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Case Associate in Brooklyn at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 9/6/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Brooklyn
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/6/2018

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Case Planner works with the entire family in evidenced based or non-evidenced based model programs.  The Case Planner makes safety-focused assessments of the child and family, and provides counseling services, advocacy and refers for concrete services to help stabilize the environment, improve family well-being, and to reduce the future need for child welfare involvement.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Advocate for cultural racial, gender equity and diversity; utilize families’ cultural values and strengths

  • Empower families to solve their own problems

  • Collaborate with communities to provide resources for families

  • Use empathy as an engagement tool

  • Push to get work done timely

  • Use supervision as a vehicle for guidance and support

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assess and address any safety and risk concerns related to children’s health, safety and well-being.

  • Evaluate living conditions of clients through home base contacts.

  • Provide supportive case work counseling to children and family members.

  • Identify and provide access to specific concrete services and community resources, when necessary or requested

  • Collaborate with external resources in the family’s ecology e.g. school, medical provider, mental health providers, CPS worker, probation, extended family and community members, etc.

  • May conduct specialized groups for children, adolescents, parents, etc.

  • Attend conferences at ACS offices and other community based meetings.

  • Complete weekly progress notes in CONNECTIONS and enter data into PROMIS

  • Complete and update timely Family Assessment Service Plan Reports (FASP).

  • Attend ACS and JB trainings as required.

  • Carry caseload size as identified by program service model.

  • Assess and refer children and families to supportive and concrete services, i.e. mental health, substance abuse, housing, financial assistance, legal, etc.

  • Participates in internal and external continuous quality improvement projects.

  • Monitor children regarding their medical needs, such as compliance with periodic physicals and immunizations

  • Participate in Family Team Conferences (FTCs).

  • Performs outreach to communities and establish linkages with other groups, individuals or organizations which may be helpful to clients.

  • Complete agency internal Incident Reports in Alltrac system.

  • Assess level of interactions of all family members in household including other adults frequenting the home.

  • Make report to State Central Registry when required.

  • Identify and monitor high risk families on caseload who are at high risk of abuse, neglect and further system involvement.

  • Maintain the case records consistent with JBFCS and ACS standards.

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED

BA or Masters level degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject. Travel in the community and home-based work. Evening hours are required, on occasion.