Family Action Meeting (FAM) Coordinator – Northern Region DCFS

  • Full Time
  • Utah
  • From $25.90 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: From $25.90 an hour

State of Utah

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Job Description



If you have a social work background, an active Social Service Worker or a closely related license with the State of Utah and a passion to work with children and families, the Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) is the place for you.

DCFS is looking for a Family Action Meeting (FAM) Coordinator who will be part of a team responsible to implement the new Family Action Meeting process in the area of the DCFS Northern Region. The employee will develop and maintain quality professional working relationships, collaborate to ensure best practices for families served, work closely with DCFS employees to coordinate efforts and ensure the FAM process is followed to fidelity, which may include mentoring and teaching others about their role in the process. The employee also will work directly with families at the onset of DCFS involvement to widen the family support circle to strengthen family voice in decision making.

The FAM Coordinator will be working with families primarily in the DCFS Northern Region. This includes locations around these cities: Bountiful, Clearfield, Ogden, Brigham City and Logan. You may also work with families in other areas of Utah depending upon the needs of DCFS. Most meetings are conducted virtually. However, some travel may be expected. Coordinators will be supervised through a centralized FAM supervisor located at the DCFS State Office in Salt Lake City.

This position is open to telework options.

Pay starts at $25.90.

Principal DutiesAbility to work cooperatively and professionally with DCFS case managers, DCFS supervisors, community partners, legal partners, etc
Interact with families and their wider circle in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and compassion
Maintain the core values of FAM, which include a child belongs to a wider family system that both nurtures them and is responsible for them, the family group is the context for child welfare and child protection resolutions, and inclusion creates safety, etc.
Provide effective mentoring and direct feedback
Good knowledge of group dynamics, Child development and family dynamics
Committed to including voice of children/youth and families as part of our service planning and delivery
Demonstrate neutrality when facilitating meetings and preparing family and their supports for the meeting
Monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, organizations and processes to make improvements
Demonstrate organizational skills and ability to use time effectively
Effective use of google sheets, google docs, google calendar, google meets, and other virtual platforms
Delivers presentations, stand up training, and/or instruction to staff, management, community partners, legal partners, etc.
Able to work with families outside traditional work hours
Able to work with families across the state and across DCFS Regions

Ideal Candidate:
The model candidate:Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field
Has an active Social Service Worker or a higher, related license (Certified Social Worker, LCSW, etc.) with the State of Utah.
Has at least three years of DCFS casework experience.
Candidates without SSW licensure and/or with fewer years of experience may be considered dependent upon business needs.
Preference may be given for:Preference may be given to applicants having an SSW license and a minimum of 3 years of DCFS casework experience.
Experience in facilitating team meetings
Experience with conflict resolution
Why You Should Join Our Team
Become an integral part of a Utah Division working together to keep children safe and strengthen families in our communities. Experience a sense of achievement for a job well done and enjoy work life balance! We offer great health benefits and retirement plans, generous paid time off, and a balanced work schedule to afford quality time spent with your family. Click here to see what makes working for the State of Utah awesome: Compensation & Benefits.

The Agency
Contribute to our communities and proactively support the Division of Child and Family Services by helping us keep children safe and strengthen families. DCFS CLICK HERE

Supplemental Information
Travel required; you may be required to use your personal vehicle to perform the duties of this position; approved mileage is reimbursable through State Finance..

DCFS job offers are contingent upon passing a Background Screening Application (BSA).

Physical Requirements: Moderate – Some of the work performed requires some physical exertion. You may be required to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend; crouch; stoop; stretch; reach; lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.), e.g. lifting a small child in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.

Working Conditions: Some special risks which may require the use of special safety precautions such as entering clients homes, maybe working around contagious diseases, for example, parasitic infections caused by head lice, bed bugs, scabies, etc. or chemicals, illegal substances, etc.