This is a grant-funded position through the Redlich-Horowitz Foundation. The position is a collaborative project between Parsons Child and Family Center and Albany County Department for Children Youth and Families. This position will be co-located at ACDCYF 1112 State Street Albany, New York.
The position will utilize 30 Days to Family® is a best practice short term intervention to expand efforts to find safe, appropriate relative supports for children entering foster care. The goal of the program is to assist in meeting the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (2008) 30-day standard of notifying a child’s adult relatives of their option to participate in the care and placement of the child.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assist the case manager and court officials with meeting the Fostering Connections to Success Act, applicable local statutes, and child protection policy with regard to relative/kin notification and placement of children in Foster Care.
Assist in collecting information from relatives/kin to expand children’s support systems and family connections, while identifying potential relative home providers.
Identify and document at least 80 family/kin for each child through diligent search activities, including internet and database searches, child protection and court case file reviews, and child and family interviews.
Facilitate communication with the team and provide referring agencies with accurate family documentation, including detailed genograms, family contact information, and identified family supports.
Attend meetings and court hearings, advocating for relative/kin placement.
Complete assessments on child and family functioning to measure the success and outcomes of the program.
Assist in preparing the family for licensure by explaining the licensing process and assisting with home licensing requirements.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of related experience.
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