Family Specialist - PT

Job Summary:
The Family Specialist is responsible for completing assigned daily contact with youth, transporting the youth to and from group counseling and/or recreation activities, as well as meeting the conditions of the youth's service plan. The Family Specialist must maintain a flexible work schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Required to work a flexible schedule that may include nights, weekends and holidays.
Essential Functions:
Conduct face to face contacts at various locations with youth.
Develop and maintain helping relationships with youth in program to encourage individual accountability.
Complete all required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
Enter data promptly in Southwest Key Programs database.
Notify Case Manger or designee immediately in the event of a youth crisis, suspected illegal activity or any other youth or program incident.
Participate in youths daily program activities to include but not limited to: group counseling, recreation and assist with transportation if necessary.
Review case files to become familiar with youth history.
Maintain all required trainings and certifications.
Other Functions:
Provide youth advocacy in the areas of health, education, vocation, legal and family work.
Provide crisis intervention and administer first aid when necessary.
Ability to confront clients with problematic behaviors and set limits.
Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
High School diploma or equivalent with at least (2) years of experience working with at risk youth.
Must have reliable transportation, registration and maintain state mandated car insurance.
Valid state driver's license and clear driving record.
Clear results from a criminal background check from appropriate entity.
Physical Demands:
Must be able to obtain First Aid Certification (CPR). Must be able to verify client's whereabouts by driving, sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time. Daily use of various office equipment. Bending, stooping, climbing up stairs and lifting up to 15 lbs. required to complete daily tasks.
Work Environment:
This is a program which requires daily contact at various client locations. Work shifts are subject to change. Noise levels vary from mild to moderate. This position may require extended periods of time in an automobile. Exposed to prevalent weather conditions.

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