Child And Family Specialist

The Mentor Network Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

Description

Child and Family Specialist

Primary Location: United States-CA-CALos Angeles

Function:Program Services Coordination/Case Management

Description

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

Qualifications:

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

Bring the right attitude; we'll train you for success!

Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals. Apply Today!

EOE

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

Bring the right attitude; we'll train you for success!

Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals. Apply Today!

EOE


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Child And Family Specialist

The Mentor Network