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Community Educator

OVERALL SUMMARY


The primary roles of the Community Educator are:
A. To educate children, parents, and child-serving professionals on keeping children safe and how to prevent child abuse through trainings and seminars.
B. To provide outreach for the Safe & Sound’s programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Training/Teaching
● Conduct school classroom seminars to help children gain confidence in protecting themselves from unsafe situations and inappropriate touching.
● Work with the teachers and school staff in implementing these classroom seminars for children.
● Facilitate workshops for parents and child-serving professionals about protecting children from abuse, unsafe situations, and the effects of violence on children.
● Stay informed about issues regarding the safety education of children, parents, child-serving professionals, and other community members as well as best practices around training.
● Stay informed about the community’s educational needs regarding keeping children safe from abuse.
● Provide trainings on current and future curricula to diverse populations including children, parents, and child-serving professionals.
● Conduct data entry, ensuring training data is entered accurately into the Safe and Sound’s data system.
● Assist in the development of annual training plans.
Outreach
● Assist in the creation of annual outreach plans.
● Develop relationships with children- and family-serving organizations and key individuals, especially those within the San Francisco Unified School District, to link them to Safe and Sound’s programs.
● Occasional attendance at community fairs, workshops, and events open to the public.
● Prepare and distribute educational materials and handouts at various trainings and workshops.
● Participate in public awareness events, training, and campaigns around child abuse prevention month and year round, as needed.
● Stay informed about community resources for referring parents and child-serving professionals.

Undertake other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
● Bachelor’s Degree.
● Experience in the field of education or child development is a plus.
● At least 1 year of experience working with children and/or parents in group settings.
● Requires a comfort level with fluctuations in daily schedule and onsite trainings.
● Requires ability to communicate with teachers, parents, school administrators, and children of various ages and learning styles.
● Proficiency with basic computer skills required: word processing, Google apps and internet search.
● Must pass a fingerprint screen to work with children.
● Must show legal evidence of authorization to work in the United States.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
● Familiarity with databases and project management platforms is a plus.
● Familiarity with San Francisco and SFUSD
● Experience with non-traditional education that is outside of the formal school classroom
● Possession of a valid California Driver’s license and valid proof of auto insurance of at least the state required minimum coverage.
● Bi-lingual English and Spanish; written and verbal

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS
● Full-time
● Non-exempt.
● Position will be fingerprinted, E-verified and reference checked.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
● Typical Working Conditions
○ This position works in a variety of settings including standard office and community settings.
● Equipment Used
○ Computer, phone, fax, copier.
● Essential Physical Tasks
○ Travel within San Francisco (i.e., weekly commutes to various schools within San Francisco).
○ Occasional travel throughout the Bay Area & Northern California.
○ Light lifting (lift, push, and pull up to 20 pounds unassisted on a regular basis)

The base salary for this position is $28.84 per hour and is eligible for the language premium. The language premium is $2,080 annually. This position is eligible for agency-sponsored benefits. (To know more about our benefits, click here.)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status,
genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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The CEP team strives to cultivate a team that reflects the diverse population we serve and thus strongly encourages diverse candidates from underrepresented communities to apply, including but not limited to individuals who identify as QT/BIPOC, those impacted by the child welfare/foster care systems, and public benefits recipients.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

Accounts Payable Accountant

OVERALL SUMMARY


The Accounts Payable Accountant (APA) will be an integral part of a team that includes the Chief Financial Officer, Accounting Manager, Fiscal & Budget Analyst, and Staff Accountant II. The APA is responsible for performing detailed financial accounting and reporting activities, along with managing and processing accounts payable and cash disbursements, supporting month-end and year-end close procedures, and organizing backup documentation in the cloud.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Accounting
● Perform detailed daily accounting tasks in compliance with internal control procedures and other appropriate US GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
● Manage and process accounts payable and cash disbursements, including, but not limited to:
o Reviewing and processing vendor invoices and employee reimbursements.
o Reconciling credit card statements to supporting receipts/invoices.
o Setting up new vendors, maintaining W-9s and vendor contracts, and updating vendor names and information.
o Digitally filing AP documents/maintaining online AP vendor files.
● Support month-end and year-end close procedures in an accurate and timely manner, including, but not limited to:
o Performing monthly bank reconciliations.
o Preparing and maintaining prepaid expenses.
o Preparing and maintaining fixed assets.
● Provide occasional administrative support.
Compliance
● Assist with audit preparation (including the financial statement audit, CCSF audit/self-assessment, and other reviews), tax filings (including the Form 990, Form 1099s, etc.), and other compliance reporting requirements.
● Ensure that contracts are filed, recorded, and available for ongoing operational processes.
● Act as a bank liaison, resolving various issues with banking and brokerage institutions.

Undertake other duties as assigned, in both Finance & HR functions.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
● Minimum of one (1) year experience in nonprofit accounting.
● Meticulous attention to detail.
● Ability and desire to honor the mission and values of Safe & Sound, to interact successfully and collaboratively at all levels of the organization, and to develop positive relationships in a culturally diverse workplace.
● Strong demonstrated knowledge of and ability to research and apply US GAAP and federal, state, and city regulations and working knowledge of nonprofit accounting.
● Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
● Sound judgment, integrity, and ethics. Ability and desire to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner. Must be able to tailor appropriate information sharing to relevant audiences given the complexity of work with multiple stakeholders.
● Ability to learn quickly and a desire to learn new skills and software.
● Ability to work independently and on a team.
● Excellent organization skills, ability to successfully manage a large volume of work, meet multiple and often competing deadlines, and respond with flexibility to unanticipated requests.
● Humble, positive attitude, and strong work ethic. No task too small, no assignment too menial.
● Bias for action and comfortable with ambiguity. Ability to act on limited information when necessary while also seeking supervision when in need of further direction. Fast learner; ability and desire to learn new skills and develop new abilities when requirements shift. Seeks out challenges as professional and personal opportunities to grow, takes unexpected setbacks in stride, and finds resilience to overcome obstacles.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
● Previous nonprofit accounting experience.
● Familiarity with accounting.
● Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Pro.
● Proficiency with basic computer skills required: word processing, Google apps and internet search.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS
● Full-time.
● Non-exempt.
● Position will be fingerprinted, E-verified and reference checked.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
● Typical Working Conditions
○ Standard office environment with occasional travel within the Bay Area.
● Equipment Used
○ Computer, phone, fax, copier.
● Essential Physical Tasks
○ Extensive keyboarding.
○ Light lifting (lift, push, and pull up to 20 pounds unassisted on a regular basis)

The base salary for this position is $30.77 per hour and is eligible for agency-sponsored benefits. (To know more about our benefits, click here.)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Finance team strives to cultivate a team that reflects the diverse population we serve and thus strongly encourages diverse candidates from underrepresented communities to apply, including but not limited to individuals who identify as QT/BIPOC, those impacted by the child welfare/foster care systems, and public benefits recipients.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

Database Analyst – Part Time

OVERALL SUMMARY


This part-time exempt position is primarily responsible for maintenance and directed improvement of the Salesforce Database. This position assists in efforts to measure, analyze, and report on the organization’s programmatic impact and organizational effectiveness by supporting the main database used for service tracking.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Data & Reporting Systems
● Oversee the organization’s database, ensuring data accuracy and integrity.
● Perform regular data quality checks, data cleansing, and updates.
● Collaborate with Data Managers to understand data needs and provide support for data-related tasks.
● Generate custom reports, listviews and dashboards to meet team’s requirements.
● Assist in data entry, data migration, and data mapping projects.
● Proficiency in Salesforce is required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
● Comfortable working within Google Suite.
● Adaptability to the culture of a nonprofit organization.
● Proven experience as a Database Manager or similar role, or education in database management.
● Strong proficiency in database management and data quality assurance.
● Attention to detail and commitment to data accuracy.
● Initiate problem-solving independently before seeking assistance.
● Demonstrate proficiency in executing projects using the ‘tight-loose-tight’ framework, which entails structured planning and feedback sessions at the outset and conclusion, with autonomy in executing tasks in between.
● Effective communication and collaboration skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
● Familiarity with Tableau is advantageous.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS
● Part-time; 20 hours per week
● Non – Exempt
● Position is hybrid with offices located in San Francisco:
○ 1757 Waller Street
○ 3450 3rd Street
● Position will be fingerprinted, reference-checked, and E-verify clearance.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
● Typical Working Conditions
○ Standard office environment with some attendance and assistance at
events or off-site meetings
● Equipment Used
○ Computer, phone, fax, copier.
● Essential Physical Tasks
○ Minimal travel requirements
○ Ability to perform routine office duties involving repetitive work at the keyboard.
○ Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position that does not include benefits. The base salary for this position is $34.28 per hour (or $35,650.05 provided the incumbent works all scheduled business hours in the year.)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Data & Evaluation team strives to cultivate a team that reflects the diverse population we serve and thus strongly encourages diverse candidates from underrepresented communities to apply, including but not limited to individuals who identify as QT/BIPOC, those impacted by the child welfare/foster care systems, and public benefits recipients.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

