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  • ID
    #4703807
  • Salary
    USD TBD TBD
  • Source
    Nevada
  • Date
    2020-08-31
  • Deadline
    2020-10-30

At Sierra Child and Family Services our mission is to help families reunite, to stop cycles of abuse, to provide behavior management skills and to assist families in successfully living together. Our staff shares a common goal to help children with genuine emotional challenges to function in the outside world and live in the least restrictive setting in which they can thrive. Many clients are school age children and are typically provided service after school hours or on weekends.

All applicants interested in part-time or full-time positions are encouraged to apply.

The Family Specialist will be primarily based in Truckee, CA; however, transportation for clients can include short or long distances in the surrounding areas. Reliable transportation is an essential part of the Family Specialist position and mileage is reimbursed.

The Family Specialist fills two important roles:

1. A Family Specialist provides one-to-one mental health rehabilitative services to clients and their caregivers in community and home settings. A Family Specialist will plan and design activities that will assist the child and family in developing the skills needed to reach their individual treatment goals.

2. Our Family Specialists also provide supervision during visits between children in care and their birth families. During these visits our Family Specialists ensure the safety of the children while modeling and coaching parenting skills to assist the families in their goal of safely reunifying with their children.

Both of these roles require excellent communication skills and serve as a vital link between the Child, the Family, and other treatment team members.

Essential Requirements:

Must pass a background clearance check as required by law.

Must possess a valid California driver's license, valid personal auto insurance, reliable transportation, and an acceptable driving record.

Must have prior experience working with emotionally disturbed children.

Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university in a related field of study.

Must have the availability to serve children after school hours. A willingness to work evenings and weekends is essential.

Must be physically and mentally fit to work with potentially violent, emotionally disturbed clients and be willing to complete a pre-employment health screening physical exam and TB test.

Must obtain a Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification upon employment.

As with all of our positions, we work as a team. In addition to transportation, various duties may be assigned at any time including attendance at meetings, childcare, paperwork, cleaning and organizing, etc.

Please submit your resume.

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