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At CEDARS, we recognize the value of everyone’s contributions in helping children find safe and enduring family relationships. The talent, passion, and dedication that each employee brings to our efforts increases our ability to succeed.

If you share our commitment to helping children and building stronger families, you may find that CEDARS is the right place for you. Our employees find deep satisfaction here, from our emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance to the comprehensive employee benefit program that helps our employees stay healthy and feel secure.

Family Support Specialist, CEDARS Family Support Services (Lincoln, NE)

Family Support Services include completing tasks to coordinate services based on a case plan developed by DHHS or Probation. The Family Specialist will assist with child and parent interactions and help families gain the knowledge, skills and tools they need to successfully achieve their case plan goals. The Family Support Specialist will assist families in areas such as social and relationship skills, as well as the use of appropriate coping skills to manage behavior. The Family Support Specialist (FSS) is responsible for supervising visitation for families, will observe and document circumstances of the visit, as well as provide coaching and mentoring. Staff will also provide necessary intervention during a visit if the safety of the child is in question. Family Support Specialists work as part of the overall family team to improve family functioning and assist the family in their goals for permanency. Family Support Specialist will provide transportation in accordance with the referrals. Bachelor's degree in counseling, social work, human services or closely related field is preferred. Prior experience may substitute for the degree. This position requires a valid driver's license with a good driving record. Will work on an as-scheduled basis and will be responsible for providing additional staff support and/or coverage during absences of staff. Schedule: will include flexible day, evening and weekend hours; as needed. (Must have daytime availability to complete initial training).

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