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Family Support Specialist (Truancy Focus)

Family Support Specialist (Truancy Focus)

This unique position will provide supportive counseling, case management, and parenting supports to families and children experiencing problems which interfere with successful functioning in home, school or community settings. Specifically, this position will support identified K-8th grade students, their families, schools, and broader system of care, to improve the students’ attendance at school. This position offers a flexible schedule with many opportunities for supervision and professional development.

Responsibilities:

  • Regular contact with students, guardians, school staff and other providers to ensure consistent, accurate communication and effective problem solving. 
  • Regular (as needed) contact with DCF, physicians, and other community partners to achieve the goals of the youth & family.
  • Actively promote school attendance awareness among families, school staff and the broader community through newsletters, webpage and other means of outreach.  
  • Understanding of the effects of mental health, family systems and social factors impacting truancy. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field is required. 
  • Experience with restorative justice is a plus! 

NCSS is a short 25 minute commute from the Burlington area and close to Interstate 89.  Please send resume and cover to careers@ncssinc.org or apply online at www.ncssinc.org/careers.

Mar 02, 2020
Children Youth & Family
Bachelor's Degree
St. Albans, VT
NCSS
Full-Time
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