Families For Kids (FFK) is a preventive foster care program that
operates in conjunction with the Beacon Center at P.S. 269. 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.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 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; including the following:
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor's degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.