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Family Specialist

Company: Lilliput a part of Wayfinder Family Services
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

FAMILY SPECIALIST(Part-Time 30 hours) Kinship Support Services ProgramYou: Helping give children stability and safety.You: Providing support to families that need your help.You: Facilitating permanent and stable homes for children.You: Helping with crisis situations.You: The conductor orchestrating the many moving parts to make this happen.You: Are the lifeline.We: Are looking for YOU.We are currently seeking a part-time (30 hours per week) FAMILY SPECIALIST to be based out of our Santa Rosa office.FAMILY SPECIALIST - How You Will HelpIn this role as a Family Specialist, you will assist by providing support:Educate families so they understand and can navigate through the kinship processCollect documentation and provide education on kinship foster care/resource family approval processProvide direct support to families and children, including in-home supportIdentify when resources are needed and assist with linkage and referralMay attend and instruct planned trainings for familiesCoordinate kinship children and family events and activitiesRespond to and support families during crisis situationsA successful FAMILY SPECIALIST will work many families concurrently, have flexible schedule and collaborate closely with internal and external team members.FAMILY SPECIALIST - You Must HaveBachelor's degree in Social Work degreeStrong time management skills including the ability to multitask, organize and prioritizeAn alignment with the mission of our Organization that children belong in loving, stable and lifelong familiesStrong interpersonal skills to engage and establish rapport and trust with families, including multi-generational families in diverse communitiesExcellent written communication skillsFAMILY SPECIALIST - You Might Have (Desired, Not Required)Prior experience in a child welfare role (kinship or foster care experience an added bonus!)Prior experience working through the juvenile court processBilingual (Spanish)You must meet all health screening, drug testing and background investigation clearances, as well as possess a valid driver's license, insurance and have an acceptable DMV record and reliable transportation.Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (exemptions or accommodations will be considered for medical reasons or religious belief/practice). Lilliput will consider candidates who can present evidence of completion of a one-dose vaccine regimen or first dose of a two-dose vaccine and proof of appointment for second-dose vaccine regime on or before employment start date.In order to accommodate the schedules of some families, this position requires availability in evenings and Saturdays and some flexibility on schedule changes.LEARN ABOUT LILLIPUT A PART OF WAYFINDER FAMILY SERVICESLilliput a part of Wayfinder Family Services is Northern California's premier domestic Child Adoption, Kinship and Placement Organization, serving families from approximately 30 counties. Last year alone, we successfully found lifelong homes for more than 500 children. Wayfinder is an inclusive Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status.Since we opened our doors in 1980, we have helped over 9,500 children in foster care find their life long families.Headquarters:8391 Auburn BlvdCitrus Heights, CA 95610Lilliput a part of Wayfinder Family Services has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards.Visit us on the web

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