Intensive Aftercare Specialist
Company: Mhy Family Services
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity within a growing
organization? If so, apply to the Intensive Aftercare Position
Key position details and benefits:
PTO that can be used in the first year of employment
9 paid holidays
Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Employer paid life Insurance and disability insurance
403(b) Retirement w/ Employer Match
Why MHY Family Services?
MHY Family Services is an organization that you can be proud to be
a part of, where you will be coached, challenged, and empowered to
grow as a person and a professional. MHY Family Services (MHY) is
over 140 years old and a non-profit organization that provides
support and services through educational and community-based
programming all over Pennsylvania, primarily in Western PA.
MHY strives to meet the changing needs of at-risk youth and their
families through a practical and holistic approach to treatment.
Youth and families have the opportunity to learn skills that help
them manage and cope with trauma-based issues and to re-engage with
home, school and community.
SUMMARY OF INTENSIVE AFTERCARE SPECIALIST:
Works with youth being discharged out of substitute care, or who
are in risk of substitute care because of their threat to community
safety. Coordinates with the youth, family, community supports,
probation office, and school to ensure and maintain a successful
reintegration into the community setting. Must be capable of
identifying and recommending the supports necessary for a
successful transition into the community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the Intensive Aftercare
Specialist include the following. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may
Initiates contact with parents, legal guardians, or other pertinent
relatives following a youth's discharge from substitute care.
Where needed, prepares the family and make referrals for services
such as mental health, substance abuse, social services, housing,
and family treatment.
Participates in discharge planning to finalize the arrangements for
a youth's release from a residential facility.
Participates in formal/informal court hearings and client reviews
that require frequent testimony and accurate presentation of
Communicates progress of the youth to the probation office whenever
Completes weekly progress sheets documenting the youth's compliance
Completes all reports necessary to track youth's outcomes for the
Remains on call 24/7 for continued support of youth and family.
Maintains a flexible schedule to ensure that the youth and/or
family as well as other stakeholders are served in accordance to
Develops and maintains professional and collaborative relationships
with youth, parents, community supports, staff, referring sources
and other professionals.
Attends departmental and professional training, workshops, and
conferences to ensure best practices.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in Human Services field from an accredited
college or university; minimum of two years of experience providing
direct care to behaviorally disordered, socially maladjusted, or
victimized children; experience working with a delinquent
populations strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to be a team
player required, including a capacity to work well under pressure.
Must be 21 years of age with current Act 33, 34 and FBI clearances.
Current PA state driver's license with evidence of an insurable
driving record and personal vehicle required. Must possess
demonstrated verbal and written skills as well as strong PC skills,
including common MS Office applications. Additional training or
licensing as required by regulations, or as deemed necessary by the
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Keywords: Mhy Family Services, Erie , Intensive Aftercare Specialist, Other , Franklin, Pennsylvania
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