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Sauti Yetu Center for African Women


Description
Sauti Yetu Children and Family Services program provides community-based preventive services for at-risk families and children. Goals include preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child safety and strengthening families. Our services are family-focused, holistic, and informed by our family's cultural context as we work largely with African and other immigrant families in Bronx and Staten Island. Within this context, case workers provide direct social services for 10-12 families, including case management and supportive case counseling. Case workers are sensitive to the needs, cultural values, and practices of our clients, and have the opportunity to help build family strengths.

Responsibilities:
? Provide case management and supportive case counseling for 10-12 families, including maintaining adequate case contacts and home visits in accordance with ACS Standards, Sauti Yetu policies, and New York State law ? Assess eligibility of families for preventive services, engage families for services, identify service needs, and develop and revise Family Assessment and Service Plan ? Assess child safety and risk factors and initiate safety plan ? Participate in joint home visits with ACS, Family Team Conferences, and/or family meetings as necessary. ? Assess and reassess families for abuse and neglect considering family’s potential to harm the child, family’s ability to protect child or prevent future harm, and family’s capacity to care for the child ? Deliver services consistent with family needs, including facilitating successful referrals, accessing emergency services, promoting child-parent interaction, and supporting public benefit application ? Maintain accurate physical and electronic case records in accordance with ACS Standards and Sauti Yetu policies ? Maintain PROMIS case detail information and CNNX or ADVPO progress notes ? Conduct exit interview, Service Termination conference, and other closing activities when families are no longer receiving preventive services ? Notify ACS of case developments as necessary ? Actively participate in one hour of supervision per week ? Comply with Sauti Yetu staff development and training plan, including all scheduled and unscheduled trainings ? Attend and contribute to all Sauti Yetu staff meetings ? Collaborate with Sauti Yetu staff, interpreters, interns, and community liaisons ? Other duties as identified by Program Director and other supervisory personnel

Qualifications:

• Bilingual in English and preferably one or more African languages
• Bachelors degree
• At least 2 years documented relevant experience, preferably with preventive services
• Willing to undergo child abuse/neglect clearance and criminal background check
• Ability to understand concepts of preventive services and case management
• Engagement, assessment, and service planning skills
• Cultural sensitivity and ability to work with diverse populations
• Self-motivated and ability to work independently
• Excellent writing and communication skills, especially ability to accurately record observations

Preferred:
Bilingual in English and preferably one or more African languages

How TO APPLY:
TO APPLY: Download and complete Sauti Yetu application. [Application can be accessed at http://tiny.cc/sycawapplication] Email completed application, resume, and cover letter to Sauti Yetu:

Email: info@sautiyetu.org

About Organization:
Sauti Yetu is a community organization dedicated to mobilizing African immigrant women to improve the quality of their lives, strengthen their families and develop their communities. Sauti Yetu's direct services, public education, and advocacy promote immigrant girls' safe transitions into adulthood, curbs violence in the family, and gives poor and low income immigrant women access to life skills and leadership opportunities.


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