Coord Family Services - Grade 61

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This title exists in Corrections and Community Supervision, Dept of and has approximately 1 positions.

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Salary Information for Coord Family Services
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Coord Family Services 61 $90,931 $114,940

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Job Duties

COORDINATOR OF FAMILY SERVICES:  Assist in the development and implementation of facility visiting room standards for operation and monitor facility adherence.  Utilize knowledge obtained through on-site visits to facilities and recommendations provided in task force report.  Develop uniform procedures, guidelines, and standards for all visiting rooms and visiting centers.  Perform initial on-site visits to facilities to provide necessary explanations to staff, survey the status of facility compliance, and discuss any problems which are occurring.  Serve as the Director of Ministerial, Family, and Volunteer Services’ representative in interacting with facility staff up through the Deputy Superintendent level (Program Services and Security) to resolve problems relating to the visiting room/visiting center standards for operation.  Coordinate necessary activities to assist in resolving problems which cross division lines between Program Services and Security Services.  Keep the Director fully informed relative to any major problems which may be occurring, allowing for appropriate and timely intervention at the Director’s level where necessary.  Provide a central administrative liaison for existing and planned for facility children’s centers associated with the inmate visiting program, establishing and maintaining contact with facility staff, inmate workers, and local community volunteer’s resource people. Perform on-site visits to facilities to monitor visiting rooms/visiting centers and to analyze the types of programs being provided, the effectiveness of the programs, and the types of enhancements which are needed to increase the effectiveness of the programs.  Based upon the analysis of existing facility family programs, develop recommendations for the Director concerning needed improvements in the programs and recommendations for standards, policies, and guidelines to govern day care activities.
Meet with facility staff and inmate workers involved with running visitor centers activities to explain standards, policies, and guidelines relating to the program.
Recruit community support for the visitor centers programs, such as attempting to recruit volunteers to assist in staffing programs.  Provide direction to the facilities in how to recruit community support for the programs, such as through religious obligations.
Oversee Family Reunion activities, especially in the context of integration with family visiting and family counseling.  Review existing mechanisms for evaluating inmate eligibility for the Family Reunion Program, analyze their effectiveness, and develop recommendations for both improving and expanding inmate participation.  Review recommendations from facility family reunion staff relative to the benefits to be derived by individual inmates through participation in the Family Reunion Program, as evidenced by counseling interview findings and such inmates’ and their families’ positive family visiting experiences.  Assist the Director in making decisions relative to approving or disapproving applications to participate in the Family Reunion Program, performing necessary research to substantiate recommendations.  Assist in coordinating family visiting needs, such as transportation, housing, and security clearances, for families participating in the Family Reunion Program.  Administer the Family Visiting Bus Program which operates from a base of operations in New York City and Albany.  Establish schedule and ensure that initial scheduling and essential revisions are adhered to.  Resolve scheduling difficulties incurred in the transportation of individual families.  Implement necessary measures to deal with problems such as bus breakdowns, making necessary contacts to alleviate inconveniences to families, inmates, and facility staff.  Coordinate the processing of billings relating to the Bus Program, referring major problems to the Director.  Supervise subordinate staff.

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