Senior Policy Advisor

OVERALL SUMMARY


The Senior Policy Advisor plays a key role in shaping, supporting and implementing the strategic direction of the organization’s advocacy and policy work. This position is responsible for creating an expanded advocacy program, program research, development, strategy, and implementation; community and policymaker engagement; and communication related to advocacy projects. The Senior Policy Advisor will be primarily responsible for overseeing and developing local San Francisco advocacy related to supporting families, preventing child abuse and neglect, and improving the local child abuse response system.

The Senior Policy Advisor will work with the Family Services Alliance (FSA), a network of approximately 40 family support organizations to support their advocacy work and to create a powerful movement of families, community partners, and policymakers to help ensure San Francisco families and the community organizations serving them have essential resources allowing all families to thrive.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with San Francisco’s and California’s policy and advocacy landscape, particularly in the areas of family support, early care and education, and child welfare and will have experience and comfort in developing people as leaders in their communities and running local advocacy efforts. This position requires innovation, flexibility, strategic thinking, excellent project development and project management skills, the ability to communicate (written/verbal) effectively, advocacy or community engagement experience, and knowledge of the needs of vulnerable children and families.

The position reports to the Chief Policy Officer, receives strategic direction from the FSA Steering Committee, and works frequently with FSA members, executive directors of family support organizations, local policymakers and elected officials, political experts, and a variety of community members.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Advocacy and Community Engagement

