Child and Family SpecialistApply Now Job ID 2000021B
Child and Family Specialist
Primary Location: United States-CA-CALos Angeles
Function:Program Services Coordination/Case Management
- Provides in-home and community based supports under the periodic guidance of the clinical supervisor, develop conceptualization for each assigned case (in conjunction with the treatment team)
- Attend review hearings as well as child and family team meetings; make recommendations based on plan observations
- Prepare child for Child and Family Team activities and advocate for child’s needs as a full and active member of the Child and Family Team
- Assist in connecting child and family to community resources
- Pursue case goals utilizing various resources: community supports, resource family life, supplemental counseling, psychiatric services, therapeutic activities, etc.
- Regularly evaluate child/family progress and periodically meet with treatment team to review cases
- Advocate for child and family’s needs and best interests by assisting in the identification of service gaps and community resources to meet identified needs
- Maintain appropriate and required documentation consistent with accreditation and Department of Child Services treatment and Medi-CAL standards.
- Keep placing agency workers informed about family and child’s progress, major crises, etc.
- Interact with schools, parks and recreation and other community resources
- Work with Foster Families Build and maintain positive, supportive, and encouraging working relationships with resource families
- Direct resource to families in their efforts to be therapeutic in their work with those placed in their home
- Manage conflict and family crises through reference to family safety plan
- Attend resource family trainings; co-facilitate training and/or activities for children
- Facilitate independent living youth in securing entitlements and other collateral resources
- Prepare each foster child for the identified permanency goal in a developmentally appropriate manner in conjunction with other service providers including the referring agency staff and therapist when applicable
- Enhance foster child functioning by providing basic counseling, psycho-education, skills training, etc.
- Provide mentoring and teaching resources:
- Coordinate development and implementation of family goal plan including:
- Nurturing/parenting skills
- Problem-solving/conflict resolution skills
- Child development
- Self-esteem concepts
- Safety plan for children and parents
- Includes objectives for growth in family’s assets
- Includes issues as well as basic needs
- Associate Arts degree in Human Services, Social Work or Psychology plus one year experience working with high risk youth; or a high school diploma (or GED) plus three (3) years’ experience working with high risk youth.
- Bilingual Spanish speaking required.
- Reliable transportation
- Auto insurance that complies with the state policy concerning minimum car insurance coverage
- Valid driver’s license in good standing
- Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks
- A competitive compensation/benefits package including 401(k) with company matching
- Annual bonus plan
- A rewarding work environment
- Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
- Time Off & Holiday Pay
- Family-oriented environment, casual dress
- Employee discounts; fun employee events
- Dynamic work environment, no day is ever the same as the next
- On-the-job training including career development, advancement and paid CEU opportunities
- Access to jobs throughout the nation-wide Network
- Mileage reimbursement
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