Care Coordinator
Children's Institute, Inc - Los Angeles, CA

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Participates in/Conducts initial intake interviews to gather information and completes required paperwork; sets up and maintains related case management files ensuring compliance with Agency policies and regulations; prepares and submits routine reports as scheduled; ensures incident reports are written within 24 hours of incident; monitors documentation to ensure compliance. Identifies client’s needs and provides community referrals to client and others; coordinates services with other providers; maintains resource directory for community programs and resources which would benefit the growth of children and families. Assists clinicians in providing needed services including: Assisting in resolution process regarding any family grievances; Resolving crisis situations involving children/parents; Initiating interventions as appropriate; Conducting home and school visits to assess for needs and report on progress; Assisting in the development of parenting skills; Suggesting appropriate community resources; Engaging in outreach activities designed to engage families with children who have emotional or behavioral difficulties; Participating in the development and implementation of individualized service plans and monitoring progress; Providing peer support to families receiving mental health services for children; Following up on client absences, assuring that children and families are in compliance with funding source regulations/standards. Facilitates training and/or trains clients in accordance with their needs, including: Group life skills sessions, In-Home Parenting Skills to parents and Spanish language parenting class/support group. Maintains absolute confidentiality regarding children and their families in compliance with HIPAA regulations and Institute policies.

A bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood education, psychology, social work or similar discipline that includes some child development studies. Six months or more experience in programs offering child and family assessment services, home visiting services, early intervention services, direct experience in working with infants/pre-school children, family support and referral services, or similar. Experience working with children and families from diverse cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Basic knowledge of community resources to address special needs of clients. Current California driver’s license and State-required insurance required if using personal vehicle on Agency business and a driving record acceptable to the organization and/or its insurance carrier. Effective oral and written communication skills. Bi-lingual skills in Spanish/English preferred.

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