Job Information

Organization: Hillside

Posting Start: 2024-03-05

Location: Buffalo, NY

Job Title: Permanency Specialist II

Posting End: 2024-06-30

A Brief Job Description:

We have a tremendous opportunity for a Permanency Specialist II at our Buffalo, NY location.

This is a Full Time position (40 hours) Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.  Some evenings and weekends are required.

The Permanency Specialist is responsible for individualized permanency planning, which includes the delivery of Family Finding services, where family and fictive kin will be sought and gathered to support youths’ legal, emotional and relational permanency. The person in this position will have continuous collaboration with family members, non-relative resources, County and community partners, Care Coordinators, and team members, with the purpose of urgently locating and engaging family members and other adults, in order to build a lifetime network of supportive, caring people for each youth and family.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess and address the permanency needs of children/youth.
  • Partner with individuals who want to provide permanency for children/youth.
  • Create a strength-based permanency plan that includes home time, identifying and coordinating potential permanency resources and other natural supports, recognizing gaps and needs, assessing results and providing on-going communication with the youth’s treatment team.
  • Active participation in agency Permanency Roundtables and serve as a Permanency Consultant to multidisciplinary treatment teams.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered for meeting the qualifications/requirements of the position. All candidates must have a valid NYS Driver’s License and must meet agency driving and insurance standards.

$18.36 Minimum Rate per hour, $27.54 Maximum Rate per hour, based on experience.

Hillside is committed to equal opportunities for all, supporting a diverse workforce, creating great opportunities for our Agency, our people, and to those whom we serve.  We offer a competitive benefits package to include very generous paid time off, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending account, 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match, paid holidays, and Employee Assistance Plan, just to name a few of the amazing benefits at Hillside!  You’ll be working with great people and great clientele where you can truly make a difference.  Apply online, get on board, and grow you career with us.  You’ll be so glad you did!


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