Casework Specialist (Bilingual) (CalWORKS HVP)

Program Summary:

This program is derived from CalWORKS and provides resilient parenting and early learning connection services, including a minimum of monthly home visits for up to twenty-four months to families approved for participation by the Orange County Social Services Agency (SSA). The purpose of the program is to provide voluntary, high-quality, home visiting service to support positive health, development and well-being outcomes for pregnant and parenting women, families and infants born into poverty.

Job Summary

The Casework Specialist provides in-home parent education and community linkage.

Goals:

  1. Meet productivity level as defined by management.
  2. Complete documentation as required by supervisor and/or agency in timely manner.
  3. Meet goals for opening/closing cases as defined by milestones provided by supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide parenting education via the Commission approved KIPS (Keys to Interactive Parenting Scale) curriculum, PIPE (Partners in Parenting Education) activities, and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) curriculum
  • Maintain a caseload of up to 28 clients/families
  • Respond immediately to newly assigned cases to ensure agency connection
  • Conduct initial needs assessments
  • Develop relationships with families that build upon strengths & enhance self-sufficiency
  • Provide in-home visitations with a focus on parent education, problem solving, and case management
  • Coordinate with all agencies involved in cases
  • Provide ongoing observation for elements of abuse and neglect within assigned families
  • Assist in public education activities as needed (speaking presentations to organizations, parent groups, etc.)
  • Maintain cases in accordance with First 5 Orange County and Orange County Social Services Agency (SSA) requirements
  • Track family progress utilizing pre and post standardized KIPS assessment and Triple P assessment tools
  • Comply with Mandated Reporter requirements
  • Attend all required meetings
  • Perform development screenings, home safety checks, oral health education, immunization screenings, and other activities required by the Commission
  • Participate in the seasonal events/programs benefitting clients

Secondary Duties:

  • Participate in weekly individual supervision and monthly case review
  • Maintain updated statistics monthly
  • Report weekly number of home visits, direct service hours, travel time, and other types of client statistics as needed for SSA/First Five Orange County reporting.
  • Participate in the planning of various agency and program events as needed
  • Assist in public education activities (speaking presentations to organizations and client outreach, etc.)

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field
  • One year related experience required, 2 years preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese is required
  • Successful completion and maintenance of KIPS certification training program and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) certified
  • Access to reliable vehicle and current car insurance

COVID-19 Considerations:

The Priority Center provides masks and hand sanitizer.

To Apply/Contact Information:

Current interested applicants please submit current resume to: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/The-Priority-Center/jobs