Family Resource Specialist

westside Children's Center - Culver City, CA

JOB SUMMARY:

WCC contracts with the Department of Children and  Family  Services (DCFS)  to  protect  at-  risk children and strengthen families. The Family Resource Specialist position provides high quality in-home, case management services and linkages for families. The Family Resource Specialist position works collaboratively with community partners, participates in coordination of family events, and conducts community outreach.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Provide in-home case management services to clients in the Prevention and Aftercare program

Provide support and client coverage in all Strengthening Families programs to include Family Preservation and RSS

Conduct initial intake with clients and complete intake documentation

Complete case management needs assessment to determine appropriate service plan

Complete development of service plan and ensure quarterly updates

Administer Ages and Stages Questionnaires, Protective Factors Surveys, and Adverse Childhood Experiences Screenings

Assist in coordinating mental health services

Locate appropriate referral resources within the community

As needed coordinate resources for children with special needs including assistance with the IEP and IFSP advocacy process

Provide clients with linkages to needed resources/services and follow up to ensure successful outcome of identified need

Collaborate with other professionals on the case, including DCFS, Probation, EHS and any mental health provider

Monitor, review, document and communicate clients’ progress, strengths, and needs in a timely and accurate manner

Attend staff meetings, individual and group supervision, case reviews, and trainings

Facilitate parent groups as needed, including skills for parenting and domestic violence groups

Collaborate with key partner agencies for referrals, and parental support; ensure successful partnership and documentation of outcomes

Conduct community outreach to promote programs and services available at WCC and solicit referrals

Assist in coordinating Prevention and Aftercare community events and family activities

Assist in coordinating and supporting community forums with stakeholders to include monthly Community Collaborative Meetings and Connecting Parents Meetings (CPM)

Maintain confidentiality of clients and obtain and maintain on file legal releases of information when needed

Comply with all applicable federal, state and county regulations, policies and procedures

Evening and weekend hours are required

Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the agency’s and the program’s mission statements

In accordance with our “team” philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelors’ Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education or a related field

2 years working with Children and Families, or equivalent experience

Bilingual – English/Spanish required

Ability to work in a supportive team environment

Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of families

Experience with community outreach, event organizing, working with families and children in a community setting preferred

Knowledge of child abuse/neglect prevention

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Home visitation and case management experience desired

Knowledge of community resources and experience with interagency collaboration preferred

Ability to work independently, flexible, strong organizational skills, and commitment to teamwork

Basic computer skills required – Word, Excel, Software applications

Passionate about learning and possesses curiosity about issues affecting children and families

All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and families who are served by our agency.

Fingerprint background clearance (DOJ, FBI & Child Abuse Clearance Index), or approved exemption

Successful completion of pre-employment physical, PPD risk assessment, proof of immunizations for pertussis, measles and influenza

Class “C” driver’s license, proof of insurance, a safety record acceptable to CAA, and reliable transportation required

FOR CONSIDERATION:

Send cover letter and resume to hr@westsidechildrens.org

Full benefits package offered including employer contribution to: Health, Dental, Vision; 401k with employer match; Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development, sick leave, vacation, personal days for anniversary of employment and birthday.

Westside Children’s Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants and seeks to hire qualified staff who reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.

Westside Children’s Center has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards. Visit www.COAnet.org to learn more about COA Accreditation.

 

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Job Details

Category: Family Services

Type: FT

Location: Culver City, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: October 7th, 2018

Agency Details

Website: http://westsidechildren.org/

Westside Children’s Center (WCC) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 25 years, WCC has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs (including comprehensive Early Head Start services), family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, mental health and a range of vital, integrated services, including educational assessments, disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations.