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POSITION: Family Search and Engagement Specialist

Job Type: Regular, full time

Positions Supervised: None

Supervised by: Program Supervisor

Resume and Pre-Interview Questions:

To apply, we ask that you send a resume and responses to pre-interview questions at the following link: ampersandfamilies.org/contact/job-opportunities. We do not require a cover letter.

Once we receive all materials, Program Directors will review and decide whether to extend first interview offers. You should expect to hear back from us within two weeks.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Family Search and Engagement Specialist will be part of an innovative new service area at Ampersand Families focused on locating, engaging, and supporting relative and kin resources for children entering foster care due to child protection concerns.  Part of this position involves working within the parameters of the 30 Days to Family® model, while other cases and activities will be similar in nature in working with urgency and creativity to ensure kids remain connected to relatives once they have been removed from their parents care. The replication is funded through the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MN DHS). This is a professional position requiring significant amount of self-direction, team collaboration, irregular hours and travel throughout the state of Minnesota. 

Ampersand Families is partnering with Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition as a replication site for 30 Days to Family®, which has been categorized as an evidence-based practice through the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse. 30 Days to Family® is an intense and short-term intervention that aims to place children with safe and appropriate relatives within 30 days of entering foster care.

This program aims to meet mandates which require states to identify and provide notice of the child entering foster care to all grandparents and other adult relatives within 30 days of the child entering state custody.

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