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Bilingual Family & Child Advocate

Company: Boys Town
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title: Bilingual Family & Child AdvocateLocation: Port Saint Lucie, FloridaJob Summary:In a career as a Family & Child Advocate (known at Boys Town as an In-Home Family Consultant), you have the ability to change a family's life. Every family has its problems, but some families' problems threaten their very existence. Drug and alcohol addiction. Domestic abuse. Adolescent defiance and behavioral challenges. These are issues that our team works to overcome as they strive to keep struggling families together. Your work here will not only be life-changing but lifesaving.Responsibilities:The Family & Child Advocate provides in-home intervention to children and their families located in Martin County, utilizing a skill based, solution focused model to help families adopt positive solutions to problems through the teaching of skills and behavioral techniques accessing community resources and support.* 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 necessary.* Provides screening and assessment to determine program eligibility and identifies areas to address in the service plan if applicable.* 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 plans.* Maintains appropriate level of direct contact with families per program requirements, and remains available to families 24/7, for crisis intervention as needed.* 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 program.* 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.Required Qualifications:* Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences or Human Services required. NOTE: Education and experience requirements may be higher based on Affiliate Site location, Local contracts, or Federal/State contract requirements.* 1 to 2 years of experience including working with children and families required. Experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs preferred.* Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record, plus 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.* Bilingual (English and Spanish)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.About Boys Town South Florida:Building brighter futures at Boys Town South Florida since 1991, we have grown our services and programs to touch the lives of 17,000 children and families in the sunshine state each year.The opportunity to shape the future of America's youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town South Florida. Our hub is located in sunny West Palm Beach, and we are just steps away from all the best that South Florida has to offer! With beaches, shopping, arts and culture, Major League Baseball and college sports of all kinds there is no end to the ways to enjoy your off-work hours. Our Boys Town family is important to us, and we make sure to support our team through a staff and family picnic, chili cook-off and of course some friendly competition with game night! We might even surprise you with a teambuilding exercise at the local escape room. The culture of Boys Town South Florida is committed our current and future leaders through tuition assistance, scholarship opportunities and the ability to participate in a variety of professional development courses.About Boys Town:Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country's largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we're poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.Schedule: Full TimeDate Posted: March 21, 2019Job ID: 13227This 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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