Preschool Teacher/Early Intervention Counselor

East Bay Agency for Children, also known as EBAC, is looking for a talented and passionate individual with a commitment to social justice to join our incredible team. EBAC's mission - to improve the well-being of children, youth and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities - motivates our amazing staff to create change for our program participants each and every day.

 

For 5 years EBAC has been named a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group, reflecting our supportive and fulfilling work environment. As an EBAC staff member you can enjoy a healthy work/life balance through generous paid time off and excellent benefits. A career with EBAC will make you part of a well-established and respected agency with an inspiring team of people furthering a compelling mission.

 

FUNCTION
Early Intervention Counselor: provide individual and group intervention and supervision in classroom and program activities for severely emotionally disturbed (SED) pre-school children. This position also requires periodic driving of students to and from the pre-school in a minivan size school van.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCY FACTORS
  • College degree in the field of psychology, counseling psychology, sociology, or social work and the required number of years of experience as listed below relative to the degrees; and, 12 units of Early Childhood Education.
  • Baccalaureate Degree + 2 years full-time experience in a mental health setting.
  • Previous experience in milieu treatment or classroom education setting highly desirable.
  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Skills in arts, crafts, music, sports, and games highly desirable.
  • Ability to drive pre-school students in a minivan type vehicle and provide a clean DMV report and pass the California Child Care Licensing background check requirements.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assist children in the management of disruptive, assaultive, and out of control behavior. Provide crisis intervention utilizing multiple therapeutic behavior interventions, including the use of physical restraint.
  • Help children manage program transitions; including to and from buses is applicable.
  • Cooperate with teaching staff while supporting their activities in the classroom.
  • Carry out specialized group and individual activities with children.
  • Record progress notes and other charting requirements as necessary in a timely manner.
  • Participate in staff meetings; trainings; and treatment planning and clinical reviews.
  • Consult with Program Director, Clinicians, and classroom staff on individual children’s progress.
  • Participate in overall program development as member of treatment team.
  • Maintain program supplies as appropriate to specialized projects such as Shop, Expressive Arts and Skills groups.
  • Periodic driving of pre-school students to and from pre-school in a min-van size van. (Note: some positions may require daily driving)
  • Other duties as assigned
WORKING CONDITIONS and JOB SETTING
  • Work and Program Headquarters are in multi-story buildings with stairs that need to be climbed for access to the upper/lower floors.
  • Work is primarily in office, classroom, and an enclosed outdoor play yard setting.
  • Because work is directly with SED pre-school children who can at times become aggressive; full mobility is required for standing, walking, sitting, using hands, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling.
  • Must complete certification in non-violent crisis intervention as provided by Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc.
  • Incumbents need to also talk, hear, taste, and smell.
  • May need child-size chairs for sitting
  • Regular driving may be required.
  • Periodic lifting up to 50 pounds is required.
  • Noise levels may at times be high, except during nap times.
EBAC offers a uniquely generous time off package and an outstanding benefits package that includes health; chiropractic; dental; voluntary life insurance (for yourself and your family), AD&D and SDT; accident and critical illness coverage (for yourself and family); flexible spending for medical, child care and commuter benefits; 403b retirement program; legal insurance; and, agency paid life insurance and long term disability coverage.

 

East Bay Agency for Children is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diverse candidates to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to group25@ebac.org, or by fax to 510-268-0143.  Please use the job title as the subject. No phone calls please.

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