FAMILY & YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
TOWN OF BLOOMFIELD
Council-Manager Government Since 1941
FAMILY &YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
(Flexible schedule including some weekday evening hours and occasional
weekend hours on Friday evenings or Saturdays)
Current full time- 35 hours, benefited position in the Social & Youth Services Department. The purpose of this position is to coordinate, develop, implement, supervise and evaluate support services for children living in Bloomfield; including DCF involved youth who reside with foster families or relative guardians. Participate in team focused and strength based delivery of programs and services that support positive youth involvement in the community, promote personal character and life skills development, and provide opportunities to enhance social skills and interpersonal relationships.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related discipline and minimum of 2 years of case management and group facilitation experience working with children and families in a community based setting. Valid CT Driver’s License. Basic First Aid and CPR certification.
Effective leadership, time management and organizational skills. Strong case management, crisis intervention and advocacy skills. Experience in collaboration and advocacy with other youth and family serving agencies and providers. Experience with DCF involved children and families preferred.
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Effective in working with diverse populations. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office; including Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher, ability to use Zoom and Google Classroom.
All appointments and promotions shall be made according to merit and fitness for performing the functions of the position, including factors such as education, experience, aptitude, knowledge, character, ethics, or other qualifications that would determine the best candidate for the position. Examinations may include written, oral, physical, or performance tests or any combination of the various types of examinations. Town of Bloomfield conducts pre-employment physical, drug testing, DCF background, state and federal criminal history and background investigation, including fingerprints.
Applications may be obtained on our website at www.bloomfieldct.org and must be submitted to Human Resources along with a resume. Applications are accepted by mail, email – email@example.com or at the HR Dept. Applications accepted until position is filled.
Town of Bloomfield is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Minorities, women & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons with a disability and who may need this information in an alternative format must contact the HR Department at 860-769-3544 or at firstname.lastname@example.org