Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a human service related field
Valid Michigan driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier;
Meet State “Good Moral Character” guidelines;
Experience with trauma based clinical interventions and in working with survivors of abuse and neglect is highly preferred.
|Required Skills & Abilities:
Ability to assess on a verbal and nonverbal basis with children, families, community partners, and school personnel;
Ability to develop and implement weekly treatment goals and strategies to improve the functioning of the children;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, children, families, other agencies, and individuals associated with the Agency;
Current working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
Physical ability to stand and/or walk up to 8 hours per shift, to frequently lift, carry, and/or push 25 pounds, to occasionally lift, carry and/or push up to 100 pounds; and to bend, reach, stretch, twist, turn, climb, kneel, crouch, grasp and crawl.
|Essential Skills & Duties:
Responsible for working with other staff, school staff, families, and others to implement, monitor, and revise weekly treatment goals and strategies;
Responsible for leading weekly life skills related groups;
Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of activities and progress of assigned cases;
Responsible for compiling, organizing, and preparing written reports and other written documents;
Responsible for presenting case materials at internal planning meetings, court hearings, foster care reviews, and other assigned meetings;
Responsible for approving and arranging parent and family contacts, supervised visits and home visits;
Responsible for case management of children assigned;
Provide consultation and case notes with appropriate court personnel and outside sources, i.e., CASA, to evaluate the appropriateness of court intervention;
Provide guidance and support to children as they transition from one school and integrate into a new school;
| Coordinate special education services and assessments;
Actively monitor and maintain school progress for youth who miss school by intervening accordingly by obtaining school assignments;
Provide advocacy and service planning for youth that are expelled;
Responsible for working with treatment and residential teams in children’s living center;
Maintain ongoing communication with prospective foster care and adoption families to monitor services and progress;
Assist families in meeting mandated services and court requirements for reunification;
Organize and maintain case notes, assessments, case summaries, case records, and other related records; and
Responsible for teaching, modeling, practicing, supporting and articulating the agency’s Circle of Courage strength-based program philosophy.
Please Note: all other duties may be assigned by the Director of Clinical and/or Director Children Services.