Family Advocate, Family Development Services, Full-time, Indianapolis, Indiana

Position Title
  Family Advocate
Company Name
  Family Development Services
Location of Job
  Indianapolis, IN
Full-time or Part-time
  Full-time
Company Address
  3637 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
United States
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Contact Email Address
  Eclinger@fds.org
Contact Phone Number
  (317) 803-3803
Position Description
  Family Development Services’ Family Advocate will provide case management to assist families in meeting their family goals and needs for social and other essential family support services.

Responsibilities Include
•Interview family and assess strengths and needs, and develop a family centered partnership plan agreement with the family, identifying and establishing goals
•Monitor goal accomplishments of families throughout their participation in the program. Assist families to meet milestones/objectives that lead to goals accomplishment
•Advocate on behalf of enrolled families by identifying, making referrals to, procuring and/or coordinating community resources and services available to families, considering eligibility criteria. Follow-up on referrals
•Maintain organized case files, enter information into HSFIS and/or other designated computer databases, as needed
•Document each family contact, and all internal services provided to families, as well as all external referrals for service
•Develop and implement a plan to improve attendance on children with repeat absences
•Assist with planning and implementation of parent training and activities
•Assist in completion of all internal reports and coordination of referrals for child abuse
•Complete and submit all weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as directed
•Conduct a minimum of two home visits per family each school year, and as needed

Level 1 Specific Requirements
•Bachelors degree in Social Work, or related field required
•Some Social Work experience preferred
•Home visiting experience preferred
•Will be required to earn credential within 1 year of hiring
•Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills; bilingual preferred

Level 2 Specific Requirements
•Bachelors degree in Social Work, or related field required
•Two years of Social Work experience required
•Home visiting experience preferred
•Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills; bilingual preferred

First Name
  Elizabeth
Last Name
  Clinger
Website Address for Applying Online
  https://www.fds.org

 

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