In Home Outreach Counselor (378)

Job Description

Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. 

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  •  Competitive salary
  •   Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  •   Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  •   Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  •   Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit
  •   401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule
  •  12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually
  •   Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:

  • Carries out mission, vision and values established by the President/CEO and Board of  Directors;

  •  Conduct thorough psycho-social assessments using a standardized tool in-home and assess the well being and safety of the children within the home environment;

  •  Identify family strengths and help improve the overall family functioning;

  •   Collaborate with CSW's and family to implement MCPC and an individualized family support case plan;

  •   Meet with the family on a regular basis, as prescribed by the MCPC case plan and assess family and home for child safety and risk issues on an on-going basis;

  •   Coordinate services for families that include other services providers, as needed;

  •   Complete all necessary documentation and evaluations tools according to the project protocol;

  •  Participate in regularly scheduled multidisciplinary case planning conferences with project team;

  •   Provide in-home counseling, parent education, teaching and demonstration, case management, crisis intervention, child focus activities, substitute adult role modeling and supportive services for each participating family;

  •   Advocate, as needed for families and their children to access needed resource;

  •   Promote an abstinent and healthy lifestyle for participating families with a history of substance abuse, domestic violence and/or child neglect/abuse;

  •   Maintain client case files;

  •  Provide weekly case notes, monthly reports and mileage to Program Coordinator by due dates;

  •  Attend community network meetings and other community meetings upon request;

  •   Maintain list of active and current community resources;

  •   Reports to the Program Coordinator and meets on a weekly basis;

  • Must have the ability to nurture respectful relationship with clients and children, and must be sensitive to the cultural needs of the population served; and

  •  Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully.

Education/ Experience / Skills

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Related discipline required;

  • Minimum of two years of practical clinical experience or a Bachelor Degree and enrolled in a Master's Program with at least 4 years of field and clinical experience and related educational background; and

  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak English/Spanish well, English/Spanish proficiency preferred.


Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents
  • Ability to speak a language other than English if required based on case load

  Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others ? including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Ability to drive to locations throughout Los Angeles County

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program in use

  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required




  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments, including client houses and potentially hazardous areas
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens


Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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