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Family Advocate for Journey WORKs 

About the Organization

Interested in Joining our CAPC Family?

At CAPC we are dedicated to the overall well being of children and families. We are dedicated to their protection and health both mental and physical. We are also committed to strengthening the family as a whole. This is what we do!

If you have the passion, CAPC is your place.

Here at the CAPC we know our job can get tough, it can pull at your heartstrings and leave you emotionally exhausted. But we also know that we are making a difference each and every day.

Join our amazing team.

Interested in a profession at the Child Abuse Prevention Council? Have a job you love but would like to give back in your free time? We'd love to meet you!

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Definition of Classification:

Under the supervision of the Program Manager for Journey WORKs, this position functions as a direct link between children, families, and pregnant/parenting mothers in accordance with the designated funding contract. This position provides intensive Family Strengthening services to pregnant women and mothers of children 0 to 5 in San Joaquin County. Services can include but are not limited to any of the following: using the Parent-Child Assistance (PCAP) Framework, collaboration with substance use services staff to identify ways to support the mother's substance use assessment, brief treatment, outpatient/inpatient services, as well as withdrawal management and opiate substitution therapies and medication assisted treatment. Comprehensive assessment of children and families will be done using the ASQ and Family Assessment Form tools & making referrals to community services. In addition, this position is responsible for meeting with fellow county/community agencies (e.g. SJC Human Services Agency/First 5 San Joaquin CalWORKs programs), intake and enrollment of children and families into the program. This position will make home visits to the families enrolled in the program and on an average maintain a caseload of 18 families at any given time.

Description of Duties may include and and/or all of the following:

  1. Represent the agency in a consistently professional manner, always modeling a commitment to the agency's Mission and Values.
  2. Maintain family case files & update on a weekly basis and assist with any related statistical and/or evaluation components.
  3. Maintain all tracking spreadsheets & update on a weekly basis and assist with any related statistical and/or evaluation components.
  4. Provide intense home visitation to assigned families maintaining fidelity of designated frameworks & assessment tools when applicable.
  5. Coach parents to act as advocates for themselves and their children.
  6. Participate in supervision with Program Manager as required based on funding requirements and agency expectations.
  7. Establish trust with families through family centered support and encouragement.
  8. Have a solid working knowledge of all the rules, regulations, and laws that apply to the contract.
  9. Have a solid working knowledge of strength-based case management, trauma informed practices, behavior interventions, therapeutic techniques, substance use/treatment, and mental health issues.
  10. Promote and maintain a sense of teamwork between assigned department and other CAPC staff, CPS, community partner agencies, and other individuals relevant to the successful case management of each case.
  11. Network with other community agencies and participate when requested, in community and health fairs and other events designed to promote CAPC programs.
  12. Other duties, both program specific and CAPC related, as assigned.

Home Visitation

  1. Provide home visitation services following the Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) framework two to three times per month per client as outlined in the Scope of Work.
  2. Maintain a caseload of 18 clients as specified in the scope of work.
  3. Work with Substance use services staff to identify ways to support the mother's substance use assessment, brief treatment, outpatient and inpatient services, as well as withdrawal management and opiate substitution therapies and medication assisted treatment.
  1. Assist pregnant and parenting mothers in obtaining alcohol and drug treatment, staying in recovery and resolving complex problems related to their substance use to assure children are in a safe, stable home environment.
  2. Provide concrete resources, support, and education to strengthen parent and child attachment while bringing the family unit as a whole into focus.
  3. Teach problem solving skills to enhance family functioning and assist in setting and achieving family goals.

Developmental Screenings

  1. Administer the Ages and Stages questionnaire within 90 days of entrance into the program, consistent with scope of work.
  2. Make referrals for further assessment where scores indicate a possible developmental delay, behavioral or mental health concern.
  3. Maintain files consistent with scope of work.

Talk. Read. Sing. Raw. Play. (TRSDP) Campaign Extending

  1. Incorporate TRSDP campaign messages, information and material into existing services.

Professional Development

  1. Attend professional growth trainings throughout the year - specifically related to providing services within the substance use services field.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications: Bilingual preferred, not required.

Education: Minimum - Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four year college or university, with major courses in Social Services, Psychology, Child Development, or a closely related field, preferred.

Experience: Two years of relevant experience working with children and families or social work case management. A consumer of substance use treatment/mental health services or a relative of a consumer of substance use treatment/mental health services is strongly preferred.

Knowledge of: Childhood development, community resources, child abuse issues, substance use, and mental health issues.

Ability to: Gather and analyze data; organize and write reports, read, understand, interpret and apply pertinent rules and regulations; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain working relationships with others; present oneself professionally. Maintain tracking systems and files in alignment with funding source and agency expectations.

Technical Skills: Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher). Ability to use both a desktop and a tablet for basic file management functions.

Condition of Employment: Employee shall be required to provide a T.B. clearance (checked every two years), submit fingerprints for Department of Justice Clearance, and provide annually, a DMV record report compliant with the Agency’s liability insurance requirements. Employee must have a car, a valid driver’s license, and proof of automobile insurance. Employee must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with clients and co-workers in a compassionate, non-discriminatory, non-judgmental manner. Position is dependent on continued funding and is an at-will position. Be available to work on evenings and weekends as required by supervisor.

Physical Demands: In order to perform the job duties associated with this position, the employee is regularly required to use his/her hands to finger, handle, grasp objects, tools and/or controls. The ability to talk, sit, stand, walk, and hear well is necessary. The employee may also be required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crawl, or crouch. On occasion, the employee may be required to lift and/or move 25 pounds. Visual ability to judge distance, color, focus, and see peripheral objects is also necessary.

Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by every CAPC employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Salary $19-$20 Hourly  
Req Number FAM-20-00006  

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