To provide families with support, education and resources necessary to meet their goals and become self-sufficient.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Possess critical thinking skills to value strengths, but have the ability to identify areas of concern in order to help families to develop SMART goals, find solutions and work toward self sufficiency.
2. Work closely with Intake Coordinator and make initial contact to potential client within 24 hrs. when possible.
3. To schedule and conduct initial assessment, develop a service plan that is culturally sensitive and promotes self-determination for the family.
4. Extensive knowledge of local resources and network opportunities and willingness to collaborate with these agencies and individuals.
5. To assist and encourage families to advocate and coordinate (within their capacity) all needed services for themselves with the overall goal of achieving self-sufficiency.
6. To consistently and objectively re-evaluate service goals and adjust as needed.
7. To maintain all documentation required to be entered into CSWIS data system in a timely and detailed manner to ensure accurate outcomes.
8. To attend all Administration meetings and quarterly Child & Family Program PQI meetings.
• Works in site office 20% and in the community 80%.
• Ability to plan and organize case load of 12-16 clients into an effective and efficient 40 hr. work week.
• Traveling and overnight stays for training or meetings may be necessary.
Required-Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling or closely related human services discipline. Preferred-Master's degree in social work or closely related field or currently enrolled in social work program.
A minimum of lyr. experience working with children and their families
• A thorough understanding of the child welfare system.
• Excellent written and verbal communication and comprehension
• Complete and thorough knowledge of a variety of computer systems and programs as well as Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, Office and Power Point.
• Excellent conflict resolution competencies.
• Above average ability to teach concepts of TBRI and other skills to clients in a straightforward fashion.
• Above average ability to set goals and guide clients to a clear path for completion of them.
Must hold a valid driver's license, have and maintain a risk-free driving record. Must be willing to undergo initial and periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history, sexual offender, and child care/elder care disqualification list screenings. As requested, must submit fingerprints for review by the state of your employment and Federal Bureau of lnvestigation (FBI). Must undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical with the results showing no evidence of communicable disease.
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is a faith-based Christian organization. We provide Christ centered care and support to children and families in need. We strive to serve like Jesus. We meet our clients where they are and treat them with respect. We focus on our clients' strengths rather than their problems. And we encourage our clients to focus on their future rather than their past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know the love of God.