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AWARE Child and Family Support Specialist - FACT in Great Falls, Montana

CHILD AND FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST FACT PROGRAM

WAGE: $17.75 - $19.60 per hour

Competitive Benefits Package

HELPING PEOPLE LIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES Are you looking for more than a job?

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING: AWARE is preparing to launch a new service and programming focused on expanding preventative and mental health services for youth and families. The pandemic wreaked havoc on health and wellness in families and access to services across Montana. Issues of significant concern include the increased incidence of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, and substance use. AWARE is excited to re-launch services into homes as the project will springboard clinical services and support into communities recovering from the pandemic fueled losses.

As a FACT Team Child & Family Specialist, you will provide family training and direct care services in a natural environment to assist children and their families in improving social, educational, vocational, recreational, and other skills - as requested or needed -utilizing AWARE's Wraparound philosophy. Caseload and/or billing expectations and requirements must be met on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.

The Child and Family Specialist will work closely with AWARE’s Clinical Professionals in providing services as assigned and developed through prescribed curriculum lesson plans; spends time with client and family as assigned and/or as identified on the treatment plan; assesses client, family, and environments; utilizing assessments tools, coordinates and conducts the team process to develop a comprehensive Individualized Treatment Plan, monitors this plan as required by established rules, and writes prescriptive programs to increase, or maintain skills while focusing on family engagement.

AWARE empowers its employees to operate under the auspices of AWARE’s Unconditional Care Principles.

ABOUT AWARE: AWARE is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers quality, community-based support for people with mental health and/or developmental disabilities and families with children ages 0 to 18. We serve all 56 counties in Montana. AWARE’s Mission: We help people live independent lives.

· We ensure people with mental health and/or developmental disabilities live in a home of their choice and provide the day-to-day support they need.

· We help adults with disabilities find fulfilling employment, either through an AWARE program or in the community.

· We support children ages 0-3 and their families through a number of early childhood programs in Billings, Bozeman, Butte and Helena.

· We ensure adults and children live successfully in their communities, providing home visits, help in school, assistance with services, psychiatric assessment, and outpatient counseling.

· We hire professional, experienced staff to serve the individuals we support, employing more than 800 employees across Montana.

To learn more please visit www.aware-inc.org.

Requirements WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TEAM:

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: A thorough understanding of human services, resources, and tools. Must have the ability to assess clients (and families) from a strengths model perspective, along with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to develop a theoretical perspective, in addition to the ability to work with a variety of people. Strong oral and written communication skills are a must.

Education/Experience: A BS/BA Degree in a Human Services Related Field is preferred; an equivalency can be used based on documented work history, education, and volunteer experience.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local law.

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