  • Develop and implement advocacy strategies and activities that will build a shared vision and create public/political will for support of children and families, including the goal of increasing resources for improved outcomes for children and their families; identify multiple, creative ways to further the advocacy goals of Safe & Sound and the Family Services Alliance, and represent these goals when engaging in advocacy;
  • Develop and implement a plan to create a diversified and powerful voice for San Francisco families with children living in vulnerable circumstances; mobilize community members, including families, through ongoing and progressive activities, including training and support to participate in meetings, press events, public awareness activities, and hearings;
  • Support related state advocacy efforts
  • Foster and maintain relationships with key community-based organizations, faith leaders, elected officials, civic, community, and public sector leaders, and parent/caregiver leaders that will help create positive activation of communities at the local and state level;
  • Identify and work with other coalitions that work to strengthen all San Francisco and California families; and
  • Manage and maintain a timely and comprehensive list of current and potential members called on for advocacy;
  • Provide oversight for and work with consultants, related to advocacy and policy activities, when necessary.
    Communications
  • Develop and implement external communications and public awareness strategy to support advocacy efforts; and
  • Track outreach and communications efforts.
    Project Management
  • Pursue creative solutions to project management of advocacy and communication efforts;
  • Create comprehensive project plans, outlining goals and timelines to meet advocacy targets and those of coalitions and partnerships;
  • Oversee development and implementation of systems to ensure data and documentation of advocacy efforts and partnership collaborations is properly recorded and maintained; and
  • Work in collaboration with the department members and other Safe & Sound departments to develop and implement new projects, based on ongoing and emerging needs.
    Facilitation
  • Facilitate key stakeholder meetings.
  • Prepare and disseminate necessary information for meetings and follow-up on action items when appropriate.
    Data and Evaluation
  • Oversee the collection, tracking, analysis, and reporting of data relating to relevant advocacy and policy outcomes and outputs; and
  • Assist the Chief Policy Officer and other staff in developing metrics that track the effectiveness of local, state, and federal advocacy and policy efforts and drive toward outputs and outcomes.
    Development and Budgeting
  • Provide support to the Chief Policy Officer and the Development department for development and maintenance of funding efforts related to designated advocacy and policy efforts; this includes support in drafting and revising public and private grant proposals and reports; and
  • Develop and manage budgets for advocacy and coalition-building efforts.
    Additional Responsibilities
  • Continually broaden expertise; pursue cutting-edge knowledge relevant to the work; and serve as a resource for colleagues, partners and community-members;
  • Attend meetings in the community, other meetings, webinars, and conferences specific to duties mentioned above as well as all internal staff meetings as required;
  • Work with the SPP department to develop effective and efficient internal communication tools so that team members are apprised of relevant information; and
  • Maintain files and documents in compliance with legal, organizational, and funding requirements.
    Undertake other duties as assigned.
    ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in public policy, public administration, law, public relations, communications, early childhood, social science, education, or related discipline;
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of professional work experience in public policy, advocacy, law, nonprofit/social service management, community engagement, and/or in the ECE/Family Support sector;
  • Experience in campaigning, lobbying, organizing, advocacy, public policy, or law; and
  • Strong commitment to racial and economic justice.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with policy advocacy in San Francisco;
  • Knowledgeable about San Francisco and California government processes and the needs of vulnerable families;
  • Experience working on cross-sector initiatives;
  • Experience managing multiple, simultaneous work efforts and a strong ability to plan strategically and marshal resources toward implementing that plan while staying on top of specific tasks and consistently meeting deadlines;
  • Ability to take initiative and assume high levels of ownership for outcomes while exercising sound judgment in day-to-day decision-making;
  • Outstanding project management skills and an ability to handle a complex environment with multiple priorities;
  • Ability to navigate ambiguous, fast-paced environments and handle uncertain situations; ability to maintain flexibility to respond to changing circumstances or priorities;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver reports, recommendations, and presentations;
  • Ability to engage with and build authentic relationships quickly with diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to embrace obstacles that will arise and be creative in coming up with solutions; capable of remaining steadfast and resilient in the face of opposition;
  • Ability to work well as a team member and independently while collaborating with others to achieve desired goals/results; and
  • Action-oriented: Greatly enjoys getting people together to take action and willing to step outside of their comfort zone and awareness of how to motivate others to get out of theirs.
    POSITION SPECIFICATIONS
  • Full-Time
  • Exempt
  • Position will be fingerprinted, E-verified and reference checked.
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Typical Working Conditions
    • Standard office; heavy keyboard work; phone and video meetings;
  • Equipment Used
    • Computer, phone, fax, and copier;
  • Essential Physical Tasks:
    • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 20 pounds unassisted;
    • Ability to travel around San Francisco, the Bay Area, and to Sacramento when necessary.

The base salary for this position is $95,400.00 annually and is eligible for agency-sponsored benefits. (To know more about our benefits, [click here.])

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type
without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,
hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The SPP team strives to cultivate a team that reflects the diverse population we serve and thus strongly encourages diverse candidates from underrepresented communities to apply, including but not limited to individuals who identify as QT/BIPOC, those impacted by the child welfare/foster care systems, and public benefits recipients.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

Communications Coordinator

OVERALL SUMMARY


We are seeking a talented and dynamic Communications Coordinator with a passion for social justice and childhood development to join our Development team. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in strategic communications, media relations, and the full range of communications tools and tactics (e.g. branding, messaging, events, convenings, and digital, social, and print media). The Communications Coordinator will have exquisite writing skills and exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills.

