Primary Responsibilities: Maintain regular contacts and visits with families to work on family's goals. Accompany clients to community services as appropriate. Assess risk to children.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Participate in intake assessment process, when appropriate.
• Maintain regular contact with family with frequency agreed with supervisor.
• Assess family using Maternal Depression Scale and Ages and Stages.
• Establish and maintain professional relationship with families using family centered, strength-based approach while providing supportive services.
• With the family, set and accomplish goals to alleviate stress interfering with positive parent-child relationship, i.e. assist parent in use of services and resources, medical, mental health, housing, income supplement, D&A, etc.
• Provide support, counseling around child care, parent behaviors, help parent(s) increase ability to problem-solve, advocate for self and children.
• Communicate concerns about child safety promptly to supervisor.
• Complete paperwork accurately and on time. Enter demographic data on each family and progress notes in the DHS Family Partnership database, at least twice weekly.
• Be available to families after office hours on an emergency basis. Serve in the on-call rotation as established by Network.
• Meet weekly in supervision with program supervisor.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
• Meet agency expectations.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have normal visual/auditory abilities (with corrective devices if needed). The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, and walk; use hands, reach with hands and arms; have periods of prolonged sitting and use of computer and video display terminal, and the employee must occasionally lift or move up to 40 pounds. Command of the English language required. Ability to make visits to clients' homes.
All Family Support Services employees are expected to demonstrate the following:
• Punctuality and good attendance.
• Solid interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work well with others.
• Well organized with attention to detail.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Ability to initiate work and work independently when necessary.
• Ability to use supervision constructively.
• Ability to exercise good judgement. Skills and Knowledge:
• Experience in working with children birth to five years of age and their families living in urban communities.
• Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of community resources.
• Good writing and organizational skills.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in social work or related human services field and relevant experience.
Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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