Fatherhood FIRE Program Generalist - Contract

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
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  • Salary: $19.84 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Job


The Preschool Services Department (PSD) is recruiting for Fatherhood FIRE Program Generalists - Contract who determine eligibility for the Fatherhood FIRE program and identify and provide appropriate resources and/or referrals for the needs of children and their families participating, or seeking to participate, in the program. Program Generalists may also monitor adherence to state/federal guidelines and nutrition services.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur throughout San Bernardino County.

Through the Preschool Services Department (PSD), the Fatherhood - Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential (FIRE) grant is in support of adult fathers (age 18 and older) with children who are eligible to be enrolled in a Head Start program located in San Bernardino County. The purpose of the Fatherhood FIRE grant is to support healthy father engagement activities through a Comprehensive Fatherhood Program that will: promote or sustain a healthy marriage, responsible parenting, and economic stability.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 1) Effective January 31, 2022, the Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Interim Final Rule requires that all existing staff and new hires complete a vaccination series against COVID 19 as follows: have their second dose in a two-dose vaccination series, or first dose in a single-dose vaccination by January 31, 2022. New hires may request an exemption from the vaccination requirements under the following: (1) the new hire is declining vaccination based on Religious Beliefs, or (2) the new hire is excused from receiving any COVID-19 vaccine due to Qualifying Medical Reasons. Valid exemptions must be submitted before the start of employment. New hires who have an approved exemption will be subject to weekly testing and must wear a face covering while on site.
2) Pass a pre-employment physical including a tuberculosis test and required immunizations (SB792).
3) Travel throughout the County is required. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance is required at the time of hire for the person providing the transportation.
4) This is a contract position and continued employment is based on funding availability.
*(Remote/telework not available for this position.)

Job offers are contingent upon passing a background investigation which includes a fingerprint check and search of the Child Abuse Index before appointment. If an individual has been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, the individual cannot work or be present in any community care facility unless they request and subsequently obtain a criminal record exemption from the Community Care Licensing Division, Caregiver Background Check Bureau (CBCB). With the exception of minor traffic violations, all convictions, including misdemeanors, felonies, and convictions occurring a long time ago, require an exemption. CBCB also examines arrest records to determine if there is a possible danger to clients. Crimes against children and convictions of a violent nature, such as sex offenses, murder, manslaughter, arson, and robbery are crimes for which an exemption cannot be issued. (Health & Safety Code section 1596.871)

Minimum Requirements

Applicants MUST meet the following requirements:

EDUCATION: A completed/awarded Bachelor's degree, credential, or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or closely related field .

Note: Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Degrees or coursework completed outside the U.S. must be accompanied with an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service showing equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education.

- AND -

One (1) year of full-time equivalent public contact experience performing duties in any of the following areas listed below. Experience must be performed within a social services environment .

  • determining eligibility for services
  • referring for needed community resources
  • interpreting, explaining, and applying rules and regulations
  • interviewing and gathering financial, family or personal information from the public over the phone or in-person
(This experience must be clearly demonstrated in the Work Experience section of the Application and supplemental questionnaire.)

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: A copy of legible transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) AND degree and/or certification MUST be attached to your application or submitted via fax to (909) 387-5819 Attn: FF Program Generalist or email to employment@hr.sbcounty.gov Subject: FF Program Generalist. Failure to provide the requested documents at the time of application submittal may result in disqualification of the application.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Proficient with case management database programs
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience in a Head Start or State preschool setting
  • Experience in an Early Childhood Education (ECE) program determining eligibility for State/Federal programs and providing family casework services
  • Typing at a minimum corrected typing speed of 40 wpm.
Note : Spanish/English bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

There will be a determination of minimum qualifications based upon a review of the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore it is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be reviewed or accepted in lieu of the application materials.

Application Procedure :
Complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.
ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.
Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

NOTE: There is a six (6) month waiting period to re-apply for the same job classification (title and level).

For important information on employment processes and submitting job applications, see links below: Guide to Completing a County Job Application
Applicant Information and the County Employment Process
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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