February 5, 2018

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We regret that due to the number of applicants, only those that will be interviewed will be contacted.


Clinician Wellness House -Full-time-Exempt

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 FAMILYConnections is seeking a full-time Clinician for the Wellness House Program. The position requires a dynamic, energetic, and creative master’s level Clinician who holds a NJ license in social work or professional counseling. Wellness House is an Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Support Services program that is operated in an IOP format. The Clinician will be working in an intensive outpatient setting for a severe and persistent mentally ill population, as well as the co-occurring population. Experience in group, individual, family therapy and electronic medical records is needed. The candidate should be a culturally competent individual who will work in alignment with FAMILYConnections’s mission. The individual must be an enthusiastic team player and dedicated to the families we serve.

REQUIRED:

  • Licensure in social work or professional counseling.
  • Experience with severe and persistent mentally ill

DESIRED:

    • Bilingual (Spanish)
  •   LCADC, or experience with substance abuse treatment

(Requisition #20180202)


Manager-HomeSafe-Full-time-Exempt

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FAMILYConnections is seeking a compassionate, reliable, organized and creative candidate as a full-time Manager of their HomeSafe program. The Manager’s duties include the supervision and leadership of a multidisciplinary team by establishing and communicating expectations, evaluating, motivating and professional development. The HomeSafe Program provides supportive housing for families involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and face stressors including a history of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and separation of children due to these stressors. The Manager will provide services both on site as well as in the community and will be responsible for maintaining relationships with local child welfare offices. In addition, the Manager will support the Director of Programs in facilitation of bi-weekly team meetings, through contribution of agenda items and leadership within internal and external meetings. Furthermore, the Manager will complete contract reports and maintain thorough documentation and monitor ongoing activity in the electronic health record system. The individual must be an enthusiastic team player and possess the skills to lead weekly team meetings and supervision sessions. The candidate should be a culturally competent individual who will work in alignment with FAMILYConnections’s mission. The individual

REQUIRED SKILLS & SPECIFIC LICENSE(S)

  • Master’s in Social Work or equivalent master’s in human services.
  • State licensure/certification as a LCSW, LPC, LMFT
  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Experience with diverse populations in an urban setting
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

DESIRED/PREFERRED

    • Experience with electronic health records
    • Experience in working with families who are involved with DCPP or similar systems
  • Experience with play therapy, family therapy, group treatment, trauma informed interventions, co-occurring disorders

 (Requisition #20180205)


Senior Housing Case Manager -Full-time-Non-Exempt

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

FAMILYConnections is seeking a dynamic Senior Housing Case Manager to join an interdisciplinary team of dedicated professionals. The Senior Housing Case Manager will be part of a multidisciplinary team assisting families that have been separated and reunified following child abuse and neglect allegations. The Senior Housing Case Manager will provide support and guidance to families participating in this supportive housing setting. The families served will be involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and face stressors including history of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and separation of children due to these stressors. This position will be repaonsible for completing a housing intake to definte the arrangements/budgeting and furnishings, followed by ongoing housing stability support. The Senior Housing Case Manager should have experience with housing and community resources as well as professional knowledge of the Department of Child Protection and Permanency. The candidate should be a culturally competent individual who will work in alignment with FAMILYConnections’s mission. The individual must be an enthusiastic team player and dedicated to the families we serve.

REQUIRED SKILLS & SPECIFIC LICENSE(S)

  • Related Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years’ experience providing case management services
  • Professional experience and knowledge of the community resources.
  • Valid NJ State Driver’s license

DESIRED/PREFERRED

  • Related Bachelor’s degree
  • Bi-lingual in English/Spanish or English/Creole
  • Professional knowledge of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency of NJ.

 (Requisition #20180201)


Employment Specialist -HomeSafe-Full-time-Exempt

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FAMILYConnections is seeking a compassionate, reliable, organized and creative candidate as a full-time Employment Specialist to join an interdisciplinary team of dedicated professionals. The HomeSafe Employment Specialist will be responsible for providing case management specific to employment, vocational and other job-related needs of families in the HomeSafe Program. The HomeSafe Program provides supportive housing for families involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and face stressors including a history of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and separation of children due to these stressors. The position may involve providing services both on site as well as in-home. The Employment Specialist will guide and support the client through the job search process and prepare the client for the interview process by providing interviewing techniques, professional dress attire, guidance and mock interviewing interactions. The Employment Specialist will also identify training and educational opportunities to assist the client with professional development. The Employment Specialist may facilitate/co-facilitate weekly parenting skills groups and must build relationships with community employers. This individual will maintain thorough documentation in the electronic health record system. The individual must be an enthusiastic team player and possess the skills to lead weekly team meetings and supervision sessions. The candidate should be a culturally competent individual who will work in alignment with FAMILYConnections’s mission.

