Job title: In-Home Safety Services Community Worker / Truancy Liaison
Company: Professional Services Group, Inc
Job description: PSG/CIP is a multi-service community-based social services organization that fulfills its mission of helping individuals and families to achieve their greatest potential through dynamic, cost effective and innovative programming responsive to the needs of diverse communities.
WHY WORK FOR PSG/CIP?
- Be part of a great team that is passionate and dedicated to making a difference in the community!
- Opportunities for advancement
- Professional development trainings
- Great work-life balance
- Competitive benefits package, including: paid time off and company holidays; health, vision, dental, and life insurance; short and long term disability; 401k and profit sharing
The In-Home Safety Services Community Worker works with families referred from the Winnebago County Child Protective Services units to maintain safety in homes where children are at risk for removal. In addition, this position provides services to youth who have been re-unified with their family after being placed in residential treatment, foster care or treatment foster care. The position also provides services to youth and families involved with Youth Justice services.
As a Truancy Liaison, you will serve as a liaison to middle and high school aged youth who are at-risk for truancy, academic failure, delinquency, gang involvement, and alcohol and drug abuse.
SCHEDULE: Work from home/remote two dates a week!
The hours of work for this position are varied. This position is expected to work some evening and weekend hours to accommodate the needs of the program.
SALARY: $18.00 an hour. Plus a $1,000 sign-on bonus!
- Interview and evaluate clients to complete intake
- Evaluate youth and families for treatment needs and refer to appropriate resources.
- Analyze client situations, capabilities, and problems to determine services required to control safety threats.
- Formulate, implement, evaluate and review safety assessments and plans.
- Exercise judgment to intervene as an advocate for clients in emergency and crisis situations.
- Act as an on-call resource to evaluate and determine necessary responses in de-escalating crisis situations with youth and families.
- Conduct face-to-face contact with families, per program standards, to ensure safety and cooperation with safety plan.
- Complete all required paperwork/documentation, per program standards.
- Attend all required staffings.
- Provide timely client updates to other involved employees/agencies.
- Formulate, implement, evaluate and review individual client treatment plans; including support and assistance with school assignments.
- Monitor client behavior and school achievement by conducting in-school checks minimally on a weekly basis.
- Provide assistance to school personnel and students as determined by Winnebago County worker and program supervisor and report client behavior and achievements.
- Update parents/guardians on client progress and provide problem solving interactions.
- Prepare reports and discharge summaries per program standards.
- Provide supervision and support to youth during school breaks and throughout summer programming.
- Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
- Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related field.
- Must be CPR certified.
- One year experience working with at-risk youth and families preferred.
Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status
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Expected salary: $18 per hour
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Job date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:20:55 GMT