The Family Engagement Specialist works on critical issues of permanency for children and youth in the Child Welfare and Probation systems, with the goal of enhacing long term permanency and family connection outcomes.  This job engages family members, friends and other supportive adults so that foster youth will have “lifelong” permanent connections.  The Family Engagement Specialist supports the goal of ensuring youth have concurrent plans which foster relationships with the safest natural support option available; this can include reunification of children with their parents or caregivers, as well as working with the famiy to enhance connections with relatives and other natural supports.