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Family Coordinator  

Description

Turning Point Community Programs is hiring a Family Coordinator for our FIT program. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) has offered a path to mental health and recovery since 1976. We help people in our community every single day – creating a better space for all types of people in need. Join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under the administrative supervision of the Program Director, this position is responsible for case management services with a caseload consisting of up to 22 children and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and meet criteria for having a severe emotional disturbance (SED).

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is an at-will direct service position within a program. The position is responsible for assisting and advocating for our members in meeting their expressed goals while living in the community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Works in partnership with parents who are treated as experts concerning their families.
  • Ensures that treatment goals are being met and to develop additional interventions when needed.
  • Coaches clients in developing appropriate social skills, coping skills, money management, personal hygiene, job readiness, etc.
  • Provides and strength-based support to increase protective factors (housing, income, parenting skills, etc.) and to promote familial stability in the community.
  • Responsible for providing services to address homelessness in such a way as to give parents the primary role in deciding what needs are priorities and what courses of action are best for their child and their family.
  • Responsible for coordination of services with outside agencies, schools, medical
  • providers and other community partners
  • Acts as advocate for and assists clients and their families in accessing and receiving mental health treatment, medical care, housing, food and clothing as indicated.
  • Assist in establishing client’s eligibility for Medi-Cal or other benefits and advocates for continuation of benefits when appropriate.
  • Provides case management services and supports the development of safety plans as needed.
  • Enlists the involvement of formal and informal community resources to support the family utilizing direct input from the child and family.
  • Facilitates or Co- Facilitates Child and Family Team Meetings
  • Sees the family weekly for periods of time/day that may vary depending on the need of the family.
  • Responsible for all required record keeping as indicated by county and agency.
  • Provides prompt intervention in the event of a crisis both to stop the crisis and to notify when indicated, persons and agencies necessary for the resolution of the crisis situation; provides “on-the-spot” counseling that is both helpful to the clients and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Attends to the safety, health, and well-being of clients.

Knowledge Of:

  • Principles and goals of community mental health.
  • Principles and goals of the “self-help model.”
  • Principles and goals of the “consumer-driven model.”
  • Principles and goals of the “harm reduction model.”
  • Principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, clinical case management, and various treatment modalities.
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation’s treatment and programming.

Ability To:

  • Work and communicate with staff, clients, families, community agencies and Professionals.
  • Perform crisis intervention strategies.
  • Work effectively under stress and conflict.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment and decision-making.
  • Be flexible and adaptable in any given situation. 
  • Work as a member of a team.
  • Work under time deadlines and pressures.
  • Work with minimal supervision.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm.

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Education, Training and Experience:

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field and two (2) years varied experience as a provider of mental health services to high-need children and families.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
 

  • California driver’s license & current vehicle insurance/registration if driving; and,
  • Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 8/4/2021  
Location FIT  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://TurningPointCommunityProgramsInc.appone.com



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