County of Alameda

Family Services Program Director, Alameda County Children Families Commission (#5008)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Children/Family Comm (067)
$64.31-$64.31 Hourly / $5,144.80-$5,144.80 BiWeekly /
$11,147.07-$11,147.07 Monthly / $133,764.80-$133,764.80 Yearly

Under general direction, to supervise, develop, plan, organize and direct the Family Support Services program area of the Alameda County Children and Families Commission (ACCFC); and to do related work as required.


This single position classification reports to the Deputy Director of the ACCFC. The incumbent functions as a member of the management team to provide accurate, comprehensive and timely information and recommendations on the implementation of the strategic plan and performance of contracting agencies to the Executive Director and the County Commission.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Assists the Deputy Director in the development and implementation of the Family Support component of Every Child Counts.

2. Develops a comprehensive training plan with recommended curriculum for home and center-based environments. Assist the Child Care Program Director with the training and linkages between family support, mental health and child care components.

3. Designs a quality assurance plan for the clinical components for the family support Model.

4. Assists in the development of the tracking/outcomes/evaluation component of Every Child Counts.

5. Assists in the monitoring of the quality assurance of the universal one to three home visits, Intensive family support (well and NICU discharges infants).

6. Provides staff support to the Commission’s Program Committee.

7. Reports to the community and Children and Families Commission on program implementation.

8. Works collaboratively with the Social Services and Behavioral Health Care Services Agencies to assist in the designing of an Alternative Response and Early Childhood Mental Health System.

9. Identifies community-based programs that will facilitate attainment of Every Child Counts Strategic Plan goals (WIC, AFLP/CalLearn, parenting education and support programs).

10. Convenes case consultation and reflective supervision models for Team Leaders Supervising intensive home visiting teams. Provide additional case consultation to Pre-school Consultation Mental Health staff.

11. Reviews and participates in the selection, assignment and evaluation of consultants and support staff; supervises, plans, organizes and directs staff in the activities and operation of designated ACCFC programs.


A Master’s degree in clinical psychology, social work, health or public health from an accredited college or university,



The equivalent to five years of full-time experience in program administration and planning, clinical consultation, and/or training in the direct delivery of services to families with young children (prenatal to five years).

Special Requirement: Possession of a clinical license in psychology or possession of an LCSW.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices in the domains of Early Childhood Mental Health, Family Support Services, Home Visitation and Reflective Supervision models.
• Principles and practices of program planning and evaluation.
• Principles and practices of direct client service delivery.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• Management principles and practices, including work planning, evaluation and supervision.
• Training experience in the fields of State and Federal Guidelines for Childcare programming and Early Childhood Mental Health.
• Research design and evaluation as pertains to longitudinal data collection procedures.
• Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.

Ability to:

• Plan, organize, coordinate, supervise and manage the work of staff members in a modern office environment.
• Work closely and cooperatively with professional and support staff.
• Provide technical assistance and training support to ECC community providers.
• Communicate orally and in writing.
• Build a sense of teamwork and shared ownership for program goals among governmental and non-governmental organizations.
• Represent the Commission and County in meetings with others.
• Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
• Maintain accurate records and files.
• Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence and other written materials.
• Exercise sound independent judgment.

Jobspec/Program Services Director


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.