Youth and Family Services Manager
The Youth & Family Services Manager (YFSM) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) responsible for the development, oversight, coordination, delivery, and clinical leadership for Healing Tree programming and services at all Dempsey Center sites. This includes the planning, implementation and evaluation of programming and services for youth and families impacted by cancer based on evidence-based practice, as well as the needs and interests of clients as identified through ongoing assessment and evaluation. The YFSM will be responsible for conducting outreach and providing reliable information pertaining to the psychosocial needs of youth and families affected by cancer to clients, professionals, staff and the community at large. This role also involves the direct provision of clinical mental health services to youth and their families, including counseling, consultation, developing and leading support groups and support/skill building workshops. In addition to youth and family clients, a small adult counseling caseload may be carried (up to 20% of total caseload) as client volume and organizational need dictates. The YFSM will report quarterly data and be responsible for procuring relevant research for grant writing purposes specific to the Healing Tree programs and services. The YFSM also provides guidance and direction to all direct services staff regarding the psychosocial aspects of the cancer, cancer treatment, and bereavement impact on youth and families, offering consultation and debriefing sessions as needed. The Youth & Family Services Manager functions as an active member of the Dempsey Center Management team, providing a psychosocial perspective specifically related to the provision of services to youth to policy and program development.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES.