Family Worker- Family Reunification Program

US-MI-Bay City
Job ID
2017-2983
Category
Social Work/Counseling
Type
Full-Time
Shift
1st
Travel
50-100%
Schedule
Monday - Friday; 24/7 availability for emergencies and special need; including some nights, weekends and holidays

Overview

Provide intensive home-based family interventions, life skills education, and supportive services in order to preserve families, transition children home from out of home placement and prevent the recurrence of abuse and neglect to children. Carry a caseload of up to 6 families. Support the implementation of the family treatment plan by engaging in activities to assist the family in goal achievement. Responsible for: regular visits with the family in their home or community for a period of 4-6 months; Work in conjunction with the Team Leader to write and submit service plans, safety plans and progress reports. Provide concrete assistance and referrals based on the individual needs of the family. Work a flexible schedule including twenty-four (24) hour/7 days a week availability to assist with client emergencies and specific needs.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Adhere to the Family Reunification Program model of service (strength-based, solution focused approach)
  • Work with a Team Leader to implement the family treatment plan Provide skills training, including but not limited to; parental resilience, social connections and concrete support, child development, social and emotional competence of children, nurturing and attachment and infant safe sleep
  • Provide support, brief counseling and crisis interventions for families
  • Provide and assist families in obtaining concrete services, such as housing, transportation, home maintenance and repair, etc.
  • Refer families/make collateral contacts to community services including but not limited to: Early On, domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse counseling based on the needs of the family
  • Prepare safety plans, case notes, time sheets, etc, assist Team Leader with reports (service plans, progress reports, termination summaries, letters, etc) within the appropriate time frame
  • Plan, develop, and coordinate quarterly workshop ideas and quarterly family activities with the FRP team
  • Document the use of solution-focused interviewing techniques and positive, empowering, strength-based language in communication with the family
  • Maintain face to face contact with families according to the contract defined frequency and the individual needs of each family by keeping a flexible work schedule and providing twenty-four (24) hour/7 days a week availability
  • Complete follow-up evaluations of families at 6 and 12 months in the specified time frame
  • Transport clients in your own vehicle

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human service field
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Access to a personal vehicle with liability insurance for work use at all times
  • Maintain a personal cell phone for client contact (partially reimbursed through agency stipend)

**Keywords:   Wellspring Lutheran Services, Clare, Children & Families, Family Preservation, Social Work, Families, In Home, Baycity**

 

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