Prevention Family Specialist at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth in Malone, New York

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Job Description:


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As the Family Specialist, your goal is to preserve the family unit by providing supportive casework counseling in the home and empower parents with tools and resources to ensure children's safety, well-being and permanency while providing advocacy to ensure quality services.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts assessment of family's strengths and needs; assesses problem areas and utilizes various treatment modalities and resources to effect growth and change.

  • Participates in development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of comprehensive treatment and discharge plan. Develops alternative placement or permanency resources for youth that may not return to their families. Completes a comprehensive discharge summary at least eight weeks prior to discharge.

  • Delivers effective case management services, including ensuring counseling sessions are scheduled as needed and children receive required medical and dental examinations. Tracks and monitors services provided, completes all documentation in a timely and comprehensive manner. Ensures compliance with confidentiality standards, parental consent and necessary release of information.

  • Conducts casework contacts with families, as needed but at least twice a month, in their homes and community settings to focus on treatment goals. Engages youth and family by developing effective and caring relationship. Ensures children are maintained in safe, secure environments. Develops and maintains relationships with community schools to ensure the best educational experience for each child and with community resource agencies.

  • Documenting casework contacts in EVOLV for assigned cases within required timeframe;

  • Completing service plans, comprehensive treatment reviews, individual treatment reviews and Comprehensive assessments when due for assigned cases

  • Develops and maintains relationships with community schools to ensure the best educational experience for each child and with community resource agencies.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors degreein social work or related field required

  • 1 to 3years of experience working with children and families

  • Must have a current, valid driver's license per Agency guidelines. Travel required.

  • Responsibleto provide on-call coverage as needed andwork a flexible schedule outside of normal business hours including nights andweekends

  • Ability to work with an economically and culturally diverse population

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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)