Child & Family Specialist

By March 7, 2019Careers

Summary:

This Child and Family Specialist is responsible for providing in-home mental health services such as Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS) to children/adolescents and their families.

Responsibilities:

  • Child & Family Specialist (CFS) participate in Child & Family Teams, provide direct services to children, adolescents and their families, as identified in the Child & Family Plan of Care; promotes child and family / professional partnerships and family decision making.
  • The Child & Family Specialists’ submit timely all required documentation and reports, including Child & Family Plans, to insure all documents meet current and acceptable standards, maintaining fidelity to the Wraparound model and meeting guidelines for all audit entities.
  • Participates in agency-related activities, including, as necessary, the review of charts, client assignments, assessment and programming, crisis response as needed, staff meetings, screening and intake, and internal/external quality assurance activities.
  • Under supervision of the Program Manager, the Child and Family Specialists collaborates with other entities within the SPA and county to ensure a maximum level of effectiveness and fidelity to the model.
  • Ensure maximum participation in the planning, implementing and evaluation of services by clients/consumers through their participation.
  • Under general supervision, has responsibility for the children and families they serve in establishing and evaluating the Plan of Care; promotes family decision making and consensus building; provides outreach and emergency services and counseling in crisis situations; performs related work as assigned.
  • In the Field Based Services, Child and Family Specialist must adhere to agency and regulatory body standards, policies and ethics for professional roles, conduct and behavior. Serves as a role model for children, adolescents and adults who may have emotional or behavioral problems. Demonstrates appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling.
  • Ensures to understand, follow and implement the Agency Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) process in performance of duties as determined by the scope of responsibility for this position, in accordance with the funders, county, state and federal requirements.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree and one to three years of experience working with seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents and their families; or some college with an emphasis on social work/psychology plus five years of experience providing direct service to the target population.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance if transporting clients/families.
  • Obtain Red Cross CPR, First Aid and Pro-ACT certification and maintain such certification throughout the term of employment.
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.

San Gabriel Children’s Center reserves the right to close the application period, without notice, when a significant number of applications/resumes have been received or the position becomes filled.

San Gabriel Children’s Center has embarked upon implementing and embedding Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles throughout the organization. Candidates should be aware that all employees are involved in the implementation and the practice of Trauma Informed Care within the organization.