Family Advocate - Home Visitation Initiative

Child Abuse Prevention Council - Stockton, CA

JOB REQUISITION # FAM-18-0008

Definition of Classification:

Under the supervision of the Program Manager for HVI, this position functions as a direct link between children and families in accordance with the designated funding contract. This position provides intensive Family Strengthening services which can include but not be limited to any and/or all of the following: Home Visitation Services following the Parents as Teachers (PAT), Health Education (HE), and Raising A Reader (RAR) curriculums, Comprehensive assessment of children and families using the ASQ and Protective Factors tools, Referrals to community services, and Facilitation of Parent Workshops. In addition, this position is responsible for outreach, intake and enrollment of children and families into the PAT and HE programs. This position will make home visits to the families enrolled in the program and on an average maintain a caseload of 20 families at any given time.

Description of Duties:

1. Represent the agency in a consistently professional manner, always modeling a commitment to the agency’s Mission and Values.
2. Maintain family case files on a weekly basis and assist with any related statistical and/or evaluation components.
3. Maintain all tracking spreadsheets on a weekly basis and assist with any related statistical and/or evaluation components.
4. Provide intense home visitation to assigned families maintaining fidelity of designated curriculums when applicable.
5. Provide concrete activities and education to strengthen parent and child attachment and bring the child into focus.
6. Teach problem solving skills to enhance family functioning and assist in setting and achieving family goals.
7. Support families in providing a healthy and safe environment for children.
8. Coach parents to act as advocates for themselves and their children.
9. Provide developmental and behavioral assessments of children.
10. Establish trust with families through family centered support and encouragement.
11. Have a solid working knowledge of all the rules, regulations, and laws that apply to the contracts.
12. Have a solid working knowledge of strength based case management, trauma informed practices, behavior interventions and therapeutic techniques.
13. Promote and maintain a sense of teamwork between assigned department and other CAPC staff, CPS, community partner agencies, and other individuals relevant to the successful case management of each case.
14. Network with other community agencies and participate when requested, in community and health fairs and other events designed to promote CAPC programs.
15. Other duties, both program specific and CAPC related, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course in social services, Psychology, Child Development or a closely related field.

Experience: Two years of relevant experience working with children and families or social work case management. Bi-lingual in English/Spanish strongly preferred.

Knowledge of: Childhood development, and child abuse issues.

Ability to: Gather and analyze data; organize and write reports, read, understand, interpret and apply pertinent rules and regulations; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain working relationships with others; present oneself professionally.

Technical Skills: Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher). Ability to use both a desktop and a tablet for basic file management functions.

Condition of Employment: Employee shall be required to provide a T.B. clearance (checked every two years), submit fingerprints for Department of Justice Clearance, and provide annually, a DMV record report compliant with the Agency’s liability insurance requirements. Employee must have a car, a valid driver’s license, and proof of automobile insurance. Employee must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with clients and co-workers in a compassionate, non-discriminatory, non-judgmental manner. Position is dependent on continued funding and is an at-will position. Be available to work on evenings and weekends as required by supervisor.

Physical Demands: In order to perform the job duties associated with this position, the employee is regularly required to use his/her hands to finger, handle, grasp objects, tools and/or controls. The ability to talk, sit, stand, walk, and hear well is necessary. The employee may also be required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crawl, or crouch. On occasion, the employee may be required to lift and/or move 25 pounds. Visual ability to judge distance, color, focus, and see peripheral objects is also necessary.
Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by every CAPC employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Condition of Employment: Employee shall be required to provide a T.B. clearance (checked every two years), submit fingerprints for Department of Justice Clearance, and provide annually, a DMV record report complaint with the Agency’s liability insurance requirements. Employee must have a car, a valid driver’s license, and proof of automobile insurance. Position is dependent on continued funding and is an at-will position.

How to Apply

www.nochildabuse.org

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Contact Info

hr@nochildabuse.org

Job Details

Category: Family Services

Type: FT

Location: Stockton, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: October 9th, 2018

Agency Details

Website: http://www.nochildabuse.org/

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