The Mentor Network

About The Mentor Network

The MENTOR Network is a national network of local providers offering quality, community-based services to children, adults, and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries, and to youth with emotional and behavioral challenges as well as their families. Serving 30,000 individuals in 36 states, we offer meaningful work, come join our team today!




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Child and Family Specialist (Temporary)

The Mentor Network - Santa Fe Springs, California

Posted: 12/13/2018

Child and Family Specialist (Temporary)
Primary Location: United States-CA-CASanta Fe Springs
Function:Program Services Coordination/Case Management

California MENTOR

Everybody needs a job but only extraordinary people work here.  Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve.  We are looking for a talented Mental Health Professional for our state-of-the-art Family Support Service in Los Angeles County. 


As the Child and Family Specialist for California MENTOR Family Support Services, you’ll be one of those extraordinary people. We seek a passionate leader who can successfully provide guidance to the identified child and family as a mentor/coach/advocate. Hours are variable based on the needs of the families you provide services for. Bring your creative ideas and your passion for success; we’ll train you on the rest.


Do you have leadership experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and you’re looking for a meaningful change in your work life?  Leverage your skills with California MENTOR to make an impact in people’s lives.  Join our dedicated, dynamic and fast growing team today!


**This is a temporary position**

Key Responsibilities:


  • Provides in-home and community based supports under the periodic guidance of the clinical supervisor, develop conceptualization for each assigned case (in conjunction with the treatment team)
  • Attend review hearings as well as child and family team meetings; make recommendations based on plan observations
  • Prepare child for Child and Family Team activities and advocate for child’s needs as a full and active member of the Child and Family Team
  • Assist in connecting child and family to community resources
  • Pursue case goals utilizing various resources: community supports, resource family life, supplemental counseling, psychiatric services, therapeutic activities, etc.
  • Regularly evaluate child/family progress and periodically meet with treatment team to review cases
  • Advocate for child and family’s needs and best interests by assisting in the identification of service gaps and community resources to meet identified needs
  • Maintain appropriate and required documentation consistent with accreditation and Department of Child Services treatment and Medi-CAL standards.
  • Keep placing agency workers informed about family and child’s progress, major crises, etc.
  • Interact with schools, parks and recreation and other community resources
  • Work with Foster Families  Build and maintain positive, supportive, and encouraging working relationships with resource families
  • Direct resource to families in their efforts to be therapeutic in their work with those placed in their home
  • Manage conflict and family crises through reference to family safety plan
  • Attend resource family trainings; co-facilitate training and/or activities for children
  • Facilitate independent living youth in securing entitlements and other collateral resources
  • Prepare each foster child for the identified permanency goal in a developmentally appropriate manner in conjunction with other service providers including the referring agency staff and therapist when applicable
  • Enhance foster child functioning by providing basic counseling, psycho-education, skills training, etc.
  • Provide mentoring and teaching resources:
  • Coordinate development and implementation of family goal plan including:
    • Nurturing/parenting skills
    • Problem-solving/conflict resolution skills
    • Child development
    • Self-esteem concepts
    • Safety plan for children and parents
    • Includes objectives for growth in family’s assets
    • Includes issues as well as basic needs


What we require of you


  • Associate Arts degree in Human Services, Social Work or Psychology plus one year experience working with high risk youth; or a high school diploma (or GED) plus three (3) years’ experience working with high risk youth.
  • Reliable transportation
  • Auto insurance that complies with the state policy concerning minimum car insurance coverage
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks
What we offer you:

  • A competitive compensation/benefits package including 401(k) with company matching
  • Annual bonus plan
  • A rewarding work environment
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Time Off & Holiday Pay
  • Family-oriented environment
  • Employee discounts; fun employee events
  • Dynamic work environment, no day is ever the same as the next
  • On-the-job training including paid CEU opportunities, career development and advancement opportunities
  • Access to jobs throughout the nation-wide Network
  • Mileage reimbursement

Bring the right attitude; we’ll train you for success!


California MENTOR, a partner of The MENTOR Network, uses an evidenced-based service model, called Family Centered Treatment and delivers individualized, practical supports that empower youth and families to lead healthy, stable lives at home.  Training on this model will be provided.   The FCT service line is COA accredited.


Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals.  Apply Today!




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