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Family Advocate III

Job Description Job Description Job Title: Family Advocate III Summary:  Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with social service providers and...

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County

1/11/2021

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Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Family Advocate III

Summary:  Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with social service providers and property owners to assist participants and families in meeting their housing and basic needs.  Recruit, screen, and regularly assess the needs of participants and their families and provide case management and follow-up services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Initiate and maintain relationships with other agency departments, area social service providers, and property owners to assist participants and families in meeting their needs.
  2. Recruit, screen, assess, establish goals, and make referrals related to employment, housing, health care including substance abuse and/or alcohol abuse, economic self-sufficiency, and interpersonal relationships to assist participants and their families meet their basic needs.
  3. Determine if participants meet eligibility requirements.
  4. Provide referrals, case management, crisis intervention, support, and follow-up services for participants and their families.
  5. Maintain on-going communication with supervisor and internal support team regarding the progress of the participant.
  6. Ensure timely entry of information into the appropriate program database system.
  7. Prepare, submit, and ensure the accuracy of payment vouchers, required documentation, reports, and participant files within established time frames.
  8. Other duties and responsibilities as directed by supervisor.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rates, ratios, and/or percentages.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Work Environment:

The work environment involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress requiring a range of safety and other precautions (i.e. working at great heights, under extreme outdoor weather conditions, or in similar situations in which conditions cannot be controlled).

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and smell. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

This lists typical responsibilities, tasks and duties which are common to the positions of this classification.  They are not intended to precisely define or limit the duties which may be assigned to employees, but to broadly define the types of activities the employee should expect to be assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education:

Required Associate degree in a field of study related to social services.

Experience:

Three to five years’ experience working with at-risk youth and adults; and up to one-year word processing, spreadsheet, internet and database software experience.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Initial and periodic Motor Vehicle Records checks, maintain a valid driver’s license, and maintain a safe driving record.
  2. Must have insured, dependable transportation available for daily use.
  3. Must submit to initial and/or periodic state and/or federal criminal checks.
  4. Must submit to initial and periodic drug and alcohol testing.
  5. Ability to be reached by cellular phone during business hours and after hours.

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