Families For Kids (FFK) is a preventive foster care program. FFK helps families eliminate or reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect – which often results in children entering the foster care system – by identifying and providing those specific services that address those issues placing a youth at risk of foster care placement. Additional support services are also provided such as parenting workshops, parent support groups, assistance with government entitlements, health concerns, referrals for treatment programs and other barriers that may be causing the family additional stress in caring for their children.
The person filling this position is expected, under general supervision, to: (1) aid individuals and their families requiring social service assistance and provide specific services that address the issues and behaviors that place children at risk of foster care placement; (2) interview and evaluate applicants for services, formulate service plans and goals, including short term and long term goals, and aid clients to implement service plans while promoting maximum safety, supervision and support for children and their families; (3) locate and make use of appropriate community resources for clients; (4) evaluate actual living conditions of clients though home visits.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field and three years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
- Must obtain Dept. of Health, Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance; doctor's note certifying good health; proof of negative results from TB test; and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance.
- Ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance through the duration of employment.
- Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of public schools.
- Bi-lingual Spanish/Creole/English preferred.