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Family & Child Advocate/Educator

Pompano Beach, Florida

Job Title: Family & Child Advocate/Educator - Family Track

Location: Pompano Beach, Florida

Job Summary:

The Family & Child Advocate/Educator (also called a Care Coordination Services Consultant) provides intensive and professional case management services to youth utilizing a strength based and comprehensive model. This position also links children and families to resources and supports, monitors the services, actively advocates for children and families, and assists them in navigating through various systems of care.

The Family & Child Advocate/Educator will work with children and families in the Cypress Run Education Center in Pompano Beach.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management services for Care Coordination Services.
    • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with families and with community resources, including medical, mental health, and substance abuse professionals, child welfare personnel, Juvenile Justice personnel, lawyers, therapists, law enforcement staff, school officials, neighbors, and religious and youth organization representatives.
    • Provides assessment to determine program eligibility, problem areas and areas of strength.
    • Maintains current knowledge of available formal services, resources, and supports in the local community. Identifies needed services and links youth to services.
    • Identifies informal supports and assists youth and family members to access these supports.
    • Monitors linked services, resources and supports in order to ensure quality of care.
    • Acts as a youth and family advocate and empowers youth and family members to advocate for themselves in the community.
    • Assists youth and family members in navigating through various systems; educates youth and family members about the systems in order to build their understanding, supports permanency planning and outcomes.
    • Provides support in the development and utilization of functional skills to youth and family members.
    • Develops, monitors, and reviews service plans and develops subsequent service plans as needed to facilitate progress.
    • Maintains appropriate level of direct contact with youth and family members per program requirements, and remains available to youth and family members 24/7, for crisis intervention as needed.
    • Creates and manages discharge planning as needed with a focus on Safety, Permanency and Well-being including step down placements, reunification, adoption, or transition (independent living) plans, and coordination of community resources.
    • Assists youth and family members in building on their spiritual and religious beliefs or practices as a source of strength to reach their goals.
    • Promotes culture of professionalism through role modeling and respect.
    • Meets with youth and family members at various locations; utilizes own vehicle to travel to work destinations and to transport youth as authorized.
  • Completes administrative functions for Care Coordination Services.
    • Prepares and submits reports concerning case load status, budget requests, changes in service plans, and any unusual incidents that occur in the operation of the program.
    • Reports any critical incidents involving youth, family members, or staff according to standard reporting guidelines.
    • Prepares proper documentation including case notes, assessments, service plans, outcome measures, narratives, and reports in a timely manner as defined by the program.
    • Implements feedback from supervisor.
    • Ensures compliance with all contractual, regulatory, program, and accrediting body standards.
    • Notifies supervisor of change in professional status or standing that may affect job status or program compliance including driving record, driver's license suspension, vehicle insurance cancellation, and missed mandatory training.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience including working with children and families; experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town programs is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record, plus the ability to provide own transportation to complete travel requirements of the job. Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
  • This position is available rotationally to provide crisis response and must be available to work non-traditional business hours including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • This position is required to office at Cypress Run Education Center in Pompano Beach for a minimum of 3 days per week.

About Boys Town South Florida:  

Building brighter futures at Boys Town South Florida since 1991, we have grown our services and programs to touch the lives of 17,000 children and families in the sunshine state each year.

The opportunity to shape the future of America’s youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town South Florida. Our hub is located in sunny West Palm Beach, and we are just steps away from all the best that South Florida has to offer! With beaches, shopping, arts and culture, Major League Baseball and college sports of all kinds there is no end to the ways to enjoy your off-work hours. Our Boys Town family is important to us, and we make sure to support our team through a staff and family picnic, chili cook-off and of course some friendly competition with game night! We might even surprise you with a teambuilding exercise at the local escape room. The culture of Boys Town South Florida is committed our current and future leaders through tuition assistance, scholarship opportunities and the ability to participate in a variety of professional development courses.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we’re poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.

Schedule: Full Time

Date Posted: November 7, 2019

Job ID: 14591

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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