Child Care Parenting Specialist

Job Overview

Prototypes, at the beautiful Tustin Family Campus, is an 18 month residential treatment program serving 15 mothers with up to 32 children. All residents have open Child and Family Service Cases in the County of Orange. These mothers are working to reunify with their children while at the same time addressing their histories with addiction and mental health. Our treatment team works closely with Orange County Social Services, Orange County Mental Health and Family Court to ensure successful case plan completion and reunification. Clients receive substance abuse counseling and education, counseling and education in parenting and life skills as well as individual and group therapy for both mothers and children. The goal for our clients is that they graduate with custody of their children, affordable housing and a steady income. 

Key Responsibilities

• Provide 1:1 counseling to each client, introducing behavioral approaches to child guidance

• Complete clear concise and timely documentation

• Facilitate regularly scheduled activities to promote mother/child bonding such as story telling, music groups, arts and crafts.
• Facilitate Evidence Based Curriculum groups such as Nurturing Parents and  Strengthening Families
• Oversee and provide guidance to mothers who are assigned to childcare duties as part of their program activities.
• Assist mothers in obtaining safe, quality off-site child care when required, while still in residence or exiting from the program. 
• Assist mothers with school communications, parent teacher meetings, IEP,s  
• Assist mothers in locating transportation to and from school as required. 
• Participate in team and staff meetings and in-service training.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Evening and weekend hours are required.


Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• BA degree in Human Development, Early Childhood Education or comparable subject matter
• 4 years experience in a child care setting can be substituted for the education requirement.
• Experience working in a residential treatment environment preferred.
• Must have California Driver's License with proof of insurance.


Compensation: TBD
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRight360 offers a competitive benefits package
City: Tustin, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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