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01Jun

Family Preservation Support Worker - Hudson County, NJ

Full-Time, New Jersey | View Counts (517) | Return|

Status: Full-Time Hourly                                                        FLSA classification: Non-Exempt

 

Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit youth and family support agencies, in 33 states plus DC, working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and we serve thousands of families a year in more than 100 rural, urban, and suburban communities nationwide. Our mission is to engage human services systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, youth people, young adults, families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent, and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all.

 

Summary of Position: The FPS Worker is responsible for providing intensive, in-home crisis intervention, counseling, and skill-building for families with children at imminent risk of placement or in placement and in need of intensive services to support reunification using the New Jersey Family Preservation Services (FPS) Program Model.

The NJ FPS model is designed to keep children safe, strengthen families, prevent out-of-home placement and safely reunify children and their family. FPS Workers carry a caseload of no more than two (2) families at any given time, except during the last week prior to discharging one family, when staff may carry a third case.

 

Qualifications/Requirements: Must hold a Master’s degree in social sciences or an undergraduate degree from a fully accredited college/university with at least one and a half years’ experience in providing services to families in crisis. must possess a valid driver’s license.

 

Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car insurance limits of $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury liability.

 

Benefits Available: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, UNUM, Paid time off, Holiday Pay, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.

 

Contact information: Interested applicants can email cover letter and resume to Attn: Jayme Proano at jproano@yapinc.org  

 

 

 

 

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics, or disability unrelated to job performance

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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics, or disability unrelated to job performance.