Completes initial and ongoing assessments by gathering information from, children and their families, and collaterals.
Responsible for initial contact of children and subsequent placement.
Researches and recommends possible relative placements, giving them priority, whenever viable.
Facilitates and coordinates family meetings.
Develops and implements case plans and permanency goals with children and families, ensuring that goals are reached within established time frames.
Determines and recommends which services are needed for the child and family, including mental health, drug and alcohol services, respite care and supervised or unsupervised visitations/interactions.
Assists families to establish a support network of family, kinship, and community.
Preparing families and/or children for moves, reunification or other appropriate permanency goals.
Provides intervention for children and families in crisis situations.
Ability to work with the court system and follow court protocols including appropriate business attire.
Assesses ongoing case plan goals and recommends reunification, termination of parental rights or other permanency options.
Completes reports for court, participates in court participates in court proceedings, including testifying, and makes sure court orders are followed.
Completes and maintains written documentation in child/family's case record accurately and within established time frames.
Supports kinship and foster families to maintain placements and help children work toward permanency.
If child's permanency goal becomes adoption, complete necessary documents to assist in the adoption process.
Participates in supervisory and team meetings, sharing pertinent information about children/families' progress, critical trends, barriers and solutions to achieving outcomes; and relationships with other agencies/communities.
Participates in monthly supervision.
Works collaboratively and provides guidance to family support workers assigned.
Supervises and transports children and families as needed.
Reports critical incidents to DHHS.
Implements Saint Francis policies and follows directives as required. Follows and adheres to all pertinent Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), rules, personnel policies and procedures; related accreditation and licensure standards; and federal, state and local rules, statutes, regulations, and contractual terms.
Is knowledgeable of and follows all safety procedures.
Reports unusual incidents through appropriate Risk Management, clinical and safety channels.
Ensures clients' rights are protected.
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