The Communications Coordinator will have the opportunity to amplify Safe & Sound’s work using a finely honed strategy, storytelling, and influence, collaborating across the organization, and serving as a communications advisor to the management team and Board of Directors.
The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for implementing and managing effective communication strategies to enhance the organization’s visibility and reputation. The Communications Coordinator will collaborate with various internal departments to ensure consistent messaging and develop engaging content across multiple channels.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Implement & Manage Communications Strategy, which will include:
Key Messaging & Content Creation

  • Develop and integrate key messaging. Build on existing assets to develop key messaging that elevates Safe & Sound’s priorities, impact, identity, and institutional voice. Ensure key messaging is present in communication content and advise as necessary to ensure consistent utilization across the organization’s written and visual communications.
  • Effectively communicate the organization’s vision, mission, and key messages. Identify necessary tools and appropriate tactics and drive outstanding execution across all relevant channels of communications.
  • Maintain, distribute and train on brand style guides so that all content aligns with the organization’s brand voice and messaging strategy.
  • Coordinate drafting and distribution of press releases, speeches, media advisories, interviews, blog posts, opinion pieces, talking points, and other key external written material.
  • Create tools and training to support staff and Board members in telling Safe & Sound’s story consistently and effectively.
  • Collaborate with design teams/consultants to create visually appealing and cohesive communication materials.

Internal Communications

  • Facilitate effective communication within the organization, ensuring that team members are informed about important updates, events, and initiatives.
  • Coordinate internal newsletters, memos, and announcements.

External Communications

  • Online Presence: Ongoing development of Safe & Sound’s online presence. Evaluate and create an online presence aligned with the Organization’s short- and long-term strategic priorities, including reimagining and relaunching the Organization’s website after development of the next strategic plan and expanding its online presence via social media and blogging platforms.
  • Media Relations: Cultivate and maintain relationships with media outlets, journalists, and influencers.
  • Event Support: Support the planning and execution of donor events, forums and meetings, community events and other public relations activities through the development of effective communication materials and outreach strategies.
  • Create short- and long-term proactive communications campaigns and plans for the organization in collaboration and partnership with staff across its various functions to maximize our impact, amplify our voice, and strengthen our leadership position in the sector.
  • Crisis Communication: Develop and, if necessary, execute a crisis communications plan in collaboration with Safe & Sound’s management team that addresses potential scenarios related to our various programs and initiatives.

Metrics & Reporting

  • Support the Organization’s commitment to learning and innovation by identifying meaningful metrics for communications work, tracking results, and reporting on successes and lessons learned.
  • Track and analyze the performance of communication strategies and campaigns.
  • Provide regular reports on key performance indicators and adjust strategies accordingly.
  • Monitor social media channels for trends, conversations, and opportunities to participate.

Undertake other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATION

  • Five years or more experience in a communications role, working with a fast-paced organization in an external or internal communications role; ideally with a strong portfolio showcasing successful campaigns and content creation across email, social media, website, and/or PR.
  • Substantial experience working in an innovation-oriented communications role in a social justice- or social change-focused nonprofit organization, public sector entity, foundation, or other organization.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and presentation skills with strong attention to detail and a strong focus on a message-oriented storytelling approach.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, analytics tools, and content management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage communication strategies, develop work plans, and deliver quality work on time and within budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and collaborate across the organization, serving as a resource to others and obtaining their input, using persuasiveness, persistence, and determination.
  • Creativity and innovation in developing communication strategies.
  • Substantive experience in strategic communications, communications planning, digital media, content creation, and media relations. Strong relationships with reporters and experience successfully pitching and securing stories are a plus.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual verbal and written (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Knowledge of the issues related to the Organization’s mission, such as trauma, adverse childhood experiences, health equity, health disparities, race, class, and privilege, is a plus. Deep knowledge and understanding of San Francisco’s unique assets and needs is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience driving positive social change through a comprehensive communications strategy is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in both execution and management in communications. A strong track record working with executive management and board members.
  • Graphic design and multimedia content creation skills.
  • Experience with crisis communication and issues management.
  • Knowledge of SEO, Google Ads and digital marketing trends.
  • Proficiency in using communication and collaboration tools.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full-time
  • Exempt
  • Position will be fingerprinted, E-verified, and reference-checked.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Typical Working Conditions:
    This position may require evening hours and participation during weekend events as requested
    Travel within San Francisco
  • Equipment Used:
    Computer, phone, fax, copier.
  • Essential Physical Task:
    Light lifting (lift, push, and pull up to 20 pounds unassisted on a regular basis).

