To provide intensive clinical case management services for families affected by parental and/or child mental health and/or substance abuse, trauma, or intimate partner violence issues that place the family at risk of foster care placement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assess and refer children/individual/families to supportive and concrete services, housing, financial assistance, education, substance use, mental health, medical, immigration, legal, etc.
• Provide case planning, assessment, crisis intervention, establish goals and objectives and counseling services for families who have a child at risk of Foster Care placement.
• Conduct assessments of families within 30 days of intake and reviewed review and update in 6months after intake.
• Participate and attend all ACS, OCFS, Agency and Model Developer trainings as requested or required.
• Provide crisis intervention and counseling services to children, teens, individuals and families.
• Collaborate with program case aide in supporting families in obtaining resources, support services, and advocacy assistance.
• Collaborate with ACS to monitor compliance with mandated services, and family attendance of court hearings.
• Collaborate with ACS legal team to assure all service needs are being addressed by families.
• Document and maintains all mandated tracking logs/excel sheets, case record electronic systems, and document in a timely manner.
• Complete all program required paperwork, i.e., Progress Notes, Program Family Assessments, Family Assessment Service Plans (FASPs), and other reporting requirements.
• Request, participate, facilitate and or attended, conferences, meetings internal or external to the agency.
• Assist individuals and families in developing services plans addressing safety, stabilization, substance use, mental health, domestic violence, from a harm reduction approach.
• Participate in weekly Supervision, with a planned agenda on family case issues to discuss· Implement Quality Assurance data to drive case practice and improve performance and achieve outcomes.
• Monitor and obtain information on the child/ren school placement and educational performance.
• Monitor and obtain information on the family’s medical needs, including compliance with periodic physicals and immunizations.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
- Excellent verbal and communication skills.
- Bi-Lingual is required, (Spanish or Russian)
- Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation
- Bachelor’s required, MSW. preferred.
- At least two years child welfare and counseling experience preferred.
- Due to the nature of the work environment work hours will be based on needs of program and may vary.
- Our Agency operates in 2 locations: Staten Island and Brooklyn. In rare occasions you may be temporarily transferred to either site to meet program needs.
- Perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned within scope of position.