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United Bronx Parents

Family Specialist  Bronx, NY  : 9/18/2023
Job Description

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Job Category:

United Bronx Parents

Position Type:

Full Time


Under supervision of the Program Director, the Family Specialist will provide a range of culturally competent; family-centered services that support families participating in the program with healthy lifestyle goals to empower the parent-child relationship, family support systems and community integration.  Family Specialist is responsible for providing office and/or support services to families including: intake and assessment; goal planning to facilitate independence and family stability; provide support and education to promote positive parent-child interaction and healthy growth and development; and coordinate with other providers for service needs, referrals and goal planning. The salary is $45,000/Year
  • Assess social and psychological needs of families and children and the educational needs of children living at home. 
  • Conduct family sessions on a monthly basis.
  • Assess, develop and coordinate services to families and children.
  • Refer families to appropriate resources, including treatment providers (for medical, mental health and dental care), child care and educational resources.
  • Monitor school performance of children, by communicating regularly with teachers and other educational professionals.
  • Create and lead psycho-educational workshops for families on topics such as child rearing, nutrition, health, and mental health.
  • Provide crisis intervention to prevent escalation of high-risk behavior, relapse, hospitalization, and other negative outcomes.
  • Acts as a liaison between families and community agencies/referrals, including Administration of Children Services (ACS).
  • Ensure that families receive safe, effective, family-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable service.
  • Carry a case load; specific number to be determined; and meet with caseload clients on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain program case files and other records as 'audit-ready' at all times as required by program funding sources, including but not limited to progress notes, individualized family service plans and psychosocial assessments specific to the family unit.
  • Utilize a strengths-based approach; maintain non-judgmental and unbiased approach.
  • Facilitate individual, group, and dyadic counseling sessions. 
  • Work collaboratively with other program staff to develop and conduct parent education activities, family activities, and parent meetings; encourage parents to attend planned activities and meetings
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time. 
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.  
  • Associates Degree required with a combination of relevant experience to client population.
  • 1-3 years' experience working with the families living in supportive housing.
  • Ability to use business acumen to exercise good judgment and decision-making.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues with diplomacy and discretion
  • Must be able to multi task with strong organization sills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate both verbally and in written form.
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and sensitivity.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor under pressure and operate with a keen sense of urgency and commitment to quality.
  • Willingness to perform other related duties as assigned
  • Bilingual Spanish Preferred

*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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