Family Support Specialist (Clay County)
Skills & Knowledge Required:
- Knowledge of the service area and of resources for children with mental health issues.
- Knowledge and personal experience with children who have behavioral disorders.
- Knowledge and experience with the juvenile justice, educational, and other child-serving systems.
- Desire to help and support parents of children with SED, with strong customer service skills.
- Commitment to system of care principles, cultural competency & effective team work.
- Excellent communication, organizational, problem-solving/creative thinking skills.
- Established support system and access to resources.
- Basic computer and writing skills.
Duties & Responsibilities/Principal Activities:
- Assists the family in navigating various child-serving systems and in connecting with resources.
- Assists assigned families in securing both formal & informal supports to meet the family’s needs.
- Assists families/caregivers to develop attainable goals that help the child function better in the home, school and community through promoting and modeling system of care.
- Facilitates Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings (as needed):
- Develops agenda with caregiver; lead the meeting if caregiver not willing/ready to do so.
- Arranges for time and place of meeting.
- Ensures that CFT and other required paperwork are completed as instructed.
- Completes and disseminates service plan to team members with their tasks highlighted.
- Schedules subsequent CFT meetings and provides members with date, time & location.
- Partners with family/CFT members in identifying and overcoming barriers/service gaps.
- Monitors the progress of the Service Plan as the primary contact person for completion of tasks.
- Assists the family in securing medication management, psychological/psychiatric evaluations if needed.
- Models and teaches effective advocacy skills, provides caregiver active support and regular visits.
- Ensure that we conform to CARF standards applicable to the services provided.
- Other duties and/or tasks as assigned.
- This position requires a valid drivers license and proof of current auto insurance.
Minimum of high school diploma – Certified Family Support Specialist (CFSS) preferred. Family member or caregiver of child with mental health diagnosis. Personal experience with children’s mental health issues and in navigating child-serving systems. Non-profit organization experience and work history within child serving systems preferred.
A career at TN Voices offers a motivating and team player environment with a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees including Health, Dental, Vision, Company Paid Life Insurance, 403b plan with match and supplemental benefits options – in addition to thirteen (13) paid holidays and a generous PTO accrual system.
How to Apply
Please email your current resume to Blair Chapman at email@example.com.
- Date Posted: May 5, 2021
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
- Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
- Start Date: 05/17/2021
- Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F