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Our goal is to attract and retain a highly talented and qualified workforce who can meet the needs of the children, families and child care providers we serve. If you enjoy working in a healthy yet challenging and innovative work environment and are motivated by providing excellent services, we encourage you to apply for a position with Pathways LA.

Pathways LA believes in promoting health, balance and peace of mind among its employees so we provide medical, dental and vision benefits; generous retirement contributions; paid vacation, sick and holidays; employer-paid life, accident and long-term disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; an employee assistance program (EAP) and more.

Trauma Informed Child Care Advisor - Social Worker

Job Title
Trauma Informed Child Care Advisor - Social Worker
Job ID
Los Angeles,  CA 90010
Other Location


Department:          Resource & Referral

Location(s):         Administrative Offices

Primary Duties:

The TIC Advisor is responsible for providing training and coaching for child care providers participating in the Child Care Bridge and other Programs. The TIC Advisor will provide the following:

Increase provider’s awareness of unique developmental, mental health and attachment needs of birth to 5 foster children in a trauma context

Increase providers’ knowledge of Trauma-Informed strategies into the curriculum and child care to support trauma-exposed children in their care

Increase provider knowledge of early preventive strategies to decrease birth-5 foster child attrition, and prevent higher level behaviors of concern by addressing the trauma and relational needs of the child.

Encourage providers to increase Resource Family involvement in the child care setting.

Provide one-on-one coaching, modeling, and supportive feedback for providers at the Child Care Provider home/site.



  • Master’s Degree preferred; Bachelor’s degree in Early Child Education, Human Services, Social Work or related field with relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with children and families, impact of trauma with children, understanding of early childhood developmental needs (including working with children birth to five years and facilitating trainings.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with or understanding of child care providers, family child care homes or child care/daycare a plus.
  • Experience working with diverse populations preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills, self-starter, and positive approach
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point) and knowledge of social media activities
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance.
  • Position requires some travel and evening/weekend work
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsor-ships are available for these positions.

We are an EEO and Fair Chance Process Employer      


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