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Facilitator, 'Ohana Conferencing (Full-Time, Statewide)
Date Posted: 09/01/17

Job Description:
The ‘Ohana Conferencing Facilitator is responsible for maintaining a safe conference environment to enable strengths-based, solution focused family group decision making. ‘Ohana Conferences may include a wide variety of attendees including immediate and extended family members, social workers, community members and service providers. Facilitators should be well-versed in community resources including formal and informal networks of support. Facilitators’ duties also include, but may not be limited to, collecting and analyzing pre-conference information, pre-conference engagement with attendees, understanding the legal status and timelines of each assigned case, documentation of case notes, written summaries and report writing. Facilitators work as a part of a supportive ‘Ohana Conferencing team to ensure a strong foundation for safe and effective family decision making is provided for all conferences.

Education/Skills/Experience:
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a strong ability to write reports and correspondence in a timely manner. Must have the ability to speak and communicate clearly and effectively before groups. Must have valid driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle abstract, and access to an insured vehicle. Must maintain an ethical, responsible and professional attitude and demeanor under all circumstances in person, by phone, e-mail and correspondence, in order to effectively and efficiently engage and maintain working relationships with families, professionals and youth who are undergoing complex and crisis situations. Individual with experience working with families whose children have been harmed or threatened with harm and in facilitation and/or mediation, preferred. Individual with culturally relevant training and/or experience specific to the community served, preferred. Team player with a positive attitude and the ability to interact with all levels of the organization. Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and maturity. Committed to quality and performance improvement. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in person and on the phone are required for this position. Ability to be proficient with computer use including keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets and database manipulation. Must be flexible with work schedule, pending the need to deliver services outside the normal work shift. Hours may include weekend and evening hours. Required to travel to the neighbor island for Conferences. Conferences are held in all parts of every island, in churches, libraries, and other community locations.Successful criminal and child abuse and neglect background clearance as required by state regulations for those who work with children and families in the Child Welfare System.