Child and Family Specialist (161)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:

  • Demonstrate effective crisis management/de-escalation skills in a variety of settings
  • Utilize communication skills in regular Residential family team meetings and assist in development of individualized Plan of Care
  • Ensure involvement of family in development of treatment planning
  • Provide and link services to family as outlined in Plan of Care
  • Demonstrate creativity developing and delivering behavioral services to individuals and families that is consistent with Plan of Care
  • Demonstrate a willingness to work flexible hours; be available to work non-traditional hours on a regular basis
  • Participate in Residential or WRAP trainings and meetings as assigned by program director
  • Develop and maintain accurate client records, including progress notes and participate in development of needs/strengths assessment and Plan of Care
  • Other duties as required

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES

  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences and 2 years experience working with emotionally disturbed children or an Associates of Arts degree in social sciences and 4 years experience working with emotionally disturbed children or 6 years experience working with emotionally disturbed children
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier

HILLSIDES OFFERS EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE:

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical insurance with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan

  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan

  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary

  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit

  • 401k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule

  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually

  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions

PQI STATEMENT

Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the performance quality improvement (PQI) of Hillsides' programs & services. Activities might involve membership on a PQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for PQI and evaluation purposes, completion of PQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by PQI committees or work groups.

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (TIC)

Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer