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Family Engagement Specialist

Family & Children's Association

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$22 - $22/hr.

The Family Engagement Specialist is a Family Peer Advocate who develops and/or leads family support groups, activities, and workshops, and who manages the waitlist by providing families with case management and engaging them in family support services prior to their enrollment.

 

Responsibilities:

 

·  Support families through personal experience parenting a child with special needs to reduce isolation and enhance their ability to care for their child at home.

·  Facilitate ongoing parent support groups, workshops, parenting classes and activities.

·  Provide services to waitlisted families and Nassau County residents, engage them in services prior to enrollment.

·  Assist Department Supervisor in planning, creating, and scheduling of workshops and Family Engagement Events.

·  Assist Nassau County clients who telephone, are referred to, or walk-in to the program in need of parent support and mental health resources.

·  Assist Departmental Supervisor with monthly Family Center reporting requirements.

·  Adhere to all agency guidelines and funding regulations including the timely submission of work.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

  • High school diploma or GED required; college degree preferred.
  • Must have parented a child with special needs. One-year professional experience working with children with an emotional disturbance preferred.
  • Must demonstrate a knowledge of community resources, mental health diagnoses/symptoms and suicide prevention/ assessment.
  • Family Peer Advocate Credential (FPA) required or attained within the first year of employment.
  • Must maintain mandated Reporter Certification.
  • Valid New York State driver’s license with a safe and responsible driving history; A properly registered and insured vehicle to regularly travel from one worksite to another.

SCHEDULE:

·  35 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

·  Hours will vary to accommodate evening support groups or activities.

Posted On: November 20, 2023

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