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Family Support Counselor (2 openings)

at Children's Bureau of Southern California

Posted: 3/5/2019
Job Reference #: 1231
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Job Description

Location:
Sunrise Center (Lancaster)

Department:
Prevention

I.          TITLE:          Family Support Counselor I

II.        QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services/Behavioral Sciences from an accredited University
  • Two or more years of experience in working with children and families     and/or parenting; community outreach with low-income moderate to high-risk families
  • Knowledge of child development and community resources desirable
  • Ability to use diagnostic skills to make assessments
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Good organizational, follow-through and verbal/written communication skills

III.       REPORTS TO:         Program Supervisor

IV.       POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Family Support Counselor I is responsible for implementing a community based prevention effort for families. This may include in-home or in-office support; inhome training of parenting; parent education classes; case management; and assisting families reach resources within the community. The Family Support Counselor may assist families in crisis to assess resources to meet their needs, including court ordered families to facilitate family reunification, coordinating information for participant referrals, compiling and maintaining records, preparing reports and attending all required meetings.  Position may be located at a Family Resource Center.; will attend Case Management meetings as required.

V.        DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. PREVENTION EFFORTS:
  • Make family assessments; recommend specific prevention program
  • Aid families in crisis situations such as immediate need for shelter, childcare, health care, etc. by providing proper referral and case management
  • Responsible for assigned programs for children and/or adults such as parent support and education
  • Work directly with families to provide basic preventing health care information or to assist with budgeting, home organization, and other skills necessary for improved safety and management.
  • Develops and maintains community resource file.  Works with the Information and Referral staff to provide proper referrals to the families.
  • Develops and maintains community resource file.  Works with the Information and Referral staff to provide proper referrals to the families.
  • Translates materials for clients and the agency/collaboration
  • Attends community meetings and/or agency collaboration meetings as assigned
  • Attends weekly Case Management Meeting
  • Maintains file logs, charts, and other records as required by the agency or funding source
  • Support families and individuals in home or in office
  • Teach and model parenting skills in home or the office
  • Conduct parent education classes at the office or other community site
  • Assist families in identifying/reaching appropriate community resources

B. CASE MANAGEMENT

  • Development of a Written Individualized Service Plan
  • Linkage, Consultation, and Referral including follow-up within 30 days
  • Assistance with Accessing Services
  • Crisis Assistance Planning
  • Periodic Review

C. DOCUMENTATION

  • Maintain case files and notes (including releases, etc.)
  • Maintain work and activity sheets, statistics, court reports/letters, as required

            D. COMMUNITY:

  • Maintain high profile in the community
  • Maintain/provide current resource referrals within the community
  • Develop/maintain effective working relations with all individuals and agencies impacting Program within the community
  • Assist Program Supervisor with developing and implementing community outreach programs

VI.       GENERAL:

  • Maintain confidentiality in matters of agency operations, personnel, and clients
  • Maintain positive communications with all agency staff, clients, and volunteers
  • Exercise good judgment in performance of duties and responsibilities
  • Support existing agency policies, principles, and mission

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