The Social Worker at The Sydelle will carry a caseload of approximately 22 individuals and families. The Social Worker’s role is to help clients to build full and satisfying lives by achieving goals that are meaningful to them. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Use a Person-Centered approach to help clients set goals, identify interests, and address concerns.
- Help clients to explore interest and involvement in employment, education, volunteering, and other adult role activities.
- Be a source of non-judgmental support.
- Help clients to identify positive ways of spending time.
- Get to know clients and their psychosocial history in order to provide strategic interventions and services.
- Help clients to understand and proactively address diagnoses (medical, psychiatric, substance abuse, etc).
- Use psycho-educational techniques to help clients understand and adhere to mediation regimens, as well as advocate with their providers.
- Regularly assess risk factors for violence against self or others, and respond appropriately according to policy guidelines.
- Regularly coordinate care with all collateral contacts, including but not limited to family, providers, ACS and APS, Schools, etc.
- For family clients, maintain a strengths-based perspective to engage all members of the family in order to help improve family functioning.
The Social Worker serves on a team and is responsible for actively engaging in the program as a learner, culture-creator, and leader, The Social Worker will participate in and contribute to a program culture that is client-centered, outcome-oriented and dedicated to continuous quality improvement. The Social Worker is also expected to understand and support the management activities that ensure the good functioning of the team and the program as a whole. They may also be expected to provide oversight and support to their team in the absence of the team leader. The Social Worker may be assigned additional responsibilities.