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Facilitator - Child and Family Team Facilitation 


Job Summary:

The CFT Facilitator is responsible for Child and Family Team Meeting Facilitation to include all aspects of meeting scheduling (location, venue and time) with assigned families in accordance with published CFT standards and principles. Under the direction of the Lead CFT Facilitator, the Facilitator develops an individualized plan to meet the goals of the youth and family. The plan should be designed to capitalize on the strengths of assigned families while insuring coordination of both professionally based and community-based supports. The Facilitator is responsible for insuring that there is only one CFT Team process per family to improve family engagement, and to improve transition to a permanent, loving home at the earliest possible time.

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Position Requirements



  1. B.A. Degree. in related field (social work, counseling, psychology, criminal justice).
  2. A minimum of one (1) year of supervisory/management experience in a child welfare, probation or behavioral health setting required; relevant leadership experience may be considered.
  3. One (1) year of experience as a facilitator working with diverse groups, including youth, parents, substitute care providers, child welfare or probation department staff, mental health providers and community-based organizations.
  4. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse participants, families and communities.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults to provide to provide care, treatment and services.
  6. Demonstrated ability to utilize de-escalation techniques that align with the trauma informed care model as part of intervention strategy for working with participants in crisis who are responding to triggers/stressors and/or demonstrating early indicators of distress.
  7. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems.
  8. Clean driving record; current CA Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 10 days after hired.
  9. BiLingual Spanish speaking preferred.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Req Number SOC-19-00047  
Location San Diego - Chula Vista  
About the Organization Based in Oakland, California, Fred Finch Youth Center works with young people facing multiple challenges, including homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health and cognitive disabilities, and histories of significant trauma and loss. Many have experienced abuse; live at or below the poverty line; are growing up in foster care, and are seeking to make their way in the world as independent, strong young adults. Despite their circumstances, these young people possess numerous strengths including tenacity, kindness, and the ability to strive for a brighter future. Committed to the notion that no one is without hope, no matter how desperate their circumstances may appear, Fred Finch staff helps each person we serve find and build upon their strengths so they may reach their potential and lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.

Founded in 1891 as an orphanage, today's Fred Finch Youth Center operates 24 programs in California including mental health, housing, education, and independent living services, providing a pathway to healing and self-sufficiency. Our 127-year history and strong track record have made Fred Finch Youth Center a recognized leader in the treatment of children and families.

FFYC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who does not discriminate and follows all regulations under the Act as well as all the regulations under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Fred Finch Youth Center partners with contracted providers to provide mental health services to residents of the following counties:

* Alameda County * Contra Costa County * Fresno County * Los Angeles County * Merced County * Napa County * Orange County *Placer County * Sacramento County * San Diego County * San Mateo County * Santa Clara County


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