POSITION TITLE: Program Specialist for the Children’s Assessment Center



REPORTS TO:         Children’s Assessment Center Clinic Manager


Position Overview


The Children’s Assessment Center (CAC) is a multi-agency public/private partnership that exists to provide evaluation, crisis therapy, multidisciplinary teaming and testimony on all matters of child abuse and neglect. The CAC is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) and abides by its standards. The Program Specialist will be expected to be familiar with all aspects of the functioning of the CAC in order to offer program support for the Clinic Manager as well as the Child Abuse Prevention Educator. Specific job duties will include program development, evaluation, financial management, scheduling, oversight and statistic reporting of the prevention program and other duties necessary to support an overall quality child abuse program.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


  1. Oversee the Keep Me Safe Prevention program and act as liaison between the Medical Director and recipient institutions of the program.  Maintain statistical data related to this program.

  2. Coordinate and oversee the Annual Parenting Conference.

  3. Oversee protocols and procedures related to data collection; ensure entry into NCA data collection system. Produce monthly statistics on the client population; produce an annual report.

  4. Oversee maintenance and storage of patient/client records.

  5. Coordinate and ensure implementation of program related training plans for staff and multidisciplinary team members.

  6. Oversee student and volunteer involvement with the CAC.

  7. Under the direction of the Clinic Manager, analyze the long and short term goals of the clinic and translate them into annual budget projections.

  8. Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place to maintain integrity of the program.

  9. Prepare and provide program and financial reports to all relevant parties.

  10. Ensure that all program grants are in compliance with the requirements of the funding source.

  11. Other duties as assigned by the Clinic Manager.





  • Four-year college degree, or equivalent experience, required. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Written and verbal communication skills.

  • Interpersonal and professional presentation skills.

  • Planning, organizing and project management skills.

  • Ability to interact with a broad spectrum of people in a cooperative and collegial environment.

  • Budget development and management skills.

  • Experience dealing with matters of extreme confidentiality, consistently in a friendly and professional manner.

  • Ability to successfully handle multiple simultaneous deadlines, set priorities, and develop innovative recommendations and solutions to problems.

  • Self-starter needing minimum supervision.

  • Proficiency in office-related software (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word), typing skills and other general office knowledge.


Physical Requirements and Work Environment


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • This is primarily a sedentary office classification, however, there is occasional travel to various locations, meetings and events within and outside the county, and typically via car is required. Mobility is required to attend meetings and events. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.


  • The position occasionally bends, stoops, reaches, pushes, and pulls drawers, to retrieve and file information, and lifts and carries items that typically weigh less than 40 pounds.


  • Employees must be able to maintain a good attendance record. Employees work primarily in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.


 Organizational Background


The Children’s Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to serve at-risk children in San Bernardino County.  Its mission is to prevent child abuse in our community; to ensure that at-risk children who are abused, neglected, impoverished, or abandoned receive adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education; and to provide equal opportunity for the social development of these children.


Formed in 1986, the Children’s Fund operates under a public/private partnership with the County of San Bernardino.  Since 1986, Children’s Fund has had the privilege of assisting more than 1.3 million at-risk children throughout our communities.  This has taken place under the guidance of a board of directors comprising innovative business and community leaders from all over Southern California with a shared commitment to impact the lives of these children and renew their hope for a vibrant future.