EBAC improves the well-being of children, youth and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities and is committed to building a comprehensive, place-based continuum of accessible, trauma-informed and culturally relevant services that build resiliency, aid in recovery and, where possible, prevent exposure to adverse childhood experiences.
Our staff seeks to reduce barriers that contribute to disparities in wellness for socio-economically disadvantaged and racially marginalized families and to create communities where all children and families have supports to reach their full potential.
The Hawthorne Family Resource Center, a program of East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC), operates educational and family support programs at Achieve Academy and Think College Now campuses. EBAC is seeking a Fatherhood Group Facilitator for its family school readiness component. The program provides parents (with children ages 0-5) parenting education classes, support groups, advocacy, Parent Center drop-in services, family literacy events, and child development programs.
The Fatherhood Group Facilitator will work approximately 10-17 hours per week. Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Fatherhood Group Facilitator will run a peer facilitated support group that is culturally appropriate. The Facilitator will bring a unique understanding of the language, culture, and fatherhood experiences of the communities that we are serving. They will help bridge information gaps to increase families´ knowledge and awareness of their child’s educational and social emotional needs.
B. QUALIFICATIONS and COMPETENCY FACTORS
- Must be a father or male caregiver of a current or previous Parent Child Education Support Program child participant.
- Demonstrated strong commitment and belief in program and positive role of male caregivers
- Must be a people person, organized, problem solver and a team player.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
- Must have reliable transportation and available evening hours
- Must clear fingerprinting and TB (tuberculosis) requirement.
- Must be able to make a school year commitment (September-June)
D. WORKING CONDITIONS and JOB SETTING
- Run weekly two hour Fatherhood Group for three 10-week cycles
- Work as a member of a team to provide support to fathers/male givers by creating space to discuss challenges of fatherhood and parenting
- Conduct fatherhood assessments and track fatherhood development milestones of participants
- Assist with outreach for enrollment in Fatherhood Group
- Provide presentations on the Fatherhood Group to key stakeholders to promote program.
- Participate in on-going trainings
- Work is primarily in an office / school setting with children or youth.
- Program headquarters is in a multi-story building with stairs that need to be climbed for access to the other floors as needed.
- Because work is directly with children, full mobility is required for standing, walking, sitting, using hands, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling.
- Primary work is in challenging, under-resourced school settings, in neighborhoods impacted by poverty, community violence, crime, systemic racism and oppression.
- May need to use child-size chairs for sitting.
- Regular driving may be required.
- Periodic lifting up to 25 pounds is required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by fax to 510-268-0143. Please use the job title as the subject. No phone calls please.