Family Skills Specialist - Westmoreland

22-Jul-2019, Project STAR - Other
Job Status: Full-Time   Location: Greensburg, PA

Job Summary

Providing support to families and staff by transporting clients to and from appointments, supervising visits, and teaching parenting and/or daily living skills. Demonstrates a moderate level of independence/job functioning.

Job Relationships

Responsible To: Manager or Designated Supervisor

COLLABORATIONS: Permanency Specialists

Workers Supervised: None


Education: High School Diploma or GED required.

Licensure: None

Certification: None

Clearances: Act 73 FBI, Act 34 Criminal Clearance, Act 33 Child Clearance For this position clearances must be obtained period to start date.

**Clearances must be obtained within 30 days of hire in order to continue active employment.

Training and Experience: One year experience working with diverse populations and/or people with disabilities

• Basic computer skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
• Ability to manage conflict
• Ability to relate well to individuals with challenging personalities
• Ability to relate well to individuals with disabilities
• Ability to adapt to schedule changes
• Ability to obtain and follow travel directions


• Act 33/34 Clearances
• FBI Clearance
• Valid, current driver's license and personal automobile liability insurance with a minimum of $300,000 combined single limit coverage
• Approval to verify driving history at the time of authorization and annually; approval to verify insurance coverage at the time of authorization and semi-annually
• Reliable automobile with current inspection
• Ability to meet physical and mental requirements of the job

Job Responsibilities

• Collaborates with Permanency Specialist to coordinate family appointments and travel arrangements
• Collaborates with Permanency Specialists to conduct family assessments
• Assists in implementing interventions identified in relevant service plans
• Transports clients to and from appointments, visits, and meetings as needed
• Supervises visits between children and authorized adults
• Teaches life skills/parenting skills in the home or community setting as needed
• Assists in linking families to formal and informal community resources
• Provides verbal feedback in a timely manner to Permanency Specialist and Resource families following all visits, as well as written documentation for case file
• Attends, participates in, and when called upon, testifies at all relevant meetings and hearings for assigned cases as necessary
• Complies with office protocol requirements including record keeping, logging, and documentation
• Assists in maintaining files in accordance with Project STAR policy, contractual requirements and DPW regulations
• Attends and contributes to relevant Project STAR staff and team meetings
• Works to maintain professional competence and skills through continuing education and supervision
• Maintains Family Visitation room
• Adheres to policies and procedures pertaining to client and family transportation
• Documents daily activities in a clear, professional and timely manner
• Assists with coverage of any and all programmatic services that pertain to Project STAR services, which includes but not limited to, Adoption, Foster Care, IFS, Visit Coaching and TTT.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

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Linda Allen
[email protected]
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-420-2299
Please email resumes and cover letters in PDF format, or you may fax them to the number above. The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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