Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Family Support Specialist in Phoenix, Arizona

Family Support Specialist

We are looking for a talented individuals to join our

Devereux Arizona - In Home Services

team as a

Family Support Specialist

based out of our office in Phoenix, AZ.

The

Family Support Specialist

works cooperatively with clinical and administrative staff to provide case management and coordination of services to children and their families involved in the child welfare system. Contacts and engages clients referred by the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS); assesses the needs of clients who accept services; develops case/service plans; provides case work and needed services; addresses risks of child abuse and/or neglect in client families.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include: medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.*

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit package, visit

http://learn.devereux.org/benefits

at https://learn.devereux.org/benefits/

What are some of the key responsibilities for our In-Home

Family Support Specialist ?

  • Connects with clients that are referred by the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)’ Department of Child Services (DCS)

  • Assesses the needs of clients who accept services

  • Meets with clients in their homes 1-2 times per week

  • Addresses risks of child abuse and/or neglect in client families

  • Develops case/service plans

  • Provides case work and needed services

  • Participates in a comprehensive assessment of family

  • Participates in case file preparation as needed for each client referred, ensuring all relevant documents are updated and included.

  • Keeps DCS and agency workers updated on progress and concerns related to the case.

  • Participates in CFT’s, TDM’s, and other meetings as necessary

  • Ability to work as part of a diverse group.

Keywords: case management, counseling, human services, child welfare, outpatient, foster care, behavioral health, social work, family support

Organization Profile

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.

The Devereux Arizona culture is extremely diverse. We are a supportive and inclusive organization and practice nondiscrimination across all programs and services. Whether we are hiring employees, licensing foster parents or serving clients, we do so without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, ancestry, national origin, gender identity or expression, and/or sexual orientation.

Additional Details

The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.

It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

Requirements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related Human Services field required OR Five (5) years of experience in human services field in lieu of degree.

  • Must have problem-solving abilities and Excellent verbal and written communication skills needed

  • Experience in cultural diversity, substance abuse, domestic violence, crisis intervention, effects of child abuse and neglect on child development, sexual abuse, mediation, and other interventions preferred

  • Must have evening and weekend availability

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Must be 21 years of age or older (per licensing standards)

  • Bilingual preferred

About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE