Family Worker

US-NY-Brooklyn
3 weeks ago(1/3/2018 1:56 PM)
Job ID
2017-1065
# of Openings
1
Category
Other

Overview

The Family Worker /Social Worker provides a wide range of services and supports to youth and their families while you are residing in a Limited Secure Placement (LSP) facility in Brooklyn. This LSP is a 20 bed program for adjudicated youth. Limited Secure Placement is part of a groundbreaking initiative to provide services and supports for juvenile justice involved youth in residential placement facilities closer to their families, communities and schools.

The Family Worker provides a range of services to youth and families where there are behavior problems such as delinquency, chemical dependency, uncontrollability, runaway, or truancy involving the youth. Focus will be on assisting families overcome problems they are experiencing which may have resulted in the Juvenile Court intervention. The Family Worker with parents /care taker, youth and LSP staff coordinates to facilitate needed changes regarding the youth and family.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

Determines and addresses needed family interventions and supports, and make referrals to appropriate services inter –agency and community based

  • Meet all LSP family related case management requirements
  • Conducts home assessments and mandated supervised home visits
  • Maintains communication with casework and youth counselor staff
  • Assist with the development of treatment and discharge plans with LSP team, youth, and family
  • Coordinate with aftercare services
  • Participates in service plan conferences
  • Participates in staff meetings, multi-disciplinary meetings, and planning meetings
  • Prepares for and testifies in court, preliminary hearings, multi-disciplinary team meetings, family partnership meetings.
  • Participates in home and community passes. Supervising both the youth and family interaction and assessing readiness for home.
  • Oversees and plans family night and other family related events in the facility
  • Coordinates home and facility visits
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner
  • Weekend and evening hours required
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

Qualification:

  • MSW or equivalent human services degree (preferred) with documented experience in family engagement and treatment - LMSW preferred.
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Current and Clean driver’s license
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus

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