SUMMARY Responsible for the provision of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and case management services to the families enrolled in a therapeutic child care setting for abused and neglected children who are 1 month to 5 years. The Case Managers also assist the Program Director in the administration of the center.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Accept, screen and determine appropriateness of referrals. Help to determine child's assignment to the appropriate developmental treatment group.
Complete initial in-home family intake meeting at entrance; complete comprehensive assessment and determine diagnosis.
Develop individual treatment goals for assigned cases and assume responsibility for communicating this information to the appropriate program staff, family, DSHS and other service providers.
Work with DSHS in the development and implementation of an individual treatment plan for assigned cases, including on-going communication of critical case events and 90-day treatment reviews.
Assist and/or complete monthly home visits which may include transporting children in case manager's vehicle utilizing appropriate car seats.
Provide direct treatment services to assigned cases, including case management, parenting instruction, parent discussion group, crisis intervention, coordination of interdisciplinary team meetings, in-home support services, referral and advocacy, court testimony, and therapy.
Maintain complete documentation of the permanent family case record, including assessments, flow notes, Individual Treatment Plan, court reports, DCFS monthly progress reports, and discharge summaries.
Ensure timely collection of statistical information for external funding sources and program evaluation.
Ensure compliance with all applicable agency contracts.
Carry an individual play therapy case load and participate in quarterly agency play therapy meetings.
Participate in scheduled quarterly consult meetings.
In conjunction with the Program Director and Supervisor, provide support and supervision to program staff as needed; including participation in case review, staff, administrative and other team meetings.
Participate in defined special projects within the agency.
Responsible to stay current by attending conferences, courses, seminars and reading journals and periodicals.
Assume responsibility for the administration of the center in the Program Director's absence.
Responsible to comply with the agency's policy and procedure regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or closely related field; or equivalent combination of experience and education from an accredited program. Preference will be given to individuals experienced in case work with disadvantaged or dysfunctional families from a variety of cultural backgrounds and those with experience in working with preschool children.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Valid WDL and a safe driving record with access to an insured vehicle. Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Independent Clinical Social Worker; or Marriage & Family Therapist. Must train to become Family Resource Coordinator.
Successful candidate must obtain portable background check through Washington DEL at their own cost.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Individual must be able to go to clients homes for intakes and monthly home visits.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work environment includes client homes.
How to apply
Send Resume and Cover letter to:
Childhaven Human Resources 316 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 206-382-3303
Childhaven Human Resources
316 Broadway, Seattle, WA, 98122, US