Child and Family Specialist (163)

WHAT WE OFFER

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance with a $20 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
  • 401(k) with no wait period 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
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model & Trauma Informed Care

WHAT YOU'LL DO

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret related periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures & governmental regulations
  • Ability to speak a language other than English if required based on case load

  Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others ? including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of a workday
  • Ability to lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use of personal vehicle is necessary to travel to in-home settings & transport clients if necessary; must keep mileage records for submission to supervisor for approval for reimbursement; proof of current liability insurance on personal vehicle must be provided as required

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors and outdoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens
WHAT YOU'LL BRING

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

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