Prevention Family Specialist - Stepping Stones Program

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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 12/2/2016

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth Albany, NY

Albany, NY
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Masters Degree


*Are you passionate about changing the lives of children and families**

Come join a team that impacts families by offering a service environment of advocacy and love.

This position involves working with the Family Court system with youth facing detention, providing family based intensive screenings and assessments, creating safety plans, linking to resources with the goal of preventing detention, or expediting the return home to those remanded to detention. The goal of the position is to implement services for the long-term, leading to positive outcomes for the youth and families served in our Stepping Stones Program.


Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

* Minimum of a Master s degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field

* Minimum 1-3 years of experience working with at risk children and families

* Ability to deliver, evaluate, monitor and assess case management services including effective treatment and discharge outcomes

* Experience with working within the Family Court System and developing relationships with schools, community partners, counties and agencies is a must

* Ability to form engaging and therapeutic relationships with children and families

* A clean, valid driver s license is required. Local and regional travel is required daily

* Ability to provide on-call coverage; flexible schedule with evenings required

* MS office Skills required

Additional Benefits

Combined leave time, long and short-term disability, supplemental life insurance, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, critical and accident insurance, employee assistance program, and many more!