Child and Family Counselor (Comprehensive Child Development Services)

CHILD AND FAMILY COUNSELOR JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title Child and Family Counselor Classification: Non-Exempt
Department Programs Time Commitment: 24 hours per week
Reports to Executive Director Compensation: $22-24

* Based on level of education

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration with the Program Director, the Child and Family Counselor provides services designed to address the social-emotional needs of children and to offer parenting support to families enrolled in the center-based program.   The Child and Family Counselor develops plans to increase the health, safety and well-being of children and families in need of additional support.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Observations and Assessment

  • Conduct on-site observations of children identified by teachers as needing support to succeed in the classroom.  Assess the developmental areas that require intervention.
  • Provide feedback and support to teaching staff in addressing environmental issues impacting children’s behavior.

 

Case Management

  • Provide individualized case management services to families including service coordination, advocacy, and enhanced referrals.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of activities performed, service plans, and family data.
  • Ensure appropriate follow-up is conducted on every case.
  • Develop relationships with service providers to ensure families benefit from resources in the community.  Maintain up to date resource and referral information.
  • Facilitate service meetings for families with limited access to time and transportation.

 

Parent Education

  • Coordinate and present workshops designed to engage families and address topics of interest and concern.
  • Provide coaching to parents in need of one-on-one parenting sessions.

 

Performs other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, or related field.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience working with children 0-5 and their families.  Experience in child development or infant mental health settings preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher)
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to communicate in English.  Fluency in understanding and speaking Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • High degree of professionalism and accountability.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Valid California Driver’s License and transportation.

 

How To Apply:

 

Please submit resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Dora Jacildo at dora@ccdlb.org.

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