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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.

Tracker/Family Support Specialist, CEDARS Tracker/Family Support Services (Bellevue, NE)

Tracker and Family Support Services provide home, school, and community-based support to children, youth, and families to improve well-being and family functioning to facilitate positive, productive, and engaged relationships in the home, at school, and with the community.  Services aim to build on child, youth, and family strengths to address needs and risks while empowering them to make appropriate adjustments and improvements to direct their own lives, use community resources more effectively, and become less dependent on service providers. The Tracker/Family Support Specialist is responsible for helping children, youth, and/or families gain the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to successfully achieve the goals identified with the referral for service from the Department of Health and Human Services, PromiseShip, or Juvenile Probation. The Support Specialist will assist with an array of needs and competencies utilizing a Wraparound approach with the goal of diminishing negative behaviors, teaching and modeling new skills, improving child, youth, and family well-being, and improving family interactions.  Service coordination and the ability to work collaboratively with schools and other service providers is necessary to ensure consistent and ongoing efforts and progress.  The Support Specialist will supervise visitation for families, and may also be responsible for youth court-ordered to be supervised by an electronic monitoring device. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college is required; two years of experience working with youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System and their families is preferred. A valid driver's license with a good driving record is required. This position will be based out of Bellevue, Nebraska providing services throughout the Sarpy, Douglas, Cass, and Otoe County areas. Schedule: Flexible schedule with nights and weekends; 40 hours a week

 

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