Job Description




Position:                               Family Support Clinician  

Title:                                      Family Support Clinician

Classification:                     Non-Exempt

Supervised By:                   Team Leader ll, Program Manager



Job Summary: Provide clinical assessments and linkage services to client’s referred by Child Welfare Services.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Family Support Clinician will provide short-term individual assessment to Child Welfare referred parents and their children. Services include but are not limited to: assessment and case management linkage and advocacy
  2. Screenings will be completed with parent/caregiver for mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence issues related to child safety and services needed to mitigate/treat issues
  3. Screening will be completed with child (ren) to determine current need and preventative strategies for domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health or others services to mitigate exposure to trauma
  4. Provides short-term case management services including: assessment and identification of client needs in coordination with Child Welfare Services.
  5. Attends family Centered Meetings (FCMs) and Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings (MDTs) with Child Welfare Services
  6. Collects and records client and service information in a timely and accurate manner. Maintains client case files and records in organized and easily accessible fashion
  7. Attends and participates in individual supervision, team and staff meetings and trainings as scheduled
  8. Develops and maintains positive, supportive working relationships with other team members and all agency staff
  9. Ensures clients receive high quality services as defined in the Agency Standards of Quality and protects client confidentiality
  10. Assists supervisor in program development projects and participates in overall agency goal achievement
  11. Actively pursues professional development opportunities to stay current in field
  12. Other duties as assigned




Education: Master's or doctorate degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related field, licensed or license-eligible in state of California preferred and 2 years related experience in direct client service.  Knowledge:  Knowledge of child abuse dynamics, family violence, and family systems.  Skills: Ability to represent the language and culture of the client population.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Computer literate as appropriate.  Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.  Abilities:  Willingness to provide services in client’s home, jails, shelters or other locations as requested by County staff.  Must be a team player and able to work independently.  Other requirements: Must have a valid California driver's license, a safe driving record, insurance and reliable transportation and be willing to use it on the job.


Physical Demands:

  • Sitting for long periods of time in the office or at required meetings.
  • Daily traveling in car to clients or to agency worksites and community meetings.
  • Routinely required to sit, stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push, and pull items weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires manual dexterity, auditory and visual skills, and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
  • Frequent note taking, recording in case files by hand, and data entry.


Work Environment:

  • Office space is shared.
  • The noise level fluctuates from quiet to noisy.




Home Start, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel because of gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.