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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:

  • Set your own schedule in collaboration with the team and foster parents.
  • Act as an advocate for the Foster Families we serve.
  • Teach Ohio's pre-service curriculum for prospective foster parents. Classes are typically 1-2 weekends and an additional Saturday or Sunday for CPR training each month.
  • Assist the team in delivering the on-going training and development of foster parents. These classes generally occur during week nights and occasional 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, training plans and assessments.
  • Keep all Foster Parent files in 100% compliance.
  • Travel throughout Cuyahoga County and surrounding counties; up to an hour of driving one way. 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.
  • 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. Flex time is available.

Position Requirements

What you bring to this role:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work or Master’s in Social Work or Counseling is required.
  • LSW or LPC License required. Experience writing home studies preferred.
  • 2+ years child welfare experience preferred.
  • 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 - Cleveland  
Number of Openings 1  
Employment Type Full Time/Exempt 

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