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Family Advocate

Company: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Co
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Job Description:

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is committed to eliminating the causes of poverty by empowering low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through a wide array of community-based collaborations and programs. Employee Benefits Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Plan CAPSLO offers benefits through a group medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, life and AD&D insurance program. CAPSLO pays the full amount (100%) of the premiums to cover full-time (regular, seasonal, and limited term) employees. Eligible employees may elect, at their own cost, to have medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for their dependents. Additionally, CAPSLO offers a Long Term Disability ("LTD") insurance program. Retirement Savings Plan CAPSLO offers eligible employees the opportunity to contribute a portion of their earnings to a Section 403(b) Retirement Plan. Full-time employees are 100% vested upon enrollment into the plan. CAPSLO matches 60% of every dollar contributed up to an annual maximum of 15% of your annual salary (not to exceed IRS limits). Holidays Twelve paid holidays* and one paid Personal Holiday during the course of each calendar year. Vacation/Sick Leave CAPSLO awards 80-160 hours of vacation annually with a maximum accrual of 320 hours, depending on years of service. Paid Sick time is accrued at 8 hours per month with a maximum accrual of 280 hours. Additional Benefits CAPSLO offers additional benefits including employee assistance program (EAP), reduced rates for pet insurance, reduced rates for cellular phone service, reduced rates for car rentals, workers' compensation insurance, and additional time off for positions classified as exempt. * Only bilingual/biliterate candidates will be considered. A test will be administered prior to employment. This position is Limited Term Full Time(5 - 12 months, 40 hours a week). Position Summary: The Family Advocate works in collaboration with CAPSLO, County Behavioral Health, and multi-agency staff in facilitating a warm welcome to families referred to Martha's Place. The Advocate's goal is to reduce the families' and caregivers' stress that often accompanies navigating young children through the health care system, including the community mental health network. To accomplish this the Advocate assists families through the process of accessing services, including educating them and linking them to other recommended services. Also, conducts outreach and provides education to the community to increase awareness regarding Martha's Place Children's Center. The Family Advocate works closely with Martha's Place Children's Center staff and upholds program philosophy in all duties performed. Responsibilities & Duties: * Contacts families that are referred to Martha's Place Children's Center and provides information regarding the program. * Conducts initial screenings for referred families, identifies other services the family may need, and links them to those services. * Meets regularly with families that are accessing services, and conducts home visits as needed. * Monitors client progress through Martha's Place assessments and feedback sessions, and follows-up with clients and their families on an ongoing basis. * Assists families in completing programmatic, health care related, or other social service related paperwork that is needed. * Makes reminder and follow-up phone calls to families regarding their appointments. * Communicates information to involved clinicians concerning individual client issues, parent concerns, social worker concerns, and teacher observation. * Tracks the appropriate screening tools, instruments and forms to ensure all the program requirements are met in the mandated timeframe as per the Martha's Place Children's Center Standards. * Tracks all necessary programmatic data regularly and accurately; contributes to documentation of services in the clinic and county database. * Attends and participates in relevant community collaboration and attends outreach events such as health and child fairs. * Performs other duties as assigned. * Serves as a resource to the Public Health Nurse, Pediatrician, clinicians, and program supervisor regarding community resources. * Provides supervision to children and participates in activities (games, music and reading) while parents are meeting with clinicians, as needed. * Enters in electronic billing information (MAA, Medi-Cal) as needed. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 1. Associate's Degree in Child Development, Social Science, Psychology, Human Development, or Liberal Studies, plus one year work experience in a client casework setting, or a combination of related education and experience working with families and children equal to three years. Experience working with the county mental health system is preferred. 2. Bilingual Required. Other Requirements: * Must be responsible and reliable, a self-starter with strong time management and organizational skills, and be capable of working with minimum of supervision. * Must work as part of a collaborative team with staff and clients. * Must demonstrate knowledge of general office skills and organization (i.e.; copying, filing, calculator, phone etiquette). * Must have strong written and verbal communication skills; possess problem solving and conflict resolution skills. * Must adhere to client confidentiality and HIPAA regulations. * Must be capable of performing mathematical calculations. * Must be computer literate with knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Word, and Excel. 8. Must be able to drive to meet with clients, their families, and providers 9. Must be able to transport clients and their families to clinic appointments. 10. Must have dependable, insured transportation and a valid California Driver's License (mileage to be reimbursed) and acceptable driving record. A DMV printout and proof of insurance will be required. 11. Must complete a health screening exam and TB skin test or chest x-ray prior to beginning employment. 12. Employment is contingent upon meeting all job requirements and background requirements: criminal history check, acknowledgement of child abuse reporting responsibility, criminal record statement, etc. Employment is contingent upon receiving a clearance from appropriate authorities. 13. Upon acceptance of employment, must attend client confidentiality training. 14. Must use reasonable precautions in the performance of one's duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices; and act in such a manner as to assure at all times maximum safety to one's self, fellow employees and children. 15. Must be able to relate well to all people of the community regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic level. Physical and Environmental Requirements: Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting and bending. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Simple grasping and hand manipulation required as well as reaching above and below shoulder level. Requires working indoors in a temperature-controlled environment with some exposure to copier and printer chemicals/fumes. Must be able to withstand occasional exposure to noise, such as in a daycare environment. For questions regarding the application process or open positions, contact the Recruiting Department via email at recruitment@capslo.org EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset Infused Organization We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability. CAPSLO Mission, Vision and Core Values Other details * Pay Type Hourly * Employment Indicator Temporary Full Time * Min Hiring Rate $17.00 * Max Hiring Rate $19.40 * San Luis Obispo, CA, USASDL2017

Keywords: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Co, San Luis Obispo , Family Advocate, Other , San Luis Obispo, California

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