with child welfare workers and Head Start/Early Head Start to share information
    • Support the residents in planning age appropriate activities for the children
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Early Childhood Development
    • Ability to conduct and oversee parenting skills classes
    • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
    • Counseling skills, skills to engage consumers, interpersonal skills to work effectively with team members, referral agencies, consumers, and family members.
    • Knowledge of and experience working directly with families and children
    • Recognition of the value of resident input into service plans and receptivity to resident feedback
    • Ability to maintain a warm and welcoming environment
    • Effectively and sensitively provide services to a diverse population
    • Understands the importance of/and has the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries
    • Maintains a problem solving, solution-oriented attitude in all aspects of work
    • Awareness of and sensitivity to social justice issues
    • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals(s) in other teams, divisions, and organizations
    • Excellent written, verbal and telephone skills
    • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously with a problem-solving approach
    • The ability to work well independently and as a member of a team, to prioritize tasks and to develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, participants, co-workers and associates
    • Previous experience, understanding and willingness to adhere to confidentiality laws and expectations
    • Knowledge of strategies used to assist the economically disadvantaged
    • Computer literacy, including familiarity with standard software such as Microsoft Office
    • Sensitivity to HIV/ AIDS, substance use, cultural, and gender issues
    • TB test and health screen required
    • CPR/First Aid certificate required


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