Family Support Specialist - USCRI www.all4kids.org
Do you want to be a part of a community where you experience the power of collaboration? Are you feeling stagnant and not challenged enough in your current role? Looking for a more rewarding career where you can make a difference in the community? Then let us tell you about Children's Bureau.
We are a private, nonprofit organization in preventing child abuse and neglect in treating children and families within the community. Through prevention, treatment, and advocacy, our innovative comprehensive services help thousands of at-risk children and parents within the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.
Here at Children's Bureau, we stand by building an inclusive and equitable working environment. We believe everyone here within the organization enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world.
What is in it for you at Children's Bureau:
- Excellent benefits that include, medical, vision, dental, 401(k), life insurance, pet insurance, and a Flexible Spending Account.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
- 13 paid wellness days and 11 paid holidays per year.
- Selfcare, which includes optional weekly stretch and meditation for all staff.
- Employee engagement events that range from dance parties, Trivia, and Bingo.
- An extensive health wellness program provided to all staff to help better you personally and professionally.
- A culture that cultivates learning and promotes growth and development.
- TIROC - Trauma Informed Resilience Oriented Care (TIROC).
- DEI - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which includes a DEI Book Club.
Why Work At Children's Bureau?
Children's Bureau of Southern CA proudly is committed and supportive of complete pay transparency.
The position of Family Support Specialist will pay $64,480.
Must Have Covid-19 Vaccine and Booster.
Learn more about your job:
In-home visitation. Under supervision of the Regional Supervisor, the Family Support Specialist will complete home assessments and provide case management services to children, as well as conduct brief interventions as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct time-sensitive and thorough home study assessments for potential placements for Unaccompanied Child, including background interviews, home assessment, and case analysis.
- Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate post placement services and comprehensive case management for UC.
- Carry a case minimum caseload of 25 PRS cases, or at least 3 home studies with 20 PRS cases.
- Conduct brief interventions to help families address crises and manage conflict, as needed.
- Complete individualized needs assessments with UC and sponsor, and develop case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances.
- Maintain a high standard of record-keeping according to policies and procedures.
- Position requires up to 25 percent long distance travel with limited notice.
- Position is remote and the candidate must have an appropriate workspace to complete documentation, client phone calls, and video conferencing.
- Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each child receives the services they require.
- Assess the safety and appropriateness of the placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare principles and social work best practices through phone/video calls, interviews, and home visits
- Build a network of local pro bono legal resources and service providers to facilitate access for UC and sponsors, and track individual progress.
- Supports agency initiatives related to Trauma Informed, Resilience-Oriented Care (TIROC) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
- Coordinate and maintain communication with key stakeholders.
- Participate in regular training and communication sessions with supervisor and staff.
- Maintain case files and Children's Bureau documentation in accordance with our funder and Children's Bureau rules and regulations.
- Submit written reports as required.
- Track individual progress via an online database.
- Build a network of local pro bono legal resources/services and care providers to establish services for UAC
- Coordinate and maintain communication with key stakeholders
- Participate in regular training and communication sessions with USCRI headquarters staff
- Networks to develop/maintain high quality community profile
- Develops/maintain effective working relationships with all individuals and agencies impacting CB programs
- Maintain confidentiality in matters of agency operations, personnel, and clients
- Maintain positive communications with all agency staff, clients, and volunteers
- Exercise good judgment in performance of duties and responsibilities
- Support existing agency policies, principles, and mission
- Other duties as assigned
What you will need to bring:
- Master of Social Work, a behavioral science, or social services field, with at least two years' progressive experience in the fields listed above; or a bachelor's degree in social work, a behavioral science, or social services field with a minimum of three years' progressive experience in the fields listed above.
- Two years successful experience case management and advocacy with families, children, and/or parents, preferably on behalf of immigrant and refugee children
- Experience in child welfare, child placements, family preservation and social service provision is desired.
- Possess an extensive knowledge of immigrant community local resources.
- Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment.
- Must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people.
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
- Bilingual English/Spanish required.
- Must have a valid driver's license, insurance, clean driving record.
- Maintain confidentiality in matters of agency operations, personnel, and clients.
- Maintain positive communications with all agency staff, clients, and volunteers.
- Exercise good judgment in performance of duties and responsibilities.
- Support existing agency policies, principles, and mission.
- Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination
Diversity is a core value at Children's Bureau and in the Prevention department. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff, and people leaders. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.