Social Work - In Home - Families Together Building Solutions Direct Worker

US-MI-Kentwood
Job ID
2017-2842
Category
Social Work/Counseling
Type
Full-Time
Shift
1st
Travel
50-100%
Schedule
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Includes availability for emergencies and special needs, including some nights, weekends and holidays

Overview

Provide moderately-intensive, solution-focused, home-based family intervention, life skills education, and supportive services in order to prevent to prevent crisis situations that could threaten family stability and lead to removal.  Carries a caseload of up to (8) families.  Responsible for: regular visits with the family in their home or community for a period of 90 days, and not more than 180 days;  performing required assessments; writing and submitting service plans, safety plans and progress reports; providing concrete assistance and referrals based on the individual needs of each family.  Works a flexible schedule (including non-traditional hours) based on families’ needs. 

Responsibilities

 

  • Adheres to Families Together Building Solutions Pathways to Potential (Saginaw) or Families Together Building Solutions models of service by using solution-focused interventions (such as complimenting, interviewing as intervention, positive reframing and exception finding to engage family members).
  • Establish solution-focused, behaviorally specific goals in collaboration with the family and referring worker.
  • Provide and assist families in obtaining concrete services, such as housing, transportation, house cleaning, etc.
  • Provide skills training, including but not limited to parenting and communication.
  • Maintain contact with the referring worker to address the progress and circumstances of each case.
  • Make collateral contacts including but not limited to: medical care, teachers, utility companies, mental health providers. Assist family to network with community resources.
  • Prepare reports (service plans, progress reports, termination summaries, goal sheets, weekly plans, time sheets. closure letters, etc.) within appropriate time lines.
  • Prepare and present each individual case to be staffed weekly in group consultation; prepare for and meet individually with supervisor bi-weekly. Seek ongoing informal supervision as needed.
  • Prepare and present each case for a termination meeting with the contractor, recommending follow-up as appropriated.
  • Provide twenty-four (24) hour availability to clients and a flexible work schedule.
  • Transport clients in your own vehicle.

 

Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human service field 
Experience working with children and families

 

**Keywords:  Wellspring Lutheran Services, Children & Families, Family Preservation, Social Work, Human Services, Community Support Initiatives, In Home, Kentwood**

 

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