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Part Time Family Coach - Intensive Family Visitation Program
Job Code:2018-MACON-012
Location:Macon Campus
Department:
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Job Responsibilities:

Purpose: The Family Coach is responsible for supervised visitation services as well as in home assessment services to families having children currently in foster care, participate in assessment process at visitation site, achieve permanency and program outcomes with designated clients.  They also provide in home preventative services, preventing children from entering foster care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Assist with comprehensive intake and the assessment of prospective clients.
Provide data and input into visitation plan and reunification plan.
Consult with assessment team on case progress.
Monitoring and assessing visits between children in foster care and their biological parents, maintain documentation of family interactions during visits.
Provide feedback on issues observed in the visits.
Complete required documents, case narratives, case plans, and gain statistical information when required on all comprehensive reports and outcome data within required/mandated time frames.
Participation in the Assessment Conference, in addition to participating in regularly held staff meetings, case conferences, supervision and in service training.
If qualified complete home evaluations within 2 weeks of date referral received.
Provide in home Early Intervention Services to families in their home, to ideally prevent children from entering foster care.
Obtain coverage for any visits unable to cover due to planned absences (vacation, court, etc.) as early as possible.
Testify in court when subpoenaed.
Working as part of an integrated service team with Bibb County Department of Family and Children Services, as well as other public and private agencies, and programs.
Represent The Methodist Home in a professional manner in the community at meetings, trainings, and assigned groups.
Professionalism:  Promote a professional, positive work environment.
Leadership:  Role model and mentor for parents.
Maintains a safe and healthy work environment.
Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner
Is willing to take on additional responsibility in a positive manner.
Upholds the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
Complete training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.
Demonstrate and understand the sanctuary commitments.
Demonstrate a commitment to democracy by actively participating in team decisions.
Practice social responsibility evidenced by dependability and reliability. 
Communicate openly to establish and maintain effective working relationship with people at all levels.
Utilize appropriate Sanctuary tools when interacting with colleagues and residents.
Adhere to the seven commitments of Sanctuary when carrying out work responsibilities.

Job Qualifications:

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services Field 
Three years of experience in casework, working with children and families, or similar human services field
Five years of experience in training/presentations one on one or groups preferred but not required
21 years of age or older.
Must have proficient computer knowledge.
High level of energy required for working with people.
Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and families who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
Ability to interface and build relationships with children, their families and a variety of service providers and collaterals.
Knowledge of child care practices, developmental issues, and group processes and practices which are important to this position.
Ability to meet and handle the public with tact and poise.
Maintain high level of confidentiality.
Must be able to multi task in a fast paced work environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the Agency.
Ability to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and residents.
Ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural difference in the service population
Ability to uphold the mission and values of The Methodist Home.

Essential Physical Requirements:
Duties are performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful and potentially aggressive.
Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (ages birth-18) and families who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
Some work may be completed sitting for periods of time typing at a computer.
Responsibilities may include some travel.
 

Other Job Information (if applicable):

 

 

EssentialPhysical Requirements:

 

·        Dutiesare performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful andpotentially aggressive.

 

·        Necessarystamina and temperament to work with children and youth (ages birth-18) andfamilies who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behaviordisorders.

 

·        Somework may be completed sitting for periods of time typing at a computer.
Responsibilities mayinclude some travel.