Parenting Specialist (Full Time)


DESCRIPTION:

 

Under the supervision on the Division Manager, the Program proposes to expand and enhance its current funded FSS Parenting Program Group to serve more parents with developmental disabilities and provide additional in-home and one-to-one parenting training sessions.  The mission of the proposed program is to provide person-centered services to parents with developmental disabilities to strengthen the family unit and avoid out-of-home placement of their children or termination of parental rights.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Parenting Specialist will:

 

  1. Provide and conduct weekly support group classes alongside with FSS Coordinator.
  2. Provide one-on-one parenting support to a caseload of 20 parents.
  3. Administer Program on daily basis
  4. Provide case management services to custodial & non-custodial parents
  5. Recruit participants, via ULR Programs, Community Agencies, Courts, Schools, and the Child Protective Systems.
  6. Coordinate parenting class and coordinate partners.
  7. Obtain an evidenced-based curriculum to administer.
  8. Accompany parents to supervised visitations.
  9. Maintain a minimum of once per month contact with each individual on assigned caseload. 
  10. Link & refer individuals to needed services within Urban League or in the community.
  11. Maintain appropriate communication and interaction with other human service providers.
  12. Required to work minimal evening hours in the home to assist with parenting.
  13. Maintain and submit required documentation to Division Manger in a timely manner to ensure deadlines are met and ensure effective program operation, i.e., case planning for the youth and family, maintain all case records on program participants in a timely manner. 
  14. Complete records & reports to track & assure  successful program outcomes
  15. Participate in training and orientation as required and approved by Division Manager for effective program operation.
  16. Familiar with OPWDD Family Support Services Operations.
  17. Familiar with Developmental Disabilities.
  18. Perform such duties as the supervisor may assign
  19. Attend all Urban League of Rochester events and fund raising functions

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

 

  • MSW Preferred or BSW with additional skills and experience; minimum 3 years case management experience; minimum 1 year experience with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.
  • At least five years’ experience in working with families and youth in an urban setting.
  • An equivalent combination of the above may be acceptable.
  • Ability to relate, communicate, and work with a diverse population and understand the issues relevant to such population.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office ’97, including Word and ability to produce monthly report and other required documents.
  • Ability to relate well with others, a team player with a positive can do attitude.
  • Able to provide own transportation.  Valid New York State Driver’s License with clean abstract.
  • Ability to work evenings when required. 
  • May be required to bend and stoop when working with parents and their children in the home. 
  • Ability to enter into non-accessible individual residents a plus.
  • Must be customer service oriented.
  • Knowledge of available community resources a plus.


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