To facilitate and follow the movement of children through the permanency process including the provision of crisis management and supportive social work to CUA Case Managers and resource parents to effect permanency and avoid placement disruptions. To provide, in concert with CUA Case Managers and under the direction of the CUA Team Leader, the services required by children and families engaged in the adoption process.
Key job tasks/duties/responsibilities of the Life Skills Coach
1. Function as part of the larger CUA team responsible for achieving the target goals of improving safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families.
2. Provide home and community life skills education and intervention services to children, youth, and their caregivers toward ensuring family stabilization, reunification, or other permanency.
3. Make use of the Casey Life Skills assessment in preparing the youth for successful transition to adulthood.
4. Teach and coach youth to understand and perform life skills related to self-care, housing and money management, work and study skills, career and education planning, relationship, communication, and daily living skills.
5. Work with parents and caregivers who may have cognitive limitations, physical or emotional disabilities, or any combination of these.
6. Participate in Family Team Conferences when necessary.
7. Attend Court Hearings as needed but never in lieu of the CUA CM.
8. Document any activity they have performed within the timeframe outlined by the Intervention Supervisor within the appropriate section of ECMS unless subcontracted in which case using the CUA-prescribed form.
9. Conduct regularly scheduled visits to assigned families and to establish and maintain a trusting relationship with families using a strengths-based approach.
10. Meet with the supervisor to evaluate family status, parent-child progress and to discuss strategies for improving outcomes.
11. Complete all paper work in compliance with program requirements.
12. Work as part of the CUA Support Team toward achieving the objectives as established in the Single Case Plan (SCP).
13. Facilitate safe case closure for in home service cases.
14. Facilitate reunification or other permanency by:
15. Attend staff meetings in order to contribute to program issues and update on agency issues.
16. Attend scheduled in-service training in order to develop professional skills. Maintain required training hours for each fiscal year
17. Facilitate the Summer Work Ready curriculum
18. Perform other duties that support the mission of APM and the CUA program.