Inclusion Specialist

Organization Overview 

Family & Child Empowerment Services (FACES) SF provides families who live and work in San Francisco with high-quality early childhood education and enrichment; job support, training, and placement; and comprehensive family support services and referrals. Our mission is to empower families who live and work in San Francisco to transform their futures through evidence-based educational and economic opportunities. 

Position Summary 

Are you an educator looking to create inclusive learning environments? Do you want the opportunity to contribute to an organization with a mission of serving the needs and well-being of San Francisco’s youngest children? We are looking for an Inclusion Specialist to provide comprehensive assessment and intervention services to children in our infant, toddler and preschool programs at FACES SF’s Bayview location. This staff person is responsible for assisting in the assessments of special needs, supporting classroom teachers to set developmental goals for children, educating teachers to make accommodations in their classrooms, and developing curricula to enable each student to reach their full potential! 

What You’ll Do 

  • Collaborate effectively and appropriately with teachers, administration, parents and consultants/specialists, i.e. OT, mental health services, etc. Following up with Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) concerns when necessary. 
  • Provide one-on-one support with children in the classroom to attain specific developmental goals outlined in IEP’s. 
  • Coach teachers and model developmentally appropriate classroom activities to support children with suspected or identified special needs. 
  • Support and collaborate with teachers, parents/caregivers, and Site Supervisor to identify and access resources (instructional materials, adaptive equipment, etc.) to help children flourish in classrooms. 
  • Meet with parents/ caregivers, in conjunction with teaching staff, to interpret ASQ’s, parent conferences, IEP meetings, and assessments when needed. 
  • Provide referrals, advocate, and serve as liaison for additional family services, such as support for families with special needs, etc. 
  • Lead occasional parent/ caregiver and staff training on child development, special education and early intervention topics.
  • Collaborate with the Family Support Team to facilitate Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) meetings and work with teachers to implement CSEFEL strategies in classrooms, including visual schedules and expectations. 

Qualifications 

You have a solid mix of the following knowledge, ability, skills and experience: 

  • B. A. degree in Child Development, Mental Health, Special Education or related fields 
  • At least 2 years of experience working with preschool age children with a focus on children with special needs. 
  • Possesses California Child Development permit or 12 qualifying units in Early Childhood Education 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of parenting challenges, child development, and children and families with special needs, including behavioral and emotional issues
  • Experience with coaching staff and facilitating workshops/trainings preferred 
  • Commitment to working with families from marginalized communities
  • Effective and compassionate communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and independently with initiative and enthusiasm
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications and electronic client management systems 
  • Ability to meet required state, federal, local, and CDC standards (including but not limited to fingerprint clearance, negative TB test, First Aid, CPR)
  • A deep commitment to aligning all program practices to FACES SF values, especially around equity, inclusion, and belonging for all our stakeholders
  • Strong passion for and a desire to humbly reflect, learn, and grow in pursuit of our mission 
  • A sense of humor- we believe joy and justice go hand in hand!

Desired Qualifications 

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) 
  • Special Education Credential 

What We Offer 

  • Hourly rate range $36.00 – $40.50 based on experience, qualifications, and education 
  • Healthcare premiums 100% paid for employees and 25% paid for dependents 
  • Three weeks of vacation, Twelvesick days, ten paid holidays, and a paid one-week winter closure between Christmas and New Year’s
  • A retirement plan with employer match up to 7% of your salary
  • A chance to positively impact the lives of young children and their families 
  • A fun, dynamic and collaborative working environment
  • Opportunity to join a movement to achieve educational, economic, and racial justice! 

To apply: Please send your resume and brief note re: your interest in this role to jobs@facessf.org.


FACES SF is a welcoming workplace for all. We embrace diversity in every form- race and culture, gender identity, sexuality, country of origin, religion, and/or ability. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

FACES SF is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.