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Family Partner, CEDARS Bridges Program (Lincoln, NE)

CEDARS Bridges Program provides supervised scattered-site apartments for homeless and state-involved youth preparing for independent living. Priorities are achievement of educational goals, increasing life skills, maintaining employment and development of a long-term supportive network. The Family Partner (FP) will utilize the wraparound philosophy and family-centered care to provide case management and coordination to youth who reside in the Bridges Program. Skill building opportunities will focus on education, daily living skills, vocational and community involvement, parenting and preparation for independent living. The FP will work closely with team members including but not limited to case workers from the Department of Health and Human Services and Probation officers from the Juvenile Probation Office to support clients as they gain independent living skills. The FP will be a part of the 24-hr on-call rotation for the Bridges Program and will participate in the night and weekend curfew checks. The general responsibility of the FP is to develop and maintain an enduring relationship with assigned youth. The FP shall be responsible for performing intensive targeted services to ensure that the agreed outcomes for the youth and their families are achieved. The FP carries out assigned activities of the family, monitors and documents service delivery activities and outcomes, assesses and plans for the family. The FP is the primary contact and resource for the assigned youth and family, service providers and community supports for ongoing and crisis related care. The Family Partner shall have a Bachelor's degree in counseling, social work or a closely related field and two years of experience working with children and families. The FP must also have the ability to use electronic data entry retrieval systems and effectively use computers, have a valid driver's license, maintain a satisfactory driving record and have access to a vehicle for use. Some cleaning tasks and moving of furniture in the apartments will also be expected. Schedule: This position allows for some flexibility in the work day, however occasional nights and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the youth and families. The FP is required to participate in a 24-hr on-call rotation and night and weekend curfew checks.

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