REQUIRED SKILLS & SPECIFIC LICENSE(S)

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in the Human Service Field or Social Work
  • One to two years working with a client population providing case management

DESIRED/PREFERRED

    • Experience with electronic health records
    • Two years’ experience providing clinical mental health services
  • Experience in working with families who are involved with DCPP or similar systems.

(Requisition #20180131)


Case Manager/Driver -DREAMS-Part-time-Non-Exempt

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FAMILYConnections is seeking a passionate, personable, and empathic individual to join an interdisciplinary team of dedicated professionals on the forefront of trauma-informed care in a creative arts therapy program for children exposed to domestic violence and non-offending parents. This Case Manager will work a part-time schedule 21 hours/week. The candidate must be organized and possesses the ability to engage with children and adults and to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities including: referring and linking families to concrete services, providing follow-up to ensure appropriate service linkage, coordinating services to ensure effective and efficient service delievery for the program including maintaining spreadsheets, childcare and organizing children’s activities for whose parents are attending counseling sessions, and driving of families to and from the program. The candidate should be a culturally competent individual who will work in alignment with FAMILYConnections’s mission. The individual must be an enthusiastic team player and dedicated to the families we serve.

REQUIRED SKILLS & SPECIFIC LICENSE(S)

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Must have a valid NJ driver’s license in good standing
  • Experience with children and families
  • Excellent computer skills

DESIRED/PREFERRED

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • 40-hour Domestic Violence Response Team Training Certificate

HOURS:

This position is 21 hours per week. The schedule is dependent upon the needs of the DREAMS Program.

(Requisition #20180122)


Assistant Program Coordinator -ADAPT Program-Full-time-Exempt

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

FAMILYConnections is seeking a full-time Assistant Program Coordinator to assist with the planning and coordination of coalition activities, meetings, and programs throughout Essex County as it relates to the work of ADAPT (The Alocohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team). The Assistant Program Coordinator will work on outreach initiatives with various stakeholders, including but not limited to law enforcement, government officials, health departments, school officials, parents, senior citizens, and others. This includes attending community meetings, town council meetings, board of education meetings, and other meetings and/or events to network with stakeholders and expand coalition efforts throughout Essex County. With guidance from the ADAPT’S Program Coordinator, the Assistant Program Coordinator will also plan and coordinate youth leadership development events, trainings, meetings and activities. In addition, the Assistant Program Coordinator will assist the Program Coordinator with planning and coordination of ADAPT’S your leaders throughout Essex County and in town-specific teams (Milburn, Livingston, East Orange, Orange, Caldwell and West Caldwell). The candidate should be a culturally competent individual who will work in alignment with FAMILYConnections’s mission. The individual must be an enthusiastic team player and possess the skills to lead weekly team meetings and supervision sessions.

REQUIRED SKILLS & SPECIFIC LICENSE(S)

  • Minimum of BA in Public Health or related field, preferably with a CHES Certification.
  • Previous experience in a substance abuse prevention program planning and coalition building.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team as well as strong cultural competence skills.
  • Experience training others on evidence based strategies and coordinating implementation efforts.
  • Previous experience with demonstrated success in a team building, and youth empowerment, community organizing and data collection.
  • Strong clerical, organizational and computer skills.

DESIRED/PREFERRED

  • Bilingual-English/Spanish or English/Creole preferred
  • CHES Certified
  • Knowledge of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), login models, and needs assessments.

HOURS:

This position is 35 hours per week. The schedule is dependent upon the needs of the ADAPT Program.

(Requisition #20180119)


Visitation Specialist -Reconnections Passaic-Per-Diem-Non-Exempt

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

FAMILYConnections is seeking a motivated self-starter for a per-diem, bachelor’s level position in our Reconnections Supportive Visitation Program in Passaic County. This position has the potential to go part-time or full-time based on the level of services needed. Based in FAMILYConnections’ Paterson location, the Visitation Specialist will provide supportive supervised visitation services for families currently separated from their children. The Visitation Specialist will provide parenting coaching, support, and modeling around safe and nurturing parenting, individually within a family or within a group setting. Driving parents and/or children for visitations, in an agency vehicle, is also required. The Visitation Specialist will be expected to collaborate with DCP&P as well as collateral services as the family works toward reunification. The candidate should be a culturally competent individual who will work in alignment with FAMILYConnections’s mission. The individual must be an enthusiastic team player and dedicated to the families we serve.

