|Department:||Childhelp Merv Griffin Village|
CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at www.childhelp.org.
About Childhelp Merv Griffin Village
The Childhelp Merv Griffin Village is located in Beaumont, California. Beaumont is 90-miles east of Los Angeles and 30-miles west of Palm Springs off Highway 10. Childhelp Merv Griffin Village has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1978. Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 84 children ranging in age from 6 to 14 years old. The residents live in cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs. The children arrive at the Village experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations. For many of these children, the Village and its multidisciplinary team (MDT) are their last hope in avoiding placement at a juvenile correctional facility.
It takes a whole village to raise a child. A team of mental health professionals greets each child upon their arrival, equipped to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each child’s specific needs. While at the Village, children receive on-site clinical services provided by Childhelp’s MDT. The children learn to love themselves and trust others through comprehensive treatment, including psychological, educational, recreational, music, art, equine, wilderness, occupational, and speech therapy. The dedicated, highly-trained, and passionate staff of therapists, teachers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, physicians, and chaplain work to cultivate trust in children who have known only betrayal, and build self-esteem in the young souls who have rarely been given reason to like themselves.
The Intake Coordinator is responsible for the screening and evaluating of all referrals of children to the California residential programs. The position will actively recruit resources from all surrounding counties responsible for the placement of clients for the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village and Orange County Group Homes.
- Screen initial referral infomation for appropriateness for admission to the Beaumont or Orange County programs, or provide referral alternatives as appropriate to the referral source
- Schedule and perform pre-placement interviews with the child, either at the Village or Orange County Group Homes or the child's current placement location
- Determine, in conjunction with administrative and clinical management the most suitable assignment for the child.
- Perform quality improvement activities to include census reports, admissions reviews, lengh of stay data and referral information
- Act as a representative of Childhelp in the field performing marketing activities with the Counties, community and professional organizations. Possess the ability to communicate the highlights of the program, make formal presentations and accurately answer questions
- Minimum of a Bachelor's, prefer Master's degree in social work or related discipline
- Five years experience in a residential treatment center or related environment
- Bilingual Spanish/English
- Ability to work flexible hours and accept phone calls on a 24/7 basis
- Must pass three tier background clearance and possess a clear California Driver's License.
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer