Essential Job Duties:
• Provide culturally competent home-based services, education, and support to enable children to stay in the home or be returned home safely after out-of-home placement; assist client families to acquire basic living skills such as parenting, household management, and emotional or behavioral regulation. Such services may include Family Engagement, Family Support, and Intensive Family Preservation.
• Work under the guidance of the Safety and In-Home Services Supervisor, and/or Coordinator as well as the Lead Agency Service Coordinator, and Health and Human Services (HHS) case managers and therapists.
• Provide services to the families in their own home or neutral locations at times that are convenient for them.
• Develop respectful relationships with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence.
• Respond to client referrals within 24 hours, and make initial face-to-face contact within 48 hours.
• Respond to emergencies to provide intensive crisis resolution; LFS Safety and In-Home Services Supervisor and/or Coordinator must be contacted as soon as practicable.
• Maintain on-going verbal and written contact with LFS staff, Lead Agency Service Coordinator, HHS case managers and/or referring therapist.
• Provide on-call services as needed.
• Participate in family team meetings.
• Analyze and make recommendations regarding individual cases.
• Facilitate services by arranging for or providing transportation.
• Complete home studies as assigned.
• Coordinate staff training and provide support to organization foster parents as requested.
• Provide accurate and timely progress notes, reports, documentation, assessments, service plans, genograms, ecomaps, aftercare plans, and discharge summaries in accordance with Agency policy and procedure.
• Submit billing and time sheet information according to Agency policy and procedure.
• Collect statistics and implement all Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) procedures.
Collaboration and Community Relations:
• Collaborate with other agencies, service providers, and informal supports to advocate on behalf of clients.
Professional Growth and Development
• Attend and participate in supervision and staff meetings as requested for the purpose of program planning and assessment, and personal and professional growth and development.
• Through individual reading, workshops, videotape presentations and case consultations, work to build support work skills to meet referral source expectations and provide the highest quality services.
• Attend required pre- and in-service training.
Professionalism and Confidentiality
• Keep all client names, information and other Agency business confidential.
• Guard Client confidentiality in waiting areas, during phone contact and in the handling of records.
• Maintain a positive, respectful demeanor on all contacts with staff and the public.
• Seek needed guidance in handling difficult client situations and establishing priorities for the job.
• Work to build positive, productive relationships with other staff.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in Social work or related field
• Minimum of one year of experience working with children and families
• Must be able to work evenings, nights and weekends
• Must be able to provide regular and predictable attendance
• Knowledge and experience in working with diverse populations and may include refugee or immigrant families
• Understanding of cultural values and beliefs of populations being served
• Bilingual (Spanish, Arabic, Nuer, or Dinka) skills preferred
• Experience with troubled families preferred
• Demonstrated decision making skills and competencies to work in crisis situations
• Possess good verbal/written communication skills
• Possess good organizational skills including the ability to prioritize a variety of changing, multi-task activities
• Valid vehicle operator license, proof of liability insurance and ability to drive for Agency business
• Commitment to the mission of Lutheran Family Services
|Date Posted||October 20, 2017|
|Date Closes||December 30, 2017|
|Located In||Fremont, NE|
|Function||Assist families by increasing their ability to maintain a safe and nurturing home for their children and to parent effectively. Provide support and education to parents and children by assisting clients in learning basic living and parenting skills.|
|Job Type||Full-time Employee|
|Compensation||Hourly Wage, $13.74 - $19.23, Based on Experience|
|Experience Level||Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)|
|Hours||40 hours per week|
|Desired Secondary Language Skill||Spanish|
|SOC Category||21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers|
|Address||124 S 24th St. Suite 220|
|City, State and Zip||Omaha, NE 68102|
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