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Qualifications: Master's degree from accredited college or university in Social Work, Counseling, or related field, with three years of work experience, or Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with a minimum of four years of work experience, preferably extensive experience working with family systems. Licensure preferred. Teaching-Family Practitioner certification preferred.
Principle Responsibilities: The Family Specialist implements home-based services and community based parent education for families of varied backgrounds and needs; the Family Specialist remains on call 24/7 in a support role for families.
Reports to: Family Strengthening Supervisor
Scope: This full time salaried, exempt position has responsibilities which include but are not limited to: responding to families in a timely, appropriate and individualized manner, implementing services with fidelity to Triple P, TFA, COA and HCFC standards, implementing responsive, individualized services in both individualized and group settings in a manner that furthers the HCFC mission of building stable, healthy families and preventing child abuse and neglect.
• Conducts assessments, treatment planning, and behavior modification in family homes.
• Implements and supervises a system of home visitation with families.
• Observes, describes and offers feedback on parent and youth behaviors.
• Develops and reviews family/individual case plans.
• Communicates regularly with all stakeholders or persons identified as supports on the family case plans.
• Engages parents in support groups using Triple P.
• Leads parent groups utilizing Triple P Group methods.
• Facilitates and coordinates treatment meetings for families.
• Participates in orientation of new youths and families as they enter the program.
• Remains on call 24/7 to respond to crises; in order to quickly assist families when needed.
• Explores and connects families with community resources.
• Adheres to all mandates as established by referral sources, Medicaid standards, COA national accreditation standards, and any other relevant standards.
• Maintains fidelity to Triple P and TFA standards.
• Connect families with community resources that increase their support networks and coping methods.
• This position is an integral part of the Performance Quality Improvement process for HCFC, through duties which include but are not limited to:
o Completing necessary assessments on clients within specified time frames
o Completing outcome measures as outlined in the PQI grid
o Inputting required documentation into KaleidaCare
o Maintaining accurate client records that meet Medicaid, HCFC or other requirements as applicable
• Completing other duties as assigned
• Passionate about improving the lives of children and the HCFC mission.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Responsible for independently organizing work; prioritizing tasks; planning ahead; following through to complete assignments; and using time effectively.
• Judgment - Analyzes and resolves problems (individually and in a group) by anticipating them; makes sound decisions associated with responsibilities; involves others as appropriate.
• Teamwork - Works cooperatively with colleagues; builds relationships and team spirit; treats others with respect; willing to compromise; addresses conflicts positively.
• Communication - Communicates clearly, both verbally and in writing; listens attentively and is receptive to feedback; provides candid feedback professionally; prepares required documentation.
• Leadership - Assumes responsibility; leads by example; maintains a positive attitude; motivates others; is flexible; can overcome barriers; facilitates and supports change; identifies opportunities to improve processes; initiates assignments.
• Timeliness and Accuracy of Work - Performs assignments in an accurate, complete and timely manner; manages overall quantity versus quality of work; meets deadlines; is thorough.
• Self-Development - Strives to improve performance; understands personal strengths and weaknesses; desires and makes and effort to enhance skills and develop new skills.
• Professionalism - Utilizes authority and position appropriately; is generally on-time for work; dresses appropriately for position; represents the program in a positive manner at public and private events; maintains confidentiality; avoids discussion of in-house matters with parents/children or others.
Job Reports To:
Master's degree from accredited college or university in Social Work, Counseling, or related field, with three years of work experience, or Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with a minimum of four years of work experience, preferably extensive experience working with family systems. Licensure preferred. Teaching-Family Practitioner certification preferred.