The base salary for this position is $71,300.00 annually and is eligible for the language premium. The language premium is $2,080 annually. This position is eligible for agency-sponsored benefits.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Development team strives to cultivate a team that reflects the diverse population we serve and thus strongly encourages diverse candidates from underrepresented communities to apply, including but not limited to individuals who identify as QT/BIPOC, those impacted by the child welfare/foster care systems, and public benefits recipients.
Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

Playroom Manager

OVERALL SUMMARY


The Playroom Manager manages the Children’s Playroom to support children ages 0- 12 in developing socio-emotional skills in a child-led, trauma-informed, play-based space. The Playroom Manager develops and implements services and standards to

ensure families are building Protective Factors. The Playroom Manager directly supervises 2-3 Playroom Caregivers and all Playroom volunteers, responsible for their onboarding, training, and supervision. This position reports to the Senior Program Manager of Parent and Child Education.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Program Administration

  • Ensure the Playroom is fully staffed, coordinating between staff and volunteer schedules and availability.
  • Ensure the Playroom’s health and safety standards are maintained and on par with the department of public health.
  • Ensure In-Kind donations of children’s clothing, toys, and other parenting equipment are accepted and distributed in collaboration with other teams.
  • Delegate coordination to Playroom team members as-needed.
  • Oversee orientation to Playroom services and protocol for new families.
  • Consult with other teams as necessary about client issues and family referrals.
  • Manage forms and other data collection materials pertaining to attendance, program outcomes, and other services to meet program needs.
  • Ensure all data pertaining to the program is entered accurately and timely.
  • Lead weekly meetings with Playroom staff and on-going check-ins with volunteers to discuss behavioral and developmental concerns of visiting children.
  • Ensure Playroom is fully stocked with all essential program supplies, such as snacks, arts & crafts materials, food prep supplies, etc. May delegate coordinating tasks to other team members.
  • Assist with organizing community events and other outreach efforts as needed.
    Program Development
  • Ensure the Children’s Playroom Manual and all volunteer training materials are up-to-date with current best practices in child development and positive discipline.
  • Develop, improve, and maintain Playroom program protocols, systems, and procedures to ensure programmatic goals, and health & safety needs are met.
  • Strategically evaluate volunteer training and management to implement new ideas and streamline processes.
  • Continue to develop and implement the Playtime Together curriculum.
    Program Leadership & Supervision
  • Stay informed about current issues and evidence-based best practices regarding parenting & child development.
  • Develop services needed by families to support their knowledge of parenting, child development, and their children’s social and emotional competence.

  • Supervise 2-3 Playroom Caregivers, providing support for working with children and families, and accountability for their overall professional development.
  • Manage the training, onboarding, and supervision of Playroom Caregivers and volunteers.
  • Ensure their professional growth and competencies in the ways of supporting children’s social and emotional development is continually developed.
    Client Services & Support
  • Ensure the Playroom provides a safe space for building children’s social and emotional skills, and nurtures families protective factors.
  • Ensure the Playroom provides a warm, welcoming environment for all families participating, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, ability, socio economic background, or any other marginalized or protected group.
  • Collaborate with the Children & Family Services department to ensure the Playroom program is accessible and responsive to the changing needs of families.
  • Care for children utilizing child-led play, art media, and dramatic play to support the children’s social, emotional and physical development.
  • Provide for children’s basic needs while in care including but not limited to changing diapers, preparing meals, and feeding.
  • Facilitate developmental growth for children by identifying developmental concerns. Help children to improve peer relationships, regulate emotions, and express their needs appropriately.
  • Manage an environment where parents can experience shared positive emotions and interactions with each of their children.
  • Support the parent-child relationship by helping parents with any concerns they might have in parenting, and provide referrals as-needed.
  • Assist parents in playing with their children, listening to their children, and following their children’s leads.
  • Communicate with other program staff and interns regarding family needs and participate in developing action plans to provide a holistic response.
  • Work with the Parent & Child Education team to support our weekly Family Dinner in the Playroom.
  • Work with the Playroom team to oversee the direction and implementation of Playtime Together.

    Volunteer Program Management
  • Collaborate with the Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager to ensure effective volunteer recruitment, engagement, and retention.
  • Lead volunteer trainings, schedule, and onboard all volunteers.
  • Ensure the training program is up-to-date with current best practices in child development and positive discipline. Supports new volunteers in preparing to work effectively with children.
  • Evaluate and monitor performance of volunteers. Address any performance or attendance issues as needed.
  • Develop and improve volunteer program systems and protocols. Update program literature to incorporate new aspects of volunteer programs.
  • Coordinate annual volunteer appreciation efforts.

