Human Services
Hillside Childrens Center
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The Permanency Specialist is responsible for individualized permanency planning, which includes the delivery of Family Finding services, targeted recruitment for adoption, provision of post-adoption services and/or post-guardianship services for youth and families served by Hillside. The person in this position works with counties, community partners, clinicians, care coordinators and other care providers to identify youth in need of permanency planning and/or permanency maintenance and will locate and engage family members and other significant  adults  to build a lifetime network of supportive caring adults for each youth and family.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assesses and addresses the permanency needs of children/youth, and/or partnering with families who want to provide permanency for children/youth.
  • Increases supports for youth and families enrolled in services within the Institute for Family Connections (IFC).  For youth, this entails creating a lifetime network of support by locating and engaging family members and other significant adults to provide on-going support for the youth to achieve positive and successful permanency outcomes.
  • Create a strength-based permanency plan that includes home visits and assessments, identifying and coordinating potential permanency resources and other natural supports, recognizing gaps and needs, assessing results and providing on-going communication with the youth’s treatment team.
  • Actively participant in agency Permanency Roundtables and serve as a permanency consultant to multidisciplinary treatment teams.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or a related area of study is required. Candidates with a Master’s degree are preferred.
Candidates must have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in a psychosocial treatment environment with youth and families.  All candidates must have a valid NYS driver’s license and must meet agency driving and insurance standards.

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