Lead Child Care Food Program Counselor

The Lead Child Care Food Program Counselor (Lead) is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  The Lead will monitor the program to ensure all Federal, State and agency requirements are met.  The Lead will collaborate with management to provide critical input, guidance and support to improve the function of the program.


  • The Lead will plan, develop and implement written policies and procedures to support overall program functions including recruitment, enrollment and training for providers.
  • Monitor Family Child Care Providers enrolled in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for contract compliance
  • Serves as the lead in recruitment and enrollment of Family Child Care Providers into the CACFP
  • Provide technical assistance on program regulations and child nutrition to providers
  •  Conduct site visits to Family Child Care homes in accordance with program guidelines
  • Prepare and submit monthly program reports in a timely manner
  • Responsible for the coordination of mandated annual provider trainings
  • Develop and implement training curriculum on various topics related to program requirements
  • Develop and implement a system to ensure program provider files are accurate, up-to-date and in compliance with program regulations 
  • Develop, maintain and support a strong working relationship with program participants,  community partners and funders
  • Maintain on-going communication and follow-ups with program participants and staff members
  • Manages the daily operations of the Food program
  • Ensures that program  adheres to all local, state and federal contracts Update, inform and implement new changes, and rules to program staff and program participants
  • Coordinate and deliver training for program staff, and participants on child nutrition and program compliance
  • Collaborate with management to design a system of ongoing quality improvement of the program
  •  Develop and conduct annual survey for providers to determine the needs and trends within the field
  • Provide translation of materials, newsletters and periodic communication tools
  • Trains and supervises the Food Program Counselor
  • Assists with updating Food Program’s providers’ information in the R&R database
  •   Other duties as assigned


  • Bilingual/biliterate in Chinese/English required
  • Three years of paid relevant, experience
  • Knowledge of Child Care Licensing regulations and quality child care standard is plus
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the child development field in San Francisco
  • Strong interpersonal skills, take initiative and problem solving
  • Attentive to details and able to handle multiple tasks with flexibility
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team member
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and public speaking
  • Ability to anticipate and coordinate work to meet deadline.
  •  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally


  • A.A degree in Nutrition,  Child Development or related field preferred