Children's Activities Program (CAP) Assistant (San Francisco, CA)

  • Catholic Charities
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Apr 10, 2020
Full time - Permanent Entry Level Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Catholic Charities SF, the not-for-profit service arm of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, is one of the Bay Area's largest human services organizations. Catholic Charities SF provides programs and services for 70,000 people in need within the three county regions of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties. Catholic Charities SF's programs include a full spectrum of services for families and youth, single parents, aging adults, persons living with HIV, refugees and immigrants, homeless and those at risk of being homeless, individuals with physical disabilities, and incarcerated adults and youth. In conjunction with Mercy/Charities Housing Inc., Catholic Charities SF is also a recognized leader in a not-for-profit housing development. 

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Under the supervision of the Program Manager, develop and implement activity plans for children and families.
  • Directly facilitate and oversee the afternoon and evening CAP activities.
  • Directly coordinate and oversee certain specialized activities (birthdays, teen program).
  • Assist with intake, assessment and evaluation of each child’s needs.
  • Assist with seasonal event planning for families and their children.
  • Assist families in developing their parenting skills.
  • Assist with coordination of volunteers and outside providers regarding the needs of the children and families.
  • Participate in staff meetings and training sessions pertaining to the program and/or the larger organization.
  • Maintain safe and clean activity areas.
  • Provide accurate and timely written reports and record keeping data.
  • Perform various administrative duties.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience
 
  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field desired.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with children is mandatory.
  • Experience working in with homeless families is desired.
  • Demonstrated experience designing age appropriate children’s activities, including creative projects as well as curriculum related activities.
  • Experience working with a large urban school district is desired.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field desired.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with children is mandatory.
  • Experience working in with homeless families is desired.
  • Demonstrated experience designing age appropriate children’s activities, including creative projects as well as curriculum related activities.
  • Experience working with a large urban school district is desired.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.

Council on Accreditation (COA) Roles
 
  • Is responsible for accurate and timely data entry that aids Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) reporting and case record reviews.
  • Is responsible for accurate and timely submission of case records.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Occasional bending, standing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, twisting, and walking.
  • Occasional lifting, pushing, and pulling.
  • Occasional repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and extensive reading.
  • Driving is required for this position.

If driving a car is required for the position, incumbent must have a valid California driver's license and be able to provide proof of DMV record and personal insurance (if required.)          

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  •  The work environment is a residential shelter for families who are homeless.
  • Noise level in work environment is usually moderate in accordance with a typical office environment.
  • May include contact with clients with mental health issues who demonstrate behaviors such as use of profanity, shouting, running away, self-harm and violence.
  • Occasional need to interact with clients that may be expressing anger both appropriately and inappropriately.
  • The work environment includes contact with many children, who may be oud and at times behaviorally challenged.
  • The work environment will include children ages 0 months to 17 years old.
  • The worker is occasionally exposed to cleaning products.
  • The worker is regularly exposed to arts and crafts supplies that may contain an odor such as non-toxic pain, glue, permanent markers, dry erase markers and crayons.
  • The work environment may include driving an agency vehicle
  • The worker is occasionally exposed to latex, bleach solution, cigarette smoke, and animals for pet therapy projects


 DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, legal domicile status, veteran status, disability or AIDS/HIV status or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

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

Department or Program: St. Josephs Family Center
This is a non-management position
Union status: Non-union
Fingerprinting clearance: Required
TB Screening: Required
First Aid Certificate: No First Aid required