Program Specialist - FCCHEN

Children's Home Society of California - San Diego, CA

30+ days agoFull-time$19 - $22 an hour

Under the supervision of Children’s Home Society of California’s (CHS) Program Administrator III, the Program Specialist will:

  • Promote high quality standards and support subsidized child care to eligible families for the Family Child Care Home Network (FCCHEN) Program
  • Coordinate and support quality developmentally appropriate programming for licensed family child care providers in San Diego county
  • Provide early learning and education resource services in San Diego county
  • Plan and implement quality components for the program
  • Conduct site visits to licensed family child care provider homes
  • Provide technical assistance to child care providers to aid them in developing an age-appropriate curriculum
  • Provide on-going development assessments of children’s growth and development
  • Provide referrals and technical support to parents and child care providers
  • Develop and present workshops for parents and child care providers
  • Research and distribute resources for parents and child care providers
  • Comply with California Department of Education guidelines
  • Maintain all records in a high-quality manner and within record protection, retention, and destruction guidelines
  • Adhere to all agency policies and procedures, as well as applicable contractual and governmental regulations
  • Work some evening and weekend hours as required
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Human Development field desired or Associates Degree plus five (5) years of experience required
  • Child Development permit desired
  • Prior non-profit experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge and application of developmentally appropriate practices in Early Childhood Programs
  • Experience with Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) desired
  • Knowledge of California Code of Regulations Title 22 desired
  • Knowledge of local community resources and experience representing an organization in a professional capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide variety of parents from diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to prepare and present effective written work, provide strong attention to detail, and produce error-free work
  • Proactive professional with a strong work ethic and an ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and shift quickly between assignments with a flexible and positive attitude while meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Commitment to CHS’s core mission and values, and an ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively, respectfully, and transparently with all levels of staff
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Automobile, valid driver’s license, good driving record, and automobile insurance
  • Ability to travel via air and surface transportation, including travel between multiple offices


$19.21 to $22.47 per hour, based on experience and education plus excellent benefits

For consideration, send a cover letter and resume. Please indicate Program Specialist-San Diego in the subject line.

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled





Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.21 to $22.47 /hour


  • Spanish (Required)