Summary: The Family Reunification Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for the provision of Safe Release Support and Home Study/Post Release contract services for unaccompanied children and their sponsors receiving services through Inspiritus. She/he provides supervisory support to the Family reunification staff. As such he/she serves as an advocate on behalf of these individuals and the caregivers who provide direct care.
Essential Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
- Carries an assigned case load and assists other staff members in providing services to individuals receiving services.
- Supervises other Family Reunification staff.
- Provides ongoing supervision of case staffing and capacity in both Home Study/Post Release and Safe Release Support programs
- Reviews and approves reports completed by other program staff
- Makes regular and contact and visits to the home, school, training site, or job of the individuals served.
- Maintains accurate, current and complete service records according to established timelines, policies, procedures, funding sources, grants, and/or contracts.
- Generates reports according to guidelines, requirements, and procedures including web based portals and internal reporting procedures.
- Develops strong alliances and support within the service-providing agencies in the community. Advocates for the individuals receiving services and Inspiritus.
- Develops and strengthens relationships with relevant community partners, evaluating appropriateness of referrals to these partners and ensuring clients gain access to needed services.
- Evaluates potential and established caregivers and their homes for safety, well-being, permanency and contract compliance. Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
- Enters accurate, timely case information into data base system and is capable of producing required reports in full compliance with all contractual requirements
- Displays independence in working with families in various settings (i.e., in home, and community based).
- Provides contract deliverables to Home Study/Post Release Services clients.
- Complies with the various federal, state or local laws that apply to and regulate the job responsibilities.
- Participates in training, fundraising events and other Inspiritus activities and initiates such as performance and quality improvement (PQI).
- Strives toward excellence in the areas of innovation, performance and extraordinary acts.
Non-Essential Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
- Performs other duties as assigned to meet program needs.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Oversees case staffing and capacity for family reunification programs. Provides oversight on all program measurables and contractual requirements for Home Study/Post Release Services and Safe Release Support. Reviews case manager reports and conducts file audits. Participates in regular peer review and supervision process, auditing and providing feedback during peer file review.
Financial Responsibilities: Manages funds and other Inspiritus assets i.e. supplies and equipment in a manner that is considered productive in the best interest of Inspiritus, and conforms with the approved budgets.
Minimum Qualifications and Competencies:
- Must be fluent in Spanish.
- Bachelor’s Degree in social work or another social science field such as sociology or psychology from an accredited school with at least 3-5 years of experience or Master’s Level.
- Some previous experience such as direct casework or supervision of individuals receiving services.
- Demonstrated skills in assessment, negotiation and problem solving.
- Ability to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity and ability to work effectively with children, co-workers and support agencies.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Must have the ability to communicate with all persons in a culturally competent manner.
- Demonstrated counseling skills.
- Must have personal vehicle, valid Driver’s License, good driving record and appropriate personal auto insurance. (Limits of the auto insurance are $100,000 Bodily Injury per person and $300,000 per occurrence and $100,000 Property Damage per occurrence.)
- Must be computer and internet literate and have working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
- Or an equivalent combination of education, experience, competencies, skills and knowledge that ensures the successful completion of the essential job responsibilities.
- Prefer 1-2 years of supervised social work experience working directly with children and families.
- Master’s level Social Worker or equivalent with licensure
Physical Demands: Regularly required to talk and hear. Required to stand, walk, and sit. Required to use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls: and reach with hands and arms. Required to operate personal vehicle. Employee frequently lifts and or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Working Conditions: Member of mobile workforce. Travels by personal vehicle to meet with children, families, staff, service providers and others throughout the state and is exposed to changing weather conditions.