compensation: $14.00 per hour employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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The Vista Hill Learning Assistance Center Program in Escondido is a team of therapists, behavioral rehabilitation staff, and psychiatrists provide comprehensive treatment and work in a seamless and integrated manner with teachers, school counselors and administrators. Clinical staff address school related issues and help students succeed with academics, social interactions, and improve family relationships.
Family Engagement Specialists are paraprofessionals who are life-trained with first-hand experience with the various systems of care utilized by clients in the program. These individuals exhibit exceptional qualities in their own efforts to understand how systems work and possess an appreciation of what it takes to be successful and the personal qualities that lend themselves to collaboration on various levels. The Family Engagement Specialist possess a positive attitude, sincerity, and a willingness to help others. They serve others as an advocate and mentor to clients who are involved in various systems in a non-judgmental and respectful manner.
· Serves as a consultant to clients and caregivers receiving services through Vista Hill Programs on an as needed basis. Based on program of assignment this may include coordinating visitation, mental health resources, court dates, etc.
· Maintain a network of services and resources for clients related to the Program’s area of service and client needs.
· Assess the social service needs and assist with accessing linkages to other services based on the needs of the family.
· Provide needed reports to supervisor in an accurate and timely manner.
· Completes all charting, data entry, filing and record keeping as appropriate in accordance with the program requirements, including data collection.
· Participates as an advocate in treatment teams engaging with direct service providers to promote the Support’s and the Support-child relational perspective.
· Assists families in developing their own support network related to their needs.
· Helps increase the client’s or caregiver’s advocacy skills to obtain services and support.
· High school graduate.
· Prior experience with working with clientele similar to those in the assigned Program.
· Prior experience navigating public systems within San Diego County
· Valid California Driver’s License
· Bilingual, Spanish speaking required.
40 hours per week with some evenings.
This position receives full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off (vacation and sick leave), paid holidays, and employer-paid pension.