Position exists to provide case management services and skills training targeting families with children experiencing severe emotional disturbance. Primary goals will assist in removing barriers to sound decision making; aid in the seeking of proper resources; facilitate enhanced choices; and other activities. The position will seek to increase protective factors, reduce risk factors for children and their families and seek to increase child and family safety and enhance child and family well being.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
1.Develop an assessment to identify the emotional, physical, social, and educational needs of the child and the supports necessary for the family within the context of family, school, and the larger community to enhance child well-being in compliance with Minnesota State Statute.
2.Develop an Individual Family Community Support Plan (IFCSP), in consultation, with each family that would address the barriers, risk factors, needs identified, and develop goals , including a crisis plan, family support, and referral assistance
3.Provide direct service consistent with the IFCSP and needs of the child. Coordinate services with family, community, school, therapeutic foster homes, and other resources in the community. Coordinate internal services as needed.
4.Complete required documentation for Targeted Case Management billing purposes as appropriate in the client’s electronic health record in a timely manner.
5.Complete all related documentation as directed. Documents all services contacts into SSIS in a timely manner including face to face contacts, collateral and networking contacts, correspondence, and maintains the case records in accordance with the agency and regulatory standards and requirements.
Other duties and responsibilities:
1.Attend supervisory sessions and other meetings as directed in accordance with Minnesota State Statutes.
2.Work a schedule that is responsive to client availability, which may include evening hours on a regular basis.
3.Attend training seminars or conferences to improve skill levels, and studies appropriate literature in the field.
Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in social work, licensed or licensed eligible required. Desire previous human service experience working with children and families.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of family centered case management and principles of social work practice are required. Possess the ability to work effectively with diverse populations, to work within a team environment, and effectively communicate with colleagues, co-workers, clients, and referral sources. Knowledge of children’s mental health issues desired. Must possess computer literacy.
Must have a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation to use for work purposes. Willingness and ability to work additional time if needed to meet crises and deadlines.
Must be able to regularly talk, hear, sit, and perform keystrokes to enter data 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.
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.
To be considered a formal applicant, a completed application is necessary and a cover letter and resume is suggested. You may apply on-line or in person. An application may be filed from our website www.familyservicerochester.org or mailed to Family Service Rochester, 4600 18th Ave NW; Rochester, MN 55901. EOE