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Client Support Services Coach

Company: ChildNet Youth & Family Services, Inc.
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

ChildNet Youth and Family Services is currently recruiting for a Client Support Services Coach for our Kern Foster Family Network located in Bakersfield, CA.

Foster Family Network provides various support services to FFN foster children, resource parents and their natural families. The Client Support Services Coach will be assigned high-risk youth, working primarily with foster children and working within the community to coordinate services needed to meet the needs of clients and their families. This includes providing specialized mental health and behavioral intervention services to children who have suffered multiple complex traumas, multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, and multiple failed placements in the foster care system. The Client Support Services Coach will be responsible for coordinating, assisting, and supporting the Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) and Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) programs. This position will provide various support services, skill building, and interventions. This position will also conduct mental health and supplemental assessments for at-risk children and their families and will collaborate with the client's foster/resource parents, biological parents, therapist, county social worker or Probation officer, teachers, and other professional and paraprofessional team members to maintain an interdisciplinary team approach for treatment purposes.

The Client Support Services Coach shall possess:

* Bachelor's degree in a social service or related field; AND
* At least two (2) years of experience working with high-risk youth.
* Experience in residential care, foster care, or working with behaviorally challenged youth is preferred.
* Knowledge of community resources specific to foster youth.
* Bilingual proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and knowledge of Spanish is required .

Job Requirements

The Client Support Services Coach responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Provide one-on-one therapeutic behavior and trauma-informed skills-building interventions, coaching, and support in the home and in the community.
* Coordinate and provide services to children and adolescents under the supervision of the Regional Director, or his/her designee. This will frequently involve one-to-one interaction with a specific client for extended periods.
* Work with foster youth exhibiting crisis behaviors and provide crisis intervention services as needed.
* Report behaviors to TFC Clinician or ISFC Social Worker including updates after each client contact.
* Provide verbal reports regarding client's participation and progress in the program; enter written documentation of the same in the electronic record.
* Support resource parent to reduce stress in the home, including in-home behavior management training to resource parent and/or caregivers, as needed.
* Reinforce positive behavior using positive reinforcement techniques to increase desired behaviors and decrease undesired behaviors.
* Assist the child/youth in developing/increasing successful self-regulation skills and in reducing challenging behaviors that jeopardize placement.
* Implement plans and interventions that support the resource parent in implementing TFC trauma-informed treatment interventions (e.g., plan development, rehabilitation, and collateral) or the ISFC treatment plan model to meet treatment goals.
* Participate in weekly formal and informal Child and Family Team Meetings (CFTM's) as needed.
* Monitor visits with child's natural family as needed.
* Facilitate outings in the community to rehearse social skills.
* Plan and transport youth to school events, after-school programs, and community centers.
* Support efforts to recruit TFC and ISFC resource families; attend recruitment events as needed.
* Attend mandatory in-service and facility/department meetings as required.
* Participate in ongoing training required for TFC and/or ISFC.
* Perform any other duties as assigned.

All offers of employment with ChildNet Youth and Family Services, Inc. are contingent upon a post-offer, pre-hire medical clearance with an occupational physical, tuberculosis screening, and a negative drug test, including a screening for marijuana (note: while the use of marijuana is recreationally permitted in California, provisions of our contracts are bound by Title 21, US Code Section 812 under Federal law, which prohibits the use of marijuana). A background clearance which consists of fingerprinting through the Dept. of Justice/FBI/Child Abuse Index Search is required. Underwriting requirements of this agency include keeping a valid California driver's license, valid auto liability insurance on file, and maintaining a good driving record while employed.



ChildNet Youth & Family Services, a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Long Beach, CA. We provide Counseling, Education, Foster Care and In-Home Services to at-risk children. ChildNet has been at the forefront of providing innovative and quality care to thousands of children and their families for over 50 years.


To provide safe homes, education and counseling to vulnerable children and families.


Are a diverse group of professionals who create a culture of caring with our clients and within the organization.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and 403b Retirement including eligibility of a discretionary employer contribution after 2 years of service, Stability, Career Advancement, Tuition Reimbursement, along with generous sick, vacation and holiday time.


Keywords: ChildNet Youth & Family Services, Inc., Bakersfield , Client Support Services Coach, Other , Bakersfield, California

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