Qualifications: Have a valid NYS driver’s license and must have completed required background checks as per Vendor Agreement and vendor agency policy.
Experience Required: Experience and/or education as a facilitator or instructor with at risk youth and parents/caregivers of at risk youth.
Certificate/License: Facilitator/instructor will be certified in an evidence based parenting skills training that is listed on the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (www.cebc4cw.org/topic/parent-training-programs-behavior-problems/) with a scientific rating of "Well Supported by Research Evidence" or "Supported by Research Evidence" or "Promising Research Evidence" and is approved by Erie County and CCNY OR if not listed on the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, is another program that is a promising practice reviewed and approved by Erie County and CCNY. Certification must be maintained as required by curriculum standards.
Minimum Education: Facilitator/instructor must meet minimum education requirements for the approved evidence based curriculum offered and verification of such.
Training Requirements: Prior to any case assignment, vendor must successfully complete the 3 Day High Fidelity Wraparound Erie County Vendor Training, Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training, Erie County Department of Social Services approved Mandated Reporter Training, and any other required trainings as identified by vendor agency.
Service Code Description: Parenting Skills Training may only be used once a CFT has approved and after natural and community based supports have been assessed for comparable training opportunities prior to the approval of this service. This Parenting Skills Training will provide structured group activities designed to increase the ability of the family and youth to be successful in the home and community. Parenting Skills Training uses an evidence based curriculum focusing on areas of need including but not limited to positive communication, behavior management, establishing boundaries and limits, effective problem solving, understanding child development, and supervision. Parenting Skills Training may or may not include direct involvement of children in the sessions. Parenting Skills Training must include pre and post evaluation, which will be shared with family and Care Coordinator. Group training sizes will differ according to curriculum, so minimum enrollment sizes should be verified prior to registration and goal development on Plan of Care. Progress notes must be clear and specific, document progress toward goal completion aligned with the Plan of Care, and address risk, safety, permanency, and well-being.
Transition Responsibility: When Parenting Skills Training services are authorized, a sustainability goal must also be added to the Plan of Care. The Child Family Team will build/enhance the skills of the youth/caregiver and assist in the identification of a natural/community support to eliminate the need for this service. The overall goal is to reduce risk/safety and enhance permanency/well-being. Please note that all vendor services are time-limited and transition to natural and/or community supports is an expectation of the High Fidelity Wraparound process.
*Bilingual/Multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged.
Top 5 languages (besides American English) spoken in the Buffalo, NY metro area:
1. Spanish: 30,790 speakers (2.87% of area)
2. Polish: 7,951 speakers (0.74% of area)
3. Italian: 5,970 speakers (0.56% of area)
4. Arabic: 5,608 speakers (0.52% of area)
5. French: 4,455 speakers (0.41% of area)
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Work Location: Multiple Locations
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