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Family Team Conference (FTR) Coordinator (Staten Island) Part Time in Staten Island at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 9/2/2018

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    Staten Island
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Job Description

OVERVIEW: The Family Team Conference (FTC) Coordinator schedules and tracks required conferences for programs and facilitates conferences that are not facilitated by ACS. The purpose is to assist the team to make quality decisions related to child safety, well-being and permanency.  In addition, the facilitator provides support to program staff and families. FTC Coordinators work with multiple borough-based programs.

RESPONSIBILITES include but not limited to:

  1. Engage participants in non-ACS facilitated Family Team Conferences.

  2. Facilitate conferences to help participants reach consensus.

  3. Participate in debriefing meetings immediately following FTCs.

  4. Ensure all conference participants sign Summary and Action Plan Following conferences.

  5. Coordinate with program staff and families the scheduling of FTCs and re scheduling for missed and/or cancelled meetings.

  6. Schedule separate conferences for suspected or known DV batters or victims.

  7. Identify whether a family has limited proficiency, and make arrangements for Language Interpretation Services if necessary.

  8. Maintain a tracking log for requested and completed FTC facilitations.

  9. Float within designated borough to provide FTC facilitation services to multiple programs.

  10. Conduct FTCs according to ACS protocol and FTC model.

  11. Review the family history in CONNECTIONS and hard case record prior to the FTC.

  12. Consult with Case Planner/Therapist about any unresolved questions and/or concerns after case review of the documentation prior to the FTC.

  13. Provide In-home and office FTC facilitation as necessary.

  14. Review and identify external child welfare resources and community linkages.

  15. Use conferences to model effective strategies for engagement, assessment and problem solving when appropriate.

  16. Attend agency and ACS trainings and meetings.

  17. Use knowledge of different types of FTCs and EBMs (e.g. high, medium, low) to make referral recommendations.

  18. Work collaboratively with team members on challenging issues to resolve barriers or to develop effective interventions.

  19. Utilize knowledge about ACS standards and protocol in helping team to arrive at safety, well-being and permanency decisions.

  20. Other duties, as assigned

Job Requirements

Master’s degree and License in Social Work, (LMSW, LCSW preferred) or Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) and a minimum of 18 months of experience with children and families preferably in a child welfare setting.
Master’s degree without a license with 5 years of work experience in a child welfare setting.
Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of work experience in a child welfare setting.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills: Bilingual/Bicultural Spanish.  Knowledge of motivational interviewing, family systems theory, and/or trauma-informed care.  Good, strengths-based engagement and facilitation skills, as well as strong organizational skills.
Preferred Experience:  Prior experience working with children and families using an evidence-based model.