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TALK Lead Associate/FAITHS (UEC)

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Work type: Auxiliary
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Excluded, Administrative, At-Will, Child/Youth Education and Development, Temporary, Part Time


About University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB

(This is not a state position)

University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB ("UEC") supports the university's educational mission by providing quality services that complement the instructional program. The University depends upon UEC to provide services that cannot be supported with state funds. We’re responsible for business enterprises on campus including, but not limited to, dining, bookstore, convenience store, and vending services. We also serve as the grantee for federal, state, and local funding for research and sponsored projects.

Position Summary

Temporary, part time, non-benefited position through 6/30/2024 (Appointment may be renewed annually based upon availability of funds, availability of work and satisfactory job performance). 

Salary: $25.00 per hour

Location: San Bernardino, CA

Program Summary:

The Family Attachment Interventions Through Healing Solutions (FAITHS) Throughcare Program will recruit, train, and administrate graduate-level interns in salient Social and Behavioral Science fields to provide in-custody and out-of-custody psychotherapeutic interventions to justice-involved individuals and their families.

The Teaching and Loving Kids (TALK) program takes the knowledge learned during in-custody parenting classes and applies it directly to the parent/child relationship once per week in a contact visit at the jail facility. The TALK area is a child-friendly area that is decorated in a daycare-styled fashion with an indoor and outdoor area. The space is equipped with a range of developmentally-appropriate activities to facilitate positive parent/child interactions; there are books, bubbles, games, sports equipment, tricycles, dolls, crafts, etc.

Under the observation of the Lead TALK Associate and TALK Interns, who take a hands-off approach to allow the parents to engage their children, parents are able to practice strategies and techniques learned in class. During the visit, TALK Interns document the interactions based on interventions the parent is learning in class and specific areas the parent has expressed interest in developing. At the end of the TALK program session, parents gather in a group to discuss the evening, receive positive feedback for the healthy ways they engaged with their child [ren], discuss alternate methods if challenges arose, and collaborate on the continued development of their parent/child relationship.

Work Schedule

Up to 19 hours per week. Schedule to be arranged, but typically, Monday through Thursday. Evenings and weekend work may be required.

First Review Deadline

This position will remain open until filled.

Typical Activities

Under minimal supervision of the Clinical Manager, the TALK Lead Associate will work independently to:

TALK Session Leadership: Take charge of leading and supervising TALK sessions, ensuring that the program's objectives are met and that sessions progress smoothly.

Positive Child Guidance (PCG) Documentation: Oversee the completion of PCG forms during TALK sessions, which capture crucial details and insights about parent-child interactions.

Feedback and Debriefing: After each TALK session, conduct debriefings with participating parents, offering constructive feedback, celebrating positive interactions, and discussing alternative approaches when needed.

TALK Intern Management: Coordinate closely with TALK Interns (TIs), ensuring that they are effectively aligned with the program's goals and methodologies.

Recruitment and Training: Collaborate with university and community college partners to recruit and train TIs, ensuring that they are well-equipped to support TALK sessions and provide valuable insights.

Stakeholder Communication: Proactively engage with justice-involved individuals and their families regarding TALK programming, answering queries, addressing concerns, and ensuring their informed participation.

Data Management and Reporting: Track, organize, and report TALK data related to attendance, completions, and outcomes to the Clinical Director and Administrative Research Analyst, ensuring transparency and providing insights on program efficacy.

Scheduling and Coordination: Manage communication and scheduling for TALK sessions with families, ensuring a streamlined and efficient process.

Participant Management: Create and maintain participation lists for justice-involved individuals and their families, ensuring an accurate record of all active and prospective TALK participants.

Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of the latest developments in child development and parenting strategies, and adapt the TALK program as necessary to provide the best possible outcomes for participants.

Other Duties: Tackle any other responsibilities or tasks as they arise, ensuring the overall success and growth of the TALK program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Associate's degree in Child Development, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field.
  • Experience: A minimum of 1 year of experience in working in parent-child programming or related child development work
  • Other:
    • Strong background in parent-child relations, attachment, and positive child guidance/developmentally-appropriate practice.

    • Experience working with parents/caregivers.

    • Familiarity with child assessment strategies.

    • Experience supervising staff.

    • Experience planning and implementing developmentally-appropriate activities for children.



University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB is committed to a diverse workforce and affirmative action, and is an equal opportunity employer. UEC maintains and promotes a policy of non-discrimination and non-harassment on the basis of race, sex, gender, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic characteristics, status as a disabled veteran, or disabled veteran of the Vietnam era.

To view the UEC Affirmative Action Program, please contact UEC Human Resources at (909) 537-7589 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.

As an equal opportunity employer, University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB (UEC) is committed to a diverse workforce.  If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access UEC's career website as a result of your disability.  You may request reasonable accommodations by calling UEC's Human Resources Manager at 909-537-7589.

EEO AA Policy Statement 

Employment of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans

Supplemental Information

UEC is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans. This position will remain open until filled. This has been designated as a sensitive position. The selected candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation to include a criminal history check prior to appointment.



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