Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2015

JOB DESCRIPTION

The goal of the Memphis Strong Families Initiative (MSFI) is to improve the safety, permanency, and well-being of Memphis’ most vulnerable children/families through a sustainable model of inter-agency/organization communication, collaboration, and coordinated service delivery using trauma-informed practices. The Family Advocate is responsible for the coordination of all supports and services needed to insure housing stability, family unification and well-being for children and families referred to MSFI.

Family Advocate responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide intensive care coordination to approximately 15 families with multiple needs using techniques such as “housing first” philosophy, trauma –informed practices, motivational interviewing and harm-reduction techniques.

Assist families in adopting non-violent parenting practices.

Link families to appropriate community resources and supports.

Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with professionals as well as informal supports in the community.

Complete required reports and maintain program database timely and accurately.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Demonstrate the ability to engage families, develop trusting relationships and believe in a client’s ability to change.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of social work or behavioral science.

Minimum 3 years of related professional work experience with vulnerable populations, preferably adults, children and adolescents.

Must possess exceptional knowledge of community resources for families living in poverty.

Must authorize the release of any investigative and criminal records obtained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to the Tennessee Community Services Agency.

Must be able to work flexible hours/days including evenings and weekends.

Must have reliable transportation and automobile insurance.

Please send a current resume indicating the position and location for which you are applying to:

HOW TO APPLY

Tennessee Community Services Agency

Attention: April Curlin

P.O. Box 368

Union City, TN 38261

Or Fax: (731) 884-2644

Email: april.curlin@tncsa.com

TNCSA is a Smoke Free Workplace

Tennessee Community Services Agency is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to political affiliation, religion, gender, age, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap, or other status protected under local, state or federal laws.