Family Specialist

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



1175 NE 125th Street
Suite 103
North Miami
United States


Basic Function

Overall duties include: provide client-centered, strengths-based service and facilitate active client and caregiver participation in care outcomes; connect families to appropriate, inclusive and affirming community-based services; monitor linkage to services; and advocate on behalf of clients to address barriers to care. Primary goal is to provide guidance and psychoeducation to the family of origin to increase family acceptance and support.   


Responsibilities and Specific Duties

1.      Provide direct care coordination of psychosocial services to families referred to The Alliance by providers and other community agencies.

2.      Meet weekly with youth and/or families in the field to manage care and track progress.

3.      Complete initial intake, youth and guardian psychosocial assessment, and collect pertinent data from referral source in order to plan care in collaboration with Clinical Manager.

4.      Develop and implement Family Care Coordination Plans in collaboration with family and in accordance with the model being used by the organization.

5.      Collaborate with referral sources and agencies, to which clients are referred to, gather progress notes and follow-up evaluation data.

6.      Maintain electronic records and files to ensure accuracy, thoroughness, and compliance with The Alliance guidelines.

7.      Upon termination, conduct final evaluation of progress and collect data from other involved agencies to insure quality of care.

8.      Meet weekly with Care Coordinators and direct service providers, as needed, to discuss cases and ensure that all youth clients are appropriately linked to all Alliance for GLBTQ Youth continuum services.

9.      Conduct community outreach by attending community fairs and events that target parents and build relationships with individuals and systems with access to parents.

10.  Coordinate and facilitate support groups for families of GLBTQ youth. A minimum of one monthly group will be coordinated and attended by at least one member per family of GLBTQ youth.

  1. Establish and maintain collaborative working relationship with community resources and youth-serving systems (education, justice, child welfare and homelessness); attend and participate in appropriate coalition and community resource meetings
  2. Provide care coordination for unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness and systems-involved youth who are at-risk of experiencing homelessness; support family reunification where appropriate

13.  Other duties as assigned.



Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education, or a related field. Master’s Degree with a concentration in Family Therapy preferred. Minimum of one year’s experience in a related field. Must have familiarity and experience with the GLBTQ community.


Spanish & Creole speakers preferred. Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn about anti-oppression and anti-racist frameworks. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail. This position requires travel throughout Miami-Dade County; individual must have consistent access to reliable transportation and insurance. Mileage reimbursement is provided. Must be willing to adjust work hours to accommodate for family scheduling needs.  

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish & Creole speakers preferred.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references.