Undertake other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency verbal and written in English and Spanish/Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin).
  • Undergraduate degree in child development, psychology, social work, or a related field or 5 years experience in working with children in classroom or childcare settings.
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience working with children in a group setting.
  • Experience supporting parent-child relationships in a classroom or childcare setting.
  • Experience supervising staff and nurturing professional growth
  • Ability to be flexible, punctual and reliable.
  • Ability to work with diverse staff and client populations.
  • Demonstrated experience in volunteer coordination &/or supervision.
  • Project management experience, including demonstrated experience with program planning and working collaboratively with others.
  • Solid organizational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities, attention to detail, professionalism, clear communication skills.
  • Able to handle crisis situations and work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Basic computer skills required: word processing, Google apps and internet search.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience providing education or support groups for children is preferred.
  • Experience managing play-based or childcare programs.
  • Experience working with children with disabilities (this is an increasing group of children we see).
  • Experience working with mixed age groups of children ages 0-12.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full Time

  • Exempt
  • Position will be reference-checked and fingerprinted.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Typical Working Conditions:

  • Working with children which includes activity indoors and outdoors, cooking, cleaning, diaper changes, contact with bodily fluids.
    Equipment Used:
  • Computer, phone, fax, copier, kitchen appliances.
    Essential Physical Tasks:
  • Position requires ability to lift up to 20lbs. Extensive sitting, bending, running and playing with children is expected in this position.

The base salary for this position is $77, 900.00 annually and is eligible for the language premium. The language premium is $2,080 annually. This position is eligible for agency-sponsored benefits.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The PCED team strives to cultivate a team that reflects the diverse population we serve and thus strongly encourages diverse candidates from underrepresented communities to apply, including but not limited to individuals who identify as QT/BIPOC, those impacted by the child welfare/foster care systems, and public benefits recipients.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

Bilingual Parent & Child Education Coordinator – Part Time

OVERALL SUMMARY


The Parent & Child Education Coordinator is responsible for supporting the ongoing development and implementation of parenting education at Safe & Sound. This position reports to the Program Manager – Parent and Child Education. The Parent & Child Education Coordinator provides group parent education, one-on-one parenting consultation, outreach, and back up support for the Children’s Playroom and Kids’ Turn programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Facilitate parent education classes/workshops to help parents understand their child(ren)’s developmental needs as well as best practices on parenting.

  • Facilitate groups/workshops for children to help strengthen their social and emotional competency.
  • Collaborate with teams across the departments to ensure coordinated services to families enrolled in outcome-producing services.

  • Provide 1-on-1 parenting education and consultation to parents, supporting in the goal-setting process, assessing progress, and closing service plans when necessary.
  • In collaboration with the Parent & Child Education Manager, manage small client caseload, screening potential clients for services and making referrals as-needed.
  • Provide support to caregivers and their children for learning support services, such as (but not limited to) Individual Education Plans.
  • Work closely with the Playroom Coordinator to provide support in the Children’s Playroom as needed.
  • Responsible for entering trainings and group participation data into Safe & Sound’s data system.
  • Provide community outreach as requested, including attending community fairs, workshops, and events open to the public to distribute literature and answer questions about all the Center’s programs.

Undertake other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency verbal and written in English and Spanish.
  • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Child development, Education or Social Work or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in the field of education, early-care, or social work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with adults and their young children in an educational setting, preferably in an agency or school setting or through participating in home visits.
  • Ability to facilitate a parent group of at least 10-15 parents.
  • Familiarity with curriculum development and educational resources.
  • Requires a comfort level with fluctuations in daily schedule and onsite trainings.
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve and address parenting group dynamics while maintaining composure and alignment with overall curriculum goals.
  • Requires ability to communicate with teachers, parents, school administrators and children of various ages; ability to work with diverse staff and client populations.
  • Requires composure when discussing sensitive topics with parents.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior training in parenting education curricula preferred (Triple-P, PIPE, etc.)
  • Experience working with children with special needs.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Part-time (20 hours per week). Candidates must be flexible to clients’ schedules and program needs. Occasional evenings and weekends required.
  • This position requires in-person work.
  • Non-Exempt.
  • Position must pass fingerprinting requirement and will be reference checked.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Typical Working Conditions:

