Careers at Human Services Association
In-Home Case Manager / Psychotherapist - Family Services
Posted: November 9, 2022
$30.00 - $34.00 per hour
STATUS: Full-time, Non-Exempt
HOURS PER WEEK: 40
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
Human Services Association requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.
Provide home-based case management and psychotherapy services using evidence-based practices for families with children 0-5 years old. Services are designed to prevent child abuse and neglect and are provided in the client family home. Services will be provided at the agency and/or off-site when necessary.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conduct home visits 2-4 times a month per family on caseload (12-16 cases), as identified on the service plan; develop a professional, trusting relationship with client families.
• Provide home-based face-to-face case management, systems navigation/linkage services, general counseling, service planning, assessment, crisis intervention, and advocacy services with client family members on caseload; occasional on-site visits may be allowed.
• Provide psychotherapy services, including groups, to families as needed.
• Address client family mental health concerns, self-awareness, problem-solving, development of insight, unresolved trauma, parental awareness, and emotional health, etc.
• Collaborate with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and other referral sources to coordinate services and service plan goals.
• Review assessment and screening information with parents/caregivers, develop action plans, program goals, and review progress made on a quarterly basis or as required by program.
• Assist client families in increasing and improving protective factors and reducing risks for or further child abuse and/or neglect.
• Adhere to child abuse reporting mandates and legal and ethical standards.
• Adhere to the DCFS Shared Core Practice Model and Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework in the service delivery with client families.
• Participate in trainings and certifications of evidence-based practice approaches.
• Establish rapport, trust, and professional relationships with coworkers, supervisors, community, and stakeholders.
• Participate in reflective supervision, clinical training, case conference, and consultation as required by the contract; and adhere to Board of Behavioral Sciences State regulations, if applicable.
• Attend administrative meetings held by agency, program, community, or County, as required.
• Attend peer review meetings and maintain quality assurance standards as per contract.
• Establish and maintain a current and accurate record-keeping system. Ensure all family chart files are up to date and accurate.
• Report to work at scheduled times, be open to flexible hours to meet the needs of the client families, and maintain good attendance.
• Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of Strengthening Families Protective Factors and DCFS Core Practice Model highly desirable.
• Knowledge of evidenced-based practices highly desirable.
• A minimum of two years’ experience working with underserved and unserved populations, such as the LGBTQ community, people of color, male survivors, and tribal populations is highly preferred.
• Knowledge of community engagement, training, and core practice models aimed towards eliminating racial disproportionality, and disparity within communities is highly desirable
• Knowledge of child development and child abuse risk factors such as domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues and/other factors that contribute to child abuse and neglect.
• Knowledge of community resources available for families of young children.
• Proven competency skills and the ability to exercise independent and good judgment.
• Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to follow policies, procedures, and legal and ethical standards; maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to meet attendance standards and work hours, including evenings and weekend, as necessary.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly desirable.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Education: Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a related field; registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences is required.
• Minimum of (2) years’ experience in social services or a family support program working with at-risk or high-risk families at risk of child abuse and neglect with children under the age of five years; minimum of (2) years’ experience working with underserved and unserved populations, such as people of color, LGBTQ+ community, male survivors, and/or tribal populations.
• Driving is required on a daily basis. Must provide own vehicle, valid California driver’s license and proof of liability insurance (name must be on insurance card).
• Negative tuberculosis screen (required).
• Must pass criminal background check.
• Certifications in evidence-based approaches for families with children age 0-5, highly desirable.
• First Aid certification, Child CPR certification highly desirable.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job or that an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The work location is in Bell Gardens, CA, with the majority of job duties performed in client families’ homes and off-site locations throughout the SPA 7 region. The Bell Gardens location has moderate noise levels and is a non-smoking environment.
• Employee must climb up one flight of stairs and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
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