A Youth and Family Coordinator (YFC) will provide coordination for our PACT Program - Permanency focused, Action oriented, Collaboration, Team-based. MAAC literally makes a pact with youth and families to do the best work we can. The program is designed to work with youth to improve their success and sustainability in a community environment. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that each youth has a voice in their plan, has strong and consistent advocacy, is closer to accomplishing their goals and is stable and safe in a community setting. The YFC maintains a caseload and is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the entire support process for each of the youth/families served. This entails assisting teams with developing individual goal oriented action plans for youth and useful safety plans for crisis situations. The YFC is responsible for making sure that the youth and families have every opportunity to be successful in the home, school and community settings. Maintaining documentation on a timely basis is also a requirement of this position.
Experience in behavioral healthcare field, knowledge of the educational system, crisis intervention, family and youth centered practice and creative problem solving preferred. Bachelors level education in a human service field, and 2 years’ experience required. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
1. Review youth and family information to identify strengths and explore needs of youth and family in concert with a team
2. Coordinate ongoing meetings with youth, families, partner agencies and community members such as DJJ, DFCS, and school systems.
3. Statewide travel to agencies, foster homes, and birth homes to meet and interact with youth and families
4. Write and develop plans to achieve youth and family success
5. Attend and participate in MAAC’s Clinical Team Meetings, when necessary
6. Attend and participate in all other relevant meetings
7. Be flexible and committed to MAAC’s Mission
8. Anticipate challenges and solve them before they become problems
9. Being knowledgeable regarding youth and families served
10. Develop resources to meet the unique needs of the youth and families served and make referrals when necessary
11. Enter documentation within required timelines into the web-based site Efforts to Outcomes (ETO)
12. Various projects and other assigned duties (as needed)