DELINQUENCY PREVENTION CASE MANAGER FAMILY ADVOCATE
Job Type: Full Time
The Delinquency Prevention Case Manager will provide neighborhood-based wraparound intervention services to at-hope youth and families to stop escalating involvement in the juvenile justice system. This prevention initiative will operate at 10 targeted Duval County public middle schools. Target population will be juveniles who have been arrested but not sent to a commitment program, youth who have received civil citations and “crossover” youth also in the dependency system. Referrals will come from JFCS Criminal Justice Reinvestment Grant staff at the Juvenile Assessment Center, the State Attorney’s Office (civil citations), Child Welfare Family Services Counselors, Family Support Services of North Florida and/or the Department of Juvenile Justice for crossover youth.
The Case Manager will recruit and work with pre-identified at-risk children in 10 identified Middle Schools who meet the criteria listed above. The work will be done in collaboration with agency and community partners. The DPCM will develop a plan for success with the family and help to keep the family focused on the goals they set for themselves..
The goal of the family intervention and wrap around services will be to reduce delinquency recidivism, strengthen families, reduce truancy and improve academic performance and success at school.
Bachelors degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field from an accredited college or university, Masters degree preferred.
Minimum one year experience in case management or social work practice with children and families preferred
Primary Job Functions:
Recruit and serve a minimum of 200 middle school students who meet the identified criteria during the calendar year. Services will be provided for an average of three to six months.
Case Management services for youth, parents/caregivers enrolled in the program, including scheduled visits and phone calls with all parties monthly.
Assist parents with success plan tasks (including setting up appointments and transportation) and will staff cases with program partners and service providers.
Coordinate available community services to meet the needs of the family including the creation of referrals for services and follow up on successful engagement with recommended services.
Provide education for family members about available services, parenting practices and counseling.
Work cooperatively and communicate as part of a team of advocates within JFCS and with other program partners in the school and community.
Maintain files on each family and document conversations, referrals made and services provided to families in ETO on a weekly basis.
Attend and participate in staff meetings and training activities.
Complete all other duties as assigned by immediate Supervisor or Program Director
Periodic Job Functions:
Budgeting and/or Financial Assistance
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