Family & Children Services
  • Coldwater, MI, USA
  • 31,200
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401k Match


SUMMARY

Provides direct in-home services to families referred by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) workers where abuse or neglect has been investigated or investigated and substantiated.  Services are directed at keeping the family intact and avoiding further abuse or neglect by teaching parenting skills, home management, nutrition and coping skills or accelerate the early return home of youth in out-of-home placement.  Services also include intensive individualized parent coaching during supervised family visits  for parents whose child(ren) have been in out of home placement to receive increased supportive services in preparation for, and after each visit. 

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides in-home education and support for families specifically referred for either Parent Aid or Supportive Visitation services.
  • Teaches families parenting skills, home management skills, coping skills, and skills for living or Coach/mentor parent during supervised parenting time and utilize the Nurturing Parent curriculum to promote parenting skills and age appropriate developmental intervention.
  • Accepts and manages referrals from DHHS to maintain yearly number of units.
  • Conducts Assessments and writes Service Plans, Progress Reports, and a Termination Report for all cases for Parent Aid cases.
  • Develops visitation Time plan and goals and weekly action plans, and completes Parenting time Observation Logs weekly for Supportive Visitation families. 
  • Writes case notes and completes other documentation on all cases with files at least 98% complete at all times and available upon request.
  • Attends Agency mandated trainings and other program trainings as required.
  • Works flexible schedule with some non-traditional hours (evenings, weekends, holidays) to accommodate family schedule.
  • Transports clients as needed.
  • Communicate with the referring worker at least monthly through telephone contact, written reports and attendance at Family Team Meetings. 
  • Collaborates with community organizations to access goods and services for clients.
  • This position will be knowledgeable about and actively support 1) culturally competent, recovery-based practices; 2) person-centered planning as a shared decision making process with the individual, who defines his/her own life goals and is assisted in developing a unique path toward those goals; and 3) a trauma informed culture to aid individuals in their recovery process.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to travel to all areas within Calhoun and/or Branch Counties.   Must be able to transport clients in own vehicle.  A small percentage of home visits may need to be made in the evening, on weekends, or holidays.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a related Human Service field is required. Experience working with families is highly preferred.

 

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