Do you have a love for working with children, even during those challenging moments?
Do you often find yourself thinking about the integral role that parents have in the lives of their kids?
Do you dream of working in a growing nonprofit organization and with a team of passionate individuals?
If this describes you, come join our team!
JOB SUMMARY: This is a full-time position with benefits that is supervised by the Program Manager of the Family Support Program. The Parenting Coach & Family Therapist works directly with Spanish-speaking caregivers and children providing in-home, strength-based, goal-oriented parenting support using one or all of these models:
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC)
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
Note: All services are currently being provided remotely during COVID pandemic as part of the agency’s response. For the safety of our staff and clients, no in-home services are being provided at this time.
To develop a trusting relationship with the family: to be accepting and non-judgmental.
To assist parents in building a positive self-concept by helping them to recognize and develop personal strengths.
To provide emotional support and encouragement to parents and to be an attentive listener.
To be a positive role model to the family, and to interact with the children and parents in a patient and loving manner.
To assist parents in developing problem-solving skills, coping skills, and improved communication skills in order to resolve day-to-day crises.
To provide child development and discipline information to parents, encouraging them to have realistic expectations of their children, and to discipline without abuse using one of our models.
To encourage family activities, recreation, exercise, and the expansion of social contacts.
To assist the family in identifying and sorting priorities, and to promote the utilization of community resources.
To participate in developing attainable goals and in implementing the action steps.
To make a minimum of 1 personal face-to-face visit weekly per family for a caseload of up to 25 clients per year, serving 10-11 families at a time, including making appointments in the evenings or on weekends to accommodate families’ needs.
To develop with the family a plan based on a strengths-based approach. Utilize SafeCare, PCIT, ABC, or Triple P to help the family strengthen their relationship and discipline appropriately.
To provide some means for the family to contact Parenting Coach & Family Therapist and to respond promptly to families.
To maintain written records and collect and record required data; submit reports in a timely manner. Write reports and correspondence as necessary. Ensures that all client files are completed.
To become trained in at least two, and possibly all four models and attend in-service training when provided.
To participate in weekly supervision, case consultation, and in regular staff and team meetings.
To maintain the confidentiality of families at all times.
To commit to working with a family for a minimum of 12 weeks and continue on until they master new skills, extending services as long as the family continues to set and make progress on goals.
To report any suspected child abuse/neglect in the family to supervisor immediately.
To participate in team meetings regarding families and to testify in court as needed regarding families.
To perform other related duties as assigned.
Clinical master’s degree in social work, mental health, family therapy, or related field
Bilingual English/Spanish speaker required.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
2 or more years of relevant experience preferred.
Previous training and experience in PCIT, ABC, SafeCare, or Tiple P preferred.
Position requires a minimum of three weekday evenings (or two weekday evenings and one weekend day) per week.