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Family Advocate

Responsibilities
Responsible for providing advocacy, case management and family support services to children and their families. Assists with entitlements, linkages, and collaborates and advocates with systems involved with the client. Works under general direction. Education: Bachelors degree in social work, health and human services or a related field preferred. Two or more years of equivalent and relevant experience in a social service agency OR an equivalent combination of the education and experience preferred. Experience: Minimum of one year of experience in a mental health or social service setting with emphasis on family support services and/or family psycho-education required. Bilingual skills may be required as determined by operational needs.

ABOUT US

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organizations, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost-effective health care in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, health plan members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. On any given day, VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, home health aides and other professionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to approximately 40,000 individuals in our care helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.