FAMILY WORKERJanuary 28, 2020
Spaulding Youth Center currently has a full time opportunity for a Family Worker to join our clinical team. This role is to enhance the treatment of the youths that we serve by supporting families, assisting with assessment and implementation of treatment plans and providing communication for all parties associated with that case.
Essential functions of the role will be to provide family and parental support, recommendations and guidance concerning parental and family reunification and problem solving; Meet with families face-to-face for parent or family counseling as prescribed in treatment plan; Work closely with the clinician in providing case management for assigned cases; Serve as a liaison between Spaulding, families, and external collaterals through timely and effective communication; Serve as the point of communication with assigned families, as supervised by the clinician, to include responding to questions families have about their child’s experience, contacting families regarding critical incidents, per Spaulding policy, communicating with families regarding campus events (e.g., community dinners, campus day), facilitating or arranging for youth visits with family or other collaterals both at Spaulding and home visits, and communicating information regarding family visits, on and off campus, to relevant staff within identified deadlines.
Additional responsibilities include supporting other assigned staff in the implementation of treatment plan recommendations and behavior support plans; Working with behavior specialist in gathering relevant data, identifying appropriate goals for treatment, appropriately communicating that data through the use of graphs, reports, and related formats; Using a data-based decision-making model to guide treatment and practice decisions; Understand and facilitate staff concepts for evidence based practices, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and applied behavioral analysis (ABA); Focusing efforts on permanency and family-centered approaches which values and facilities family involvement and training; Participating in various meetings on and off grounds to include team meetings, court hearings, FAIR meetings, and staff meetings; Attending and participating in weekly supervision; Providing consultation to staff and collaterals as needed, as guided by the clinician/therapist; Completing all paperwork within the timelines expected according to policy and procedures and/or regulatory statutes; Participating in at least one campus wide committee; Participate in “Resource on Call” rotation as support for parents and staff in response to crisis situations; Completing assigned trainings within timelines provided by supervisor; Maintaining functional information on all cases at Spaulding to help support coworkers, students and families in emergency or when others are taking time off.
Requirements for the Family Worker are a bachelor degree in Psychology or related field. Experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis, support services and/or advocacy is desirable. The Family Worker position requires experience in understanding youth and family systems and behavioral approaches to treatment. This individual must be organized, self-motivated and flexible and have a knowledge of the systems within NH as well as being an effective manager of human relationships in even the most difficult situations. Driver’s license is required. Some evenings or weekends may be required if needed.
Spaulding Youth Center is a leading provider of services for children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning and/or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Services include academic, behavioral health, residential, foster care, health and wellness and family support.
We support staff wellness by offering a very generous benefits package, delicious and healthy free meals in our cafeteria, an on-site fitness center open 24/7 and beautiful walking trails throughout our spectacular nearly 500-acre campus. To apply for the Family Worker role, please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to visit our informative website at www.spauldingyouthcenter.org to learn more about us and how we support our exceptional students and their families toward a successful future.
Spaulding Youth Center is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.