Program Coordinator Family Preservation Program (386)

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.


  • Provide leadership to the workforce, complimenting the Program Manager's vision, approach and direction in providing intensive family focused services.
  • Maintain leadership presence in the Palmdale office 2 days per week and the ELA office 3 days per week.
  • Weekly individual and group supervision of In-home Outreach Counselors, including all personnel functional, professional development and goal setting.
  • Coordinate assessment and referral of new clients, working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary teams (inter-department/intra-department); this includes facilitating MCPCs.
  • Liaising between other child serving systems, community based organization, and county agencies and the organization.
  • Ensure documentation meets program and accreditation standards, including monitoring data entry and in assisting the Program Manager in monitoring productivity and billing targets.
  • Participate in Family Resource Centers meetings, supervisory trainings, and COA related committees and task force groups as needed
  • Attend DCFS monthly Taskforce meetings, Roundtable monthly contract meetings and quarterly CAC meetings.
  • Assess program and family needs; coordination of client service referrals and linkage services including facilitating parenting/domestic violence classes as needed.
  • Provide Up-Front Assessments for Daytime referrals based on the Behavioral Severity Assessment Program (BSAP) tool per budget requirement;
  • Other duties as required


  • Masters degree in social welfare or counseling
  • Licensure preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Strong knowledge base of family therapy, crisis intervention & system theory
  • Special emphasis on domestic violence prevention, parent education & advocacy
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier


  • 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


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.


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.


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