County of Alameda

Child Care Coordinator, Health Care Services Agency (#7880)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Clerical (010)
$32.79-$39.86 Hourly / $2,459.25-$2,989.50 BiWeekly /
$5,328.38-$6,477.25 Monthly / $63,940.50-$77,727.00 Yearly

Under general direction, this position performs sub-professional childcare services and child development duties; leads child development and child-appropriate education activities for children in various age ranges; may coordinate and lead freelance or contracted childcare providers; and performs other duties as assigned within the classification.


This position is a single-position classification located in the Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) within the Maternal Paternal and Adolescent Health of the Public Health Services Department. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating and providing childcare and child development services for children of HCSA program participants; assisting program staff with administering Age & Stages Questionnaires (ASQs); supporting learning through play; and offering a safe, developmental-appropriate space for children as their parents/guardians participate in HCSA programming. 


Possession of a high school diploma or possession of an acceptable equivalency certificate, such as the General Educational Development Certificate (State of California).


Four (4) years of full-time work experience working with children in a licensed childcare center or in a qualified license-exempt program. 


An associate’s degree from an accredited college in early childhood education or child development may substitute for two (2) years of the work experience. 


Possession of a valid Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certificate, which includes pediatric CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. 

Special Requirement

Care Provider Management Bureau clearance
Child Abuse Central Index Check (CACI) 
Out-of-State Child Abuse Check (OSCA)
May be asked to handle objects up to 50 lbs. 

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:

  • Modern office practices and procedures including business correspondence, e-filing, electronic faxing, and standard office equipment operations, including computers. 
  • Extensive knowledge of child development in particular for children under 5 years old.
  • Providing childcare in various settings.
  • Current HIPPA regulations regarding privacy, security, and confidentiality as it pertains to Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Ten Essential Public Health Services.
Ability to:

  • Plan, monitor and evaluate service delivery effectiveness. Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, with attention to linguistic preferences and cultural proficiency.
  • Provide courteous and prompt customer service to clients by telephone.
  • Be flexible and reprioritize activities upon direction from the supervisor or child need.
  • May be asked to handle objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Provide services in a manner that is compatible with the needs and preferences of diverse community members.
  • Understand and incorporate the Agency and Department’s core values and ethical standards of practice into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities.
  • Incorporate ethical standards of practice into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, their families, providers, staff, internal and external partners, and the general public in various ethnic and cultural communities.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.

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.

  1. Coordinates and provides childcare services and support to children of current and potential HCSA clients.
  2. Acts as primary Child Care Provider during various HCSA programming.
  3. Organizes and provides age-appropriate child development activities and care for children.
  4. Coordinates childcare services for the various family support programs and group activities when additional providers are needed. 
  5. Orients new childcare providers to program guidelines and expectations.
  6. May administer the Ages and Stages Child Development Screening Tool in collaboration with the program case manager. Provides feedback to family and case manager as appropriate and offers developmental activities for families.
  7. Provides and ensures a safe and nurturing environment for children.
  8. Ensures childcare spaces are clean and well organized.
  9. Observes the health and wellbeing of children; cleans/sterilizes toys after being handled by children; makes observations on children's behavior; refers observations of children’s behaviors to the child’s parents’ case manager or program’s clinical staff/consultant.
  10. Ensures the environment is safe, healthy, and welcoming to mitigate the likelihood of injury to a multi-age group of children.
  11. Advises supervisor of changes that may be needed to ensure the assigned childcare space is as safe as possible and able to adequately accommodate the needs of a multi-age group of children.
  12. Monitors childcare providers to ensure they maintain their cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certifications.
  13. Ensures contracted providers are covered under Alameda County insurance with Risk Management.
  14. Coordinates the ordering of age and culturally-appropriate children’s books (this includes monitoring and restocking books as needed).
  15. Assists with distributing various client incentives such as, but not limited to, diapers, clothes, car seats, and safe sleep devices.
  16. Attends staff meetings and training sessions as assigned by supervisor.
  17. Maintains accurate and timely records of the number of children served, ASQs administered, and any other screenings generated by childcare providers.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

New Spec  7880.docx
SK:saa  05/23/2023
CSC Date: 06/14/2023


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) 
  • 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

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • 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.


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