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Family Educator (Supervised Visitation)

Family Educator (Supervised Visitation)

Family Services Inc.


Family Educator (Supervised Visitation)


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Family Educator (Supervised Visitation)

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Family Services Inc.Kingston, NY
Posted: 29 days ago


Job DescriptionFamily Educators provide weekly supervised family visitation to children and non-custodial parents and facilitate parenting education to the families we serve. Family Educators also provide case management and supportive counseling to families referred by the Department of Social Services and/or involve with preventive agencies.

Enthusiastically supports, practices and communicates agency’s mission and statement of values.

Our Mission: Family Services brings people together to find the support they need, improving their lives and communities, and building a stronger, safer Hudson Valley.

Our Agency Values
Integrity -Being honest and trustworthy
Compassion –Extending empathy and understanding to others
Hope -Believing in the strength of the human spirit and heart, to emerge and thrive in the face of challenge
Diversity –Promoting a vison of community comprised of wide-ranging assets
Respect -Treating all individuals with dignity and without judgement
Community -Recognizing and reinforcing the importance of our world as being comprised of people of differing strengths and perspectives
Justice –Promoting social and economic equity and fairness
Quality –Striving for excellence in every aspect of our work


This position requires knowledge about, understanding of, and an ability to work with children and families, with expertise in early childhood development. Possession of a reliable vehicle and valid NYS driver’s license is a must. BA/BS in social work or related field is required. Candidate must have the ability to work irregular hours
Job Responsibilities:

Teaching, advising, coaching and supporting families in mastering parenting skills through supervised family visitation using the Nurturing Program curriculum.
Maintaining a flexible schedule so that visits can occur in early morning or evening hours if needed.
Maintaining accurate visit records, documentation, and reports.
Collaborating with DSS preventive and CPS workers, and other service providers to ensure family cooperation with mandated services and child service needs.
Ability to work with people from many different racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
Possess strong teaching/coaching skills; meet the needs of family members with effective solutions. Possess compassion and empathy. Ability to work irregular hours on short notice.
Modeling nurturing attitudes and behaviors in all contacts with program participants and teammates while acting in congruence with Nurturing Program philosophy, methods and Standards of Practice.
Provide excellent and thorough customer service to all family members.
Possess strong teaching/coaching skills; meet the needs of family members with effective solutions.
Possess ‘out of the box’ thinking and resourcefulness.
Ability to work effectively when under extreme pressure.
Ability to work independently; but relate issues to manager appropriately.
Attend supervision meetings, staff meetings, and trainings as required.

Computer literacy
Strategic thinking
Organizational skills
Client focus
Time management
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Communication and public speaking skills

Other Requirements:
Ability to work effectively when under extreme pressure
Ability to complete visit records on a timely basis
Working knowledge of community resources in Ulster County (training provided)
Must be able to work indoors and outdoors and travel in different areas of Ulster County.
Ability to manage frequently changing schedules based on client needs.

Work Environment– As a Family Educator, majority of time will be spent conducting supervised visits at the program location, advocating for families and helping families become self-sufficient. Family Educators are required to have supervision on a weekly basis and be able to take direction from either supervisor and/or co-workers based on the situation. Training on program curriculum is provided.

Do you value flexibility and support in your work environment? We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Our benefits packages include:
Medical/Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match up to 5%
Short and Long Term Disability
Voluntary Benefits: Hospital, Accident, Short-Term Disability, Cancer, Vision and Dental Aflac Plans
Vacation, Personal and Sick Time
Tuition Discount Programs

We are an equal opportunity employer and our goal is to be a diverse workforce representative of the community we serve. Family Services follows federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring and employment. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants in violation of those laws.
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