Family Specialist – Crossroads for Women

Posted on 10. Apr, 2012 by in Jobs

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Crossroads for Women is seeking a uniquely talented and compassionate individual to become our new Family Specialist. Candidates will be considered who demonstrate a working knowledge and experience with issues pertaining to families, child development, addiction, and mental health (co-occurring), trauma informed and gender specific program development as well as harm reduction, homelessness and incarceration.

The mission of Crossroads for Women is to provide comprehensive, integrated services to support women working to break the cycle of homelessness and incarceration and achieve healthy, stable, and self-sufficient lives in the community for themselves and their children.

All women entering the program are homeless with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders and may come from any community in New Mexico. Many are reintegrating into the community after incarceration. Crossroads for Women provides a safe and supportive environment in which the women can identify and pursue their individual goals with support tailored to their individual needs. Crossroads also advocates for systemic change to reduce recidivism, create alternatives to incarceration, and enhance the resources available for all people attempting to leave street life.

For a full copy of the job description please send a written request to exec.dir@crossroadsabq.org. Also, please visit our web-sitewww.crossroadsabq.org for more information on the organization. No phone calls please.

Job Title:          Family Specialist

Program:          Clinical

Reports to:       Clinical Director

Hours:              Full-time

Pay Range:       $34,000-$37,000 depending on experience.

Summary

Under indirect supervision, plans, implements and provides comprehensive family services including; family assessments, psycho-education, parenting skills training and case management services to participants of the Crossroads for Women and Maya’s Place Programs. Provides services in a home-based or office setting. Personal transportation required to complete job duties. Ensures adherence to agency Policies and Procedures.

Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in social work or a combination of relevant education, training, and experience totaling 4 years. Has an understanding of the dynamics of substance abuse, mental health issues, homelessness, interpersonal violence, and the impact on family and child development. Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing, multi-task, crisis oriented environment. Ability to work independently and as part of the team to ensure that the highest quality and most relevant services are provided to clients. Works within the parameters of Federal, State and local funding and agency guidelines. Crisis management experience a plus. Willingness to work with other agencies and develop collaborations for service provision. Conduct relationships in such a way as to promote mutual respect, public respect, and improvement of services. Ability to adhere to strict standards of confidentiality. Access to own vehicle and valid New Mexico Driver’s license. Twenty-one years of age. Must obtain background clearance. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

 

KC Quirk
Executive Director
Crossroads For Women
805 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-242-1010 phone
505-242-1551 fax

Maya’s Place
505-266-0110 phone
505-266-0998 fax

www.crossroadsabq.org

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