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Family Partner, CEDARS Prevention Services (Lincoln, NE)

CEDARS is hiring a Family Partner to join our Prevention Team!

At CEDARS, we are a team of professionals with a deep commitment to caring. As a team, CEDARS vision is strong. We strive to be:

  • fully devoted to our mission of helping kids in crisis and building strong families,
  • committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives,
  • known for the quality of our services, persistent in our organizational integrity,
  • successful as an independent leader in the protection and development of vulnerable children and the strengthening of their families,
  • strong in our human and financial resources,
  • and balanced as we meet the needs of our children and families today, while building our organizational strength to provide quality services in the future.

WHAT WE DO:

CEDARS helps children and youth achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships. As an organization, we are devoted to helping kids in crisis and building strong families with quality services and persistent integrity. CEDARS has been serving vulnerable children and youth for over 70 years with a committed and experienced staff and a unique wrap-around approach to helping kids and families.

THE CEDARS PREVENTION TEAM:

  • Offers a free, confidential program designed to be a resource for parents who have questions regarding their child’s behavior, parenting struggles or family permanency concerns
  • Provides families a home visitor to help understand the when, what, how and why of child development
  • Serves families with children ages birth through 18 years
  • Assists families with giving their children a healthy start

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TEAM:

  • Provide short-term, free and voluntary case management and crisis response for families at Elliott and Belmont Elementary Schools through the Community Response program
  • Develop and maintain supportive relationships with assigned families and their children
  • Complete intakes and assessments
  • Ensure all documentation and tracking of services is completed and up to date per grant and programmatic requirements
  • Develop family driven service plans
  • Coordinate care and advocate for family’s needs
  • Conduct visits in the family’s home or location of their choice in order to understand their specific needs, family dynamic and culture
  • Guide program participants through the process of application, qualification, and re-determination for SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, and other services as needed
  • Utilize evidence-based curriculum and assessments to support the direction of services and educate on child development
  • Work with the interdisciplinary teams within the assigned Lincoln Public Schools to provide resources and supports that best meet the needs of families

SCHEDULE:

Monday-Friday with variable hours between the times of 8:00am and 7:00pm

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, human services or a closely related field
  • You have at least 2 years of experience working with children and families and/or experience in home visitation services
  • You have knowledge of developmental milestones and child development
  • You are adaptable, compassionate and trauma informed
  • You have access to a reliable vehicle for use
  • You have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record

If you are passionate about helping children and youth and building stronger families, CEDARS may be the right FIT for you! 

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