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Families First of Palm Beach County is seeking a

Child First Care Coordinator

Families First offers 100% EMPLOYER PAID MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE, 401K with agency contributing 3% of your salary 100% vested after you successfully complete your three months probationary period. 15 days starting vacation time in the first year, 12 paid holidays and many more amazing benefits

Summary of Position:

The Care Coordinator partners with a licensed Mental Health and Developmental Clinician to engage families who are referred to the Child First home-based intervention. The Care Coordinator plays a crucial role in stabilizing the entire family system, while the Clinician provides psychotherapeutic caregiver-child intervention to facilitate and enhance this critical relationship. Working together, the assigned Care Coordinator and Clinician make up one of four Clinical Teams who report to the Child First Clinical Director within Families First of Palm Beach County. The Care Coordinator takes the lead in connecting the child and family with desired, community-based services and supports while maintaining Child First’s reflective, relationship-based stance. The Care Coordinator also enhances caregiver executive functioning skills (e.g., planning, organizing, managing time, focusing attention, regulating emotions, reflecting on progress) and engages in interactive play with young children in the home. Ultimately, through connecting to family resources, the Care Coordinator both decreases the “toxic” stress in the home environment and enhances opportunities for optimal child development, thereby promoting healthy brain development for infants and young children.


  • Bachelor’s degree in child development, psychology, nursing, human services, or related field.
  • A minimum of three years working with culturally diverse families and young children under the age of six years.
  • Openness to learning, capacity for self-reflection, and eagerness to participate in reflective clinical supervision.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, parent education, parent-child relationships, and individual, family, and community-level risk factors (e.g., poverty, homelessness, maternal depression, domestic violence, substance abuse, teen parenthood).
  • Knowledge of and experience with community-based services and supports in service area, highly valued.
  • Experience working in home and community-based settings with vulnerable populations of diverse cultures and ethnicities.
  • Strong commitment to the vision, mission, and goals of Child First.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, reliable, and flexible (including willingness to work non-traditional hours, including evening and weekend hours as needed.)
  • Eager and able to work as part of a team.
    Able to communicate well verbally and in writing.
  • Comfortable with computers and experienced with Microsoft Word.
  • Reliable vehicle and appropriate insurance for home visits.
  • Bilingual candidate Spanish/English required


  • Provide community resource expertise to Child First team and families, including identifying and collaborating with community-based service providers and supports.
  • Engage with the Child First family and the Clinician in the collaborative family assessment process (i.e., use data from interviews, observations, interactions, and standardized measures to identify family strengths, needs, and challenges).
  • Promote family stabilization by identifying all needed and desired services, integrating service needs into the Child and Family Plan of Care, and addressing barriers to services as they arise.
  • Avert crisis situations by assisting Child First family in times of urgent need (e.g., eviction).
  • Enhance caregiver executive functioning skills (e.g., planning, organizing, managing time, focusing attention, regulating emotions, reflecting on progress) as needed and in consultation with the Clinician and Clinical Director.
  • Maintain a reflective lens when engaging with the caregiver, in order to understand his/her motivation, needs, and possible barriers to new services and supports.
  • Collaborate closely with Child First Clinician to meet the needs of Child First families.
  • Embrace use of videotaping to enhance both therapeutic work with families and reflective clinical supervision.
  • Provide identified child and/or other children in the family with an interactive, growth-promoting play experience.
  • Engage in weekly individual, team, and group reflective clinical supervision with Clinical Director.
  • Engage actively in all aspects of the Child First Learning Collaborative, including in-person trainings, distance learning curriculum, and specialty trainings.
  • Track completion of all assessments and enter into the appropriate database.
  • Keep all appropriate documentation for clinical accountability and reimbursement.
  • Participate in other clinical and administrative activities as appropriate.

Competitive salary, 401k, paid medical and dental and generous vacation time.

EOE, DFWP, Level II Background Check, E-Verify

Job Type: Full-time

Salary Range:$45,000.00 – $47,000.00 per year

Email  – or fax to 561-881-3827