TALK Lead Associate/ Parental Intervention Project
California State University, San Bernardino, United States
Updated: about 23 hours ago
Location: San Bernardino, CALIFORNIA
Employment Status: Non- benefited, temporary, "non-exempt" position through June 30, 2022 (appointment may be renewed based upon continued funding, availability of work and satisfactory job performance).
Salary : $20.00 per hour - 20 hours per week or up to a maximum of 999 hour per contract year.
Work schedule : Typically, between the hours of Monday Thursday, 5:00 pm 8:00 pm and Saturday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm, however schedule may require working irregular hours including evenings, weekends, and time spent driving between facilities.
Position Overview: The TALK Lead Associate (TLA) will facilitate the Teaching and Loving Kids (TALK) program for the Parental Intervention Program (PIP) through the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (SBCSD). PIP is a partnership between California State University of San Bernardino (CSUSB) and the SBCSD which provides evidence-based psychotherapeutic programming for justice-involved individuals and their families. TALK is the component of the program in which incarcerated parents--under the supervision of safety staff, the TLA, and a number of TALK Associates (TA)--are allowed contact visits with their children. Parents must complete 24 hours of the Trauma Recover and Family Relations class before they are allowed to apply for TALK. Once approved, parents are encouraged to utilize TALK to demonstrate learned course material within their parent/child interactions in a real-world setting. At the end of each TALK session, the TLA will debrief with the parents to discuss positive interactions and areas for continued growth.
Under the training and general supervision of the Director of Intern Operations (DIO), the TLA will provide:
* Facilitation: Facilitate TALK at all specified locations, including, but not limited to: Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center (GHRC), High Desert Detention Center (HDDC), West Valley Detention Center (WVDC), & Central Detention Center (CDC). The standard TALK procedure will be provided upon hire.
* Observation/Documentation: The TLA along with the TAs will complete a Positive Child Guidance (PCG) sheet on each family per TALK session. The PCG sheet will delineate strategies learned by the parents in the TR&FR class and document if/how they are applied in the TALK session. The TLA is responsible for obtaining a completed PCG sheet for each family per TALK session, coordinate which TA will observe and document which family each TALK session, & deliver all PCG sheets to the DIO on a weekly basis.
* Debriefing: The debriefing period at the end of each TALK session will be used to provide feedback to the justice-involved individuals regarding their PCG sheet. Emphasis will be placed on the positive strategies that they used and open-ended questions to help them develop areas for continued growth (e.g. "How could this have been done differently").
* Coordinating: The TLA will be the front-line communication with the TAs and will act as the supervisor during TALK sessions. Scheduling, absences, performance issues, and any other questions or concerns that may arise with the TAs will first be communicated to the TLA who will then coordinate with the DIO to resolve the issue.
* Supervision: One hour per week will be scheduled with the DIO to debrief, provide training, and discuss any other questions or concerns that may arise during the week. The DIO will also be available by phone or email during the rest of the week.
* Perform: Perform other related duties as needed.
* Bachelor's degree in child development, psychology, social work, or other related field
* Training/education in positive child guidance (PCG), including:
* Nurturing and respecting the child's feelings and self-esteem
* Effective communication strategies
* Limit setting and cooperation gaining techniques
* Child-child conflict resolution
* Understanding child behavior and its impact on adults
* Training/education in child development, including stages of:
* Brain development
* Cognitive development
* Language development
* Emotional development
* Physical development
* Minimum of one-year experience as a TALK Associate.
* Minimum of 120 hours of intern-child interactions within the PCG framework
* Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with justice-involved individuals, law enforcement, executive leaders, university faculty, staff, students, and community members/organizations.
* Ability to work with a diverse population including communication with people from diverse cultures, ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic levels, and educational levels.
* Skilled in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
* Working knowledge of state and county policies related to incarceration.
* The ability to write clearly and concisely.
* Ability to work in a team setting.
* Strong oral and facilitation skills.
* Willingness to work weekends and evenings as needed.
UEC is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. This position will remain open until filled. This is a sensitive position, therefore the selected candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation, including a criminal history check and Live Scan fingerprinting prior to appointment.
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