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Family Resource Specialist

Culver City, CACulver CityCA
Full-time
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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.

Areas of Responsibility: 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: 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.

  • 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
  • Works a Tuesday to Saturday shift
  • Assist in coordinating Prevention and Aftercare community events and family activities
  • 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 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.
Educational Background: 
BA In Social Work, Psychology, Special Education or related field
Skills/Experience: 
  • 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 and PPD risk assessment
  • Class “C” driver’s license, proof of insurance, a safety record acceptable to CAA, and reliable transportation required

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.

 

Compensation/Benefits: 
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and education.
  • 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.
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Organization Info

Westside Children's Center

Overview
Headquarters: 
Culver City, CA, United States
Annual Budget : 
$5-10M
Size: 
51-200 employees
Founded: 
1987
About Us
Mission: 

All children need a childhood. We bring together and strengthen families, cultivating conditions for children to succeed in life.

Programs: 
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Strengthening Families
  • Comprehensive Services
  • Foster Care & Adoptions
Awards & Accolades: 
COA Accredited
Why Work For Us?: 

The heart of our work starts and ends with our staff. They are the ones who make our work real, meaningful, and lasting for so many children and families. We engaged our team in setting our agency values, and their words below speak to who we are and want to be:

  • We are empathetic and compassionate
  • We are respectful, humble, and non-judgmental
  • We are dedicated, hard-working, and persistent in the face of obstacles
  • We are passionate and intrinsically motivated
  • We build meaningful, supportive relationships with families
  • We are committed to the social-emotional development of children and empowering families
  • We restore, so families endure and prevail
  • We inspire trust
  • We are courageous in the fight to bring equality and social justice to families
  • We know that love is the antidote to fear

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Apr 12 2019
Active Until: 
May 12 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Westside Children's Center
industry: 
Nonprofit