Family Engagement Specialist

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/23/2018

Address

1265 NW 12th Avenue
Miami
FL
33136
United States

Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. It is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week position designated as the first point of contact when families come to Kristi House. This position is responsible for welcoming child abuse victims and their families, making them feel safe and comfortable at Kristi House. The individual will work in collaboration with both our MDT partners and the Kristi House staff to inform families and engage them in obtaining services available at the CAC. The initial family interaction takes place most often while the child is having their forensic interview.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Present an overview of the services available for the child and family in the most welcoming manner.
  • Encourage discussion around the obstacles which might deter them from coming to Kristi House for services.
  • Explain our multidisciplinary approach to working together and the agencies that are collocated with us at Kristi House.
  • Share printed materials and be available to answer any questions.
  • Provide any important information to Intake Assessors. 
  • Develop and expertise on the dynamics of child abuse and trauma
  • Work with staff to create a seamless process from intake to successful completion of therapy services.
  • Work closely with MDT members to develop protocols to encourage family engagement


QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology preferred. Degree or work experience in related field may be acceptable.

Must be very outgoing, enjoy meeting people and being of service. 

One (1) year experience working with child and/or adolescent victims of maltreatment and trauma preferred.

Preferred Bilingual: English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole


Please reference Family Engagement Specialist and send resume, cover letter, in a pdf document to jobs@kristihouse.org. The position is open until filled. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Preferred Bilingual: English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@kristihouse.org
http://www.kristihouse.org/employment/

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to: jobs@kristihouse.org


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