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In-Home Family Specialist


In-Home Family Specialist

In-Home Family Specialist

Juneau Youth Services
Juneau, AK 99801

Job details

Job Type

Full-time

Summary Description

The In-Home Family specialist will work in partnership with and be provided supervision by the Community Services Director, while independently providing advanced support to families, ren and youth who are experiencing a variety of stressors in order to increase family functioning, relationships and needed resources while reducing the likelihood that ren and parents will become separated, isolated, disempowered or disengaged.

Representative Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Develop relationships with family members, acting as a mentor
  • Provide comprehensive family support services to include:
    • Advocacy
    • Case Management
    • Parent Education and Training – “Teaching Family Model
    • Serve as an effective liaison, as necessary
  • Develop a Family Success Plan or Treatment Plan in collaboration with therapist identifying short-term and long-term goals (or assist parents in meeting goals identified by OCS)
  • Provide weekly in-home support or as needed
  • Maintain documentation, write monthly report
  • Attend and participate in individual and group supervision according to JYS policies
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Ensure that the privacy and confidentiality of client, family and health information is maintained
  • Offer discharge and after care planning

Reports to: Community Services Director

Supervises: None

Knowledge and Ability

  • Understanding of case management to include community resources and referral processes
  • Ability to acquire (through JYS training), provide and model parent skill development from the Teaching Family Model
  • Understanding of trauma responsive care
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor and diffuse tense and stressful situations
  • Comfort level to provide mentorship to families in the home environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written, document family visits and write reports
  • Efficiently and effectively organize and prioritize work
  • Contribute positively as a team member and work effectively with other internal and external stake holders
  • Knowledge of the indicators of abuse and neglect and mandatory reporting laws
  • Knowledge of the principles of development, behavior management, and crisis intervention
  • Knowledge of cultural considerations in the treatment process

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