REQUIRED SKILLS & SPECIFIC LICENSE(S)

  • Bachelor’s in social work, counseling, or similar discipline.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

DESIRED/PREFERRED

  • Experience working with children and families impacted by trauma and/or child welfare involved.
  • Solid organizational and time management skills, ability to work well independently and in a team environment, self-starter, ability to support client in navigating multiple systems of care, group facilitation experience.
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred

HOURS:

This position is 35 hours per week. The schedule is on an as needed basis; however with an emphasis on evening and weekend hours.

(Requisition #20180117)


Parent Advocate– HomeSafe – Full-time – Non-Exempt

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 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

FAMILYConnections is a dynamic Parent Advocate to join an interdisciplinary team of professionals. The candidate for this position must have experience as a parent involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, whose case is currently closed. The Parent Advocate will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team assisting families that have been separated and reunified following child abuse and neglect allegations.  The Parent Advocate will provide constructive advocacy, support and guidance to families participating in this supportive housing setting. The families served will be involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, and face stressors including history of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and separation of children due to these stressors.  This position will be responsible for providing in-home visits as well as co-facilitating groups for parents with the Program Manager.  It is invaluable for the families we serve to have the support of a dedicated team, which includes someone who has ensured real life experiences.

Required:

  • Personal experience with Division of Child Protection and Permanency.
  • Knowledge of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency of NJ.
  • Personal and/or professional experience and knowledge of the community resources available in Union & Bergen counties.
  • Must possess a Valid NJ Driver’s License in good standing .

DESIRED:

  • BA/BS
  • CADC

HOURS:

This position is 35 hours per week. The schedule is dependent upon the needs of the HomeSafe program.

(Requisition #20171018)


Clinician Reunity House (East Orange)-Full-time-Exempt

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 FAMILYConnections is seeking a full-time Clinician for the Reunity House East Orange program. The Clinician will provide therapeutic supervised visitations and parenting skills to families involved in the child welfare system. The Clinician will be responsible for collaborating effectively with DCP&P and various community partners, completing comprehensive psycho-social assessments, engaging clients through visitation, treatment planning, facilitating parenting skills training and support groups, and documenting effectively through our ECR. The candidate should be a culturally competent individual who will work in alignment with FAMILYConnections’s mission. The individual must be an enthusiastic team player and dedicated to the families we serve.

REQUIRED:

  • Master’s Degree in social work or related discipline.
  • Two years’ experience in mental health working with diverse populations

DESIRED:

    • Bilingual (Spanish)
    • Experience working with children and families.
    • Experience in trauma informed care.
    • Experience working with electronic records.
  • HOURS:
  • This position is 35 hours per week. The schedule is dependent upon the needs of the Reunity House East Orange program.
  • (Requisition #20180118)

Coordinator-HomeSafe-Full-time-Exempt

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FAMILYConnections is seeking a compassionate, reliable, organized and creative candidate as a full-time Coordinator of their HomeSafe program. The Coordinator’s duties include the supervision of a diligent and professional case management team as well as the responsibility of programmatic administrative duties. The HomeSafe Program provides supportive housing for families involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and face stressors including a history of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and separation of children due to these stressors. The Coordinator will provide services both on site as well as in the community and will be responsible for maintaining relationships with local child welfare offices. In addition, the Coordinator will complete contract reports and maintain thorough documentation in the electronic health record system. The individual must be an enthusiastic team player and possess the skills to lead weekly team meetings and supervision sessions.

REQUIRED SKILLS & SPECIFIC LICENSE(S)

  • LSW, LAC OR MFT
  • Two years’ experience providing clinical mental health services
  • 1-year supervisory experience
  • Must possess a valid drivers license

DESIRED/PREFERRED

  • LCSW/LPC/LMFT
  • Experience with electronic health records
  • Experience in working with families who are involved with DCPP or similar systems
  • Experience with play therapy, family therapy, group treatment, trauma informed interventions, co-occurring disorders

(Requisition #20171111)


Housing Case Manager– HomeSafe – Full-time – Exempt

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 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

FAMILYConnections is seeking a dynamic Housing Case Manager to join an interdisciplinary team of dedicated professionals. The Housing Case Manager will be a part of a multidisciplinary team assisting families that have been separated and reunified following child abuse and neglect allegations. The Housing Case Manager will provide support and guidance to families participating in this supportive housing setting. The families served will be involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and face stressors including history of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and separation of children due to these stressors.  This position will be responsible for conducting housing intakes to define the family’s housing goals as well as providing overall case management, which includes lease signing, financial arrangements/budgeting and furnishings, followed by ongoing housing stability support. 

In addition, the role of the Housing Case Manager is to provide wraparound services to support the needs of the families. The services include offering constructive advocacy, linkage to community resources, career education support and job skills training, legal and immigration guidance and the co-facilitation of support groups.  The Housing Case Manager will be responsible for coordinating in-home visits and provide ongoing support for families as needed.

