Visitation Coach - Part Time

Job description

Family & Children's Aid (FCA) is a child-focused not-for-profit organization offering high quality, innovative mental health care for children and their families.

FCA operates under the belief that children are society's most valuable assets. For over 200 years, FCA has been providing children with safe homes and therapeutic support allowing children to lead healthier lives. FCA believes that seeking help is a sign of strength. We believe excellent care should be available to individuals and families in all walks of life, whenever needed. Effective and professional mental health care makes our children healthier and communities stronger.

The Family Time Specialist will provide direct Visit Coaching services to families referred by DCF who are in need of Family Time visits; collaborate with DCF, biological families, children, and caregivers to provide visit services

Available Shifts

· Part-Time Saturday – Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

         - Initial training happens Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 1 pm. Other trainings may occur during the week over the course of emplolyment.

Responsibilities:

· Provide coaching services to family.

· Collaborate with DCF, biological families, children, and caregivers to provide visit services.

· De-escalate emotional and behavioral problems that may arise.

· Provide direct supervision of transportation services.

· Related experience working with children who have behavioral and emotional difficulties is strongly preferred.


FCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

Pay: $256.00 per week, plus sick time benefit and 401(k) match

Job requirements

· Must have a clean pre-employment drug test, post-offer physical and TB screening.

· Must be punctual, arrive on time for shifts, and follow agency procedure for absences.

· Must have knowledge, skills, abilities, and the desire to work with children and adolescents.

· Must be flexible to work a few hours prior to or after regular scheduled shift.

· May work some holidays.

· Valid CT driver’s license and clean driving record preferred.

· Related experience working with clients who have behavioral and emotional difficulties strongly preferred.