Note: This Position is projected to be re-classed as a Clinical Social Work Position
Effective July 1, 2021
The primary purpose of this position is to provide brief therapeutic engagement while building a helping relationship with children up to age 18, young adults, and their adult parents involved with the Child Welfare program. The therapeutic goal is to help the family resolve issues (especially behavioral based) that put a child(ren)’s safety and well-being at risk by helping the family implement a sustainable safety plan and safety support network. This clinician will carry a caseload of CPS In-Home Cases. Social worker will utilize clinical assessments and evaluate and diagnose mental disorders as part of case assessment. Social worker will collaborate closely with internal clinical treatment supervisor and clinical social workers on therapy planning for children and caretakers in their caseload. This position will not provide outpatient therapy but will coordinate closely with internal and external therapists. The agency’s focus is on evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention models. Clinician will apply clinical knowledge and skills to the in-home social worker intervention process. Social worker will practice the Signs of Safety as part of the agency’s practice model. Establishment and maintenance of appropriate boundaries is required. Effective communication skills are essential. Requires the ability to work effectively in a teamwork setting and maintain a cooperative and effective working relationship with team members, community professionals, and agency leaders. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation. Must be able to demonstrate intermediate level of personal computer skills.