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Family Services Counselor

Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

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Job DetailsJob LocationFL - Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FLPosition TypeFull TimeEducation Level4 Year DegreeJob CategoryNonprofit - Social ServicesWho We Are:National Youth Advocate Program has been serving communities and clients since 1978 and we continue to grow each year. Our growth allows us to expand and develop new and innovative programs to meet the ever-changing needs of those we serve. We offer unique and personalized services for families and individuals in four areas: Prevention/Intervention, Positive Youth Development, Out-of-Home-Placement and Reunification/Permanency.We know you are compassionate and dedicated to serving your clients and communities and NYAP is dedicated to providing support to those who join our team! We look for individuals that are ready to make a direct impact and are excited to be an instrument in supporting the needs of our children, youth and families.FAMILY SERVICE COUNSELOR NEEDED IN JACKSONVILLE, FL! Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and their families? National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) may have just what you are looking for!We are currently hiring for our Family Service Counselor position with those who want to make a positive difference in their community. We work with children and families who are involved in the foster care system to ensure their safety by strengthening and preserving each family whenever possible. Working At NYAPNYAP's commitment to doing what is best for children, youth and their families is a core value and one that we look for in our newest team members.Student Loan Repayment assistance, up to $1,200 per year!22 Days Off Each Year! Plus 10 Paid Holidays Per Year!Tuition Reimbursement up to $3,500 per yearFlexible ScheduleMedical, Dental, and VisionMileage Reimbursement for Work Related Personal Vehicle UseCompetitive salaries and benefits including a 401(k), Summer Hours Off (reduced work schedule), and Work Anniversary Trips!Position OverviewSummaryUnder the general supervision of the Director of Case Management or designee, this position works to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the children and families served. This position works closely with youth, family of origin, foster parents, and community partners, providing advocacy, professional services, and support toward the ultimate goal of living safely and successfully in the community. ResponsibilitiesActively supports, represents, and extends the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Completes or revises the Family Risk Assessment with all family members that live in the home to assess the family's strengths and needs, as well as risk of harm to the child/children in the home, monitoring safety, and immediately reporting incidents involving harm or risk of harm to children. Maintains contact with families through regular and planned, as well as unannounced, visitation of parents and children. Provides case management, transportation, parent education, counseling, community resource linkage, advocacy, and other professional services, meeting or exceeding established outcomes thresholds on behalf of persons served. Prepares for and participates in administrative and court reviews of the case plan and other court proceedings. Works with Foster Care Programs to coordinate visits with the Treatment Coordinator in the Foster Family's home to improve communication. Pursues permanent custody and planning for adoption or other permanent substitute care for children who cannot be returned to their birth families. Performs duties on-call as outlined in on-call description when called upon to respond to after hour emergency situations. Travels daily, to provide community based services to, and on behalf of, youth and families in compliance with organizational, contract, and regulatory requirements. Completes all required documentation and training in a timely manner. Regularly reviews and modifies youth based plans to assure consistent progress and success on written plan goals. Utilize Children Welfare Best Practice Principles in decision making. Participates in the Continuous Quality Improvement activities on a monthly/quarterly basis. Minimum QualificationsBachelor's Degree in Social Work or comparable Human Services field from an accredited institution. 2 years of work experience working in direct service with youth and families strongly preferred. Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, automotive insurance, and a good driving record. A willingness to work flexible and non-traditional hours in the service of foster caregivers, families of origin, and persons served. Capacity to be flexible and responsive to youth served, foster caregivers, system partners, and internal customers. Capacity to remain objective and professional in all areas of job function. Demonstrates tolerance and respect for the ideas and actions of others. Capacity to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds. Proficient use of desktop and laptop computers, smart phones and tablets, printers, fax machines and photocopiers as well as software including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. If this describes YOU, please apply today!www.nyap.org/employmentCOVID-19 Considerations:We are safely and successfully working out in the community and in-home settings.Covid-19 Vaccination Note: In spirit of caring for one another and our community, NYAP Immunization policy and procedure requires all employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Except to the extent an individual is eligible for an exemption or the policy and procedure is not applicable by law. The State of IL has a separate mandate. For More Information Click Here. For additional information, please contact Human Resources at 614-487-3888. Benefits listed are for eligible employees as outlined by our benefit policy.Our organization was established in Ohio and is now in 10 states. We continue to expand and develop new and innovative programs for our communities and families. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes major medical, dental, vision, 401K, student loan assistance and generous paid time off. If YOU can envision it; WE can DO it! The possibilities are endless!The person in this position needs to follow a team concept and support both agency goals and co-workers. Employees must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.

Keywords: NATIONAL YOUTH ADVOCATE PROGRAM, Jacksonville , Family Services Counselor, Other , Jacksonville, Florida

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