Family & Youth Specialist - Accepting Applications 

Description This position is responsible for the case management functions of a caseload of foster youth and respective foster homes which includes, but is not limited to the performance of the following duties.Review referrals of youth with co-workers to determine if and where the placement may occur.Communicate with the foster parent/s to discuss the potential placement of the referral, working in conjunction with the intake process used by the state and division.Conduct visits to the home as prescribed by policy and placing agency contract requirements.Discuss all relevant issues pertaining to the youth in care with foster parent/s, youth, school officials, natural parents, placing agency and other appropriate parties involved with the youth according to policy, regulations and best practice standards.  

Position Requirements Undergraduate degree from accredited college or university in the field of social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, or child & family studies.Possession of a valid LSW/LPC required.  

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Location Ohio - Cleveland  

About the Organization Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) is a leading national nonprofit organization headquartered in Ohio providing a full continuum of services for youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Founded in 1984, SAFY's programs are nationally-recognized in 28 offices across eight states including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas and Nevada.

SAFY offers a broad range of programming from early intervention and prevention, home-based or community-based interventions, out-of-home placements, reunification and aftercare services for more than 4,300 difficult-to-place dependent children and children at risk. SAFY's comprehensive services include treatment foster care, adoption, emergency and runaway services, mental health services, in-home services, independent living, developmental disability services, juvenile offender programs, aftercare, special medical services and teen parent programs.

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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