Job: Residential Facilitator (Temp)

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Job Description

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive. 

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • California State Sick Leave

  • Competitive salary   

  • Supportive work environment

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:

 Utilize team-building skills to organize and facilitate regular Child and Family Team meetings

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of client permanency plans, and clarify individual assignments to be performed by each Child and Family Team member
  • Provide leadership to the Child and Family Team, and track progress toward achievement of permanency plan goals.
  • Communicate with CSW or probation officer as needed
  • Participate in the development and regular evaluation of Safety Plans
  • Ensure involvement of family in the development of treatment plans
  • Participate in trainings and meetings as assigned
  • Maintain accurate and complete client records
  • Track and distribute family support expenditures according to program guidelines
  • Participate in intake process and welcoming the client and family to the program
  • Able to work flexible hours and non-traditional hours on a regular basis
  • Travel to in-home settings and transport clients using personal vehicle
  • Respond by phone or in person to emergencies as needed
  • Other duties as required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents
  • Ability to speak a language other than English if required based on case load

      Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy 

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds 

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use

  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

ADDITIONAL DUTIES& RESPONSIBILITIES:

            As needed 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE& CERTIFICATES

  • Bachelors degree in social services related field
  • Minimum four years experience working with at risk children and families
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Valid California driver’s license, driving record  and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides’ insurance carrier

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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