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After School and Youth Programs

Family Worker  New York, NY  : 3/31/2020
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Job Category:

After School and Youth Programs

Position Type:

Full Time


Under direction, the Family Worker will provide students with an array of services, which addresses those issues that are keeping students from succeeding. The Family Worker is responsible to provide services to the students identified by the JHS 117x and ACDP Mental Health Administration using the cohort criteria selection.
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                             
  • Communicate effectively with clients and collateral contacts and conduct outreach for care coordination
  • Provide daily attendance outreach & collect student daily attendance.
  • Conduct home visits to students and their families as referred by Social Worker and/or Community School Director.
  • Record all home visits, telephone and mailings on daily logs and summary logs.
  • Maintain updated phone and mailing address for all families of program students.
  • Provide updates on issues that may be effecting the student during the attendance meetings.
  • Work alongside the school Family Worker in assisting the student and families in obtaining attendance goals and conducting home visits.
  • Conduct groups with families to strengthen social skills, decrease isolation, provide emotional support and create opportunities for ongoing natural support.
  • Participate in staff and organizational meetings as requested for care coordination and development of policies and procedures.
  • Maintain compliance with all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in public relations activities to include preparing and supervising the production of brochures, bulletins, newsletters, and other promotional materials and/or publications, designing ads/fliers, and responding to inquires; develop plans and schedules for release of publicity materials.
  • Provide supportive counseling and advocacy for clients.
  • Perform additional relevant duties as requested by supervisor/ management/program director.
  • Hold a high school diploma or jurisdictionally certified high school equivalency.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English); strongly preferred
  • NYS OMH certification is required
  • Experience or desire to work with people who have a mental illness
  • Positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Ability to complete work independently as well as in collaboration with team members
  • Must be team oriented with a willingness to be flexible and helpful
  • Excellent computer skills including, Microsoft Windows, Excels, PowerPoint, and electronic communications tools: internet and email
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Highly organized, motivated self-starter
Excellent time management skills

**Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer**

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