Parent Advocate Coordinator

Job Closing: Jul 17, 2019

Division: Social Services, Intensive Preventive Program (IPP)

Job Code: 21-1021

Salary Range: $24,835.20 to 40,456.00 ($11.94 to 19.45)

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt

SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, The Parent Advocate Coordinator supervises parent advocates with, developing and implementing direct advocacy service for assigned parents, coordinates parenting Education Classes offered to IPP parents and to the community. Also, will work to meet the needs of the family as identified, and act as a liaison between family members, guardians, service providers, and agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Assists Parent Advocates with client goals and service plan implementation.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings to update staff on parenting activities, case management needs, and other case specific needs.
  • Intensive case planning for families referred to IPP. Assures that families receive the necessary services that have been identified.
  • Will complete a basic needs assessment, and any crisis intervention/risk assessment as needed.
  • Be familiar with service plan and court orders; assist families in ensuring their understanding on their orders.
  • Assist parents with goals and service plan implementation.
  • Provide home visits to assess risk and service needs on a regular weekly or bi-weekly basis.
  • Provide information and resources to Parent Advocates assigned to each family.
  • Prepares and informs Parent Advocate of supervision rules and guidelines to review with parents
  • Provides family activities and individual life skills to our youth and their families.
    • Plan and facilitate life skill groups.
    • Research topics for a variety of new material for life skills.
    • Recruit presenters on different topics and utilize community resources and programs.
    • Facilitates other support groups as needed.
  • Attends court, service plan reviews, case management legal reviews and school meetings with parents when needed or consult with Parent Advocates that will be attending.
    • Attend and prepare parents.
    • Explain the strength-based model to parents.
    • Attend court and school meetings with parents as needed for support and assistance.
    • Attend CSE meetings when requested
  • Attends Case Management and staff meetings with Program Manager.
  • Records progress notes and summaries of group activities.
  • Complete duties assigned by Program Manager.
  • 24/7 on call crisis intervention and documentation to be completed immediately.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
  • Will Promote SRMT in a positive manner at all times.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Coordinator will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with SRMT policies, procedures and ordinances for the parent advocates.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and personal files maintained within Social Service Division, we must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

EDUCATIONAL and EXPERIENCE: Bachelors or four-year degree in related field of study required; 3 years’ experience working with youth; Ability to understand family dynamics; Experience working with adult and teen parents; Strong writing and communication skills; Basic computer knowledge.

OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES: Will have the ability to deal with and respond appropriately with stressful situations and troubled adolescents. As well as be aware and sensitive to the needs of clients and their families. Must maintain close contact with the Program Manager for planning, developing, and implementing Service Plans. Be able to work closely and communicate professionally within a large staff. Interact professionally with various agencies, the school system, and resource persons when planning community service initiatives.

Required to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment when reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or maltreated child where the parent or guardian, custodian, or other person legally responsible for such child, information come before you, facts, condition, or circumstance which if correct, work render the child an abused or maltreated child. (SSL 415) Mandated Reporters in New York State – certain professionals are required by law to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment to the New York State Central Registry the law also assigns civil and criminal liability to those professionals who do not comply with their mandated reporter responsibilities.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to express ideas and use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.