Child and Family Service
  • Ewa Beach, HI, USA
  • Hourly
  • 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

HOPE values: Humility, Ownership, Perseverance, Engagement

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, 15 Paid Holidays in a Year (16 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

The Life Skills Specialist is responsible for assisting in the coordination of residential services and providing professional treatment and care to residents in the residential programs. The position provides quality youth care and close intensive supervision of youths in a residential treatment setting. In addition, this position is responsible for providing a range of residential counseling and skills training services to youths and their families, tracking and reporting on youth's treatment progress and providing peer leadership.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma and have completed or complete within three (3) months of hire a childcare worker training course that includes at least 50 hours of instruction. Requires ability to understand and carry out assigned duties effectively. 2+ years of experience minimum. BA or actively, continuously pursing BA preferred.

EXPERIENCE

Over two years of experience minimum.


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Knowledge of interpersonal, behavioral and emotional difficulties associated with high-risk adolescents.
  • Temperament to work with and care for youth with emotional/behavioral problems.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to think and react quickly and effectively during highly stressful and emotionally intense situations.

OTHER POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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, a clear driver's abstract, and use of agency 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 position is subject to a criminal background investigation and continued employment is contingent on a record clear of convictions.
  • 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.
  • 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 First Aid classes.
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