Family Involvement Strategies Coordinator/Facilitator


Position Purpose:
This position provides direct service to families in the context of the preparation, coordination and facilitation of Family Involvement Strategies (FIS) meetings. Primary focus is to engage families who are working with child protection/child welfare services and/or juvenile corrections and will focus on engaging families in building plans to ensure child safety, permanency and well-being.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate and facilitate FIS meetings on referral from a variety of Community Services Units utilizing the concepts of the Family Group Decision Making models.
2. Complete all assigned documentation and prepare paperwork related to family plans.
3. Provide education and information on Family Involvement Strategies and Family Group Decision Making to the community.
4. Work as part of a team in the implementation of Family Involvement Strategies.

Other duties and responsibilities
1. Attend supervisory sessions and other meetings as directed
2. Work a schedule that is responsive to client availability, which includes evening and weekend hours on a regular basis.
3. Attend regional state meeting, training seminars, and conferences to improve skill levels, and study appropriate literature in the field.

Supervisory responsibility:
No direct supervisory responsibility.

Training and Experience:
MN Social Work license or license eligibility is required and relevant experience in working with families.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Possess the ability to work effectively with diverse populations; to work within a team environment; effectively communicate with colleagues, co-workers and clients. Must possess computer literacy.

Special Requirements:
Must have a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation to use for work purposes. Flexibility to work days, evenings, and occasional weekends if needed to meet family needs and deadlines.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to regularly talk, hear, sit, and perform keystrokes to enter data entry with reasonable speed to ensure work is completed. Requires physical ability to routinely handle normal office materials and tools including frequently filing, lifting and reaching; ability to move throughout office areas and clients’ private homes to complete work assignments.

Work environment:
Regular exposure to normal office and private home environments. Occasional exposure to home environments that include smoking and pets. Ability to drive in inclement weather.