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  • Family Engagement Worker

    Job Locations US-NJ-Eatontown
    Posted Date 6 days ago(10/9/2018 5:51 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1145
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Professional
  • Overview

    Coordinates and provides visitation services for DCP&P referred families. Develop (with the family) an Engagement Plan, which identifies strengths, needs and collateral services for each family. Additionally, the plan will include all appropriate psycho/educational interventions the staff and family will complete.

    Responsibilities

    • Maintain an active caseload of 5-6 families with a minimum of 60 hours of direct face-to-face contact per month. Part time employees will have a prorated number of families and direct face-to-face contact hours depending on number of hours worked
    • Contact referral source and client within 5 business days of receipt of referral
    • Available a minimum of 3 evenings per week.
    • Establish visit parameters with all parties involved
    • In concert with the family, create a Family Engagement Plan that addresses strengths, needs and intervention strategies
    • Engage the client in a cooperative problem solving, utilizing empathy and good listening skills
    • Provide parenting support and case management for families when appropriate
    • Complete the identified interventions
    • Provide transportation to family members who require it as per DCP&P caseworker
    • Supervise visits according to level of supervision required by DCP&P caseworker, the exception being emergency bathroom breaks
    • Conduct the required number of direct contact hours with assigned cases
    • Document activity and interaction between family members during visits and provide copies to DCP&P caseworkers within 5 business days of visit
    • Complete program paperwork in a timely manner including end-of-month paperwork, weekly schedules, vehicle log/maintenance, expense forms, and evaluation forms
    • Complete all record keeping according to COA and DCF standards
    • Compile and transmit all required progress reports and termination summaries
    • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with referring Agency liaisons, personnel and community agencies involved in the treatment process for each family in order to ensure coordination of treatment and promote positive program functioning
    • Attend and participate in weekly team meetings. Attend all mandatory trainings.
    • Participate in all DCF and YMCA meetings
    • Maintain a safe driving record
    • Report any abuse/concern of abuse immediately to a live person at DCP&P or police.
    • Abide by proper car seat laws, rules and regulations
    • Insure assigned vehicle has routine maintenance, updated registration and insurance
    • Contribute time and effort towards a Strong Kids activity
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the Electronic Health Record.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related human service field
    • 1-2 years’ experience working with children and families
    • Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
    • Must be physically able to lift small children and car seats
    • Demonstrated high level of cultural competence, sensitivity and responsiveness
    • A safe driving record

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