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In Home Family Services ConsultantJob ID 11541 Date posted 02/13/2018
CLOSING DATE: posted through February 25, 2018
Are you passionate about shaping the future of America’s Youth? Boys Town South Florida is changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit. Our mission is centered on creating an environment for children that includes trust, discipline, emotional support and respect. We believe that all children and youth have the potential to become bright, productive, adjusted, loving people.
OVERVIEW OF JOB
Boys Town in St.Lucie is seeking an In-Home Family Services Consultant. As our In-Home Family Services Consultant you will provide in-home intervention to children and their families utilizing a skill based, solution focused model. Through the use of this model you will help families adopt positive solutions to problems through the teaching of parenting skills, independent living skills, behavior modification techniques, and accessing community resources and support.
Responsible for providing screening and assessment to determine program eligibility, as well as identifying specific areas to address in service plans when applicable. Responsible for maintaining regular direct contact with families, as well as being on-call 24/7 to provide crisis intervention. Monitor individual and family progress in attainment of predetermined goals, as well as provide regular review and updating of service plans as needed. Preparing and submitting written reports to document all service plans, recommendations, and any incidents that arise.
As our In-Home Family Services Consultant you will also work to develop and maintain effective working relationships with families and community service resources. Through providing training and support in the development of skills and accessing of community resources, you will promote family self-determination. Utilize your own vehicle to travel to various meeting destinations with families and children, which may include their home, school, or other community organizations. Overall, as our In-Home Family Services Consultant your goal is to improve the youth and family’s social, emotional, and behavioral well-being.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services (or related) required
- Two years of experience working with at risk populations (children and families) required
- A valid driver’s license with a good driving record, plus ability to provide own transportation with a valid auto liability insurance policy (100/300) to complete travel requirements of the job required
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Bilingual-read/write (Spanish language) preferred
- Knowledge of community resources and service providers in service area is a plus
- Flexibility and willingness to work days, evenings, weekends, holidays, and be on-call necessary
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.