Leake and Watts Services Reunification Specialist in Brooklyn, New York

As part of the Enhanced Discharge Supports for Stronger Family Permanency initiative, the Reunification Specialist (RS) will work with families with a Permanency Goal of Return to Parent to strengthen the reunification process and connect families to community services and supports. The Reunification Specialist will report to the Supervisor/Clinical Director and work collaboratively with case planning and other Permanency Support Services staff.

  • Receive and track referrals from case planning team of families that are on track to trial discharge and need support and connections for reunification

  • Perform regular assessments of parent behavior change

  • Make appropriate referrals for families to support the reunification process

  • Facilitate Evidence-Based Model workshop: Parenting Journey

  • Mentor families by modeling appropriate interpersonal and parenting behavior along with skills of daily living

  • Facilitate Family Time coaching techniques during family visitations

  • Plan and host events for families whose children are on trial discharge (i.e. Family Fun Night)

  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with pre-existing providers already involved in families’ lives

  • Establish and foster relationships among local schools and other community providers to support the families

  • Conduct field visits to families’ residence/schools/service providers

  • Maintain accurate records of all interventions and involvement with families by documenting contacts within 72 hours

  • Responsible for attending management meetings and providing updates on youth services to the foster care management staff

  • Contribute to unit’s overall efforts to enhance permanency options for families by performing tasks in a timely manner; providing updates on a regular basis; observing the agency’s work schedule and attendance policies; and follow all agency regulations as outlined in the Employee Manual

  • Execute all other tasks as directed by supervisor/Clinical Director to support the families being served

  • Complete all other tasks as assigned by Supervisor

Education:

  • Master degree in Social Work or related field. LMSW preferred.

Experience:

  • One Year working directly with Children, youth and their families in a Foster Care or Child Welfare setting.

Job ID: 2019-1353

External Company Name: Leake and Watts Services, Inc

External Company URL: (No Website Given)

Street: 151 Lawrence Street