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Title: KinECT Case Manager
Department: Youth and Outreach Services
Status: Non-Exempt                                  
Responsible To: Director of Youth and Outreach Services                              

General Summary: The Kinship Case Manager provides trauma-informed assessments of families and children, case management, and training to families who are raising children other than their own. KinECT families are either biologically related to the youth in their care or they are trusted friends of the biological family of the youth.

Qualifications: 

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in related field 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 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
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team, especially with other organizations, advisory groups, staff, and the public
  • Ability to operate a computer and other general office equipment is required

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 care giving
  • Offers support with transportation, advocacy, referrals, and applications for service
  • Maintains appropriate communication with supervisor and other collaborating staff, including regular written and oral reports and updates
  • Maintains working relationship with Tompkins County Family Court, Tompkins County Department of Social Services, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and all allied agencies and schools
  • Meets with program supervisor weekly and attends department meetings bi-weekly
  • Informs supervisor of difficult, dangerous, and unusual situations (especially suicidal, homicidal threats, and child abuse hotline reports)
  • Maintains confidentiality on all client and employee information
  • Responsible to report any unethical behavior that is observed
  • Other assignments and tasks may be added at the discretion of the Director of Youth and Outreach Services

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, or nationality.

Contact Information:

Please send a resume and cover letter to the address or email listed below by Monday, April 22, 2019 by 5:00 PM:

Attn: Mike Ellis, Director of Youth & Outreach
mellis@fcsith.org
Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca
127 W. State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Title: Child & Adolescent Clinician (Full Time)
Department: Mental Health Clinic
Status: Exempt
Responsible To: 
Director of Clinical Services
Salary: 
Commensurate with Experience

General Summary: Clinicians provide high-quality, confidential, and affordable counseling services in a welcoming and caring atmosphere for children, preschool age through adolescence, and their families as well as adults. They address a wide range of emotional, behavioral and/or relationship problems. Our outpatient clinic is licensed by the NY State Office of Mental Health and is National Health Service Corps (NHSC) certified.

Qualifications: The clinician must possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related mental health discipline that included a clinical field placement with supervision.  The clinician must be eligible for a New York State license and 2 plus years of post-graduate experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience working with children/adolescents and their families. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to build rapport with clientele who are diverse in their race, culture, religion, economic resources, sexual orientation, gender identity, and abilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides clinical services including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and ongoing treatment
  • Responds to a range of clients’ needs using differential diagnoses, appropriate treatment modalities, and a variety of intervention methods
  • Demonstrates understanding of sound ethical practice in conjunction with the established and defined ethics of one’s training and discipline
  • Collaborates effectively with agency staff on behalf of clients
  • Works collaboratively with other community agencies on behalf of clients and/or the agency
  • Participates in regularly scheduled clinical supervision, peer supervision, and staff meetings
  • Maintains clinical records in accordance with insurance regulations and established clinic policies and procedures and in timely compliance with agency policies and procedures
  • Complies with clinical productivity standards as established by Director of Clinical Services
  • Effectively organizes time and responsibilities
  • Maintains availability for after-hours telephone contact for clients in crisis
  • Participates in rotating backup clinical support via on-call phone rotation schedule
  • Assumes all responsibilities of a mandated reporter

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Family & Children’s Service provides equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for positions with 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 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.

Contact Information:

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

Attn: cmccarter@fcsith.org
Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca
127 W. 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.