To work each day to support a specific group of identified individuals/families who require assistance. Provide information and assist in the coordination of supports and services. Work collaboratively with other team members in the Family Support Center and with families, DDS personnel and consumers. The purpose of this position is to increase the capacity of a family to remain intact. This position is also responsible for creating Family Support Plans that identify the areas necessary for an individual to reach their personal best. Home visits and maintaining regular and ongoing contact with the families/individuals is critical. This position will work on achieving two goals: Positive and meaningful social circle and positive and meaningful work.
With the Area Director, coordinate the Family Services intake procedures including the completion of all required forms, documentation and Family Support Plan.
Identify resources available to individuals and families and ensure that supports are provided as required in the Family Support Plan, which may include information and support for government benefits, education, community, recreational, clinical and social supports.
Provide training to families on the effective use of resources available for counseling, community and educational connections.
Provide training to families geared towards the development of problem solving skills and strategies.
Create opportunities for families to support each other.
A minimum of three (3) years of advocacy experience working with children and adults with ID, autism, or developmental disabilities or related experience in a program setting. Valid Driver’s License is required.