Field Instructor, LCSW - (Program Specialist II)
The mission of Centinela Youth Services, Inc. (CYS) is to strengthen families and communities by empowering youth to resolve conflicts and overcome obstacles in order to become successful students and contributing adults. CYS is a 501c3 non-profit, restorative justice organization established in 1975 to provide mediation and conflict resolution services to at-risk youth. CYS operates a variety of innovative programs that are proven to increase student performance; reduce school dropout rates, gang involvement, youth violence and crime and ultimately help preserve families.
This position will be assigned to The Everychild Restorative Justice Center (ERJC), which is located in Inglewood. The Restorative Justice Center is an innovative service established by CYS to provide evidence-based mediation services linked to intensive case management and wraparound community-based services to significantly reduce the number of teens attached to the juvenile justice system.
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position; salary commensurate with experience.
General Functions and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Director, the Field Instructor will provide weekly field supervision to all Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) students completing their field practicum course requirements at Centinela Youth Services, Inc. In addition to aligning the student experience at CYS with their curriculum, the Field Instructor will also serve on the CYS leadership team to advise on clinical quality and best practice. In collaboration with the CYS leadership team, some tasks will include evaluation, development and modification of clinical case management services and training for staff/intern case managers. . Other duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide at least one hour per week of direct supervision for all BSW and assigned MSW student interns. Including group supervision
- In consultation with the Task Supervisor/Preceptor, identify and/or design learning assignments for students
- Work with the assigned student intern in the development of a learning plan/agreement for their field practicum
- Maintain contact and meet with University Field Liaisons to monitor students’ progress
- Write student performance evaluations
- Maintain and submit work reports as needed
- Assist with locating community referral sources as needed
- Provides clinical consultation to agency staff as needed
- Participate in agency events and initiatives, including professional development activities, staff meetings and in-service trainings
- Ability to travel between sites and agency-wide service areas
Other duties may be assigned as needed.
Performing duties of the Field Instructor may require spending the majority of the day walking, standing, sitting and regularly driving back and forth to off-site locations. Must possess a valid California driver’s license, have use of a motor vehicle and be able to provide evidence of automobile liability insurance. CYS maintains offices and work sites in the following locations: Hawthorne, Inglewood, the San Fernando Valley, South Los Angeles and Compton. Driving between these locations will at times, be required.
How to Apply
Send a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Recruitment for this position will end upon receipt of a sufficient number of resumes. Only those applicants with the most relevant qualifications and knowledge will be invited to participate in the oral interview. No phone calls please.
CYS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, ancestry, religion, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
CYS, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligations. Therefore, applicants who may need reasonable accommodation or other assistance in relation to a disability or religion, at any point within the application process or thereafter if hired, should immediately inform CYS, Inc. by sending an email to email@example.com. To learn more about CYS, Inc. or the services provided, you may visit the website at cys-la.org.