Family Team Facilitator
SGA Youth &Family Services

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Post Date: Nov 02, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: 42,000/ Annually
Location: US - Illinois - Chicago
Job Reference: 556883
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Description
•        Manage and maintain a maximum caseload of 13 youth, ages 11-20, whom are in DCFS care and justice-involved.
•        Display effective inter-personal skills, a dedication to helping youth and families reach their goals, and a strong attention to detail in the coordination of services and care.
•        Collaborate with youth, families, and informal/formal supports to identify individualized needs for youth dually-involved in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice systems and develop a plan of care to meet those needs.
•        Utilize effective interpersonal skills to engage youth, their support system, child welfare Caseworker, and other service providers in an introductory meeting, youth meetings and ongoing family team meetings by utilizing a Wraparound model.
•        Complete a strength-based assessment of all life domains identifying both strengths and needs
•        Facilitate and lead the Family Team in all meetings, ensuring the youth and family voice is heard and respected by all team members.
•        Confidently lead and engage in effective family team meetings, while being observed by program supervisor or program funders.
•        In collaboration with the Family Team, develops a comprehensive plan of care, assigning responsibilities to each team member, to address needs including both non-traditional services and evidence-based treatments, as appropriate.
•        Guide the team to adjust the plan to address any anticipated crisis situation.
•        Provide consultation and support to the Family Team in the implementation of the plan of care and monitoring the progress toward goal achievement.
•        Advocate for the youth and family, especially around meeting their needs in the least restrictive setting possible.
•        Maintain all administrative tasks in a timely manner through Google Drive, Apricot online database, ETO case notes (the data management system) and on-site case files.
•        Adhere to the fidelity of Wraparound facilitation, as taught during on-the-job training.
•        Home visits and meetings with youth/families within their community (Cook, Lake, and/or Will County) is required.
•        Engage in ongoing professional development and maintain up to date knowledge of DCFS policies.
•        Other duties as assigned.


Skills
Experience coordinating care and/or working with youth and families on a direct service level.

Basic knowledge of the Illinois child welfare and juvenile justice systems; knowledge of local resources and service providers is preferred.

Experience working with diverse populations and in diverse communities

Notes
•        Strong collaborative, relationship building, and communication skills to effectively resolve
•        Problems, achieve goals, and meet deliverables.

•        Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Windows and internet proficiency, including the use of Google Drive applications.
•        Effective verbal and written communication skills.