  • Combination of child care setting and standard office environment. Working with children includes activity indoors and outdoors, cooking, cleaning, diaper changes, contact with bodily fluids.
    Equipment Used:
  • Computer, phone, fax, copier, kitchen appliances.
    Essential Physical Tasks:
  • Position requires ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Extensive sitting, bending, running and playing with children is expected in this position.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position that does not include benefits. The base salary for this position is $28.85 per hour, and is eligible for the language premium. The language premium is $1,040 annually.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The PCED team strives to cultivate a team that reflects the diverse population we serve and thus strongly encourages diverse candidates from underrepresented communities to apply, including but not limited to individuals who identify as QT/BIPOC, those impacted by the child welfare/foster care systems, and public benefits recipients.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

Bilingual Therapeutic Caregiver

OVERALL SUMMARY


This non-exempt position is responsible, through supervision and skill, for providing a safe, playful and therapeutic environment for children at the Playroom. This position reports to the Playroom Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
● Care for children ranging from 0-12 years old utilizing non-directive play, art media, and dramatic play to support the children’s social, emotional and physical development.
● Provide for children’s basic needs while in care including but not limited to changing diapers, preparing meals and feeding, as well as maintaining a clean and safe Playroom environment.
● Facilitate developmental growth for children by identifying developmental concerns and helping children to improve peer relationships, regulate emotions, and express their needs appropriately.
● Work with children individually and in groups.
● Work with the Playroom team to organize and distribute in-kind donations of children’s clothes and toys.
● Support with the implementation of service plans based on assessment data.
● Participate in creating an environment where parents are assisted to create and experience shared positive emotions with each of their children.
● Support the parent/child relationship by helping parents with any concerns they might have in dealing with their child or parenting.
● Participate in planning and discussions around how best to support client families.
● Build supportive relationships with parents.
● Participate in weekly staff meetings; contribute observations concerning children to scheduled debriefings.
● Document children’s developmental progress and any concerns in the children’s behavior.
● Aid in coordination of Playroom and organizational activities with volunteers, staff members, and consultants.
● Enter data for Playroom on Salesforce when required.
● Helps facilitate parent/child groups.
Undertake other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
● Proficiency verbal and written in Spanish or Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin).
● Degree in Child Development, Psychology, Social work (or related field/degree.),or 4 years of equivalent work with children required.
● Previous experience working with children establishing and maintaining a fun and safe environment required.
● Ability to work in a high-pressure environment required.
● Ability to work with and sensitivity to the needs of diverse ethnic and cultural staff and client population.
● Ability to support parent/child relationships.
● Ability to be flexible, punctual and reliable.
● Basic computer skills required: word processing and internet search capabilities.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS
● Full-time; 9:00AM-5:00PM (Monday, Thursday, Friday), 9:30AM-5:30PM (Tuesday & Wednesday)
○ Required to work up to 2 late shifts in a week to support program needs (eg: 12:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday, 11:30 am-7:30 pm Wednesday)
● In person work required.
● Non-Exempt (Hourly)
● Position will be fingerprinted and reference-checked.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
● Typical Working Conditions
○ Combination of child care setting and standard office environment. Working with children includes activity indoors and outdoors, cooking, cleaning, diaper changes, contact with bodily fluids.
● Equipment Used
○ Computer, phone, fax, copier, kitchen appliances.
● Essential Physical Tasks
○ Position requires ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Extensive sitting, bending, running and playing with children is expected in this position.

The base salary for this position is $28.85 per hour (or $60,000.00 provided the incumbent works all business hours in the year.), and is eligible for the language premium. The language premium is $2,080 annually. This position is eligible for agency-sponsored benefits. (To know more about our benefits, click on "Thriving at Safe & Sound.)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Playroom Team strives to cultivate a team that reflects the diverse population we serve and thus strongly encourages diverse candidates from underrepresented communities to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

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