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

Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor and / or Program Administrator, the Youth Development Specialist works in partnership with the Group Facilitator to provide project-based cultural learning opportunities designed to engage youth through connections with universal Hawaiian values such as aloha, helping them to develop the social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and moral competencies necessary to be successful in school and on into adulthood.

  • Conducts screening, intake, and assessments, orients youth and their families to the program, develops youth and family-driven service plans based on completed assessments, and delivers strengths-based, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate services based on program curriculum, philosophy, and agency and funder requirements. Appropriately and selectively utilizes a broad variety of skills and techniques to engage youth and families in services.
  • Performs outreach to and engages in partnership with youth, families, designated schools, partner agencies, and others as needed to engage youth in services. Performs required administrative tasks related to caseload, such as progress notes, correspondence, reports, and maintaining of case records in a timely manner. Works with youth, families, referring agencies, designated schools, and other community members as needed for service treatment plan development, review, and follow ups. Provides crisis de-escalation as required. Conducts aftercare and discharge planning, as well as follow-ups with youth and families after discharge to see if additional supports are needed. Conducts participant exit interviews following program completion. Represents the program in community organizations and events. Performs administrative tasks related to agency-wide data, such as daily and monthly activity reports, in a timely fashion. Maintains participant confidentiality at all times. Attends all staff trainings and meetings as assigned.
  • Provide transportation for families on occasion using personal or agency vehicles as needed.
  • Participates in project-based cultural learning community workdays (i.e. lo'i kalo, loko i'a, and nahele workdays, or other community locations) as part of the program curriculum to support the engagement and participation of youth and families.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

This position requires flexible evening and weekend availability to facilitate program services.

*** This position has a minimum age requirement of 21 years based on government funder requirements**


EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Required: High school plus additional training equal to 2 years of college, which requires knowledge of a specialized field or may lead to licensing (data processing, accounting, human services), or formalized apprenticeship program. For example, certified substance abuse counselor, bookkeeper, etc.
  • Preferred: Associate's Degree in social work, marriage/family therapy, education, counseling, psychology, behavioral science, human development, family resources, related human service field, or equivalent related experience preferred.

EXPERIENCE

  • At least one (1) year experience working with adolescents; experience in areas of juvenile justice and/or working with at-risk youth populations; experience working using culturally-appropriate and diverse interventions.
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