REQUIRED:

  • Professional Knowledge of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (personal life experiences are a plus).
  • Experience and/or knowledge of housing and the ability to building productive relationships within the communities.
  • Personal and/or professional experience and knowledge of the community resources available in the counties of Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Union and Bergen.                  
  • Valid NJ Driver’s License

DESIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish or English/Creole

HOURS:

This position is 35 hours per week. The schedule is dependent upon the needs of the HomeSafe program. 

(Requisition #20171020)


Clinician – HomeSafe – Full-time – Exempt

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

FAMILYConnections is seeking a compassionate, reliable, organized and creative candidate as a full-time licensed Clinician to join an interdisciplinary team of dedicated professionals. This HomeSafe Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of DCPP involved families for the HomeSafe Program in Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Union, and Bergen counties. The HomeSafe Program provides supportive housing for families involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and face stressors including history of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and separation of children due to these stressors.  The Clinician will provide services both on site as well as in the community. This Clinician may be facilitating and co-facilitating weekly parenting skills groups for the parents and will be responsible for conducting biopsychosocials, treatment planning and discharge planning as well as providing supports to families who are reunified as well as separated.  This individual will maintain thorough documentation in the electronic health record system.  Must be an enthusiastic team player and participate in weekly team meetings and supervision.

REQUIRED:

• LSW, LAC, MFT

• Two years’ experience providing clinical mental health services

DESIRED:

• LCSW, LMFT, LPC

• Experience with play therapy, family therapy, group treatment, trauma informed interventions, co-occurring disorders

• Experience utilizing electronic health record system

• Experience in working with families who are involved with DCPP or similar systems

HOURS:

Hours are flexible and based on client needs.  The daily scheduling could be any combination of 9am-5pm, 10am-6pm, 11am-7pm and/or 12pm-8pm

(Requisition #20170508)


Driver – SVS Morris/Sussex – Reconnections – Part-time – Non-exempt

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Job Responsibilities: FamilyConnections is seeking a responsible driver for their Supportive Visitation Services Program. The Driver will be part of the SVS Morris/Sussex team and can provide  transportation across numerous counties. The Driver will be responsible for the transportation of children  participating in the Reconnections program. Responsibilities include: transportation for children or parents to and from visitations or to other services after visitation, ensuring safety during transportation, assisting children transition in and out of visitation with clinical staff support, vehicle maintenance, developing appropriate communication and relationships within the Reconnections, children, parents/guardians/resource parents, daycare providers/schools and DCP&P.

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Effective written and oral communication, good judgment, creative, flexible, energetic
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Experience working with state systems
  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team

Desired:

  •  Bilingual –English/Spanish a plus

Hours: Tuesday 3:00pm-8:00pm, Wednesday, Thursday 2:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm

(Requisition #20161128)


Bachelors Visitation Specialist – Supportive Visitation Services – Morris/Sussex 4039,4040,4042 – Part-Time – Non-Exempt

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Job Responsibilities: Family Connections is seeking part time, Bachelor’s Level Visitation Specialists, for a new Supportive Visitation Services (SVS) program in Morris and Sussex County. The Visitation Specialist will provide supportive supervised visitation services for families currently separated from their children.  Visitation can occur in parent or resource parent homes, or other community locations. The Visitation Specialist will also provide support and modeling around appropriate and nurturing parenting, individually with a family or in a group setting.  Driving parents and/or children for visitations, in an agency vehicle, is also required.  Use of personal vehicle for home visits may also be required.  The program incorporates trauma informed models, and the Visitation Specialist should have experience with the dynamics facing a family involved in child welfare. Following a family reunification, aftercare services for the family will be provided in their home on a weekly basis. The Visitation Specialist will be expected to collaborate with DCP&P as well as collateral services as the family works toward permanency. Thd Visitation Specialist will be a part of the SVS Team as well as the larger DCP&P contracted programs team. The Visitation Specialist is expected to attend various meetings as available, and prepare for case presentation and discussion as needed. The Visitation Specialist will also utilize an electronic health record for documentation

Required: Bachelors in Social Work, Counseling or comparable

Desired: Experience working with children and families impacted by trauma and/or child welfare involved; Excellent organizational and time management skills; Ability to work well independently and in a team environment; Self-starter; Ability to support client in navigating multiple systems of care; Group facilitation experience; Bilingual – English/Spanish preferred; Experience working with electronic health records.

Hours: Monday & Tuesday 10:00am-6:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm, Thursday  11:00pm-7:00pm, Friday 9:00am-5:00pm; Hours M-F, Saturdays and some holidays as needed; Flexible based on client needs; May change based on referral needs.

(Requisition #20160701)


Family Connections is an Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/D/V/SO

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