Careers at Human Services Association
In-Home Outreach Counselor/FPAS Assessor - Family Services
Posted: May 25, 2022
JOB TITLE: In-Home Outreach Counselor/FPAS Assessor
PROGRAM: Family Preservation
STATUS: Full Time - Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor
HOURS PER WEEK: 40
Human Services Association requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.
• Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, conducts comprehensive assessments, case plans, provides in-home outreach counseling (intensive case management) and supplemental services (e.g., parenting, domestic violence etc.) for Family Preservation client families.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conducts comprehensive assessments for Family Preservation program clients, in collaboration with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and other stakeholders/organizations involved in the Multidisciplinary Case Planning Committee (MCPC).
• Conducts MCPC meetings and completes MCPC service plans as per program scope of work; monitors and re-evaluates progress made towards goals; makes adjustments and changes to goals as needed.
• Arranges program services and activities.
• Provides in-home outreach counseling visits and supplemental services (e.g., parenting, anger management, counseling, etc.).
• May complete Up-Front Assessments (training to be provided) if within scope.
• Substitute Adult Role Model (SARM) services may be provided as necessary/required
• Gathers contact and progress reports from all service providers involved in a case.
• Provides information and referral services and crisis intervention as needed to clients/families.
• Participates in case reviews and case consultation, as required/needed; makes case presentations.
• Adheres to child abuse reporting legal and ethical standards.
• Participates in peer review and Quality Assurance meetings as requested by Program Supervisor.
• Maintains client records daily and prepares progress reports, including billing and statistical information as per program/contract requirements.
• Attends department, agency, and community meetings, as assigned.
• Receives supervision from a licensed clinical social worker or marriage and family therapist.
• Domestic Violence 40-hour training preferred.
• Related duties, as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of child abuse risk factors such as domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues and/other factors that contribute to child abuse.
• Knowledge of parenting and child development preferred.
• Knowledge of social work standards and values.
• Ability to follow program and agency policies and procedures.
• Proven competency skills, as well as the ability to exercise independent and good judgment.
• Ability to work well under pressure.
• Good communication and organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to meet attendance standards and work additional hours as necessary.
• Maintain high level of confidentiality.
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to work effectively in a team setting.
• Preferred Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly desirable.
• Computer literate.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Education: Minimum – Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.
• Experience: Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in providing direct services to low-income and ethnically diverse clients; demonstrated skills in working with minority populations; direct services to families affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues and other trauma; and, provision of intensive case management to families.
• Some driving is required. Must provide own vehicle, valid California driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.
• Clean driving record.
• Negative tuberculosis screen (required).
• Must pass criminal background check via Live Scan (Fingerprinting).
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job or that an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The In-Home Outreach Worker’s work location is at the South Gate and Bell Gardens, CA offices with frequent travel throughout the region; the locations have moderate noise levels and are a non-smoking environment.
• Employee must climb up one flight of stairs or use elevator when in the Bell Gardens location and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
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