In-Home Outreach Counselor (Temp)
Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy.
In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:
- Competitive salary
- Supportive work environment
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 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;
- Perform 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 preferred.
- 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.
TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (TIC)
Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.
Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Status: Contract/Temporary