The Family Team Facilitator collaborates with youth, families, and informal and formal supports to identify individualized needs for youth and develop a plan of care to meet those needs.
Specifically, the Facilitator works in partnership with the family to identify individuals that will participate in the Family Team, facilitates meetings with the identified parties utilizing a Wraparound approach, and holds the team accountable for accomplishing their goals.
The Wraparound process is a youth-centric model, which places the youth and his/her family at the center of decision making.
The Facilitator assures care is delivered in a manner consistent with strength-based, family-centered, and culturally competent values. Facilitators should display effective interpersonal skills, a dedication to helping youths and families reach their goals, and strong attention to detail in the coordination of services and care.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in psychology, social work, counseling, education or similar-related field.
Two years of experience coordinating care, facilitating family team meetings, and/or working with youth and families on a direct service level.
Ability to work varying hours, including evenings and weekends to accommodate family’s needs. Required Skills
Strong collaborative, relationship-building, and communication skills to effectively resolve problems, achieve goals, and meet deliverables.
The assertive personality that is willing to follow up with non-engaged family and supports and ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner.
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.
Attention to detail and thoroughness.
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Windows and internet proficiency including the use of Google Drive applications.
Effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong knowledge of spoken and written English, sufficient to obtain, provide, or exchange information.
Ability to exercise discretion and ensure confidentiality