Home Base Child and Family Support Worker - HVP*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $15.50 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Job


The Preschool Services Department (PSD) is recruiting for Home Base Child & Family Support Workers - Contract to work with infants, toddlers, and their families to provide early learning experiences and supportive services in order to contribute to the attainment of child/family goals. Incumbents will provide home base services/educational activities to children and their families within the community necessary to promote successful transition into Kindergarten.

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

*Official Title: HVP Home Base Child & Family Support Worker - Contract

For more detailed information, refer to the Home Base Child & Family Support Worker job description.

The Preschool Services Department (PSD) and the Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) are partnering together to provide a new home visiting program to eligible San Bernardino County residents. The program is funded by the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Home Visiting Program (HVP) grant. The purpose of the HVP is to support positive health, development, and well-being outcomes for parenting and pregnant women, families and infants born into poverty, expanding their future educational, economic, and financial capability opportunities, and improving the likelihood that they will exit poverty.

Training will be provided by the Preschool Services Department to hired candidates prior to the first meeting with children and families.


1) Travel throughout the County will be required. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance will be required at the time of hire for the person providing the transportation.
2) Must pass a pre-employment physical including a tuberculosis test and required immunizations (SB792).
3) Must be able to lift and carry a small child (up to 50 lbs.) as needed/in the event of an emergency. Other physical demands include: sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, twisting, grasping, fine manipulation, pushing/pulling, reaching, stooping, using smell and touch, working outside and vision and hearing.
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, Care Provider Management Bureau (CPMB). With the exception of minor traffic violations, all convictions, including misdemeanors, felonies, and convictions occurring a long time ago, require an exemption. CPMB 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

REQUIRED: EDUCATION Must possess a High School Diploma or GED.
Must possess six (6) months full-time equivalent experience working in an educational or human/social services setting , preferably with children and families.
SUBSTITUTION Six (6) semester or (9) quarter units of completed college coursework in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development (CD), Behavioral/Social Science, or closely related field may be considered in lieu of experience. Transcripts MUST be attached.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION (Must be attached): EDUCATION Legible copy of transcripts (unofficial are accepted) (if qualifying with substitution).
Required documentation MUST be attached to your application or submitted via fax to (909) 387-5819 Attn: Home Base Child & Family Support Worker-HVP or email to employment@hr.sbcounty.gov Subject: Home Base Child & Family Support Worker-HVP. Failure to provide the requested documents at the time of application submittal may result in disqualification of the application.


EDUCATION 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. (Must be attached if applicable.)

Desired Qualifications

  • Completed college coursework in Early Childhood Education, Child Development and/or Behavioral/Social Science
  • Ability to create and maintain an encouraging and cooperative working relationship with children and families
  • Familiarity with community services, referral and programs geared toward children and families
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, families and the community
  • Ability to identify, recognize and refer services of the needs of children and families

Selection Process

Examination Procedure :
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 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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