Family Service Specialist

Osborne Association New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

The Family Service Specialist will provide, orientation, classroom instruction, screenings and transitional plans to incarcerated men and their families, based on an understanding of parenting skills, healthy relationships, the re-entry and transition process, family dynamics and the impact that separation and incarceration can have on the family unit.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with recruiting, screening, managing and running in-prison family focused discharge groups as well as community re-entry work.

  • Coordinate special events and graduations.

  • Develop transitional plans based on incarcerated and formerly incarcerated mens needs in relation to their families, housing, emotional and financial need.

  • Provide appropriate referrals and follow-up to assist in achievement of transitional plan goals.

Position Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Sociology, Education, Psychology, or related field is required; Master's degree in social work or equivalent is preferred.

Knowledge of child and human development is essential. Data Entry for all groups, screenings and classes. Some video group work as needed.

Experience: Two to five years of progressively responsible professional experience.

Experience in non-profit, case management, counseling and facilitation strongly preferred. Experience in criminal justice and/or family services environment preferred.

Related Skills or Knowledge:
Good organizational skills and attention to detail is required.

Must be able to interact with a multi-cultural population. Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to analyze and integrate information independently.

Benefits of Working for the Osborne Association: Career development through ongoing trainings, individual development plans and goals.

Generous time off policy including four weeks vacation. Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits and 403(b) plan with generous match and additional contributions from the Osborne Association.

The Osborne Association is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, unemployment status or any other protected category. The Osborne Association takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Thank you for your interest in the Osborne Association. Please be sure to include a cover letter with your application.

We wish we could personally respond to each application but due to the volume of interest we receive, we are not able to. Please, no phone calls.



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