Job: In-Home Outreach Counselor (Palmdale)

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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:

  • Competitive salary
  • Supportive work environment
  • Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Long-term disability 100% employer paid 
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit    
  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Generous time off policy accruing up to 22 paid days in a year for new employees
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 for BA/BS and $4,000 for MA/MS for all applicable positons
  • Cell phone allowance for applicable positions
  • Opportunity to ear BBS CEUs
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Carries out mission, vision and values established by the President/CEO and Board of  Directors;
  • Conduct thorough psycho-social assessments using a standardized tool in-home and assess the well being and safety of the children within the home environment;
  • Identify family strengths and help improve the overall family functioning;    Collaborate with CSW’s and family to implement MCPC and an individualized family support case plan;
  • Meet with the family on a regular basis, as prescribed by the MCPC case plan and assess family and home for child safety and risk issues on an on-going basis;
  • Coordinate services for families that include other services providers, as needed;
  • Complete all necessary documentation and evaluations tools according to the project protocol;
  • Participate in regularly scheduled multidisciplinary case planning conferences with project team;
  • Provide in-home counseling, parent education, teaching and demonstration, case management, crisis intervention, child focus activities, substitute adult role modeling and supportive services for each participating family
  • Advocate, as needed for families and their children to access needed resource;
  • Promote an abstinent and healthy lifestyle for participating families with a history of substance abuse, domestic violence and/or child neglect/abuse;
  • Maintain client case files;
  • Provide weekly case notes, monthly reports and mileage to Program Coordinator by due dates;
  • Attend community network meetings and other community meetings upon request;
  • Maintain list of active and current community resources
  • Reports to the Program Coordinator and meets on a weekly basis;
  • Must have the ability to nurture respectful relationship with clients and children, and must be sensitive to the cultural needs of the population served; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully.

Education/ Experience / Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Related discipline required;
  • Minimum of two years of practical clinical experience or a Bachelor Degree and enrolled in a Master’s Program with at least 4 years of field and clinical experience and related educational background; and
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak English/Spanish well, English/Spanish proficiency required.

Special Requirements

  • Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed);
  • Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment;
  • Valid California Driver License;
  • Must have and maintain State required automobile insurance coverage; and
  • TB clearance, to be renewed every two years.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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