Allies for Every Child (formerly Westside Children's Center) contracts with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to protect at-risk children and strengthen families. Families are either referred to us by DCFS or by the probation department for abuse or neglect, or come to us through other community partners. The In-Home Outreach Counselor is responsible to promote and facilitate high quality in-home and clinical case management services for Allies' Family Preservation clients. The position works collegially with all program staff.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
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, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ensure the physical safety and well-being of the children in the Family Preservation Program
Provide in-home situational counseling and clinical case management services to clients based upon the approved service plan
Collaborate with other professionals on the case, including DCFS, Probation and mental health
Document and communicate clients’ progress, strengths and needs in a timely and accurate manner through all necessary reports
Utilize computerized system, Family Assessment Functioning Tool (FAF), to document progress and outcomes
Attend and participate in MCPCs (Multidisciplinary Case Planning Conference) and coordinate participants’ attendance
Provide client linkage to needed resources/services and follow-up to ensure successful outcome of identified needs
Perform Up-front Assessments focusing on substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health concerns as needed
Conduct comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments, including DSM-5 diagnosis and treatment recommendations using the Behavioral Severity Assessment Program (BSAP)
Demonstrate flexibility and provide support to other Allies programs as requested, including servicing a limited number of Prevention and Aftercare cases
Complete all documentation for program evaluation and outcome measures
Submit all written materials to supervisor for co-signature
Adhere to all legal, ethical, and professional practice standards including: consulting with supervisor before making a child abuse report, communicating with an attorney, or taking action in any situation involving clinical, legal or ethical decisions
Attend DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) Child and Family Team meetings as requested
Attend and participate in group supervision, meetings and trainings
Evening hours are required
Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency's and the program's mission statements.
In accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
FOR CONSIDERATION: Send cover letter AND resume