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New York FarmNet supports farm families and agricultural businesses by providing both financial and personal consulting to improve the farm business and family communications. New York FarmNet is actively recruiting for temporary NY FarmNet Consultants.
The areas we would like to recruit for personal consultants are in Western New York.
Key responsibilities for this position consist of:
Provide prompt responsesto phone messages or e-mails so cases can be assigned in a timely manner. Consultants will provide timely response to case assignments. The family is to be contacted by phone within 24 hours of the case assignment so as to obtain preliminary information and arrange for face-to-face meeting as deemed necessary by the consultant.
Provide farm family consultation with families to make an initial assessment, assist in identifying problems, assist in identifying and prioritizing solutions based on the needs of the farm family, and assist in developing and enacting an "Action Plan". Skills required are active listening, motivational interviewing, and needs/problem assessment.
Facilitate Networking is encouraged and includes but is not limited to appropriate local agencies and resources that can assist the family in carrying out their alternative solutions and decisions. Included is the FarmNet office, cooperative extension, nutritionists, county mental health offices, primary care physicians, department of social services, and local counseling agencies.
Maintain records of services provided including obtaining a consent form as provided by the FarmNet office from the farm family on the first visit. Anyone over the age of 18 who is working with the consultant must sign the form. In the case of long term cases, or re-opened cases this form must be updated annually. Also, timely and accurate case entries into the FarmNet database must be accomplished as well as other reporting from cases as required by FarmNet office staff.
Training and professional development is provided by FarmNet and organizes 2-3 in-service training sessions a year - generally in March, July, and November. Consultants are required to attend these sessions. Consultants are expected to also seek out and participate in professional development opportunities related to their responsibilities, with consultation and approval of NY FarmNet office staff.
NY FarmNet outreach is an important component of the position. Occasionally consultants may be offered opportunities to provide program outreach - such as hosting a booth at a farm show, making a brief program presentation at a local agency or business, or collaborating with agriservice on making a workshop presentation. Support and Supervision is provided by the NY FarmNet office staff. Consultants are encouraged to contact the office and other consultants when assistance and/or information is needed. Consultants are encouraged to make use of the FarmNet extensive resource library. Direct supervision is provided by the Executive Director of FarmNet.
Duration of appointment is annual with a reappointment on July 1st based on job performance approval and funding availability.
Compensation for financial consultants is hourly as casual employees of Cornell University and are subject to the rules and regulations of Cornell Payroll. Pay is competitive and must average less than 20 hours per week. An independent consultant option is available for those who qualify.
* Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance are not provided for this position.
The farm family consultant position requires an M.S.W, masters in counseling, or equivalent degree/certification.
Significant, successful experience working with clients on communications skills, interpersonal relationships, goal setting, and/or addiction, family, and mental health counseling.
Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and ability to learn data entry into the FarmNet database are also required.
Strong communication skills are critical for success in this position.
A valid driver's license and ability to travel are required.
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