Family Advocate
Community Partnership Group - Riviera Beach, FL

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DESCRIPTION

The core function of the Prevention Family Advocate is to provide short-term services to children and their families, utilizing a solution-focused, strength based approach through monitoring, planning, linking and advocating as required by the system of care. The individual should also be able to help the family fold the needed services- including a full range of traditional and non-traditional mental health services, family supports, health, education, and social services- into a family sensitive service plan. It is the responsibility of the Prevention Family Advocate to make every effort to assure that each child and family member are empowered to work toward his/her needs or goals.

DUTIES

  • Assure the safety of children in the context of their family
  • Develop an individualized service plan that is strength based and family-focused for each family served, in accordance with state and federal criteria.
  • Work with the family to address issues related to implementation of their service plan and ensuring accountability and an end results orientation.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the service plan in meeting the identified needs of the recipient
  • Advocate for the acquisition of services and resources necessary to implement the service plan
  • Coordinate the delivery of services as specified in the service plan in full partnership with the child, their family and their natural support system.
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred) from an accredited university in the field of Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Special Education, Health Education, or a related Human Services Field.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of full time or equivalent experience working with children and families.
  • Knowledge of available resources in the service area for children with serious emotional disturbances.
  • A valid Florida Driver's License and the ability to drive for work purposes and have dependable transportation.
  • Bilingual preferred
EOE/DFW * Assure the safety of children in the context of their family
  • Develop an individualized service plan that is strength based and family-focused for each family served, in accordance with state and federal criteria.
  • Work with the family to address issues related to implementation of their service plan and ensuring accountability and an end results orientation.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the service plan in meeting the identified needs of the recipient
  • Advocate for the acquisition of services and resources necessary to implement the service plan
  • Coordinate the delivery of services as specified in the service plan in full partnership with the child, their family and their natural support system.

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