SafeStart Coordinator – San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center – San Francisco, CA

The mission of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (Prevention Center) is to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact.

The Prevention Center is a leading SF nonprofit that implements a three-prong strategy to end child abuse by:

(1) providing high quality and impactful Children & Family Services that help strengthen families and develop children’s ability to thrive

(2) educating the community — children, caregivers, child-serving professionals and the public — through proven Community Education programs;

(3) coordinating Strategic Partnerships that promote citywide systems improvements that enhance our capacity to protect children, including running San Francisco’s Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) in conjunction with City and other nonprofit partners.

The organization has an annual operating budget of approximately $5.7 million and is supported by approximately 60 staff, interns, and consultants and more than 80 volunteers. The Prevention Center owns its building, a historic firehouse in the Haight neighborhood of San Francisco, near Golden Gate Park. The organization’s CAC is located at 3450 Third Street in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood.

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OVERALL SUMMARYThe San Francisco SafeStart Initiative began in 2000 to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on young children. As lead agency of the initiative, SFCAPC coordinates a diverse collaborative of public and private agencies throughout San Francisco. The SafeStart Collaborative Services Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the SafeStart Service Delivery Team, which is the direct service component of the SafeStart initiative, as well as providing some of these direct services themselves. The program serves approximately 150 – 200 families every year and has a budget of approximately $650,000 which is allocated at multiple levels across the collaborative. The focus and mission of SafeStart is to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on young children (0 – 6). This is accomplished through a combination of direct services, education, coordination, and technical assistance.


Collaborative Services
· Organize, attend, and lead all SafeStart-related meetings including (1) bi-monthly case consultation meetings for the SafeStart Service Delivery Team; (2) SafeStart Supervisors’ Meetings; and (3) SafeStart Policy Meetings. Consult with the Sr. Program Manager to develop agendas, goals, and desired outcomesas appropriate.

Facilitate the provision of technical assistance (with SFCAPC Data Manager) and training to the three SafeStart subcontractors related to the delivery of SafeStart services and use of the ETO database system, including going to sites and working 1-on-1 with staff at partner agencies when necessary.

Lead site monitoring procedures by helping gather data and monitoring partner agency performance during quarterly review meetings. Work closely with sites to address any areas requiring action in order to meet target goals for the year.

Collaborate with the SafeStart program manager to develop and build relationships with other family resource centers and assess interest/need of group services; help coordinate group services for interested agencies.

Coordinate SafeStart referrals from all sources, such as internally and those that come through reports at the DVRU. Work with other SafeStart staff to provide these families with information and referral services as appropriate.

Education & Outreach Services

Coordinate education and outreach efforts with SafeStart partner agency staff housed at organizations and systems throughout San Francisco.

Assess community training needs, including researching best practices and developing new curriculums and programs to provide staff development and community education & awareness trainings to service providers and the community at large on the effects of violence on young children and effective support and intervention strategies.

Collaborate with the Prevention Center’s Community Education Team to support the delivery of 1-time Parent and Provider Workshops on the effects of violence on young children.

Help maintain relationships with existing community partners, such as Family Court and work to build new relationships with other community-based organizations, government agencies and other members of the community to coordinate efforts to reduce the incidence of violence on young children.

Continue to develop new ways to outreach to the community, such as a SafeStart newsletter.

General Program Operations

Assist the community education team with the planning and execution of the annual SafeStart training event.

Guide partner agencies through improvements in data collection and evaluation of collaborative performance and prevention outcomes.

Provide case management services to a small caseload of SafeStart families at the TALK Line Family Support Center.

Undertake other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work or other related field and/or at least two years of experience in program coordination/management.

Bilingual Spanish strongly preferred.

Project management experience, including demonstrated experience (minimum 2 years) with program planning, policy development and coordination of collaborative projects is highly desirable.

Demonstrated experience (minimum 3 years) in field work and direct service delivery, including leading groups and/or classes required.

Completion of 40 hour domestic violence training highly desirable.

Support or crisis line experience highly desirable.

Proven ability to work cohesively in a culturally diverse work environment independently and as part of team.

Experience working in the areas of violence prevention/response and/or family support required

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Ability to work tactfully and effectively with representatives of city agencies, community-based organizations a the community at large.

Skill in preparing for and facilitating both large and small meetings preferred.

Knowledge of San Francisco’s diverse communities highly desirable.

Comfortable with technology and be able to quickly learn new software.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

How to apply

San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is committee to workforce diversity. Qualified candidates will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Frank Landin, Manager of Human Resources at