Family Specialist I (Adult Services) at Uplift Family Services

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 1 day ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Fairfield, California

Job Description:

Family Specialist I – Mental Health Agency with great training opportunities 

Anticipated Schedule: 1pm-9pm

$500 hiring incentive available

Mobile Crisis services for Solano County will include the provision of emergency crisis intervention services to Solano County residents — both youth and adults — who are acutely suicidal, homicidal, or gravely disabled. Services include phone crisis screening and triage; in-person crisis evaluation and crisis intervention services; and linkage to an appropriate level of follow-up service including, but not limited to, referring individuals to the crisis stabilization unit (CSU) or a local emergency department (ED).The Mobile Crisis Unit will deliver – in partnership with local law enforcement, the CSU, local EDs, and Solano County Behavioral Health (SCBH) – a coordinated system of crisis services.

Who We Are

We are one of California’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral and mental health providers, serving more than 30,000 children and their family members each year. We are a mission-driven team who work collaboratively to do whatever it takes to heal the whole family with a range of services offered at home, at school, or in the community.

Why Should You Apply?

Excellence , AccountabilityIntegrity, and Respect are the most important aspects of our agency’s culture.

We also believe in supporting our employees with competitive benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Generous vacation plan and paid holidays

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • 401k matching

  • Continued learning and growth opportunities

Do you want to “be the difference” for these youth and families? Then take your career to the next level and apply to join our team today! Come learn and grow with us. 

The Position : We are looking for a full time  Family Specialist in  Fairfield!

Salary Range: $17.37-$24.32

Actual offers will be determined by the candidate’s creditable years of experience in conjunction with internal equity considerations and based on the organization’s current compensation practices.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED).

  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to write and speak in a grammatically correct manner required.

  • Able to articulate the perspective of an individual who has experienced complex needs and has received services from the mental health or probation systems. This ability is typically acquired from having personally received intensive mental health, child welfare or probation services (e.g. special education, psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment, Probation or foster care placement). (Preferred Qualification)

Other Specific Requirements:

  • Must pass Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and Child Abuse Index Check (CAIC) background clearance.

  • Valid California Driver's license with two years experience driving and clean driving record may be required.

  • If program requires, employee must pass an initial physical abilities test (PATS) and be certified in crisis intervention techniques within the first 30 days and annually. 


  • Within a team process, develops a strength based relationship with youth and care givers. Intervenes with maladaptive behaviors while developing the youths strengths and interests.

  • Responsible for linking to community resources and transferring skill sets to the care giver.

  • Does whatever it takes to meet the needs of the family in a strength based approach while also working to preserve the family unit.

  • Helps to create permanent connections for youth and families.

  • May search, locate, and engage family members for youth.

  • Assists with transitioning kids to the lowest level of care.

  • Works independently in the family’s home and in a variety of community and/or treatment settings.

Apply Today!



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