Old Fashion Family Services, is comprised of foster and adoptive parents, social workers and ordinary individuals who understand, life happens. Old Fashion Family Services is cognizant of how individuals grow and mature during the different stages of their lives. We understand, the person you were in your past, is not the person you are today. Here at Old Fashion Family Services, we look at the individual not the circumstances. We've all made mistakes and we all have regrets, but life goes on. The people we encounter throughout our lives will either help us or hinder us. Old Fashion Family Sevices, is here to help.
“During our lives, we all begin as caterpillars. It is through nurturing, guidance and support we emerge from our cocoons, butterflies”
Majunga Ray Watts
Sitting and observing as her foster children visited with their mother in a cramped, cluttered and unorganized room, Majunga Ray felt a sadness in her heart, "how can any family rebuild in a space so depressing". It was at that moment, Majunga Ray knew what needed to be done. Majunga Ray set out to create a space that "resembled home", somewhere familiar, somewhere a child could forget about their sadness and a parent could find some sense of normalcy in their journey to restore hope in their children, rebuild their families and learn to forgive themselves.
The purpose of supervised visitation is to ensure that parents have an opportunity to maintain contact and rebuild relationships with their children in a structured environment that is both safe and comfortable. These individualized services are designed to address identified safety threats, risks and required behavioral changes
Old Fashion Family Services has created a space that is more than a visiting site, parents and their children can engage in arts and crafts, prepare meals and desserts or enjoy time alone in a private family room with games, books and toys. The possibilities are endless!
"Treat Me Like a Potato....Because Everybody Loves a Potato”
What is a Life Coach: A life coach is a type of wellness professional who helps people make progress in their lives in order to attain greater fulfillment. Life coaches aid their clients in improving their relationships, careers, and day-to-day struggles. A life coach partners with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential.
What a Life Coach Can Do for You: One of the main benefits of working with a life coach is the ability to gain a fresh, informed perspective on problems that you face. In addition to offering new insight into challenges, a life coach can help you to zero in on negative patterns that could be standing in the way of your success. A good coach can recognize when you get stuck, and help you regain motivation.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health issue (such as feelings of hopelessness, difficulty concentrating, sleep disruption, and mood disturbance), it’s crucial to consult a mental health professional as soon as possible.
*A life coach is not a therapist and does not treat any type of mental health condition.
The purpose of crisis intervention is to reduce the intensity of an individual's emotional, mental, physical and behavioral reactions to a crisis and to help individuals return to their level of functioning before the crisis. Old Fashion Family Services goal is to help individuals develop new coping skills and eliminate ineffective ways of coping, such as withdrawal and isolation. In this way, the individual is better equipped to cope with future difficulties.
Our parent support program was established to assist parents in introducing new ways to teach, play and discipline their children. Old Fashion Family Services understands that not all parents, parent the same and each family is unique. Old Fashion Family Services is here as an aide to help guide change, not judge a family’s ability. Our parent support program elicits methods used by The Nurturing Parent.
Our housing assistance program is designed to help parents create and understand a working budget designed around their income, housing and family needs. Old Fashion Staff members goal is to help promote self-advocacy, giving individuals the tools they'll need when communicating with landlords, neighbors and school systems on behalf of their children and family.
Our, "Old Fashion" Mentoring program consists of a long-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of the individuals we mentor. Our "Old Fashion" mentors become a source of wisdom, teaching, and support.
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Title: Supervised Visitation Worker (SVW)
Job Description/Field: Social Work
General Summary: Supervised Visitation Worker (SVW) supervise and document observed interactions and conversations between parent and child, ensuring the safety and well-being of all children. SVW is responsible for intervening and re-directing parents if policies are not being followed onsite, during community visits or in-home visits. SVW also provides services such as transportation for children to and from family interactions, throughout Milwaukee County and surrounding counties.
Minimum Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Required
This job description is meant to capture the essential functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of miscellaneous duties and responsibilities that may be requested in the performance of this job.
Position: Team members have the ability to work up to 40 hours. Minimum required hours are 30 per week.
Pay: $11.00-12.00/hour based on experience
Interested applicants must submit their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org when applying. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
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