Family Engagement Services Coordinator - Region 3

National Youth Advocate Program - Beaufort, SC3.3

ContractEstimated: $32,000 - $42,000 a year
EducationSkills
POSITION SUMMARY:
National Youth Advocate Program is seeking dynamic individuals interested in the opportunity to become part of a transformative program as a Family Engagement Services (FES) Coordinator. Coordinators work closely with family and extended family group members and South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) caseworkers, empowering families to develop their own individualized family plans to ensure the safety, well-being, and permanency of the child(ren).

LOCATION:
NYAP is hiring multiple Coordinators to support Region 3 which includes: Allendale, Hampton, Colleton, Dorchester, Berkeley, Charleston, Beaufort, Jasper.

STATUS:
Independent Contractor (minimum of 80 hours per month)

  • The amount of hours vary based on referrals
  • The position requires flexible hours and availability during SCDSS business hours and when convenient for families, as well as travel throughout defined region
TRAINING:
This position requires a current Family Engagement Services certification from SCDSS – If selected, this certification is earned by attending a four day training in full, completion of an exit exam, and achieving a score of “pass” during the on-the-job certification process. Upcoming training classes: TBA.

NYAP will reach out to qualified candidates prior to the training to begin the selection process.

Position duties include, but are not limited to:
Completion of Family Team Meetings and Family Group Conferences as assigned and within the required deadlines.
Achievement of monthly and quarterly performance standards.
Compliance with the minimum number of potential case assignments per performance standards.
Completion of accurate and thorough case documentation.
Submission of all case documentation within the required deadline.
Compliance with the FES model standards and SC FES model fidelity.
Compliance with all FES Standard Operating Procedures including the case progression standards.
Completion of all FES related responsibilities as an ambassador of the FES program.
Management of case load utilizing required provided tools.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human service field.
Education, training, and/or experience in Family facilitation, mediation, and/or conflict resolution.
Ability to relate to and communicate with diverse groups and manage interpersonal conflicts.
Professional assessment reports, including home studies.
Working with groups of service providers, participating in briefings, and brainstorming sessions.
Driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Reliable laptop and internet.
Strong typing skills.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications to include Word and Outlook.
The person in this position needs to follow a team concept and support both agency goals and co-workers. Employees must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.
Proficient use of desktop and laptop computers, smart phones and tablets, printers, fax machines and photocopiers as well as software including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.

OTHER SKILLS:
Locate and discuss local community resources for the benefit of youth and families.
Perform work assignments during traditional and non-traditional work hours.
Respond immediately with a sense of urgency and during on call hours.
Provide excellent internal and external customer services.
Embrace diversity and work as a team, effectively and respectfully with persons of any background, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, ability, national origin, or culture.

The person in this position needs to follow a team concept and support both agency goals and co-workers. Employees must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.

ABOUT NYAP
The National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) is a not-for-profit 501(3)c organization that has provided cost effective, community based services and support to children, youth, and families since 1978. NYAP provides a wide array of services to youth and families in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Kentucky.

NYAP is committed to supporting and protecting youth and families and strengthening the communities they serve. We provide opportunities and resources to youth and families through our innovative programs and services. NYAP strongly supports and offers guidance to our dedicated foster parents, work hard to build community support and advocate with public agencies and officials on behalf of youth and families.

Become a part of the NYAP family!

For more information visit www.nyap.org