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Description/Job Summary


The ECC Family Services Counselor Family Services Counselors must consistently use their advanced knowledge in the field of social work or human behavioral studies, and to use such advanced knowledge and prior experience to consistently exercise discretion and independent judgment in providing the most appropriate services and support to families (1) in the Dependency Court system who have been identified by the Court as needing professional services to prevent future abuse and/or neglect of children, and (2) who have been assigned to Early Childhood Court and/or (3) voluntarily request similar, but non-judicial, in-home services. Responsible for taking actions appropriate to ensure that every child has a permanent home that provides physical and emotional safety. Responsible for adhering and supporting the core standards of the Early Childhood Court process. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs. Observe children and families in their homes/placements or other surroundings. Assess children and families' behaviors, developmental levels, physical development, social development and mental state in order to make a decision or recommendation to the team (and the court) as to the best placement for the child. Assess the child's environment, and associated risks to the child. Gather relevant information about assigned children and families/caregivers in order to assist in developing a case plan appropriate to each individual's circumstances. Develop petitions, Judicial Reviews, recommendations, and case plan recommendations for the Judge to consider. Participate in strategy meetings with Children's Legal Services ("CLS") and propose courses of action for Court to take based on individual needs of children and their families. Attend and participate/testify in court hearings and depositions as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work or human behavioral studies, or a Master’s degree in social work or human behavioral studies. Human behavioral studies include the following: Counseling, Psychology, Human Services, Sociology, Child and/or Family Development (Human Development), Family Studies, Education, Law, Behavioral Science, Social Policy, Sociology, and Criminal Justice/Criminology.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license from the state in which you reside, must have a good driving record and be insurable under LCI’s policy.
  • Must obtain certification as child protection professional within one year of employment and maintain certification..

These responsibilities do not reflect all duties the incumbent will be required to perform. This description serves as an overview only. Salary range is $15.760 - $17.212 per hour, salary is based on years of experience. Excellent Benefits. Days and hours may vary.

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Lakeview Center is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free/Nicotine Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING/NICOTINE TESTING REQUIRED

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