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Family Specialist

Job posted:
04/11/2019

Job Schedule

Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm with on-call rotation, and occasional evenings/weekends

Job Status

Full Time

Location

Therapeutic Foster Care (Rochester, NY)

Number of Hours

37.5

4 Positions

NATURE OF WORK:

  • The Family Specialist is the key staff support person for the Resource Parents (RP), Youth and Parents/Guardians.  All casework services to these individuals are centralized and coordinated through this position in collaboration with the local district of social services.  The Family Specialist also coordinates rehabilitative services and advocates for the youth with community agencies and schools to provide advocacy services for the youth.
     

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Special Education or related human service field is required.  Experience may substitute for field of study but not for minimum degree requirement.  Advanced degrees preferred. 
  • Experience: A minimum of one year experience providing services to children with serious emotional disturbances and their families is required. 
  • Background Check: Must meet the requirements of the School Age Care, Day Care, and/or Mental Health Regulations regarding a State Central Register Clearance regarding history of abuse/maltreatment of children.

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