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Case Planner BA (Safe Way Forward)
Position Summary: The Case Planner will assist parents/caregivers who have been impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV) in addressing any barriers to their children’s health, safety, and well-being, so that families can stabilize, strengthen, and reduce the need for future involvement with the child welfare system. The Case Planner’s primary responsibilities are to make safety-focused assessments of child and family functioning, develop intervention plans, and help families to activate change in their situations. Clinical supervision is offered for those interested.
•Maintain a caseload of 8-10 families with a minimum of two contacts per month, one being in the home, and visit all children and families on the caseload each month;
•Provide services including family and individual therapy; advocacy (public assistance, child support, housing, and school systems); educational monitoring; parenting support and general case management services;
•Collaborate with and refer to appropriate service providers for case coordination;
•Be responsible for maintaining up-to-date progress notes, completing Family Assessment and Service Plans, inputting contact data into PROMIS system, and obtaining any other documents required by ACS, such as school and medical records; • Participate in weekly individual supervision and monthly group supervision, and other professional development activities, including training and workshops;
•Schedule and participate in Family Team Conferences for all cases on caseload;
•Provide case management, advocacy and referral services within the legal, housing, public benefits and child welfare systems as needed;
•Assist clients in filing applications/claims for NYS Office of Victim Services compensation and applying for financial assistance through the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund;
•Attend bimonthly staff meetings;
•Perform other duties as needed.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field required.
•Ability to carry high-risk and complicated cases.
•Ability to provide direct clinical/counseling services, both in home and in the office.
•Interest to learn Family Therapy theories and interventions from a system-oriented perspective.
•Strong engagement skills and experience working with children, teens, parents, or families.
•Commitment to working in a strengths-based framework with at-risk families and youth.
•Self-starter, motivated, and willing to intervene actively and support families as needed.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Ability to manage many tasks and respond to crises.
•Ability to work flexible hours on weekdays.
•Bilingual in Spanish/English fluency preferred.
Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 003327
Children's Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
Posted on 04/10/19; CVMHA ID #12739