Job Tracking ID: 512620-873337 Job Location: Hartford, CT Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years) Level of Education: BA/BS Job Type: Full-Time/Regular Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years Starting Date: ASAP Salary: 43,000.00 Work Hours: Full time 40 hours
Starting annual salary $43,000-$50,000
The Family Support Specialist is responsible for provision of case management, support services, mental health services to children and families, or community programs, in coordination with other agency and community services and documentation of services as required by program policies and funding sources. Provides service in the office, home or host setting, to meet the unique needs of families served.
Provides direct services to children and their families which may include:
Conducts comprehensive assessments and engagement
Develops treatment plans and contracts for services
Implements treatment plans, modifying it as appropriate during the course of treatment
Discharge planning, which may include plans for follow up treatment and connection to community services and programs
Provides case management services
Works with community groups in collaborative ventures
Completes clinical documentation and reports, as well as any other documentation and reports required by agency and program policies and funding sources, accurately and timely.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other community agencies and organizations, in order to provide comprehensive and effective treatment services for clients (i.e., schools, courts, hospitals, etc.).
Works as a team member with other clinical and administrative staff to respond to client and programmatic needs.
Contributes to agency organizational life by participating in agency wide task forces, committees or problem solving teams as appropriate.
Contributes to agency visibility and development of community linkages by representing The Village in community groups or committees, as assigned by supervisor.
Experience and Skills
BA in the human services field or BSW required.
Three years' experience in a comparable position in a human services agency preferred but not required.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with children, parents, and school personnel.
Organized and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Flexible and able to multi-task.
Cultural competency to serve targeted populations.
Bilingual skills preferred.
Experience working with inner-city children.
Commitment to Results/Performance Based Accountability.
May be required to maintain valid driver's license and ability to drive or otherwise obtain transportation to provide services throughout the service area.
Proficient with Microsoft Office and spreadsheet applications. Possess solid general computer skills. Familiarity with specific applications used by The Village a plus.
The Village for Families and Children is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.