Children's Bureau of Southern California

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Family Support Specialist

at Children's Bureau of Southern California

Posted: 1/15/2019
Job Reference #: 1189
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Job Description

Location:
Costa Mesa FRC

Department:
Prevention

Location:       Newport Beach (Costa Mesa Family Resource Center)

Department:  Prevention

Description:

Provides Family Support/Case Management Services for at-risk families, foster/adopt and relative caregivers with children aged birth through eighteen (0-18) years including those who are in crisis.  Responsibilities include assessing families’ needs; developing an empowerment plan; teaching families how to access community services; and coaching families on parenting and coping skills as needed for the safety and stability of their children.   Administers an assessment tool during client intakes and presents cases at weekly at Case Management meetings.  The Family Support Specialist (FSS) is located at the Family Resource Center and meets clients in the office, home, school or court, as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist families in crisis situations such as immediate need for shelter, childcare, health care, etc., by providing coordinated referral and case management services to an average caseload of 20-25 clients.
  • Conduct a comprehensive intake and assessment to link families with necessary resources and services to address identified needs.
  • Provide strengths-based support and advocacy to assist families in meeting empowerment plan goals.
  • Collaborate with the Information and Referral staff and Case Management Team to provide linkage and referrals to clients.
  • Advocate for clients as needed, i.e., with CalWorks, MediCal, schools, courts and other systems that clients interact with.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of FRC Life Skills workshops, events and special projects.
  • Attend community meetings and/or agency/collaboration meetings as assigned.
  • Maintain client files, logs, charts and other records as required by agency or funder.
  • Maintain confidentiality in matters of agency operations, personnel, and clients.
  • Maintain positive communications with all agency staff, funders, clients and visitors.
  • Support existing agency policies, principles, and mission.
  • Exercise good judgment in performance of duties and responsibilities.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors in Counseling, Social Work or related field from an accredited university
  • Two years or more experience working with children and families in crisis situations, such as domestic violence, child abuse, etc.; community outreach with low-income moderate to high-risk families
  • Knowledge of child development and community resources desirable
  • Ability to relate to people of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Good organizational, follow-through and verbal/written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Programs
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Passion for serving the community.

Location:       Newport Beach (Costa Mesa Family Resource Center)



Department:  Prevention



Description:

Provides Family Support/Case Management Services for at-risk families, foster/adopt and relative caregivers with children aged birth through eighteen (0-18) years including those who are in crisis.  Responsibilities include assessing families’ needs; developing an empowerment plan; teaching families how to access community services; and coaching families on parenting and coping skills as needed for the safety and stability of their children.   Administers an assessment tool during client intakes and presents cases at weekly at Case Management meetings.  The Family Support Specialist (FSS) is located at the Family Resource Center and meets clients in the office, home, school or court, as needed.



Location:       Newport Beach (Costa Mesa Family Resource Center)



Department:  Prevention



Description:

Provides Family Support/Case Management Services for at-risk families, foster/adopt and relative caregivers with children aged birth through eighteen (0-18) years including those who are in crisis.  Responsibilities include assessing families’ needs; developing an empowerment plan; teaching families how to access community services; and coaching families on parenting and coping skills as needed for the safety and stability of their children.   Administers an assessment tool during client intakes and presents cases at weekly at Case Management meetings.  The Family Support Specialist (FSS) is located at the Family Resource Center and meets clients in the office, home, school or court, as needed.

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