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Family Engagement Specialist I - Northeast Region

Company: Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
Location: Pierson
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

The mission of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is to prevent delinquency and develop lawful, resilient and productive citizens. Make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth! Join our team today!SUMMARYThe Family Engagement Specialist I provides residential screening and parent education for youth and/or families who have requested the services of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. - The Family Engagement Specialist I works cooperatively with the staff, acting as a field liaison between the parents of placed youth and the agency and provides time limited aftercare support and networking depending on the youth's length of stay in the program. The Family Engagement Specialist I will engage community partners such as Sheriffs offices, schools, churches, job fairs, shelters, and other community resources in order to share the mission of our Agency and to seek out disadvantaged students that could benefit from our program. -The Family Engagement Specialist I is directly responsible to the Family Engagement Specialist II. -This position is exempt from overtime pay.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe following duties and responsibilities are the various types of work performed in this position. - Other duties and responsibilities may also be assigned.Receives and promptly responds to all incoming inquiries and requests for services within 24 hours, conducts a timely in-depth review of requests, and ensures completion of all casework steps required for placement consideration.Assists the family in obtaining appropriate evaluation and consultation, as needed, for psychological, physical and learning problems.At the request of the program, assists the family in complying with the Family Agency Agreement through consistent evaluation of the monthly support payment balance and follow up when the account is not current, there are changes to the agreement, or the family is having difficulties meeting the terms of or is in noncompliance of the agreement.Develops, maintains, and submits timely accurate case record documentation, mini social histories, 6 month post placement surveys, outcome measures, and other reports as neededAssists the family in identifying community resources and developing an alternative plan when services are no longer needed or provided by the Youth Ranches, which may include providing direction to families after youth's discharge from the residential program and/or the aftercare monitoring program.Maintains a resource knowledge within the assigned outreach area that includes the regional Community Based Care organization (CBC), schools, mental health programs, social/human services agencies, sheriff's offices and other identified agencies and maintains quality relationships with all resources through a disciplined pattern of visitation.Maintains contact with the program where the youth is located and - -meets with the youth at the program site and/or school no less than monthly.Manages a caseload of 20% of residential capacity and add students to the waiting list when census is full. Develops a schedule to engage community partners such as Sheriffs offices, schools, shelters, job fairs, churches and other community resources in order to share our mission and seek out disadvantaged students that will benefit by attending our program. In cooperation with other Agency Staff, participates in the planning and delivery of family engaged activities such as Family Fun Days at the Boys Ranch and Weekend TBRI camps.Assists with coordination of the annual summer camp program by establishing community referral contacts to assist in the placement process.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA Master's degree in Social Work, or Counseling, is preferred from an accredited college or university; or a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a directly related field from an accredited college or university and two (2) years' experience in child welfare and/or working with children with serious emotional disturbances is acceptable. -Job Type: Full-time -Pay: $41,600 AnnuallyBENEFITS:

  • Agency Vehicle Provided
  • 401(k) Plan with up to 4% company match
  • Annual Leave and Sick Leave
  • 11 Holidays
  • Company Paid Long Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Savings Account, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short Term Disability and Aflac Products Available
  • Eligible for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness ProgramWe have a very extensive and strict background screening process. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Palm Coast , Family Engagement Specialist I - Northeast Region, Other , Pierson, Florida

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