Westside Children's Center

Westside Children’s Center (WCC) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 25 years, WCC has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs (including comprehensive Early Head Start services), family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, mental health and a range of vital, integrated services, including educational assessments, disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations.

May 09, 2019
FOR CONSIDERATION: Send cover letter AND resume to hr@westsidechildrens.org AGENCY OVERVIEW: Westside Children’s Center (WCC) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 25 years, WCC has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs (including comprehensive Early Head Start services), family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, including educational assessments, disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations. JOB SUMMARY: WCC contracts with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to protect at-risk children and strengthen families. Families are either referred to us by DCFS or by the probation department for abuse or neglect, or come to us through other community partners. The IHOC/CN is responsible to promote and facilitate high quality in-home, clinical case management, up-front assessments and case navigation services for Westside Family Preservation and Prevention & Aftercare clients. The position works collegially with all program staff. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Ensure the physical safety and well-being of the children Provide in-home situational counseling and clinical case management services to clients in the Family Preservation program based upon the approved service plan Provide case management and linkages to community services to clients in the Prevention & Aftercare program Perform Up-front Assessments focusing on substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health concerns as needed Collaborate with other professionals on the case, including DCFS, Probation and mental health providers Document and communicate clients’ progress, strengths and needs in a timely and accurate manner through all necessary reports Utilize computerized system, Family Assessment Functioning Tool (FAF), to document progress and outcomes Attend and participate in MCPCs (Multidisciplinary Case Planning Conference) and coordinate participants’ attendance Provide client linkage to needed resources/services and follow-up to ensure successful outcome of identified needs  Conduct comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments, including DSM-5 diagnosis and treatment recommendations using the Behavioral Severity Assessment Program (BSAP) Complete all documentation for program evaluation and outcome measures Submit all written materials to supervisor for co-signature Adhere to all legal, ethical, and professional practice standards including: consulting with supervisor before making a child abuse report, communicating with an attorney, or taking action in any situation involving clinical, legal or ethical decisions Attend DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) Child and Family Team meetings as requested Attend and participate in group supervision, meetings and trainings Evening hours are required Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency's and the program's mission statements. In accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.   QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION: Masters in Social Work, or Marriage and Family therapy. Must be BBS registered Spanish Speaking required Willingness to work a Tuesday to Saturday schedule or a minimum of 2 Saturday per month Basic computer skills required Knowledge and experience utilizing the DSM-5 Experience and knowledge of issues related to mental health, domestic violence and substance abuse Experience working with families and children in community settings Knowledge of child abuse/neglect prevention Home visitation experience desired All employees/contractors, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and adolescents who are served by our agency. Therefore, each employee/contractor must at all times be emotionally stable and able to function effectively with children, adolescents and adults who may have mental or behavioral health problems. The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling. Hostility, aggression and unnecessary or inappropriate physical actions as well as inappropriate emotional expression are not acceptable. Fingerprint background clearance (DOJ, FBI & Child Abuse Clearance Index), or approved exemption Successful completion of pre-employment physical and PPD risk assessment Class “C” driver’s license, proof of insurance, a safety record acceptable to CAA, and reliable transportation required Full benefits package offered including employer contribution to: Health, Dental, Vision; 401k with employer match; Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development, sick leave, vacation, personal days for anniversary of employment and birthday. Westside Children’s Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants and seeks to hire qualified staff who reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are. Westside Children’s Center has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards.
Westside Children's Center Programs
May 09, 2019
FOR CONSIDERATION: Send cover letter AND resume to hr@westsidechildrens.org AGENCY OVERVIEW : Westside Children’s Center (WCC) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 25 years, WCC has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs (including comprehensive Early Head Start services), family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, including educational assessments, disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations.   JOB SUMMARY : The Up-Front Assessor is responsible for providing a comprehensive assessment to the Department of Children of Family Services, regarding parents’ mental health, domestic violence and/or substance abuse issues, to inform the children’s social worker of pertinent information regarding parental capacity.   ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.  Conduct comprehensive bio-psychosocial clinical assessments; including DSM-IV diagnosis and treatment recommendations using the Behavioral Severity Assessment Program (BSAP) tool Complete all necessary documentation and evaluation tool according to the contracted time frame Provide a verbal summary of observations to DCFS within the contracted time frame Submit written report to Family Preservation Clinical Director for revision/approval within the required time frame Attend Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings , as needed Conduct assessments in the home throughout the SPA 5 West Los Angeles region, as well as other SPA’s as needed Evening and weekend hours are required Believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency’s and the program’s mission statement In accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.  QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION: MSW or MFT degree required and MUST BE registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (with associate's number or intern number) Bilingual Spanish required. Minimum of at least two years of clinical experience in provision of direct services to low income and ethnically diverse clients; demonstrated skills in working with minority populations Knowledge of issues related to mental health, domestic violence and/or substance abuse Knowledge and experience utilizing the DSM-5 Ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse cultures Excellent verbal and written communication skills Demonstrated ability to write proficiently in English Familiar with Los Angeles area community resources Computer literate (Microsoft Office applications) Ability to work in a team approach All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and adolescents who are served by our agency. Therefore, each employee/contractor must at all times be emotionally stable and able to function effectively with children, adolescents and adults who may have mental or behavioral health problems. The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling. Hostility, aggression and unnecessary or inappropriate physical actions as well as inappropriate emotional expression is not acceptable. Fingerprint background clearance (DOJ, FBI & Child Abuse Clearance Index), or approved exemption Successful completion of pre-employment physical and PPD risk assessment Class “C” driver’s license, proof of insurance, a safety record acceptable to CAA, and reliable transportation required Westside Children’s Center is an equal opportunity employer, encourages all applicants, and seeks to hire qualified staff who reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve.  We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are. Westside Children’s Center has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards.
Westside Children's Center Culver City, CA, USA Programs