In Home Outreach Counselor (Palmdale)

Who We Are:

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. We have provided services to surrounding communities since 1913. We promote a client-driven, strengths-based organization of excellence that embraces communities using Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles that builds trusting, collaborative relationships.

Job Type: Temporary Full-time Opportunity

Starting Salary Range: $23.75 - $26.92 per hour, DOE

Work Location/Service Areas: Palmdale, CA 

What We Offer:

An outstanding benefits package and numerous opportunities for career growth and advancement within our organization.

  • Employee Sign-on Bonus of $2,000
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000-$4,000 for application positions.
  • 13 Paid Holiday per year including Cesar Chavez & Juneteenth, earn up to 22 days of PTO
  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Medical insurance offering 3 HMO with Kaiser and Health Net, and also a PPO Plan
  • Dental insurance both HMO & PPO options, with 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account for Medical and Dependent Care
  • 401(k) with no wait period and no vesting schedule
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee Assistance Program

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:

  • Intensive in-home intervention with families referred by DCFS
  • Ability to meet productivity standards for the program, after 3 months of training and agency introductory period
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with the family in identifying areas of need, available community resources and treatment goals for the family
  • Link families and in some cases, personal linkage is required for families who need access, training and role modeling opportunities in accessing federal programs
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with adjunct service providers including DCFS County Social Workers, Probation Department, therapists, tutors, and parent partners
  • Alert to safety issues or risk in the home and report such risks to the program manager or designated supervisor for immediate consultation
  • Travel to client homes in the central Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley areas
  • Be available for crisis support to clients 24/7
  • Go out info field as needed
  • Timely completion of weekly notes as well as monthly reports, MCPC plans, assessments, and other paperwork as required
  • Oversight and facilitation of MCPC with families, County Social Workers and Lead IHOC every several weeks
  • Participate in agency trainings in addition to program-specific training
  • Other duties as required

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES

  • Master's degree, preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree accepted in a Human Services area with an educational waiver.
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with children & families.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Valid California driver's license, driving record, and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier.

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.

Seat 407