Family Support Services Specialist II - Fathers and Families Center
- 04-Jan-2022 to 05-Feb-2022
- - Fathers and Families Center
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Salary commensurate with experience
- Full Time
- health and retirement benefits provided
Organization overview: Fathers and Families Center is an independent not-for-profit corporation that is affiliated with Eskenazi Health. The mission of Fathers and Families Center (FFC) is "To build a noble legacy of fatherhood – assisting fathers in achieving self-sufficiency and in strengthening families to improve the life chances of children." We accomplish this by working with fathers and their families to help them to be better partners, providers and parents. The Family Support Services Specialist works directly with fathers and their families to assist them in: identifying and achieving goals; developing educational, employment and life skills, and accessing support services to help move them out of poverty towards stability and self-sufficiency.
- Provide outreach to various community groups (faith, governmental and community).
- Provide group orientation sessions to those interested in participating in the Center's services.
- Conduct and document initial intake interviews and assessments.
- Document participant needs, particularly their barriers to program completion, employment, and continued education/training; take action to meet participant needs through direct services, external referrals, or both.
- Provide extensive case management and follow-up services to participants to confirm their progress or to take corrective action
- Coordinates specialty workshops and/or other special events/activities for fathers and/or their families.
- Conducts classes and workshops regarding topics including, but not limited to, parenting, relationship-strengthening, life skills, job readiness, and healthy behaviors.
- Assist with delivering assigned grant funded programs and services
Associated Position duties:
- Document participants' progress in ETO and other required databases in a timely fashion to ensure accurate information and reporting (including case notes).
- Participate in team and/or project meetings to insure interdepartmental coordination and cooperation.
- Provide status reports to management as required.
- Assist with on- and off-site special presentations, events and activities as needed.
- Maintain social media presence for participants and their families.
- Perform home and community visits as needed.
Position qualification: Completion of a Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of case management experience in a mental health, behavioral science, or social services work setting; OR, Two (2) or more years of college and five (5) years of case management experience in a social service setting.
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