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Current Employment Opportunities

Title: DAP Family Caseworker

Status:  Non-Exempt, Full Time 35 hours

Department: Youth and Outreach Services

Salary Range: $30,000 – $33,000                                     

               

General Summary: The DAP Family Caseworker serves a direct caseload of 5 youths and their families: including developing, implementing and monitoring goals and treatment plans, facilitating youth development group activities, providing advocacy in various community settings, and developing programmatic events.

Responsibilities:

  • Carries a caseload of five youth and performs all related case management activities for community based services, including transportation as needed and participation in group activities.
  1. Does intake, assessments and determines case plan; implements and monitors case plan and develops appropriate termination plan.
  2. Meets twice a week with youth and twice a month with caregivers at their home, provides counseling, conflict resolution, problem-solving and crisis management.
  3.     Maintains flexibility of time to accommodate client needs; responds to crises, emergencies and difficult situations immediately, or as soon as possible.  Available on an as needed basis after hours, evenings, and weekends.
  • Maintains appropriate communication with all community stakeholders including regular written and oral reports.
  • Maintains working relationship with Tompkins County Family Court, Tompkins County Department of

Social Services, Tompkins County Probation and all allied agencies.

  • Assumes all responsibilities of a mandated reporter.

 

Qualifications:    

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service-related field with additional experience working with vulnerable populations
  • Familiarity with community youth services, the juvenile justice system, and knowledge about the needs for the social and emotional growth of youth
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team, to collaborate well with other organizations, advisory groups, staff and the public is a requirement
  • Ability to operate a computer and other general office equipment
  • A clean driving record and ability to reliably provide transportation

 

The information presented is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Title: Case Manager (KINECT and Children’s Crisis)

Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time 35 hours

Department: Youth and Outreach Services

Salary Range: $30,000-$35,000

General Summary: The Youth and Outreach Services Case Manager provides trauma-informed assessments of families and children, case management, and training to 5 – 7 families served by the KinECT program and an additional 4-6 families receiving services in our clinical program.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts trauma assessments of youth and/ or families in kinship arrangements and makes recommendations for care and services
  • Meets weekly with KinECT families to provide parenting support, recreational and respite opportunities, and basic needs support
  • Provides psycho-education to staff, parents and youth, and community members on special topics related to kinship caregiving
  • Offers support with transportation, advocacy, referrals, and applications for service

Qualifications:   

  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree in related fields with at least 3 years’ experience engaging vulnerable families.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with community services for families, the foster care system, and knowledge about the needs for the social and emotional growth of traumatized youth, with a particular understanding of the needs of relative caregivers.
  • Additional knowledge about Family Court, financial resources for families in poverty, and trauma-informed care principles are preferred.

The information presented is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Please send a resume and cover letter to the address or email listed below:

Attn: Mike Ellis

MEllis@fcsith.org

Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca

127 W. MLK Jr./ State Street

Ithaca, NY 14850

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Family & Children’s Service provides equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for positions within the organization. No individual will be discriminated against in application, hiring or employment on the basis of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status.  Additionally, Family & Children’s Service’s policies and practices in the application, hiring, and employment are developed to be consistent with all applicable local, state and federally mandated obligations imposed through regulation or statute, which govern employment practices. This policy applies to all agency positions.

Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca is a Living Wage Employer.