Position Summary: The Solution Based Casework (SBC) Case Planners assist parents/caregivers 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. Case Planners’ primary responsibilities are to make safety-focused assessments of child and family functioning, develop intervention plans, and help families activate change in their situations. This is a wonderful opportunity for an early career social worker to gain experience in a wide range of social work areas in a very supportive environment with a strong team culture. Clinical supervision is offered for those interested.
•Maintain an average caseload of 12 families with a minimum of 2 contacts/month, 1 being in the home. Visit to all families on caseload and all children seen each month.
•Complete all required documentation both SBC model and ACS.
•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.
•Receive training and certification in Solution Based Casework Model and provide services to families in adherence to model fidelity.
•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 and CONNX systems, and obtaining any other documents required by ACS, such as school records and medical records.
•Participate in weekly individual supervision and monthly group supervision, other professional development activities, including trainings and workshops.
•Schedule and participate in Family Team Conferences for all cases on caseload.
•Attend staff meetings as required.
•Participate in division events and core training at Children’s Aid.
•Complete required training hours through Work Force Institute (ACS).
•Other tasks assigned, and as necessary to support the program’s needs.
•Bachelor’s Degree OR Bachelor’s in Social Work required.
•Strong interest to learn Family Therapy theories and interventions from a systemically-oriented perspective.
•Commitment to working in a strengths-based framework with at-risk families and individuals.
•Self-starter: We are looking for highly motivated workers who will intervene actively and support families as needed while keeping an eye on how to build the client skills.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Ability to manage many tasks and respond to crises.
•Strong engagement skills and experience with children, teens, parents or families.
•Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.