Family-Centered Services Specialist
Company: Boys Town
Location: Storm Lake
Posted on: August 3, 2022
$5,000 HIRING BONUS!! POSITION SUMMARY: The Family-Centered
Services Specialist provides in-home intervention to children and
their families utilizing skill based, solution-focused models to
help families adopt positive solutions to problems through the
teaching of skills and behavioral techniques accessing community
resources and support. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & DUTIES:
- Provides casework and intervention services utilizing
- Provides case management support utilizing evidence-based
- Provides evidence-based interventions in accordance with
implementation science and contractual responsibilities using a
continuum of integrated policies, strategies, activities and
services whose effectiveness have been proven or informed by
research and evaluation.
- Meets competencies of evidence-based interventions in
accordance with all model certification and credentialing
- Acts as an advocate for children and families.
- Develops and maintains effective working relationships with
families and with community service resources, including medical
professionals, public welfare personnel, lawyers, therapists, law
enforcement staff, school officials, neighbors, and religious and
youth organization representatives utilizing referral sources as
- Provides screening and assessment to determine program
eligibility and identifies areas to address in the service plan if
- Provides training and support in the development and
utilization of functional skills to families with problems and
individuals associated with the families.
- Assesses problems and provides care to youth and families;
monitors individual and family progress in the attainment of
predetermined goals providing regular review and update of service
- Maintains appropriate level of direct contact with families per
program requirements, and remains available to families 24/7, for
crisis intervention as needed.
- Provides consumers, including school personnel and others
working with children served by the program, training in the
management of difficult behaviors.
- Promotes family self-determination by assisting family in
identifying and accessing community services and resources.
- Educates families on the needs of good physical health, quality
medical attention and preventive health care.
- Assists families in building on their spiritual and religious
beliefs or practices as a source of strength to reach their
- Promotes culture of professionalism through role modeling and
- Meets with families and children at various locations; utilizes
own vehicle to travel to work destinations and to transport youth
- Completes administrative functions in support of evidence-based
- Prepares and submits reports and recommendations concerning
case load status, budget requests, changes in service plans, and
any unusual incidents that occur in the operation of the
- Reports any critical incidents involving family members or
staff according to standard reporting guidelines.
- Prepares proper documentation and service plans in a timely
manner as defined by the program.
- Implements feedback from supervisor.
- Ensures job duties are performed in compliance with all
contractual, regulatory, program, and accrediting body
- Notifies supervisor of change in professional status or
standing that may affect job status or program compliance including
driving record, drivers license suspension, vehicle insurance
cancellation, and missed mandatory training.
- Performs job responsibilities at a level of competency and
effectiveness yielding positive outcomes for children and families
ensuring children remain at home with their guardians when safe to
- Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagans
Boys Home mission.
- Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town
- Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of
- Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages
teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
- Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
- Supports other members of the management team and their
- Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential
functions and duties required for this position. However, other
duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a
supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Solid understanding of the philosophy and function of public
assistance and social services systems. Knowledge of recognized
interventions such as risk assessment and crisis intervention in
order to address identified service needs.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care
and the ability to learn, apply, and explain complex regulations
and policies governing child welfare processes and services.
- Ability to function independently and have flexibility,
personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with youth,
staff, and support agencies.
- Knowledge of community resources and service providers
available in the geographical area; knowledge of the functions and
services of the community organizations and related human
- Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the
organization and with external business contacts in an articulate,
professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
- Knowledge of evidence-based interventions and fidelity of care.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelors degree or Master's degree from an accredited four
year college recognized by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA); or Associate of Arts degree in Human Services
or related field from an accredited college or university plus the
equivalent of two years of full-time experience in human services
or related field. NOTE: Education and experience requirements may
be higher based on Affiliate Site location, Local contracts, and
Federal/State contract requirements.
- 1 to 2 years of experience including working with children and
families preferred; experience working with children and families
in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs preferred.
- Must possess a valid drivers license with a good driving record
and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check. Must
have the ability to provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed)
to complete travel requirements of the job. Must meet auto
insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State
and Local laws.
- This position is available rotationally to provide crisis
response and must be available to work non-traditional business
hours including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURES, AND LANGUAGE SKILLS:
- Will be trained and certified in evidence-based interventions
or working towards training and certification.
- May be trained to become a State Approved Family Team Decision
Meeting and/or Youth Transition Decision Making Facilitator and may
be asked to conduct facilitated meetings at designated locations as
assigned. Certification or licensure may be required based on
Affiliate Site location, Local contracts, or Federal/State contract
requirements. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND EQUIPMENT USAGE: Reasonably
expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and
endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and
emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising
their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees,
youth, or families. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Duties are performed in a
variety of environments ranging from highly stressful and
potentially aggressive (physical interventions, escorts, etc.) to
casual and leisurely, in both indoor and outdoor settings. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to
outside weather conditions and maybe required to visit homes with
substandard living conditions and domestic pets. About Boys Town
Nebraska: A National Historic Landmark since 1985, the Village of
Boys Town is now the only National Historic Landmark District in
Nebraska. At any given time, about 400 boys and girls live in the
Village, receiving care and guidance for a wide range of
behavioral, emotional and academic issues. When Father Edward J.
Flanagan purchased the Overlook Farm in 1921, it became the new,
permanent site of Boys Town. Over the decades that followed,
schools, churches and homes were built, and tens of thousands of
young lives were transformed. Our employees are our supporters when
it comes to achieving Boys Towns mission, which is why we offer an
array of competitive and attractive benefit options. Unique perks
to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to
Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance,
access to the campus Field House, parenting resources from our
experts and advancement opportunities within the organization, just
to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is
a way of life. Date Posted: June 23, 2022 This advertisement
describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not
include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities
required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and
participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race.....
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