Family Services Specialist

Office: Newburgh
Position Type: regular full time

Primary Function/Purpose: 

Provide classroom instruction, specialized services, counseling and comprehensive case management to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and their families, based on an understanding of parenting skills, and healthy relationships, re-entry and transition process, family dynamics and the impact that separation and incarceration have on children and the family unit.

Duties/Responsibilities: 

Assist with recruiting, interviewing and managing Family Center staff/volunteers and in-prison caregivers.

Be available occasional weekends to oversee Family Center operations and facilitate seminars.

Coordinate and implement special events, graduations and other activities for families and children.

Develop service plans based on incarcerated/formerly incarcerated fathers' needs in relation to emotional and financial support of their family. Provide appropriate referrals and follow-up to assist in achievement of service plan goals.

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Sociology, Education, Psychology, or related field is required; Master's degree in social work or equivalent is preferred. Knowledge of child and human development is essential.

Experience:

Two to five years of progressively responsible professional experience. Experience in non-profit, case management, counseling and facilitation strongly preferred. Experience in criminal justice and/or family services environment preferred.

Related Skills or Knowledge:

Good organizational skills and attention to detail is required. Must be able to interact with a multi-cultural population. Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to analyze and integrate information independently.

Benefits of Working for the Osborne Association:

Career development through ongoing trainings, individual development plans and goals. Generous time off policy including four week's vacation. Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and 403(b) plan with generous match and additional contributions from the Osborne Association.

The Osborne Association is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, unemployment status or any other protected category. The Osborne Association takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Thank you for your interest in the Osborne Association.  Please be sure to include a cover letter with your application.  We wish we could personally respond to each application but due to the volume of interest we receive, we are not able to.  Please, no phone calls.

 

 

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