Child Development Inc. Program Specialist in San Jose, California

Job Description:

Choices for Children is contracted to provide supervised visitation services for Santa Clara County Superior Court. These services are available to parents or guardians who are not financially able to meet court mandated visitations, specifically where a significant conflict exists. This position is responsible for supervising visitations between parent and child as determined by the Court. In addition the program coordinator is responsible for the intake, tracking, and reporting of the supervised visitations. The position is based out of the Santa Clara County Superior Courthouse location with some travel to and from CFC local office.


Provide direct supervised visitation services, including intakes, exchanges, and actual visits

  • Maintain client files for each client served

  • Ensure supervised visitation monitors receive training as required by Standard 5.20 and properly track and report the completion of that training

  • Terminate clients as necessary

  • Complete all reports to the Court regarding direct supervised visitation services provided to clients

  • Coordinate data collection as needed to fulfill reporting requirements, which may include maintaining a database (either the one created by the Court or a similar database) to record supervised visitation services provided and any potential clients who cannot/could not be accommodated

  • Participate in monthly meetings with the Court to ensure true collaboration

  • Prepare the necessary quarterly, semi-annual, annually, and other reports as necessary

  • Assist social work staff with case conferencing

  • Coordinate referrals with CASA program

  • Participate in court hearings as needed

  • Maintain confidentiality and ensure the safety of information of all adult victims and children

  • Establish relationships with parent/guardian and children utilizing services

  • Maintain active communication with CFC staff located at the main office

  • Demonstrate ability to effectively speak and write in English. ? Participate in regular DFCS staff meetings in order to provide relevant updates

Customer Orientation

  • Demonstrate a genuine openness to hearing what others think and feel and responds appropriately.

  • Solicit feedback from parents/guardians utilizing services and adjusts program goals as needed

  • Respond to both internal and external customers with promptness and openness.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy towards others.

  • Clearly communicate agreements by collaboratively defining roles, specifying agreed upon goals and establishing time lines.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of one's' own strengths and outlines needs in order to do best work.

  • Models reflective practice strategies while interacting with others.

Planning and Organizing

  • Participate in planning of all program components with direction from the Program Coordinator/Manager.

  • Immediately address areas and issues related to planning and organizing directly with Program Coordinator/Manager.

  • Participate in obtaining needed materials for program.

  • Maintain timely records of usage date for monthly court reports.

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate theories into practice while supporting the learning process of others.

  • Involve others in problem solving situations by gathering accurate information and analyzing suggested solutions.

  • Recognize emotion yet draw upon facts and information when determining solutions.

  • Maintain and project a calm demeanor while problem solving with internal and external partners.


Physical Capabilities:

  • Must be able to work in a formal office setting.

  • Must be comfortable completing a security screening when entering work site.

  • Be physically and mentally capable of interacting with children from 6 weeks to 13 years of age, meeting all their needs and ensuring their safety

  • Frequent bending, lifting, twisting and reaching


  • College level Child Development, juvenile justice, social work, or related coursework

  • T.B. test with clear (passing) results

  • Mandated reporter training

  • Current Immunization records

  • Fingerprint Clearance from Dept. of Social Services and Child Abuse Index Check

  • Current Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification

Experience Preferred

  • Spanish/English preferred,

  • 3- 5 years’ experience working in child care settings,

  • Ability to observe, plan and articulate children’s developmental play, knowledge of developmental stages to support choosing appropriate play experiences

  • Experience working with non-English speakers and those from diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • Excellent communication skills in English.

  • Strong customer service orientation and skills.

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong Excel, Word, Outlook and related computer skills

  • Ability to create, keep, and maintain appropriate records

  • Ability to prepare required reports documenting work, visits, demographic trends, and other data required by court agreements

Court Requirements:

  • Be 21 years of age or older;

  • Have no record of conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) within the last 5 years;

  • Not have been on probation or parole for the last 10 years;

  • Have no record of a conviction for child molestation, child abuse, or other crimes against a person;

  • Have no civil, criminal, or juvenile restraining orders within the last 10 years;

  • Have no current or past court order in which the provider is the person being supervised;

  • Be able to speak the language of the party being supervised and of the child, or the provider must provide a neutral interpreter over the age of 18 who is able to do so;

  • Agree to adhere to and enforce the court order regarding supervised visitation;

  • Meet the training requirements stated in (f); will be provided by SC courts

  • Sign a declaration or Declaration of Supervised Visitation Provider (form FL-324) stating that all requirements to be a professional provider have been met.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Department: CFC- Santa Clara County Courts

Job Type: Part-Time

Location: CA, San Jose

Post Date: 02/07/2018