5540A | Family Team Coordinator at The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services in New York, New York

Posted in Other 21 days ago.

Job Description:

Make a bigger difference

OVERVIEW: The Family Team Conference (FTCCoordinator) schedules and tracks required conferences for programs andfacilitates conferences that are not facilitated by ACS. The purpose isto assist the team to make quality decisions related to child safety,well-being and permanency. In addition, the facilitator provides supportto program staff and families. FTC Coordinators work with multipleborough-based programs.

Include but not limited to

  • Engage participants in non-ACS facilitated Family Team Conferences.
  • Facilitate conferences to help participants reach consensus.
  • Participate in debriefing meetings immediately following FTCs.
  • Ensure all conference participants sign Summary and Action Plan Following conferences.
  • Coordinate with program staff and families the scheduling of FTCs and re-scheduling for missed and or cancelled meetings.
  • Scheduling separate conferences for suspected or known DV batters or victims.
  • Identify whether a family has limited proficiency, and make arrangements for Language Interpretation Services if necessary.
  • Maintain a tracking log for requested and completed FTC facilitations.
  • Float within designated borough to provide FTC facilitation services to multiple programs.
  • Conduct FTCs according to ACS protocol and FTC model.
  • Review the family history in CONNECTIONS and hard case record prior to the FTC.
  • Consult with Case Planner/Therapist about any unresolved questions and/or concerns
    after case review of the documentation prior to the FTC.
  • Provide In-home and office FTC facilitation as necessary.
  • Review and identify external child welfare resources and community linkages.
  • Use conferences to model effective strategies for engagement, assessment and
    problem solving when appropriate.
  • conferences to model effective strategies for engagement, assessment and problem solving when appropriate.
  • Attend agency and ACS training and meetings.
  • Use knowledge of different types of FTCs and EBMs(e.g. high, medium, low) to make
    referral recommendations.
  • Work collaboratively with team members on challenging issues to resolve barriers or
    to develop effective interventions.
  • Utilize knowledge about ACS standards and protocol in helping team to arrive at safety,
    well-being and permanency decisions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Master's degree and License in Social Work, (LMSW, LCSW preferred)or Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) and a minimum of 18 months of experiencewith children and families preferably in a child welfare setting.


Master's degree without a license with 5 years of work experiencein a child welfare setting.


Bachelor's degree with 5 years of work experience in a childwelfare setting.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills: Bilingual/Bicultural Spanish. Knowledge of motivational interviewing family systems theory, and/ortrauma-informed care. Good, strengths-based engagement and facilitationskills, as well as strong organizational skills.

Preferred Experience: Prior experience working withchildren and families using an
evidence-based model.

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Direct Care
  • Job Function Misc Professionals
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC
  • Required Education Master's Degree