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Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Penny Lane Centers is a non-profit organization offering an array of children's social services in Southern California in the areas of Adoptions, Family Preservation, Foster Care, Mental Health, Residential Treatment Facilities, Transitional Services and Wraparound Services. Penny Lane was founded in 1969 to originally serve a handful of abused teens. Since that time our programs and services have expanded to serve thousand of children, youth and families each year. Our mission is to foster hopes and dreams by empowering children, youth and families to reach their highest potential. We are seeking individuals to join our team who have high standards and a desire to positively impact the lives of others.


The Child and Family Specialist (CFS) is an Intensive Home Based Service (IHBS) provider who is a member of the Intensive Services team. The CFS operates from a strengths-based, family-centered, team-driven, community-based perspective. The CFS will practice solution-focused problem solving. The CFS assists the child and family in the home, school, and community by providing a variety of supportive and case management services, some of which may include mentoring, coaching, behavioral support, education, transportation or other services that address the family’s needs. The CFS maintains a close and supportive relationship with the child, the family, educational personnel, program staff, and any others who may be involved with the youth. The CFS provides family and community support systems with education and support, as necessary, in carrying out the Intensive Services process. The CFS supports program adherence to the County contract.

Position Location:   Lancaster CA

Salary Range: $16.50 up to $20.00 per hour

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in the social services or related field and 6 months experience working with children or 24 units of post-graduate studies. If lacking paid experience, volunteer and/or personal experience as a child in the foster care system will be considered.

  • Or a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in a non-related field and 2 years’ experience working with children and/or families.

  • Or two years college and three years of experience working with children and/or families.

  • Or four years of experience working with children and/or families.

  • Valid California driver’s license; current automobile insurance; have and maintain a clean driving record acceptable to the organization’s insurance company; have immediate access to his or her vehicle during work hours.