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Family Development Specialist 

About the Organization SAFY's Mission
SAFY is Preserving Families & Securing Futures.

SAFY's Model of Care is a way of working with families across service systems to enhance their capacity to care for and protect their children. Focusing on permanency, safety, and well-being and needs within the context of the family and community, we build on each individual's strengths to achieve positive, sustainable outcomes.  

Join the SAFY Family

Do you have a passion to serve families and youth right where they are?

Does seeing transformation in the lives of family and children motivate you?

We are seeking mission focused professionals to serve as a full time Family Development Specialist responsible for providing initial and on-going training and development of foster families and conduct/write initial and recertification home studies.

As a Family Development Specialist, you would:

  • Teach Ohio's pre-service curriculum for prospective foster parents. Classes are typically 1-2 nights per week, when applicant families are off work.
  • Assist the team in delivering the on-going training and development of foster parents. These classes generally occur on the weekends.
  • License prospective foster homes in a 90-day time frame; and conduct recertifications of current foster homes 30 days prior to expiration. Write home studies, partnership plans and assessments.
  • Keep all Foster Parent files in 100% compliance.
  • Travel throughout Franklin and surrounding counties. Overall hours being worked outside of the office is estimated to be around 50%, which includes traveling to and from homes and time spent at the home study interviews.
  • Set your schedule in collaboration with the team. Generally, we work 40+ hours a week based on the availability of the families we serve. There may be times when you may need to work until 8pm or later. Your supervisor will work with you to flex time as needed.
Position Requirements

What you bring to this role;

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, or child & family studies is required. Master's preferred
  • 2+ years child welfare experience highly preferred.
  • LSW or LPC License required. Experience writing home studies required.
  • Ability to have difficult conversations with applicant family's related to personal history, finances, marriages, trauma history and sexual education.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, hold yourself accountable to setting and keeping your own deadlines, and be able to manage and secure large volumes of paperwork.

Location Ohio - Columbus  
Number of Openings 1  
Tags Foster care, parent education, education, homestudy,  
Employment Type None Specified 

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