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Family Partner

Company: Acenda Integrated Health
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Acenda is an integrated health care organization dedicated to industry-leading prevention, treatment and wellness services compassionately delivered to ensure that every individual, family and community achieves their greatest potential.

Overview: Provide coordinated, community-based, family-friendly, culturally responsive and strength-based voluntary services to enrich the family unit and address the underlying problems of Salem County families that are experiencing challenges or have needs that threaten family stability.

Services: The Family Partner arranges and coordinates the delivery of appropriate services, engages the family in developing a service plan through mutually established goal-directed tasks with appropriate time frames, monitors family progress and revises service planning as needed.

To qualify for the Family Partner position you need to have the below minimum requirements and experience:

  • Bachelors degree in human services or related field.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, use of an insured vehicle and an acceptable driving record.
    To be successful in this position the Family Partner must become able to do the following essential duties and responsibilities always:
  • Functions within agency's policies and procedures as outlined on agency public documents.
  • Operates according to program operations manual.
  • Meets communication requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  • Meets supervision requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  • Meets program quality requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  • Meets client interaction requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
    Job Expectations of the Family Partner/Case Manager

    Communication Requirements
    • Communicates programmatic or job-related concerns to supervisor and makes suggestions for improvement in an appropriate and timely manner.
    • Communicates any performance concerns or training needs to supervisor in an appropriate and timely manner.
    • Conducts self in a professional manner that positively reflects the agency culture.
    • Demonstrates competent written and verbal communication with referral sources and external customers.
    • Is attentive and responsive to customer needs in a helpful, supportive and timely manner.
    • Works collaboratively with co-workers and agency staff to effectively communicate and problem solve.
      Family Partner Supervision Requirements
      • Meets with the supervisor in accordance with program and licensing requirements.
      • Utilizes supervision effectively to address client related issues.
      • Utilizes supervision effectively to address performance issues and concerns.
      • Utilizes supervision effectively to explore professional development and training needs.
        Family Partner Program Quality Requirements
        • Meets obligations of program (contractual, licensing, Medicaid, etc.).
        • Follows program policies and procedures and encourages same in others.
        • Educates self on issues impacting the program population.
        • Operates conscientiously in accordance with program budget (i.e., use of client engaging funds, office supplies).
        • Completes and submits accurate written reports and documentation per established guidelines.
        • Ensures the quality and accuracy of written and verbal communications.
        • Submits Level of Service (LOS) within program requirements.
        • Attends agency and program meetings and training within established time frames.
        • Plays an active role in meetings and training designed to enhance agency and program operations.
        • Conduct intake assessment with each family to assess eligibility and need for prevention funds, and link families to resources when indicated.
        • Provides prevention programs to families by developing and maintaining a robust family engagement approach
        • facilitates parent involvement and parent leadership at the Center; develops Family Success Plans in partnership with families based on the goals of the family
        • Incorporates and implements the Principles of Family Support and the Protective Factors into all aspects of their work
        • Advocates for/with families as needed; increases the family's ability to problem-solve and advocate for themselves and their children
        • Establishes a trusting relationship with the families
        • Participates and assists in coordination of Center activities and events.
          Family Partner Client Interaction Requirements
          • Provides culturally competent service delivery.
          • Upholds ethical standards in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics.
          • Effectively engages all client populations.
          • Continually assesses clients' needs.
          • Provides appropriate intervention strategies and adjusts services accordingly.
            Necessary Skills and Abilities
            • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently.
            • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
            • Must be able to analyze work, set goals, develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
            • Must regularly be able to see, speak and hear. Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
            • Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other special needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or clients.
            • Assume an active role in agency events.

Keywords: Acenda Integrated Health, Jersey City , Family Partner, Other , Jersey City, New Jersey

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