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Family Support Specialist I Child First

Company: The Village for Families and Children
Location: Springfield
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description: JOB SUMMARY The children served within the Child FIRST program range in age from prenatal to six years old. Child FIRST operates from a team approach and consists of a Clinician and Family Support Specialist, both of whom participate in sessions and treatment meetings. The Family Support Specialist provides intensive home-based case management services to children and families, and participates in implementation of treatment plan, modifying as appropriate during the course of service. Services provided are in collaboration with DCF, schools, pediatricians, and other community based providers. Team is responsible for reflective group supervision weekly and maintaining documentation according to licensing, accreditation, Medicaid, and Child FIRST requirements. Purposes of services are to facilitate the attachment relationship between the child and caregiver, improve family functioning overall, and connect the child and family with the community and community service providers in a positive way. There is expected consultation and coordination care with medical and Psychiatric providers if appropriate. Must maintain productivity targets determined by the Scope of Service and remain current on all model training requirements. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provision of direct services to children and their families which may include: assessment and engagement, formulation and contracting for services or treatment plan, implementation of treatment plan modifying as appropriate during the course of service, discharge planning which may include plans for follow up treatment and connection to community services and programs, case management, work with community groups in collaborative ventures Provision of Service in the office, home or host setting, to meet the unique needs of families served. Accurate and timely completion of clinical documentation and reports, and any other documentation and reports required by agency and program policies and funding sources. Develops and maintains 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.) Works as a team member with other clinical and administrative staff to respond to client and programmatic needs. Knowledge and implementation of agency policies and procedures. Partners with supervisor to identify areas and develop plans for professional growth. 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. Other duties or responsibilities as determined by management. Experience and Skills: BA in the human services field or BSW required; 3 years experience in a comparable position in a human services agency preferred. 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 may be required. Experience working with inner-city children. Commitment to Results/Performance Based Accountability. May be 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. 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! 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 Aetna 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

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