The Family Team Facilitator collaborates with youth, families, and informal and formal supports to identify individualized needs for youth dully involved in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice systems and develop a plan of care to meet those needs.
Major areas of responsibility for this job:
Facilitating meetings with identified parties utilizing a wraparound approach (youth-centric model, placing the youth and family at the center of decision making)
Completing strength-based assessments of all life domains identifying both stregths and needs
Utilizes effective interpersonal skills to engage youth, families, and informal and formal supports, including child welfare case workers
Assuring care is delivered in a manner consistent with strength-based, family-centered, and culturally competent values
Gathers and inputs all data electronically for service progress tracking and quality assurance
Advocates for youth and family, especially around meeting their needs in the least restrictive setting possible
Bachelor's degree with at least 5 years' experience working with families and systems such as DCFS, Probation, schools, etc.
Two years of experience coordinating care, facilitating family team meetings, and/or working with youth and families on a direct service level.
Ability to work varying hours, including evenings and weekends to accommodate family’s needs.
Strong interpersonal skills and dedicated to helping youth and families reach their goals
Strong attention to detail in the coordination of services and care
About Youth Outreach Services
Youth Outreach Services promotes the strengths and abilities of youth and families by providing community-based services that empower and enrich each to face life’s challenges with confidence, competence and dignity.