Children's Bureau
  • - Community Partners
  • Madison Co, IN, USA
  • Full Time

The Liaison is responsible for collaborating with community agencies and resources to directly advocate for at-risk children and families in order to facilitate critical needs assessments, prevention, and progress monitoring services for referral families.

 

Here's what you can expect in the way of specific job responsibilities as well as time allocation estimates: 

Referral Family Support (70%)

  • Conscientiously gain insight and information about referral family needs and their community environment in order to lead families through the Children's Bureau goal-setting process
  • Proactively seek to provide various home based services and resource connections to at-risk families
  • Initiate referrals and connections with local community supports and services
  • Clearly advocate for and provide support to referral families in order to meet and exceed individual family progress goals
  • Attentively provide transportation to families, as needed, in order to attend programs and appointments to meet their goals
  • Quickly assist during crisis situations, as needed

Community Engagement (30%)

  • Comprehensively develop and maintain familiarity with community resources and maintain relationships with social workers and agencies, including school systems and other various institutions, related to the family
  • Efficiently and thoroughly complete required documentation

 

Job requirements

To be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a human service related field or equivalent combination or education and experience
  • 2 + years of experience in social service for children or families
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Experience in child development preferred
  • Knowledge of community resources services and programs a plus
  • Training in recognizing abuse or neglect a plus
  • Ability to handle a variety of situations that may arise during visitations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization & time management skills
  • Valid driver's license with valid insurance

 

Our ideal Liaison would carry out their responsibilities while displaying the following key behavioral competencies:

  • Strategic Focus – Service-programming decisions are made with a big picture perspective of how to best serve the      whole family in the larger community environment.
  • Clear Communicator – Communication with families and service providers is focused on serving needs in a clear, factual, direct way.
  • Rapid Responses – Quickly adapts and responds to a fast-paced, and often changing, environment.
  • Analytical – Carefully thought out decisions focused on achieving a high quality of life for referral families.
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