The IFFS program consists of an intensive case management service designed to help families integrate the array of available community resources, in support of their 3 to 22 year old children with developmental disabilities. The primary goal of the IFFS program is to assist families who are experiencing severe stress which could lead to an out of home placement for an at-risk child. The program is funded by DDS and is available to children living in their family home or with other primary family caregivers such as grandparents.
- Communicate regularly with Boston DDS Children’s and Transition Coordinators.
- Conduct initial assessment through home visit; identify services and supports currently in place and unmet needs.
- Assist families in planning and assessing needs.
- Develop objectives, goals and timelines (Family Support Plan)
- Provide direct teaching/instruction to children and train parents/caregivers in implementation for carryover
- Provide appropriate information and referral
- Support to families in accessing those resources.
- Check in on progress of referrals.
- Collaborate with all service providers regarding implementation and coordination of services for the purpose of meeting plan goals and objectives.
- Appropriately and efficiently perform administrative tasks (e.g., progress notes, contact meeting notes, complete screening/assessment tools, applications for services).
- Assess families and take appropriate action in alignment with family support plan.
- Develops understanding of strengths and limitations of families served.
- Provides family intervention to identify and assist family with problem solving, crisis intervention, and other needs.
- Develops plans according to contract expectations.
- Collect pertinent program data
- Participate in all staff, team, and clinical meetings. Maintain clear, non-judgmental documentation in family files.
- Participate in IEP meetings with individuals, families, and other stakeholders.
- Complete a thorough and comprehensive exit summary for each family.
- Any additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field; social work, special education, or experience with developmental disabilities preferred
- Leadership and/or management experience preferred
- Knowledge of IEP process and documentation
- Current and valid driver’s license in the state of residence
- Must possess a safe, reliable, registered, insured, and inspected vehicle in order to transport individuals as needed/required
- Qualifying criminal background and driving record
- Professional oral and written communication skills.
- Approximately 20 hours per week as driven by operational needs
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
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