Bilingual Therapeutic Caregiver

Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Published 21 days ago

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Job Type
Full Time
4-Year Degree Required
At least USD $62,080 / year


Position Title: Bilingual Therapeutic Caregiver

Department: Children & Family Services

Reports to: Playroom Manager

Location: 1757 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117


Safe & Sound is a children’s advocacy organization working to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact on the child, their family, and our entire community.

We have been a pioneer in the field of child abuse prevention, working within San Francisco for more than 50 years. Recently, the organization has begun to expand its impact working throughout the state of California.

Child maltreatment is a complex problem, but a preventable one. Our data-informed approach leverages three primary strategies: we empower children with knowledge and confidence; we support families providing resources and skills; we activate the community and the change-makers within it to create a thriving social safety net for children and their families.

The organization has an annual operating budget of approximately $15.4 million and is supported by approximately 70 staff, interns, and more than 80 volunteers. Safe & Sound headquarters is located in a historic firehouse in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, with a second office in the Bayview neighborhood.

Safe & Sound recently merged with The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW), a national leader in the effort to advance pediatric medicine, raise public awareness, and transform the way society responds to children exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Founded by California’s first Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, CYW has created a national call to screen, treat, and heal ACEs and toxic stress.

More information is available at: 


This non-exempt position is responsible, through supervision and skill, for providing a safe, playful and therapeutic environment for children at the Playroom. This position reports to the Playroom Manager.


●       Care for children ranging from 0-12 years old utilizing non-directive play, art media, and dramatic play to support the children’s social, emotional and physical development.

●       Provide for children’s basic needs while in care including but not limited to changing diapers, preparing meals and feeding, as well as maintaining a clean and safe Playroom environment.

●       Facilitate developmental growth for children by identifying developmental concerns and helping children to improve peer relationships, regulate emotions, and express their needs appropriately.

●       Work with children individually and in groups.

●       Work with the Playroom team to organize and distribute in-kind donations of children’s clothes and toys.

●       Support with the implementation of service plans based on assessment data.

●       Participate in creating an environment where parents are assisted to create and experience shared positive emotions with each of their children.

●       Support the parent/child relationship by helping parents with any concerns they might have in dealing with their child or parenting.

●       Participate in planning and discussions around how best to support client families.

●       Build supportive relationships with parents.

●       Participate in weekly staff meetings; contribute observations concerning children to scheduled debriefings.

●       Document children’s developmental progress and any concerns in the children’s behavior.

●       Aid in coordination of Playroom and organizational activities with volunteers, staff members, and consultants.

●       Enter data for Playroom on Salesforce when required.

●       Helps facilitate parent/child groups.

Undertake other duties as assigned.


●      Proficiency verbal and written in Spanish or Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin).

●      Degree in Child Development, Psychology, Social work (or related field/degree.),or 4 years of equivalent work with children required.

●      Previous experience working with children establishing and maintaining a fun and safe environment required.

●      Ability to work in a high-pressure environment required.

●      Ability to work with and sensitivity to the needs of diverse ethnic and cultural staff and client population.

●      Ability to support parent/child relationships.

●      Ability to be flexible, punctual and reliable.

●      Basic computer skills required: word processing and internet search capabilities.


●       Full-time; 9:00AM-5:00PM (Monday, Thursday, Friday), 9:30AM-5:30PM (Tuesday & Wednesday)

○       Required to work up to 2 late shifts in a week to support program needs (eg: 12:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday, 11:30 am-7:30 pm Wednesday.)

●       In person work required.

●       Non-Exempt (Hourly)

●       Position will be fingerprinted and reference-checked.


●       Typical Working Conditions

○       Combination of child care setting and standard office environment. Working with children includes activity indoors and outdoors, cooking, cleaning, diaper changes, contact with bodily fluids.

●       Equipment Used

○       Computer, phone, fax, copier, kitchen appliances.

●       Essential Physical Tasks

○      Position requires ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Extensive sitting, bending, running and playing with children is expected in this position.

The base salary for this position is $28.85 per hour (or $60,000.00 provided the incumbent works all business hours in the year.) The language premium is $2,080 annually. This position is eligible for agency-sponsored benefits. (To know more about our benefits, click here.)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The  Playroom Team strives to cultivate a team that reflects the diverse population we serve and

thus strongly encourages diverse candidates from underrepresented communities to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human  Resources at




Position Title: Bilingual Therapeutic Caregiver

Department: Children & Family Services

Reports to: Playroom Manager

Location: 1757 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117


Safe & Sound is a children’s…

Level of Language Proficiency

●      Proficiency verbal and written in Spanish or Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin). 

●      Proficiency verbal and written in Spanish or Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin). 


1757 Waller St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

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