Children's Bureau of Southern California

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Family Support Counselor II

at Children's Bureau of Southern California

Posted: 9/14/2018
Job Reference #: 1153
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Job Description

Location:
Magnolia Place (Los Angeles)

Department:
Prevention

I.          TITLE:          Family Support Counselor II

II.        PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Human Services/Behavioral Sciences from an accredited university
  • Successful experience working with families, children and/or parents, and community outreach skills preferred
  • Ability to use diagnostic skills to make assessments
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

III.       REPORTS TO:         Program Supervisor I or II or above

IV.       POSITION DESCRIPTION:         

The Family Support Counselor II is responsible for implementing a community-based prevention effort for at-risk families.  This includes in-home education, in-home training of parenting and home safety skills, parent education classes, short term case management, and linking families to needed resources within the community.

V.        DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

            A.        Prevention Efforts

  • Conduct face-to-face family assessments; screen/assess for eligibility into the specific prevention program
  • Educate families and individuals in home
  • Teach and model parenting skills in home
  • Conduct parent education classes
  • Assist families in identifying/reaching appropriate community resources
  • Develop “parent leaders” for management of support and self help groups

B.        Documentation

  • Maintain case files and notes, (including releases, etc.)
  • Maintain Work and Activity Sheets, statistics, court             reports/letters, as required

C.        Community

  • Maintain high profile in the community
  • Maintain/provide current resource referrals within the community
  • Develop/maintain effective working relations with all individuals and agencies impacting program within the community
  • May assist Program Supervisor with developing and implementing community outreach programs

VI.       GENERAL:

           

  • Maintains confidentiality in matters of agency operations, personnel, and clients.
  • Maintains positive communications with all agency staff, clients and visitors.
  • Exercises good judgment in performance of duties and responsibilities
  • Supports existing agency policies, principles and mission.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

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