Provide intensive home-based family intervention, life skills education, and supportive services in order to preserve families, reduce the need for out of home placement, expedite the return of children to their families, and prevent the recurrence of abuse and neglect. Carry a caseload of two (2) families. Responsible for: regular visits with the family in their home or community for a period of 28 days, and not more than 42 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. Work a flexible schedule (including non-traditional hours) based on families’ needs. Providing services in the following counties: Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Wexford, Missaukee, Manistee and Benzie counties.
Responsible for developing and implementing therapeutic treatment plans with families that will assist them in resolving the issues that led to a referral to the child welfare system focusing primarily on substance use and co-occurring disorders. Use counseling techniques, community resources, concrete services, and family empowerment to assist the family in goal achievement. Communicate effectively with the local DHHS, courts, medical and education systems to advocate for the family. Responsible for regular visits with the family in their home, administer required assessments and survey instruments; writing and submitting treatment plans, service plans, safety plans and court reports; assist in the arrangement of aftercare services based on families’ needs for a caseload of up to 8 families. Works a flexible schedule (including non-traditional hours) based on families’ needs.