Provide guidance and direction, as well as educate clients in building a healthy family structure. This person is also responsible for the direct service of the mentoring operations of the agency. These services will be provided in both an individual and/or group setting. The individual will facilitate parenting education classes to include relationship building and appropriate communication skills and serve as a contact between clients and their families as well as clients and mentors. This person will support clients in obtaining their goals and objectives surrounding the family environment and reintegrating back into the community. Conduct intake assessments to identify specific needs of clients. Conduct assessments to aide clients in their transition back into the immediate family structure. Develop relationships with representatives in other agencies and communities to support individuals in attaining family services and support.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with job-related disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
A Bachelors’ Degree in Human Services or related Social Services field and a minimum of 2 years’ experience required.
An understanding of the criminal justice system, drug dependency, employment readiness, methods of recovery, homelessness and at-risk families. Experience with both the child welfare system and parents with drug and/or criminal histories. Understanding of issues related to incarceration and its effect on families and children of the incarcerated to include WIC, CYF, the Court System, etc. Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals, experts and agencies. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Valid PA driver’s license, Act 33, 34, valid PA Drivers’ License required.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently with all levels of management, employees, and clients; ability to deal effectively with clients and referral sources; self starting, motivated, and adapt to changing technology; Proven skills at problem solving, conducting research; Should be computer literate in word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Ability to communicate and to help clients express their own needs and aspirations.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Protected Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities