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Requisition Number 17-0005
Post Date 4/24/2017
Title Child Care Advisor Cal Works
City Palmdale
State CA
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Child Care Resource Center (CCRC)

 

Since 1976, CCRC’s mission has been guided by the belief that our social and economic future depends on the quality of a young child’s experiences. CCRC serves over 50,000 children and families each month in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.

 

We encourage the growth and development of children and their families through our creative, informative and supportive programs and services. The scope of our programs includes Subsidized Child Care, a Resource and Referral Network, Head Start and Early Head Start, Book, Toy and Resource Library, and our Family Child Care Home Education Network.

 

Be part of our team…

We are looking for a Child Care Advisor with a proven track record of case management and social service experience. At CCRC we believe in teamwork, having fun and achieving success.  You could play a key role in guaranteeing that success continues by using your skills to support families locating and selecting child care providers and services.

General Summary: Responsible for providing comprehensive child care intake services at District and Regional offices of the County Department of Public Social Services, or at CCRC main office, for Cal-WORKs Participants, and insures that parents are given appropriate information regarding choosing child care and referrals to providers.

 

To be successful, you will need:

·        Associate’s Degree in the field of Psychology, Sociology, Child Development, Social Work, Human Services, Family Studies or related filed (as approved) or 2 years equivalent related work experience. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

 

·        Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to honor confidentiality.

 

·        Will be expected to have & perform at the Basic Computed and Data Entry skill levels (typing of 35 wpm with a maximum of 5% errors, Alphanumeric data entry of 5000 kph with a maximum of 5% errors.) Experience and training with the county GEARS system is a plus.

 

·        Public speaking and presentation skills preferred.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to converse, write and/or translate in Spanish as well as English, required.

 

·         Ability to work sensitively and supportively with the public.

 

·         Flexibility, maturity of judgment and ability to work working independently and in a group setting.

 

·         Excellent organizational abilities.

 

·        Valid California Driver’s License, reliable vehicle, automobile insurance and a clean driving record required.

 

·        Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public; work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues; and complete projects under tight deadlines even when there are competing requirements and changes in assignments.

 

Keys areas of responsibility include the ability to:

·        Maintain knowledge of program regulations, guidelines, funding terms and conditions for Cal-WORKs and related programs, necessary for performance of responsibilities.  With minimal supervision; assess participant’s eligibility criteria for the program and work collaboratively with multiple departments to ensure that all regulations are followed. 

 

·        Conduct one-on-one and group presentations to Cal WORKs participants regarding child care (i.e., program overview, parental choice and education, types of child care, and eligibility issues).     

 

·        Ensure all work to be performed under our co-location agreement is performed in a highly efficient and effective manner.    

 

·        Verify participant eligibility in County GEARS system.  Identify Stage I and Stage II components.   

 

·        Enter data regarding family information in NOHO and GEARS programs for Stage I and Stage II participants.    

 

·        Generate and print referrals, if available.  Provide enhanced referrals for Stage I following all established guidelines.

 

·        Complete intake documents for participants requesting referrals and child care services.

 

·        Assemble and forward participant documents daily to CCRC, by facsimile and mail.    

 

·        Review and complete assigned contract compliance components.

 

·        Travel to designated site visits on a weekly basis as required by contract. 

 

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 700+ 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.

 

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  • 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.
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