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Bilingual Child Abuse Prevention and Referral Specialist

Under the supervision of the Community Services for Families Program Supervisor, Child Abuse Prevention and Referral Specialist work with a caseload of culturally diverse families who support families through case management.  Provide  culturally competent prevention support services through a needs assessment to families within the North Inland School District. This position will is set to end Dec 2020

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Specific Activities
  • Provides key prevention services, resources, and support to school age children and their families identified by the child’s school service coordinator
  • Identify barriers to service that are impacting the family and provide assistance to mitigate these barriers
  • Assist families in connecting to resources and referrals as a means to providing prevention services utilizing a strength based approach and trauma informed practice.
  • Conducts check-ins  for purposes of intake, assessment and case management of clients as required by contract objectives.
  • Assess families to determine their basic needs such as medical care/ insurance, food stamps, and information on nutrition and childhood obesity. Provides referrals as needed.
  • Provides advocacy, parenting education and program referrals as needed to individuals and families.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with CSF team to ensure quality of service delivery.
  • Maintains detailed case files and documentation using county approved forms and formats.
  • Produces monthly reports of activities and submits  to the CSF supervisor.
  • Participates in required staff meetings, collaborative meetings, supervision, training, county meeting and trainings, QA process  and other meetings as required by the program and contract objectives.
  • Participates in CWS work groups and committees and requested by the County of San Diego/ COR
  • Provides program services in both English and Spanish, and interprets documents as needed to fit the needs of the clients.
  • Effectively completes assigned collateral responsibilities as designated in work agreements and other duties as assigned.
BILINGUAL REQUIRED SPANISH/ENGLISH  BA in Social Work, Child Development, Psychology or equivalent field of experience working with at risk youth and families, in social services and/or  case management experience.  Knowledge of Child & Family Development, Structure and Movement.  Strong skills in interviewing, rapport building, assessment, goal setting, and motivating youth and families.   Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with other programs and agency staff. Ability to make sound decisions independently  Ability to focus on multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Must be compatible with Lifeline’s purpose and philosophy. Reliable transportation and flexible in accommodating clients’ schedules. Must pass required pre-employment background check. Must have a reliable transportation and relevant auto insurance. (mileage reimbursed).
Compensation and Benefits
Fulltime- non exempt, $16.00 plus bilingual compensation.
Sick hours, holiday pay,vacation pay

Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative  of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel object, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. Employee may occasionally climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and lift or move up to 15 pounds. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to client homes and community.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at that time. The employee must regularly deal with clients who are experiencing serious problems and that can be very difficult and dangerous. The employee may be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of computer.
Work Schedule
M-F may include weekends and evenings depending on client needs.

Inland Office- Escondido
Coastal Office- Oceanside

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