Family Support Specialist (20253)

Overview

City:
Minneapolis
State:
MN
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Youth
Employment Status:
Part Time

Description

 

Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans.  Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve.  We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees.  Consider joining us!

As a Case Manager, you will be responsible for providing ongoing support and resource coordination to families struggling with issues related to poverty, homelessness, child welfare engagement, mental health and/or parenting. You will assist families in connecting with resources in the community, basic needs, and work to accomplish client determined goals and enhancing participant’s knowledge of family safety, parenting and life skills, and relative caregiving through groups, classes, workshops, resources, referrals, and outreach or individual consultation. This program’s focus is to provide case management services in Ramsey and Hennepin County to families.

This role will work with elementary students to support and reduce truancy.

Minimum Requirements

 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field required. 
  • Two years of relevant experience with families struggling with issues such as poverty, homelessness, addiction, domestic violence or child welfare concerns are strongly preferred.
  • A combination of six years of relevant experience, education or training working with families and especially with relative caregivers is considered.
  • A driver’s license, acceptable driving record and current insurance is required.
  • Able to drive a 12 passenger agency van.
  • Strong communication skills to employ knowledge of family functioning including building rapport and trust with each family.
  • Able to empathize and connect with low-income families, teen parents, grandparents and others raising relative’s children and to work effectively with participants of diverse backgrounds.
  • Able to function independently and interact with and relate to a variety of individuals.
  • Computer skills in the areas of word processing, database management, and publishing programs

Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability.   We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety and respect.

Additional Posting Information:
This role will work with elementry students to support and reduce truancy.

LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives.