Family Preservation Assessor On-Call (653)


There are opportunities to work in the communities of Palmdale, East Los Angeles and Pomona.

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), no wait period to enroll
  • 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



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:

  • Conduct in-home Bio-psychosocial screenings with adult clients, utilizing the Behavioral Assessment Severity Performance (BSAP)Tool, at a minimum of 4 per month;
  • Prepares written assessment preliminary summary reports and final BSAP assessment report for each client evaluated per the signed DCFS Consent 802 form;
  • Submits preliminary summary report within two hours of evaluation and submit final BSAP report within 24-hours of the evaluation via fax;
  • Provides In-home outreach counseling to participant(s) with community base linkage resources based on the needs of the participant per the assessment (3 hrs maximum);
  • Provides Teaching and demonstration homemaking with participant(s) with budgeting, purchasing of food/household items/restraining orders/other services as needed (3 hrs maximum)
  • Provide a minimum of 4 FPAS Assessments, per month, for Daytime referrals based on the Behavioral Severity Assessment Program (BSAP) tool per budget requirement;
  • Participates in weekly supervision sessions;
  • Submits all original documents to Program Manager weekly during supervision;
  • Submit monthly invoices by the 3th of each month to Program Assistant and Program Manager;
  • Participates in Child and Family Team Meetings as needed, (3 hours maximum);
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary for the fulfillment of program requirement; attend training; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Program Manager or Clinical Supervisor.


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 manual and office documents
  • 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 the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

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


  • Regularly work indoors and outdoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens



  • Master's degree or higher in social work or related field of study and Professional license current with the Board of Psychology or Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an Intern or Licensed MFT or CSW in good standing Required
  • Three or more years' experience required in mental health evaluation, case management, and working with a diverse background of socio-economic families. Required
  • Experience with children and families from diverse backgrounds who have been exposed to prolonged trauma or adverse traumatic incidents. Preferred
  • Ability to work within diverse communities (ethnic, tribal, LGBTQ, families without stable housing and/or substance abuse histories). Preferred
  • Maintain and provide proof of malpractice insurance/professional liability or bond consistent with the county's threshold of coverage must be maintained and renewed annually at candidate's cost Required
  • Has knowledge of evaluating risk for suicidal and homicidal ideation, imminent danger, and knows appropriate interventions Preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in Child Abuse Reporting and Crisis management to include intervention Required
  • Valid California driver's license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier
  • Bi-lingual (English /Spanish) Required


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