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Child and Family Specialist

Job ID 2000021B
Child and Family Specialist
Primary Location: United States-CA-CALos Angeles
Function:Program Services Coordination/Case Management


Job Responsibilities:

  • 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

What we require of you:
  • 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
What we offer you:
  • 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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