Fatherhood Engagement Specialist
Company: The Village for Families and Children
Posted on: December 4, 2019
Job Description: ABOUT THE VILLAGE The Village was one of the first
agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children.
Today, we continue to achieve our mission 'to build a community of
strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children' by
providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and
youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services
for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.
Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to
learning. If youd like to grow your career in a diverse and
supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!
JOBS SUMMARY: Responsible for outreach, assessment, case
management, support services, crisis response and facilitating
groups with fathers. Work in coordination with other agency and
community organizations and document services as required by
program policies and funding sources. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.
Provision of direct services to fathers whose children are
receiving DCF services: Outreach and engagement Assessment
Formulation and development of a case management plan One-on-one
case management Group facilitation utilizing the 24/7 Dad
curriculum Community outreach and partnership development Assist
fathers with navigating service systems, attend meetings and
transport as needed Provide rotating on-call crisis response 2.
Provision of Service in the community including home visits. 3.
Accurate and timely completion of documentation and reports
required by agency and program policies and funding sources. 4.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other
community agencies and organizations in consultation with
supervisor, in order to provide comprehensive and effective
treatment services for clients (i.e. schools, courts, hospitals,
etc.). 5. Work as a team member with FES Specialist and FES
Supervisor to respond to client and programmatic needs. 6.
Participate in all training, agency meetings, and funder
requirements. 7. Knowledge and implementation of agency policies
and procedures. 8. Partners with supervisor to identify areas and
develop plans for professional growth. 9. Contributes to agency
organizational life by participating in agency wide task forces,
committees or problem solving teams as appropriate. 10. Contributes
to agency visibility and development of community linkages by
representing the Village in community groups or committees, as
assigned by supervisor. 11. Other duties or responsibilities as
determined by management. Experience and Skills: MINIMUM
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in social work, psychology,
counseling or a closely related field; 3 years of experience in a
comparable position in the human services field. Excellent oral and
written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with fathers,
family members, referral sources, and stakeholders. Organized and
able to work independently with minimal supervision. Flexible and
able to multi-task. Cultural competency to serve targeted
populations. Bilingual skills preferred. Commitment to
Results/Performance Based Accountability. Required to maintain
valid drivers license and ability to drive or otherwise obtain
transportation to provide services throughout the service area.
Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in
a Windows XP environment. Familiarity with specific applications
used by The Village a plus. Physically able to perform the
essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable
accommodations; able to function safely in a therapeutic situations
including provision of services in clients homes or host settings;
able to travel to various sites throughout greater Hartford. Job
Benefits: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS The Village offers a comprehensive
flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and
well-being of our employees and their dependents, including: Good
Health Medical and Prescription Coverage Health Savings Account
(HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year Dental
and Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Annual on-site
flu clinics Secured Future Employer paid Life and AD&D
Insurance Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance Employer paid
Long-Term Disability Insurance Employer Paid Business Travel
Insurance Retirement 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and
Match Advancement in your Career Annual Professional License
Reimbursement Clinical Supervision toward Licensure Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) Student Loan Forgiveness Program National
Health Service Corp (NHSC) Tuition Reimbursement Work/Life Balance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential
counseling services Paid Holidays Paid time off; including 15 days
of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave
Keywords: The Village for Families and Children, Springfield , Fatherhood Engagement Specialist, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts
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