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Family Development Specialist/Case Manager  

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.  
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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?

SAFY of Merrillville, Indiana is seeking a mission driven, professional to serve as a full time Family Development Specialist/Case Manager working the front line to provide training and support services to foster parents, families and youth.

As a Family Development Specialist, you would:

  • Teach pre-service curriculum for prospective and some of SAFY’s current foster parents. Classes typically require some evening involvement.
  • 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 Lake county and surrounding counties Porter, Laporte, Newton, Jasper, Starke and Pulaski. Overall hours being worked outside of the office is estimated to be around 40%, which includes traveling to and from homes and time spent at the home study interviews.
  • Continuation of home visits with foster youth.
  • 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.
  • Regular scheduled Indiana team calls bi-weekly.
 
Position Requirements

What you bring to this role:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, or child & family studies is required.
  • 1-2 years child welfare experience highly preferred.
  • Experience writing home studies highly preferred.
  • 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 Indiana - Merrillville  
Number of Openings 1  
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Employment Type Full Time/Exempt 

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