Family Preservation Specialist (Family Connections)
Company: Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth
Posted on: November 26, 2022
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The Family Preservation Specialist 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.
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
Conducts casework contacts with families, as needed but at least
three times a week, 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 Develops and maintains relationships with community
schools to ensure the best educational experience for each child
and with community resource agencies.
Develops and maintains relationships with community schools to
ensure the best educational experience for each child and with
community resource agencies.
Minimum Bachelor's degree in human services or related field.
Experience working with at-risk youth and families preferred.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule with variable hours
including day, evening, weekend, holiday and subject to call
Must have a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle. Travel is
required. Ability to coordinate and plan travel for visits and
appointments in efficient manner. All mileage and travel expenses
are reimbursed by the agency.
Ability to work with economically and culturally diverse
Skills: Ability to handle crisis intervention in solution focused
manner as well as communication skills including written, verbal
and listening skills.
Bachelors or better in Human Services
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
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
Keywords: Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth, Albany , Family Preservation Specialist (Family Connections), Other , Hudson, New York
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