Parenting Specialist, SafeCare Family Services (SFS) at Flagstone Family Shelter

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City. CAMBA serves more than 65,000 individuals and families each year, citywide, including almost 13,000 youth. Our 180+ programs in over 100 locations improve the lives of a diverse cross section of New Yorkers. From homelessness prevention in Staten Island to supportive housing in the Bronx; from employment training in Manhattan to after school programs and college access in Brooklyn; from family shelter and support in Queens to increasing affordable housing across the city, CAMBA provides holistic services to help struggling New Yorkers stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.

SafeCare Family Services (SFS) at Flagstone Family Shelter: SafeCare Family Services at Flagstone Family Shelter is an evidence-based, in-home, parenting skills training curriculum for parents who are at risk of, or who have been reported for, child maltreatment and live at the Flagstone Family Shelter in Brooklyn. The program is broken down into 3 curriculum modules. The Parent-Child/Parent-Infant Interactions Module targets risk factors associated with neglect and physical abuse. The Health Module targets risk factors for medical neglect. The Home Safety Module targets risk factors for environmental neglect and unintentional injury. The majority of the curriculum is conducted through home visits to eligible families. SafeCare Family Services takes a structured problem-solving approach and serves clients with at least one child in the home between the ages of 0-5, who can benefit from enhanced parenting skills, have an open case of neglect or a history of neglect, lack resources or social support, are in the Independent Living Program, are participating in a substance abuse treatment program, are receiving mental health care services and/or have demonstrated a lack of supervision and safety.

Position: Parenting Specialist

Reports To: Supervisor II

Location: 196 Amboy Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212

What The Parenting Specialist Does:

  • Coach parents through the SafeCare parenting curriculum with fidelity to the evidence-based model.
  • Assist clients in completing all CAMBA intake applications and forms.
  • Create and maintain client files and make copies of all client documents.
  • File and/or route source documents after data entry is completed.
  • Input client data and client progress information into automated database.
  • Conduct initial and ongoing assessments of clients and clients’ families’ situations and needs.
  • Evaluate actual living conditions of clients through home visits.
  • Schedule appointments for client with housing case manager and referral organizations.
  • In collaboration with the housing case manager(s), work with clients to break through barriers to client goals and to assist clients in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Monitor clients’ progress toward their goals via regularly scheduled telephone contact and/or face-to-face home and office visits, and document via progress notes.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding entered data.
  • Contact supervisor of preparers of source documents to resolve questions, inconsistencies, or missing data.
  • May follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
  • May escort clients to appointments (educational, medical, social service, etc.).
  • May follow-up with clients for a period of time after successful completion of their primary goals to assure client stability.
  • May reach out and market the program to the community in order to recruit clients.
  • May plan, coordinate and facilitate social/peer support events, including group facilitation for clients.
  • May prepare marketing materials for the program.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Must sign NYC DOH/MH attestation stating that candidate has not been the subject of a founded child abuse report.

Compensation: $38,000 – $42,000 annually
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

Status: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Benefits
: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

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