Who We Serve:
Pacific Clinics serves children, transitional age youth, families, adults, and older adults. We offer a full range of mental and behavioral health services, foster care and social services, housing, continuing adult education and early childhood education programs to Medi-Cal eligible individuals and families. Our diverse staff provides culturally and linguistically relevant services in over 22 languages to our region’s culturally and ethnically diverse populations. We provide services in 18 counties across California.
Who We Are:
Pacific Clinics is California’s largest community-based nonprofit provider of behavioral and mental health services and supports. Its team of more than 2,000 employees speak 22 languages and are dedicated to offering hope and unlocking the full potential of individuals and families through culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, research-based services for individuals and families from birth to older adults. The agency offers services in 18 counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Stockton, Tulare and Ventura.
What We Offer:
Great learning opportunities
Supportive, friendly work environment
An established, reputable, stable company
Under the general direction of the Team Supervisor or the Program Director, the Family Specialist provides support to the Children, Youth and Family Prevention or Service Team, The Family Specialist offers a unique perspective for families because they have training and/or first-hand experience in culturally competent parenting approaches, children and youth behavioral prevention services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts outreach, liaison and coordination activities with youths, parents, school personnel, law enforcement authorities, business persons, faith community leaders, local government officials, and other relevant community leaders and members to maintain effective working relationships and to ensure appropriate referral and linkage of target children, youth, and families as appropriate.
Helps to educate parents/caregivers and teach them to develop the necessary skills to effectively parent their children and/or advocate for themselves, and/or their children as.
Plans and implements the piloting of the children and youth behavioral prevention programs (including community awareness activities and skill-based curriculum groups).
Facilitates self-help parent support groups and other groups as appropriate.
Prepares and develops necessary printed materials in English and Asian languages.
Attends meetings for support and/or advocacy at the parent’s request (such as Children’s Court, Individualizes Education Plan (IEP), etc.).
Encourages children, youth, and parents to meet their service needs through matching strengths with tasks.
Provides field contacts at home, school, and the community to promote stabilization and further support.
Maintains accurate documentation of services delivered in accordance with CMHS requirements, and Pacific Clinics’ policies and guidelines.
Submits service data and reports in an accurate and timely manner to supervisor.
Provides transportation to project participants on an as-needed basis.
Coordinates with the Program Evaluation Team in their implementation of the data collection process.
Receives and makes constructive use of supervision.
Drives Agency-provided or personal vehicles for program participants, staff and others as needed.
Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
Models Pacific Clinics’ approach, mission and core values in all communication and correspondence.
Communicates effectively in a culturally competent and diverse consumer population
and promotes favorable interaction with managers, co-workers and others.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor of Arts degree or two (2) years related experience with chronically mentally ill populations and/or in social services related field.
Trained in culturally competent parenting approaches, and/or in children and youth behavioral prevention services is required.
Demonstrated experience and ability to relate to a culturally diverse clientele and staff.
Must demonstrate ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Bilingual skills in the appropriate language for the Clinics’ and program’s clients are highly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work in Windows environment (including Word and Excel).
Must possess a valid California driver’s license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics’ liability policy.
We comply with Assembly Bill AB1933, candidates are required to show proof of full vaccination (including Booster) to begin work. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, cannot begin work until they are fully vaccinated and waited fourteen days post second vaccine. Requests for Medical and Religious exemptions may be submitted post offer for consideration.
Unvaccinated May Not begin work until:
Receive one Johnson & Johnson or two Pfizer or Moderna and waited 14 days past the last vaccine.
Pfizer second dose – taken after 21 days = can start after 35 days from 1st dose
Moderna second dose – taken after 28 days after first dose = can start work after 42 days from 1st dose
Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)