• BA Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Family Life Education/Ecology, Counseling, or Human Services from an accredited college or university.
• Valid Michigan drivers license with a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier
• Meet State “Good Moral Character” guidelines
• Ability to work flexible hours
• 6 months of experience working with children
Essential Duties may Include:
• Responsible for assessing children and families for developing psychosocial treatment plans.
• Responsible for assisting with and implementing treatment goals and strategies to improve the functioning of the children and families.
• Responsible for working with other Whaley staff, school staff, families and others to implement, monitor and revise treatment plans and strategies.
• Developing and facilitating psycho-educational treatment groups three to five times per week and submitting group lists to the Clinical Supervisor bi-monthly.
• Responsible for regularly completing activities to maintain a “household” including cooking, cleaning, shopping, transporting, yard work, etc.
• Responsible for working with birth parents, extended family, foster/adoptive parents, referral agencies, and others in accordance with treatment plans, visitation schedules, court orders, etc.
• Responsible for managing physically aggressive youth
• Responsible for presenting case materials at internal planning meetings and other assigned meetings.
• Responsible for facilitating family milieu contacts and documenting them.
• Responsible for supervision of the children.
• Responsible for assisting children with daily living activities.
• Responsible for planning, organizing, communicating, implementing and monitoring recreational activities.
• Responsible for maintaining written records and logs regarding the behavior, activities, and status of children.
• Responsible for the administration of medications as prescribed by medical professionals and directed by the nurse.
• Responsible for attendance at milieu team meetings and counselor supervision sessions.
• Responsible for de-escalating angry children, physically guiding children needing assistance, and physically restraining children who are aggressive towards themselves or others.
• Responsible for teaching, modeling, practicing, supporting and articulating the agency’s Circle of Courage Strength Based Program philosophy and Learning Organization Management Model.