Wraparound Child and Family Specialist (Lake View Terrace, CA)

Child Family Specialist

(Full-Time) Reporting to the Director of Wraparound Services, the Child Family is responsible for providing one-on-one support and behavioral interventions to resolve issues identified in the Plan of Care. 

SCHEDULE:

  • Variable

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide one-on-one support and behavioral interventions to clients and/or their families using a team and community-based approach. Plans and implements individual and group activities that encourage the child's social and emotional growth.
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed (including evenings, nights and weekends). Participate in the development of appropriate crisis plans.
  • Transport program participants in personal vehicle to scheduled court appearances, doctors' appointments, other off-site appointments, and events.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS: 

  • Associates of Arts in Human Services, Social Work or Psychology plus one (1) years' experience working with high risk youth (or)
  • High School Diploma (or GED) plus three (3) years' experience working with high risk youth. 
  • Must maintain a valid CA Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy.
  • Bilingual Spanish Preferred

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience working with high risk youth required.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: 

  • Ability and willingness to report to work on time and ready for work on each scheduled day.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to make decisions independently and communicate effectively when dealing with clients, families, other staff members, department heads, visitors, external agencies and community members
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with appropriate documentation skills to complete reports, utilize data and communicate ideas constructively
  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with client/patients of Phoenix House
  • Strong crisis management, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills. 
  • Must show aptitude for working as part of a team
  • Computer literate; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize an electronic clinical management system
  • Possession of counseling personality skills as reflected by a Counselor Profile Assessment
  • Good organization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends 

Job Location: Lake View Terrace, CA

Job ID: 78