Family Empowerment Case Planner
Community Mediation Services

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Post Date: Jun 03, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Salary: $35,587.00 - $40,000.00
Location: US - New York - Jamaica
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The Family Empowerment Program serves families diverted from the Queens Family Court that require targeted short or moderate duration interventions. The program provides up to 90 days-to de-escalate family crisis and mediate their disputes.
•        Carry Caseload of 10 families and provide up to 3 month intervention to families diverted from the family court to de-escalate their crisis and mediate their disputes.
•        Participate in ongoing training in evidence based model.
•        Crisis intervention and family stabilization to establish positive communication and planning
•        Mediate agreements with youth and parents.
•        Work individually with the family members to help them identify goals.
•        Collaborate with the Department of Education. Obtain school records, coach parents on ways to become an advocate for their child and arrange a visit to the school.
•        Coach parents and children in effective communication.
•        Facilitate self-advocacy in both parents and youth.
•        Provide home based services.
•        Conduct a combination of home and office visits, tele-conference and when necessary phone sessions
•        Adhere to all training requirements mandated by ACS to maintain casework skills as well as skills to manage the data collection, reports and other requirements.
•        Complete the state certified training for community mediation totaling 40 hours.
•        Make appropriate, effective referrals to community based service providers.
•        Support Mediation Specialist with teen Conflict Resolution group
•        Provide summary in progress note in meetings with the other providers and collaterals.
•        Provide written and oral family progress reports for case record and Family Court.
•        Document timely and accurate progress notes and client records obtained.
•        Participate in case audits and case closure. Maintain case records and record keeping in compliance with ACS requirements/and all existing Federal, State and City laws. This includes CONNECTIONS and PROMIS systems.
•        Provide quantitative and qualitative outcomes achieved by the program, youth and families served.

Bachelor Degree required and a minimum of 1 years’ experience in Child Welfare desired; bilingual Spanish a plus.
•        Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
•        Effective time management and flexibility are key
•        Be available for emergencies and crises during evenings/weekends.
•        Optimistic about change and have a “do what it takes” attitude.
•        Must be able to work effectively with a team.
•        Work schedule based on program needs and is subject to change where necessary.

Benefits: 401(k), Dental insurance, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, Vision insurance
Schedule: Monday to Friday, Weekends Education: Bachelor's (Required)
Willingness to Travel: 50% (Preferred), Work Remotely: Temporarily due to COVID-19

Contact Details
Name: Community Mediation Services
Address: 89-64 163rd Street
City: Jamaica
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 11432
Country: United States