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Attach and Email Resume Temporary Clinician  – Reunity House Paterson – Full-time - Exempt
Job Responsibilities: FAMILYConnections is seeking a full-time Temporary Clinician for Reunity House Paterson.  The Clinician will have a caseload of about fifteen clients at a time and will provide therapeutic visitation services as well as parenting skills training both individually and in a group modality.  The Reunity House Program incorporates trauma informed models and the Clinician should have experience with the dynamics facing a family involved in child welfare.  Home visits will be made to families following reunification and some of the caseload will include these aftercare visits.  The Clinician will be expected to collaborate with DCP&P as well as collateral services as the family works toward reunification.  The Clinician will be a part of the Reunity House team in Paterson as well as the larger DCP&P contracted program teams.  The Clinician is expected to attend various meetings as available and prepare for case presentation and discussion as needed.
Required: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Comparable; LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC or Comparable; Solid organizational and time management skills; Ability to work independently and in a team environment; Ability to support clients in navigating multiple systems of care.
Desired: Bilingual – English/Spanish; Experience working with children and families impacted by trauma and/or child welfare involved; Group facilitation experience.
Hours: 35 hours per week.  Hours are flexible and based on client needs and parenting group.  Hours may change based on referral needs.
(Requistion #20151123)
Attach and Email Resume Driver/Program Assistant - Outpatient - Part-time Non-exempt
Job Responsibilities:
FAMILYConnections is seeking an energetic, responsible part-time Program Assistant/Driver for our outpatient mental health and substance abuse programs.  Primary Job responsibilities will include coordinating services for clients, their guardians and collaborating service providers; providing safe and timely transportation of youth to and from FAMILYConnections offices; and assisting staff with clerical and case management duties.
Required: Valid Standard NJ driver’s license with clean driving record; Prior work experience in a Social Service Agency; High School diploma or equivalent.
Desired: Associate’s Degree in the Human Services field or Social work
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm

(Requisition #20151104)
Attach and Email Resume Director of Human Resources - Full-Time Exempt
Description: Family Connections is looking for a proactive, and organizationally savvy individual who will champion and execute innovative human resources initiatives designed to enhance employee engagement, employee relations, performance management, talent acquisition, on-boarding, change management, leadership development and diversity.
Primary Responsibilities:
Provide Human Resources leadership to the leadership team.  Serve as the primary contact and change agent for Human Resources activities across the agency; Lead, develop and direct the activities of one (1) HR Assistant; Provide organization design expertise to business leaders ensuring that we are optimally structured to support business and client needs; Proactively identify, understand, and address organizational and program needs. Assess needs on an ongoing basis and facilitate or develop HR initiatives, which result in improved human performance, depth of talent, and an engaging work environments; Provide HR support and leadership to develop a work environment aligned with the Family Connections values and a highly engaged workforce; fostering teamwork and innovation through improvements in the work environment and alignment of human resource management systems with employee and agency needs; Lead talent management, development, and acquisition by partnering with program managers and external recruiting partners to source and onboard talents; Provide effective coaching and counsel to program leaders to proactively prevent and effectively resolve employee relations issues. Lead investigations and resolve employee relations issues; Lead efforts to foster a culture of diversity an inclusion across the agency; Partner with internal compensation resources to provide compensation guidance to agency leaders; Communicate, interpret, and drive HR strategy, processes, policies, programs, and standards. Interpret and implement Family Connections policies; Works closely with the other HR Community Partners.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university mandatory. Masters degree preferred.
SPHR, PHR certification preferred; 8+ years of progressive human resources experience driving HR strategy and organizational change; Experience supporting mental health and families preferred; 2-3 years of experience managing direct reports; Strong understanding of all functional HR disciplines with specific strength in employee relations and organization development; Has experience working effectively with senior level staff; Skilled in managing employee relations, compensation, talent acquisition, organization effectiveness, organization development, and performance management initiatives; Strong track record of proactively identifying opportunities for improvement and driving results; Demonstrated history of quickly building relationships, gaining credibility, and partnering with leaders and peers; Excellent communication, presentation, and collaboration skills. Has the ability to relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds and all levels in the organization; Proactive learner. Seeks out opportunities to become a better HR partner. Learns from experiences and consistently applies learning; Plans well, able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment; Knowledge of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws  (ADA, FMLA, ADEA, FLSA, and EEO regulations)
(Requisition: 20150922)
Attach and Email Resume Parent Advocate - HomeSafe - Full-Time Non-Exempt
Job Responsibilities: FAMILYConnections is seeking a dynamic Parent Advocate for our HomeSafe Program in Essex and Passaic Counties.  The Parent Advocate will be a part of a multidisciplinary team assisting families that have been separated and reunified following child abuse and neglect allegations. The Parent Advocate will provide constructive advocacy as well as 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 that include a history of homelessness, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and separation of children because of the stressors.  This position will be responsible for providing in-home visits as well as co-facilitating groups for parents with the Manager/Clinical Case Manager.  The Parent Advocate should have personal experience and knowledge of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, and be knowledgeable about community resources.
