Leake and Watts Services

  • Crisis Intervention Specialist

    Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/19/2018 2:11 PM)
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  • Overview

    Address immediate Foster/Adoptive parent crisis. Provide support to Foster/Adoptive parents to improve communication between the child and teens in their care. Stabilize foster home placements and help prevent reoccurring child trauma.


    • Address all calls from foster parents in crisis.
    • Make initial/follow up home visits to distressed foster parents to stabilize the home and prevent placement disruptions.
    • Facilitate case conferences to diffuse crisis situations and attend Family Team Conferences (FTC) on problematic cases.
    • Facilitate open and ongoing communication between foster parents, youth in their homes, family foster care staff.
    • Facilitate Parent to Parent meetings
    • Assist Case Planners with assigned tasks.
    • On- call 24 hours
    • Other related duties assigned by supervisor.


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Demonstrate conceptual understanding of developmentally appropriate behaviors for children and adolescents
    • Knowledge of child welfare system
    • Knowledge of Crisis intervention skills/techniques and childhood trauma.
    • Highly organized, efficient, and capable of navigating often unstructured and changing environment.
    • Computer Proficient. Knowledge of Connections preferred
    • Must be able to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.
    • NYS Driver’s License preferred
    • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus


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