Dignity Health

  • Coordinator Family Services

    Job ID
    2018-52597
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Department
    Early Head Start Yr8
    Hours / Pay Period
    80
    Facility
    California Hospital Medical Center
    Shift
    Day
    Location
    LOS ANGELES
    State/Province
    CA
    Standard Hours
    Mon - Fri 8 -5
  • Overview

    Founded in 1887, Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/californiahospital for more information.

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary:

    The Family Services Coordinator's responsibilities include conducting family assessments, developing individualized family plans, implementing weekly in-home child development activities,  and providing referrals, advocacy, support, and case management for a caseload of approximately twelve pregnant women and children, ages 0-3 years. This position will require flexibility with respect to responsibilities as the program evolves over a five-year funding period. 

     

     

    Qualifications

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in child development, social work, psychology, human development, or a related field.  
    • Ability to assess families across a broad spectrum of areas, recognizing professional boundaries and the need for consultation from other disciplines.
    • Experience working with low-income families and families from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
    • Empathy, warmth, and the ability to establish ongoing supportive relationships with an ethnically diverse population.  
    • Familiarity with the effects of domestic violence and parental alcohol and/or other drug abuse on family health, parenting, and general functioning.
    • Knowledge of normal fetal, infant, and toddler development; prenatal and child health requirements; and early childhood education best practices.
    • Experience in making home visits to low-income families.
    • Knowledge of child abuse and negligence and reporting.
    • Skill in organizing and maintaining accurate records.
    • Skill in writing to articulate concepts and ideas in notes and reports.
    • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking skills preferred.

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