Group Facilitator (Gilroy)

18 Jan 2019

Group Facilitator (Gilroy)

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Rebekah Children's Services has been serving Children and Families since 1897. Voted 2017 Non-Profit of the Year, we are committed to seeing our community flourish by building pathways of Hope, Happiness and Well-Being.

Our agency offers family-centered mental health services, education and training that promotes the healing, healthy development, and future success of those we serve. We provide services that span the Bay Area with offices in Gilroy, Campbell and Salinas.

Just as we are committed to the families we serve we are to our employees. Our employees receive a Competitive Salary, Full Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, 401K (with matching program), FSA, and a generous PTO package.

RCS promotes job advancement by providing in house training and supervision for those who require BBS hours. We pride ourselves on promoting work life balance and self-care.

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Under the general direction of the Educational Services Program Manager, and requiring independent judgment in the application of established procedures, works with the Manager to develop Educational Services for RCS and the Community, assists with the implementation of the program for children and families who are receiving services, provides school-based prevention services to children and their families and works directly with school administrative staff. Job performance contributes to the achievement of the goals of the Educational Services Department. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to perform the job duties, have proficient administrative skills, explain to/instruct others, collaborate, and negotiate with others involving job-related matters generally of moderate complexity.


• Acts as a role model and mentor to youth and parents.

• Builds safe, trusting relationships with youth, providing structure and positive discipline.

• Provides curriculum-based groups and/or workshops to children that promote the improvement of the quality of family functioning, the development of the healthy child, and the strengthening of the community response to the needs of children.

• Becomes trained in the Educational Services approach to behavior change and specifically with the relevant adopted curricula.

• Implements and models positive behavioral support principles when working with all clients.

• Facilitates agreed upon service delivery as outlined in contracts and MOUs held with program funders.

• Demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to laws, ethics and policies regarding mandated child abuse reporting, duty to warn, confidentiality, dual relationships, and the protection of the welfare of the client, family, and community.

• Follows RCS & School procedures for reporting suspected child abuse or suicidality.

• Maintains positive and effective relationships with agency service staff and departments and with community agencies to ensure customer satisfaction.

• Maintain all required documentation, including but not limited to:

o Time Sheets

o Purchase Requests

o Permission Slips o Evaluation Tools

o Topic Sheets

o Lesson Plans

• Maintains supplies as needed for group activities.

• Demonstrates familiarity with a wide array of community resources available to children and families served and makes referrals as appropriate.

• Assists in employing outreach strategies to recruit and enroll parents and families in the community into Educational Services parenting workshops,

• Follows all school rules and regulations while on site, including signing in prior to group and wearing a photo ID.

• Maintains an overall professional appearance and attitude when working on behalf of Educational Services.

• Attends regular meetings and trainings as scheduled by Management Team.

• Prior to meeting, researches topic, prepares lesson plan, and collects supporting educational materials.

• When permissible, arranges room to create an environment optimal to learning and effective classroom management. (Adjusts temperature, lighting, visual aids, seating arrangement as necessary.)

• After meeting, returns any space used to the condition and arrangement in which it was found.

• Supports efforts in program evaluation and quality assurance by administering and submitting any required documentation to Management team according to established Educational Services timelines.

• Reviews assessments and any other information that may help identify a child at risk in a timely manner and documents appropriate follow up action taken.

• Maintains professional standards regarding Client's Rights.

• Promotes cultural awareness and competency.

• Honors confidentiality regarding clients served, including the maintenance of client records.

• Supports the ongoing development of a strength-based system philosophy built upon Wraparound and Permanency values and principles within the service components of Educational Services. Demonstrates and promotes Wraparound Values and Best Practices.

• Assist in additional duties as assigned by the Educational Services Program Manager.

• Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the performance quality improvement (PQI) of RCS programs and services. Activities might involve membership on a PQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for PQI and evaluation purposes, completion of PQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by PQI committees or work groups.



• High School Diploma or equivalent. ECE units a plus.

• At least 1 year experience/volunteering working with children in a child care or school environment.

• Basic skills in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication.

• Bilingual/ Bicultural (Spanish/English) preferred.


• California driver's license and good DMV report (and ability to be insured by RCS' insurance carrier).


• Demonstrated ability to provide quality, culturally competent and relevant educational and preventive services to at-risk children and families.

• Strong sensitivity to the diverse cultural needs of children and families served.

• Proficient oral and written communication skills.

• Proficient organizational and time management skills.

• Ability to work independently exercising good judgment, make decisions & problem solve.

• Ability to work with confidential information required.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

• Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license and minimum state required automobile insurance.

• Must be available evenings and/or weekends as required to fulfill job responsibilities.


• Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations.


The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

• Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).

• Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).

• Climbing and crawling are generally not required.


Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principle job elements needed to complete the job efficiently and effectively.

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