Marriage and Family Services Specialist
Job Title: Marriage and Family Services Specialist
Department: Family and Children Services
Supervised by: Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Type: Half-Time
The Marriage and Family Services Specialist is responsible implementing Couples Enhancement Classes and Family Reunification Services for men leaving San Quentin. Responsibilities include recruiting incarcerated men and their partners, marriage education, crisis intervention, and case management services utilizing a family systems approach.
• Implement Relationship Workshop Series: Implement and deliver workshops. These workshops are highly interactive and skill-based during which couples learn, practice and integrate skills that increase the behaviors that make a marriage successful and decrease those associated with marital distress. Implement program protocol and strategies, tracking system, completion certificates, and document contract specific activities within the provided reporting structure and forms.
• Assessment and Counseling: Provide outreach to partners in the community to engage and assess their appropriateness for the Relationship Workshop and history of domestic violence. Responsibilities include short-term individual and couple counseling before and after release.
• Case Management: Facilitate intensive case management services with participant couples after release. Responsibilities include developing individual risk assessment and action plans with clients and their families prior to release, making linkages with community agencies with/on behalf of clients, and providing post release follow-up and support for both the client and their family.
• Community Liaison: Sustain a comprehensive community referral network including ongoing quality assurance of community providers. Represent the agency and program at community coalitions, collaborative efforts, and other important community gatherings.
• Program Administration: Complete day-to –day administration and program operations including completing required reports, and maintaining ongoing communication with Children and Family Services staff.
• Other Duties: As needed.
Qualification, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Masters Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field and/or 3-5 years of related experience (preferably marriage counseling, intensive client intervention, and case management experience) with the incarcerated, substance users and/or other high-risk populations. Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, economic, and sexual orientation, and gender identification communities required. Ability to work within an incarcerated environment.
• All program staff are required to undergo training and security clearance by the California Department of Corrections which require the following information in order to complete the application process: full name, California drivers license #, social security #, and date of birth.
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other non-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and will regularly be reviewed.
Allyson West, Executive Director California Reentry Program P.O. Box 483 San Quentin, CA 94964 www.ca-reentry.org 415-599-6586
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