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Job Title Child and Family Specialist - TEAMMATES Program
Posted Nov 21, 2012
Updated Nov 21, 2012
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Starlight CS, San Jose, CA
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Description JOB SUMMARY: The Child and Family Specialist works with children referred to the TEAMMATES Program in their home, out-of-home placement, and school environment. The Child and Family Specialist provides a wide variety of services ranging from behavior management, behavior modification, transportation, respite care, school aid, crisis intervention, self-help skill building, vocational training and other services using a “whatever it takes” approach to meet the needs of the child and family. He/She is part of the Child and Family Team and will assist other team members as needed to provide services. He/She will attend Child Family Team meetings regularly, participate in the CFT process, assist the Facilitator when appropriate, and document interventions/services including incident reports. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education Specialist I, Level 12: Associate Degree in child counseling, development or psychology, social services or vocational counseling or related social science field Specialist II, Level 13: Bachelor's degree in child counseling, development or psychology, social services or vocational counseling or related social science field Specialist III, Level 14: Master’s degree in child counseling, development or psychology, social services or vocational counseling or related social science field Experience: Four (4) years experience working with severely emotionally disturbed children in a community-based setting. License or Certification Valid California Driver's License. SPECIALIZED SKILLS Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents, other staff, foster parents, school staff, and the public. Demonstrated knowledge of the language and cultural needs of the community being served. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to visually and audibly assess adolescent's behavior and needs. Ability to walk, run and play active games with the adolescents. Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, up to 3 hrs at a time. POTENTIAL JOB HAZARDS Assaultive adolescents Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I) Use of specialized rehab equipment, eg. sports, art sharps. Operation of vehicle. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Attends and actively participates in Child and Family Team Meetings. 2. Provides behavioral management and behavioral modification, skill building, vocational training, school observations, school supervision and intervention as needed. 3. Performs simple evaluations describing level of psychosocial impairment, physical health, self-care potential, support network, adequacy of living arrangements, financial status, employment status and potential training or educational needs 4. Documents child and family’s behaviors and responses to interventions, activity and communication, in TEAMMATES records. 5. Maintains visual awareness of child’s physical and psychiatric limitations and insures the safety of child at all times when in the presence of the child 6. Monitors child’s progress at home, school, work, and other areas and assists with providing appropriate motivational support. 7. Attends school and recreational activities with child/family as needed. 8. Assists caregiver in managing child’s unstructured time by providing resources and teaching skills. 9. Provides respite care for caregivers as determined by CFT. 10. Assists CFT in working with child/families, representatives of referring agencies, and other relevant parties (in-house and external) developing the capacity to meet needs and obtain long term self-sufficiency as determined by CFT. 11. Assists in preparing youngsters for lasting and successful housing, vocational, educational, and treatment experiences using a “whatever it takes approach”. 12. Assists in maintaining on-going relations with County agencies, health care facilities, network agencies, placement centers, schools, and other resources necessary to effect the continuum of care for adolescents in the community 13. Must be available for on-rotation, 24/7 on-call services to assist in crisis intervention and to provide support for problem resolution. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employees will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Wraparound Supervisor and/or his/her designee.

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