Required: Personal and/or professional experience and knowledge of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency of NJ; Personal and/or professional experience and knowledge of the community resources available in Essex and Passaic County.
Hours: Daily schedule will be dependent upon client needs with some weekend and evening hours required.
(Requisition #20151001)
Attach and Email Resume Caregiver - Launching Incredible Kids - Part-time Per Diem - FAMILYConnections is seeking a per diem Caregiver to assist with caring for infants and children of various ages while their parents attend parenting groups.  The Caregiver will provide age appropriate activities to engage children during this time as well as creating a safe and nurturing environment.  Other responsibilities include meeting and greeting parents when they arrive; mingling; helping with meal set-up and clean up; and performing other tasks as it pertains to the program.  The Caregiver is also responsible for attending mandatory meetings with supervisor/coordinator and is required to report any accidents or incidents that may occur during childcare hours as well as completing the required paperwork.
Required: High school diploma or high school student with babysitter training certification; Experience interacting with and supervising children; Knowledge of early childhood development; Experience working the babies, toddlers or preschoolers.
Desired: Bilingual - English/Spanish or English/Creole
Hours: Up to 8 hours per week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Actual hours based on Program need and may be during the day, evening or combination of both.
(Requisition 20141111)
Attach and Email Resume Therapeutic Childcare Provider - IOP - Part-time - FAMILYConnections is seeking an experienced and reliable part-time (12 hours per week) therapeutic childcare provider beginning August 24, 2015.  The Childcare Provider will prepare age appropriate activities for children to partake in while their mothers are participating in treatment.  This individual will assist with the set-up and clean-up of meals and will perform other clerical tasks such as filing.
Required: HS Diploma; Experience working with children; Proficient computer skills
Desired: College courses in early childhood development; Bilingual - English/Spanish and English/Creole
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am-1:00pm
(Requisition #20150724)
Attach and Email Resume Group Facilitator - Strengthening Families of Essex (SFOE) - Part-time per diem - FAMILYConnections is seeking Group Facilitators for our upcoming 14-week Strengthening Families of Essex Program (SFOE) group cycles.  The Group Leader will facilitate and/or co-facilitate SFOE parent, children, or teen groups, using the indicated Strengthening Families curriculum.  Group Facilitators will also engage with families during family meal times, assist the Coordinator and/or Senior Group Leader with set up and clean-up of meals, as well as help facilitate the “family activity” component of the group.  The Group Facilitator must arrive on time for SFOE, commit to a full group cycle, attend all scheduled mandatory SFOE meetings, complete weekly group notes in a timely manner, as well as learn the Strengthening Families Program Curriculum. 
Required: Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field; Commitment to 14 week program
Desired: Bilingual - English/Spanish
Hours: 14-week program typically held in evenings starting at 5pm or 5:30pm; up to 3 hours per evening, up to 4 times per week depending on program needs/number of group cycles running at any given time.
Attach and Email Resume Fee-for-Service Clinician - FAMILYConnections is seeking an energetic licensed fee-for-service Clinician to join our seasoned, creative and versatile Outpatient team.  The Clinician will be responsible for conducting comprehensive psychosocial assessments and providing individual, group and family therapy to a diverse populations of children, adolescents and adults.  Treatment services include collaboration in psychiatric care and medication monitoring with Agency psychiatrists and APN. The incumbent will be responsible for referrals and linkages to supportive services and collaborative community agencies and programs. The Clinician must be able to maintain thorough documentation. The Fee-for-Service Clinician is a part-time position and the Clinician will be expected to provide a minimum of five (5) direct service hours per week.
Required: LSW or LAC; Two (2) years of clinical experience with children and adults.
Desired: LCSW or LPC; Bilingual - English/Spanish; Experience with trauma focused interventions; Experience with co-occurring disorders; Experience with ADHD interventions; Experience in play therapy, family therapy and trauma focused interventions.
Hours: Minimum of five (5) hours per week
(Requisition #20141020)

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