Wraparound Family Support Specialist
Youth/Young Adult Program
There is one (1) full-time position available for a Family Support Specialist (FSS) Provider. The Family Support Specialist (FSS) provides supportive services to families of children/youth, ages 5-21, who are seeking assistance in meeting the needs of their children, and may also provide services to families in WrapAround who could benefit from or have requested additional support. The FSS is expected to utilize the following evidence-based practices at minimum in working with youth and their families - Motivational Interviewing and Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model - and will receive additional training in WrapAround and other practices, as needed. The FSS will facilitate the referral, linkage, and monitoring process to community resources or will assist other involved Service Coordinators in the facilitation of these linkages. The FSS will assist youth/families with understanding their rights and responsibilities as recipients of services and engage youth/families through outreach, role modeling, support, and provision of hope. Services focus on discovery, recovery, and resiliency principles that empower youth/families to integrate, function, and succeed in their communities (homes, schools, work, and neighborhood). The FSS will need the ability to interpret the program goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc. that are necessary for providing quality care. FSS are expected to work in both office and community settings, including family homes.
This position requires a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalency. Experience and passion in working with youth, young adults, and their families, or personal experience as a recipient of supportive services and a willingness to self-identify as a recipient of services is preferred. Strong time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills are a must, as are the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. This position requires a valid Ohio driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
Apply by: April 15, 2016
Apply to: Susan Lowery O’Connell, Director, Child, Youth & Family email@example.com
Posted: March 9, 2016
Community Services of Stark County Inc.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Community Services of Stark County, Inc. Employment Application