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Company: The MENTOR Network
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Child and Family Specialist
Primary Location: United States-CA-CALos Angeles
Function: Program Services Coordination/Case Management
Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides in-home and community based supports under the periodic guidance of the clinical supervisor, develop conceptualization for each assigned case (in conjunction with the treatment team)
  • Attend review hearings as well as child and family team meetings; make recommendations based on plan observations
  • Prepare child for Child and Family Team activities and advocate for child’s needs as a full and active member of the Child and Family Team
  • Assist in connecting child and family to community resources
  • Pursue case goals utilizing various resources: community supports, resource family life, supplemental counseling, psychiatric services, therapeutic activities, etc.
  • Regularly evaluate child/family progress and periodically meet with treatment team to review cases
  • Advocate for child and family’s needs and best interests by assisting in the identification of service gaps and community resources to meet identified needs
  • Maintain appropriate and required documentation consistent with accreditation and Department of Child Services treatment and Medi-CAL standards.
  • Keep placing agency workers informed about family and child’s progress, major crises, etc.
  • Interact with schools, parks and recreation and other community resources
  • Work with Foster Families Build and maintain positive, supportive, and encouraging working relationships with resource families
  • Direct resource to families in their efforts to be therapeutic in their work with those placed in their home
  • Manage conflict and family crises through reference to family safety plan
  • Attend resource family trainings; co-facilitate training and/or activities for children
  • Facilitate independent living youth in securing entitlements and other collateral resources
  • Prepare each foster child for the identified permanency goal in a developmentally appropriate manner in conjunction with other service providers including the referring agency staff and therapist when applicable
  • Enhance foster child functioning by providing basic counseling, psycho-education, skills training, etc.
  • Provide mentoring and teaching resources:
  • Coordinate development and implementation of family goal plan including:
    • Nurturing/parenting skills
    • Problem-solving/conflict resolution skills
    • Child development
    • Self-esteem concepts
    • Safety plan for children and parents
    • Includes objectives for growth in family’s assets
    • Includes issues as well as basic needs


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