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Project Coordinator II, SafeCare Family Services (SFS), Families For Kids (FFK)

​SafeCare Family Services (SFS): SafeCare Family Services is an evidence-based, in-home, parenting skills training curriculum for parents who are at risk of, or who have been reported for, child maltreatment. The program is broken down into 3 curriculum modules. The Parent-Child/Parent-Infant Interactions Module targets risk factors associated with neglect and physical abuse. The Health Module targets risk factors for medical neglect. The Home Safety Module targets risk factors for environmental neglect and unintentional injury. The majority of the curriculum is conducted through home visits to eligible families. SafeCare Family Services takes a structured problem-solving approach and serves clients with at least one child in the home between the ages of 0-5, who can benefit from enhanced parenting skills, have an open case of neglect or a history of neglect, lack resources or social support, are in the Independent Living Program, are participating in a substance abuse treatment program, are receiving mental health care services and/or have demonstrated a lack of supervision and safety. 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 ensure the smooth running and coordination of all Family Team Conference (FTC)/program-related staff and services on a day-to-day basis and conduct Quality Assurance checks, in order to ensure that all program goals, targets, and performance outcomes are met on a monthly/project cycle basis; include the following:

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • Ensure that all family team conferences are held.
  • Facilitate Family Team Conferences (FTC), as well as hold pre-conferences with the case planning team.
  • Coordinate all FTC duties with the administrative assistant, which includes creating the monthly FTC schedule, ensure that outreach letters are sent to all family team conference participants, schedule space for conferences, make Interpreter assignments, obtain supplies, and facilitate any other special needs requests.
  • Serve as FTC liaison between CAMBA and ACS (i.e., Request ACS facilitators for "critical" conferences, and facilitate communication around any interagency FTC concerns).
  • Provide external reports to ACS.
  • Monitor and ensure that all agency facilitated FTC documentation is entered in to CONNECTIONS.
  • Conduct Quality Assurance activities related to Family Team Conferencing (i.e., monitor the quality of the FTC summaries and outcomes).
  • Collect statistical data on Family Team Conferences.
  • Develop and implement Quality Assurance measures to ensure quality service delivery to clients.
  • Ensure that all client files and program files are kept in compliance with CAMBA's and funder's standards.
  • Provide ongoing education to clients and staff on Family Team Conferencing.
  • May be required to run groups and workshops on a variety of topics.
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time.

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

BA and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience. MA degree preferred. (A license is required of these Master's Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy).

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Relevant experience in a child welfare environment.
  • Knowledge of NYC Children's Services Family Team Conferencing Model and FTC trained or eligible to be trained. 
  • Strong clinical skills and strengths based perspective.
  • Knowledge of core principles and standards for child welfare practices, ACS and OCFS regulatory standards.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to travel from site to site.
  • May be required to work nights to assist with various events throughout the year.
  • Bilingual preferred.

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