Foster / Adoptive (AFP702) in Rahway, NJ at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 12/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Rahway, NJ
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    12/10/2019

Job Description

Volunteers of America, Inc. (VOA, Inc.) is a national, faith-based human services organization that was founded in New York City in 1896 and has remained at the forefront of social service ever since, helping individuals and families in need overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy and productive lives in the community. The largest of the affiliates, Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) serves tens of thousands of men, women, and children in need every year, through 80 programs staffed by 1,300 skilled and dedicated staff, throughout New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.

VOA-GNY’s life-changing, often life-saving work impacts the lives of individuals and families who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness, families recovering from domestic violence, children with developmental delays, individuals living with HIV/AIDS or behavioral health issues, older adults and veterans struggling to reintegrate. VOA, Inc. is one of the largest providers of permanent, supportive housing in the United States. VOA-GNY is the largest provider of supportive housing for veterans in New York, and is committed to addressing the needs of the community with compassion, creativity, respect, and therapeutic models that inform our work.

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled


FUNCTION:


The Foster / Adoptive Consultant is responsible for the provision of in-home, family centered services to clients of the Parenting Skills Program. The Foster / Adoptive Consultant implements treatment services based on the concepts of the Common Sense Parenting curriculum.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The position requires a Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or other related field, and two years experience providing family counseling or behavioral treatment services. Experience with in-home services or parent skills training is preferred.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Initiate family assessments and develop Behavior Change Plans.

  2. Conduct in-home family sessions with client families, teaching and reinforcing behavior change and behavior management skills. Utilizing the Teaching Family/Common Sense Parenting Curricula.

  3. Provide 24-hour on-call coverage and telephone support for client families.

  4. Complete all recording and reporting as required by funder and Volunteers of America.

  5. Identify collateral agencies and community providers appropriate to the needs of client families; conduct outreach and referral services for client families.

  6. Develop and conduct marketing plan with DYFS offices to assist in meeting level of services as per contract.

  7. Collaborate with case manager on all matters pertinent to the treatment of client families.

  8. Conduct and support data collection and Quality Assurance components and participate in all designated training and development opportunities.

CLOSING STATEMENT:

Volunteers of America offers a comprehensive benefits package to help protect you and your family, top-notch training opportunities, and an energetic and professional work environment.


Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled.