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Family Support Specialist

Company: Klingberg Comprehensive Program Services Inc
Location: New Britain
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Function:Under the direction of the Functional Family Therapy Program Clinical Supervisor, the Family Support Specialist will work in collaboration with the FFT Therapist to provide in home evidence based family treatment and support services to youth and the family with which they are residing (foster and birth).Qualifications:This position requires a Bachelors degree in Social Work, Sociology or Psychology required along with 2 years; experience in their field of study. FFT Foster Care Family Support Specialists should have experience in providing case management services, coordinating systems of care, working within complex family systems and have experience providing in-home services. Preference shall be given to candidates that have the following knowledge base (child development, trauma reactions and its impact on brain development, community services, care coordination, Medicaid funded services, faith based and grass roots organizations, community based prosocial activities, and knowledge of racial disparities within behavioral health services).Responsibilities:Active member of the FFT Foster Care team led by FFT Foster Care Therapist; provide home-based FFT FC treatment; maintain accountability to adherence to evidence-based model; demonstrate flexible, relentless and a strength-based relational approach when working with youth and families; address clinical needs of clients through model adherent FFT FC interventions; conduct initial assessments including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, targeting risks and protective factors, and developing analysis of hierarchy and relational assessment within the family; complete Care4 documentation as required; schedule first session within 2 business days of referral with all key players as appropriate; provide supervised visitation to birth families; continually assess for levels of engagement, maintain clear and concise model adherent documentation of session and collateral contacts; complete treatment plans and FFT FC Phase Plans; conduct on going risk assessments and interventions for every family including tailored safety planning, crisis management, and model adherent interventions that target decreasing risk and increasing protective factors; keep stakeholders informed of elevated risks; rotate on call services; video tapes as required for FFT consultation and certification; participate in all model and agency training, peer and individual supervision, and staff meetings; and identify and refer children and families (both birth and foster) to community-based resources.

Keywords: Klingberg Comprehensive Program Services Inc, New Britain , Family Support Specialist, Other , New Britain, Connecticut

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