Social Worker- Father Project

Position Purpose:
Position exists to provide case management services targeted toward fathers in overcoming the barriers that prevent them from supporting their children economically and emotionally. Primary goal is on engaging fathers to support the father/child relationship. The position collaborates with stakeholders and service providers to address community needs and resources while advocating for fathers to enhance parent self-sufficiency, increase protective factors, reduce risk factors for children and their families, and ultimately enrich child and family safety, well-being and stability.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

1. Conduct client assessments that should include identification of barriers such as housing, employment, and any other social or emotional challenges that interfere in their ability to maintain a supportive father/child relationship and well-being.

2. Develop a case plan, in consultation with each father, which would address the barriers, risk factors, and needs identified in the assessment.

3. Responsible for maintaining up-to-date client files as well as providing appropriate written reports as assigned by the Program Supervisor.

4. Become a certified facilitator of the Meld-Parents as Teachers curriculum and providing facilitation during weekly parent groups.

5. Collaborate with community providers.

6. Plan and attend monthly father/child interaction activities.

7. Present to various community organizations about Father Project and father involvement in children’s lives.

8. Complete all related documentation and data entry as directed by the Program Supervisor. Assist with outcome tracking and reporting.



Other duties and responsibilities:

1. Attend trainings and other meetings as directed.

2. Work a schedule that is responsive to client availability, which include evening hours on a regular basis.

3. Attend training seminars or conferences to improve skill levels, and studies appropriate literature in the field.

4. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Supervisory responsibility:
No direct supervisory responsibility

Qualifications:

Training and Experience:
MN Social Work license or license eligibility is required and relevant experience in working with families.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Possess the ability to work effectively with diverse populations; to work within a team environment; effectively communicate with colleagues, co-workers and clients. Must possess computer literacy.

Special Requirements:
Must have a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation to use for work purposes. Willingness and ability to work additional time if needed in crisis situations and deadlines.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to regularly talk, hear, sit, and perform keystrokes to enter data entry with reasonable speed to ensure work is completed. Requires physical ability to routinely handle normal office materials and tools including frequently filing, lifting and reaching; ability to move throughout office areas and clients’ private homes to complete work assignments.

Work environment:
Regular exposure to normal office and private home environments. Occasional exposure to home environments that include smoking and pets. Ability to drive in inclement weather.