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Kinship Specialist

Company: Abbott House
Location: Bronx
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Abbott House is seeking a Kinship Specialist to join the FDU team. In this role you will assist the foster care placement kinship function of the organization. About Abbott House Abbott House is an innovative community-based organization that helps children, families, adults, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with complex needs build lasting foundations for a promising future. We operate programs in the New York Metropolitan area and Hudson Valley. Key Responsibilities

  • Review connections progress notes, genograms, interview children (if age appropriate), birth parents, other family members, foster parents, case planners, supervisors, child protective specialists (CPS), CPS supervisors, teachers, guidance counselors, therapists and any other know person the child and family might be connected to.
  • Review Case Planner and CPS hard copy case records.
  • Interview identified resources with the goal of securing a safe placement with a resource that will be in the child's best interest.
  • Use social media and search engines such as Face Book, Google Search, Spokeo, LexisNexis and Family Tree Now to obtain contact information as well as to identify additional potential kinship resources. About You You are the ideal candidate if you are passionate about the social services field and empowering underserved communities. Being detail oriented, organized, driven, flexible and responsive are critical attributes to be successful in this role.
  • You have at least a Bachelors degree
  • You have at least 2 years of child welfare experience
  • You have excellent interpersonal and writing skills.
  • You are resourceful and analytical What We Offer:
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug and Vision Care benefits with premiums substantially paid by for employees, employee families and domestic partners
  • Generous vacation, holiday, sick time, and personal time off benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company paid life insurance and long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short-term disability and Workers Compensation benefits
  • Paid Family Leave Program
  • Employee Recognition Awards Schedule: Mon-Fri 9 AM to 5PM Job Type: Full-time (35 hours) Salary: $45,000 - $50,000 Annually

Keywords: Abbott House, New Rochelle , Kinship Specialist, Other , Bronx, New York

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