Child and Family Service
  • Lihue, HI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Established in 1899, Child & Family Service (CFS) is a community-based organization with a mission of strengthening families and fostering the healthy development children.  CFS has been a fierce advocate for children and families in the midst of social injustices and inequalities. Our statewide support, counseling, and therapeutic programs help individuals and families heal from trauma, prevent abuse and neglect, and can break the cycle of generational poverty.

OUR MISSION

Strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children.

OUR VISION

Healthy, thriving individuals and families building strong, multi-cultural communities across generations.

OUR VALUES

Integrity, Quality Client Service, Employee Excellence, Teamwork and Communication

We offer an extensive array of benefits for our employee including paid time off, preventative health care paid time off, birthday floating holiday, volunteer floating holiday, 14 Paid Holidays in a Year (15 in an Election Year), Medical/Dental/Vision/RX plans, Opt-out incentive, 401(k), flexible spending plans, & more.

Come join Child & Family Service and help us serve thousands in our communities!


SUMMARY OF DUTIES

Provides services for families whose children are at imminent risk of out of home placement, or who are in placement and cannot be reunified without intensive in-home services. Conducts intake/assessment and service plans with families. Teaches and provides information on a wide variety of topics, including child development, stress management, parenting, nurturing and family life as indicated by participant needs. Adheres to Intensive Home-Based Services model. Provides linkage to community resources. Available after hours and weekend as needed.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Master's Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a closely related field from a recognized accrediting agency with one year of experience preferred.
  • OR Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a closely related field from a recognized accrediting agency with 2 years of experience in Intensive Home-Based Services.

EXPERIENCE

  • Four Year College Degree from a school accredited by a recognized accredited agency in social work, psychology, or a related field.
  • Preferred: Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a closely related field from a recognized accredited agency with one year of experience.
  • Over two years, up to and including four years.
  • Two years of experience with DHS' chosen model required for Bachelor's level staff only.
  • Experience in working with domestic violence, substance abuse, and permanency issues.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Experience in working with children and families including parents / caregivers who have harmed their children or threatened their children with harm and children who experienced harm or were threatened with harm and who experienced trauma and loss.

  • Knowledge of child growth, development, and behavior.

  • Knowledge of positive parenting practices.

  • Knowledge of case management and advocacy practices and techniques.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work with families of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evening and weekend as required.

  • Available 24/7 for referral, crisis response; ensure fidelity of the IHBS model.

OTHER POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Continued employment in this position is contingent on successful completion of First Aid classes.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent on successful completion of CPI classes OR other Behavioral Management certification as may be contract-mandated.

  • Continued employment in this position is contingent on successful completion of CPR, CPI and/or van driving training as such training is necessary to ensure ability/continued ability to perform essential functions of this job.

  • This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and continued employment is contingent on a record clear of convictions.

  • This job requires a valid Hawaii driver's license, a clear driver's abstract, and use of personal vehicle to transport participants, as needed, as well as a willingness to travel in personal vehicle on an as-needed basis throughout the island.

  • This job requires a valid Hawaii driver's license and a clear driver's abstract and continued employment may be contingent on maintaining a clear driver's abstract.

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