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Residential Family Specialist at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth in Westchester, New York

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

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The Family Specialist is responsible for coordinating therapeutic activities for youth and families so youth can live safely, productively and independently within their home community.

Job Responsibilities

Maintains positive partnership with referring agency including coordinating required services for youth and families, maintaining timely and effective communication regarding case activities.

Assists with providing crisis intervention services for youth experiencing acute distress and dysfunctional behaviors to address safety concerns.

Provides supportive case work counseling to youth and families including all assessments, treatment and discharged plans.

Coordinates psycho-educational groups as needed.

Schedules and ensures youth s home visits are goal oriented and work toward building trust, communication and healthy relationships.

Facilitate comprehensive treatment reviews according to agency and state regulations.

Completes all state mandated and agency documentation according to policy and regulatory requirements.

Job Requirements

Minimum of Bachelor s degree in social work or related field required. MSW preferred.

Minimum of 1-3 yrs. of experience working with diverse youth and families.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule including night and weekend hours as necessary.

Must have a valid driver s license. Travel required.

Ability to work with economically and culturally diverse population.

Skills: Ability to handle crisis intervention in solution focused manner as well as communication skills including written, verbal and listening skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.