Advocacy Support Specialist (MA/RI)
Requisition #: req2858
Location: Cumberland, RI
Hours: Part-time (20 hours/weekly)
Bethany Christian Services strengthens and equips families to be the answer for vulnerable children, both in local communities and around the globe. We do this by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services. Thousands of children are in need of the support and safety that comes from being part of a family. Bethany is on the front line of providing solutions.
As an Advocacy Support Specialist, you will be primarily responsible for collaboratively working with the Pregnancy Counselor and Adoption Specialist and act as a liaison to the community. This individual will be responsible for preparing, arranging, and facilitating psychoeducational and support groups. The Advocacy Support Specialist will serve as a birth parent advocate and provide adoption education in the community.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepare, arrange and facilitate support groups and psychoeducational groups for birth parents in the community;
Conduct community outreach and education with regards to adoption and serve as a birth parent advocate;
Effectively and accurately document group participation and individual meetings;
Work collaboratively with the Pregnancy Counselor and Adoption Specialist;
Participate in quarterly client case reviews;
Conduct research and initiate engagement amongst community partners;
Perform clerical duties as assigned;
Complete other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field of study from an accredited college or equivalent experience;
At least two (2) years of experience in child welfare or human services;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Exercise a high level of confidentiality;
Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;
Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.
Bethany Christian Services