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Community Wellness Specialist - Los Angeles

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Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

Los Angeles, CA

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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:\r\r\rThe role of the Community Wellness Specialist is to provide interventions that develop coping and problem solving skills to promote safety and attachment and teach transference of those skills into the home, school and community. These interventions are provided to maintain youth at home or to transition youth to home and are developed within the child and family team process.  Additionally, this is a position that is focused on wellness and building resilience through interventions, linkages and referrals to appropriate community resources.\r\r\rMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  \r\r\r\r Bachelor’s degree required, 2 years’ experience working in a residential facility, group home, probation, SED children/ youth classroom setting, day treatment or equivalent setting preferred.\r Must have skills necessary to engage and work with others from diverse backgrounds\r Maintain a non-judgmental attitude toward families\r Maintain required licenses and certifications to perform role (if required)\r Maintain current and clear California Driver’s license (if position requires)    \r\r\r\rADDITIONAL JOB NOTES:\r\r\r\r\r Travel occurs primarily locally during the hours when services need to be provided; some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required in order to meet the needs of the families being served. \r Be part of a team who is passionate about providing excellent and quality services which consistently results in positive outcomes for the families and children we serve.\r An excellent candidate for this position would be an individual who has knowledge of behavioral interventions and has successfully implemented these interventions with youth who have had severe behaviors (e.g., physical aggression, verbal aggression and defiance).\r Ability to work a non-traditional work schedule to meet family needs. May include weekends, holidays, early morning and/or late evening hours. \r Ability to travel and work in the community and in the home environment. \r Have strong computer and typing skills to complete necessary documentation.\r Experience in a Residential Facility, Group Home or Probation is highly desired.\r  Knowledge of resources in Service Area a plus.     \r\r\r\r\r*The agency is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services, certified by the Department of Mental Health and accredited through The Joint Commission\r\rEOE\rWe consider applicants for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of job-impairing medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status.\r

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