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Family Advocate

Child and Family Guidance Center Los Angeles Full-Time
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Our Services:

The Child and Family Guidance Center provides comprehensive and collaborative outpatient mental health services to children, adolescents and their families throughout the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys.

The Position:

We are seeking a full-time Bilingual Family Advocate to assist families with locating, accessing and effectively using essential community health and social services.

Who We Are and What We Believe In: 

It is our hope that you look to the Child and Family Guidance Center as your “Employer of Choice”.  We've been a leader in the community for more than 50 years and we welcome you to join our team of 400 dedicated mental health and administrative professionals in our journey to bring better health and well-being to our communities in the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys.

What We Offer:

            -  Competitive salaries

            -  Great benefits

            -  Great learning opportunities

            -  Great supervision

            -  Supportive, friendly work environment

            -  An established, reputable, stable company           

 

 

We envision a workplace where:

  • everyone is treated with dignity and respect;
  • commitment, accountability and leadership exist at all levels;
  • everyone is encouraged to share their ideas, hopes, concerns and aspirations;
  • we share in a culture of inclusion and transparency;
  • we are committed to our own professional growth with openness and humility;
  • we inspire and encourage one another through positive, future-focused coaching;
  • we are committed to quality services and sound business             practices;
  • we are one interconnected team committed to achieving CFGC’s mission.

One Team … One Goal

Resilient Together!

 

The Child and Family Guidance Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all.

 

Come Join Our Team!!!

 

Essential Job Functions:

· Conducts in home psychosocial assessment of the family’s strengths and needs and develops a case management treatment plan based on the parent’s goals and in coordination with the treatment team.


· Works closely with the child’s school when their mental health symptoms impact their academic performance. This includes, obtaining and reviewing school records and IEPs, conducting observations in the classroom and educating parents about their child’s educational rights. 


· Assists parents with increasing their understanding of their child’s special needs and knowledge of successful techniques for managing their child’s mental health symptoms in the home and community.


· Coordinates with community agencies to locate organizations that offer adequate and culturally sensitive services requested by the family.


· Completes clinical documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with the standards set by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health



Skills You Need:

· Bilingual in Spanish and English

· Minimum of 2 years experience providing case management services to children and adolescents. 

· Experience with locating support services for low income children and families. 

 

Hours:

· 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (subject to change depending on agency needs)

· 30 minute meal period

 

Education Required:


· BA/BS in Social work or related field


Recommended skills

Diversity Awareness
Social Work
Case Management
Mental Health
Adolescence
Spanish Language
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The Child and Family Guidance Center has provided community mental health services for more than five decades.

In 1962, the Mental Health Association of Los Angeles County and a group of caring visionaries opened the doors of the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic our former name (a community mental health Center) to a waiting list of several hundred children and a professional staff of three. At this time, the de-institutionalization of mental hospitals led to the discharge of many patients who still needed care, including severely emotionally disturbed children, the initial population we aimed to serve.

In 1985, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health requested that we open an outpatient clinic in the Antelope Valley. Today we are the oldest and largest provider of mental health services to the children and families of the Antelope Valley. In 2009, the Center provided services to over 1,200 families in the Antelope Valley region. The Center has 2 Antelope Valley locations with outpatient a center in Palmdale and an intensive school based program at Desert Pathways High School.

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