Family Engagement Specialist $21.98/hr

Primary Responsibilities include:

·  Support families through personal experience parenting a child with special needs to reduce isolation and enhance their ability to care for their child at home.

·  Facilitate ongoing parent support groups, workshops, parenting classes and activities.

·  Provide services to waitlisted families and Nassau County residents, engage them in services prior to enrollment.

·  Assist Department Supervisor in planning, creating, and scheduling of workshops and Family Engagement Events.

·  Assist Nassau County clients who telephone, are referred to, or walk-in to the program in need of parent support and mental health resources.

·  Assist Departmental Supervisor with monthly Family Center reporting requirements.

·  Adhere to all agency guidelines and funding regulations including the timely submission of work.


·  High school diploma or GED required; college degree preferred.

·  Must have parented a child with special needs. One-year professional experience working with children with an emotional disturbance preferred.

·  Must demonstrate a knowledge of community resources, mental health diagnoses/symptoms and suicide prevention/ assessment.

·  Family Peer Advocate Credential (FPA) required or attained within the first year of employment.

·  Must maintain mandated Reporter Certification.

·  Valid New York State driver's license with a safe and responsible driving history; A properly registered and insured vehicle to regularly travel from one worksite to another.


·  35 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

·  Hours will vary to accommodate evening support groups or activities. 


  • Medical, dental, life, supplemental life, STD/LTD insurance, and employer contributed pension.
  • Accessibility to other voluntary benefits such as TDA, flexible spending account, AFLAC cancer care and personal accident insurance.
  • 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal days, 12 holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.

All positions at FCA are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.