La Verne, CA 91750
Phone: (909) 596-5921
Fax: (909) 596-7583
We have an opening for a social worker/case manager with our Transitional Housing Program plus Foster Care.
A Master’s degree in a Behavioral Science from an accredited college or university OR possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a Behavioral Science from an accredited college or university AND a minimum of two (2) years full-time experience in a public or private social services setting working with teenage or transition age youth ages 16-25, and meet the criteria of the Department of Social Services (DSS) for an exception. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and good driving record.
Brief Summary of Duties:
Each staff carries a caseload of up to 12 THP+FC youth. Responsible for, but not limited to, the following: Evaluation and assessment of the eligible youth for participation in the THP+FC program. Supervises the placement of the participants in the THP+FC unit. Develops and updates the needs and services plan of the THP+FC participants. Provides support services to the THP+FC participants.
Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
1. Ensure that all participants complete orientation and understand the commitments they are making by agreeing to participate in the program.
2. Work with the Project Manager and county staff to receive and review referrals, determine eligibility for the program, and determine needs of the potential participant.
3. Conduct a pre-placement orientation and interview with each potential participant, request information regarding any known or suspected dangerous behavior of the referred participant, and review and ensure that all necessary paperwork is in order for enrollment.
4. Schedule a pre-placement site visit for the potential participant if he/she agrees to consider admission to the program, notify the County Worker if it is determined that the potential participant would be suitable and whether or not he/she agrees to enroll in the program, and admit those participants who are eligible, choose to enroll, and are approved by the county.
5. For all participants who enroll, complete the Move-In Agreement, Furniture/Appliance Inventory Form, Unit Verification Form, Orientation Checklist, review of agency policies/procedures/rules, review of THP+FC requirements, review of DCFS Grievance/Appeals Process, review of required supportive services/trainings, and obtain participant signature on all forms.
6. Assess each participant enrolled within seven (7) days of admission and every twelve (12) months thereafter, using the Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment. Incorporate the assessment into the participant’s goals and training.
7. Complete the Personal/Household Item Inventory with each participant to assess needs at the time of move-in and provide the participants with the needed items.
8. Make sure that each participant receives their allotted monthly bus pass and monthly monetary provisions.
9. Assist each participant with developing a TILP within seven (7) days of admission and help the participant actively pursue the goals of their TILP. Revise the TILP as needed and inform the County Worker of changes affecting their address, living circumstances, education, career, and training programs.
10. Conduct weekly face-to-face visits with each participant and additional visits as needed to help ensure that the participant is following through with their TILP.
11. Ensure that each participant is aware of the available services and how to access them, including crisis intervention and support, child care, and medical and dental services.
12. Ensure that each participant is employed, or employed and attending school.
13. Provide regular and on-going activities/training to participants in the required areas.
14. Ensure that all participant files are well maintained and up-to-date with all required paperwork and documentation.
15. Respond to participant needs/grievances in a timely manner and work toward positive solutions.
Pay Range: $18.50 - $24.98 DOE
Deadline to apply: December 13, 2013
The Parent Partner serves as an equal member of the mental health treatment and is a parent who has first-hand experience navigating the public child serving agencies (DCFS/DMH/Probation) and raising a child with mental health challenges. The Parent Partner will focus on increasing confidence and competence in parenting skills, increasing the parent’s/caregivers knowledge to better navigate systems and partner with services providers, and empower the parent to develop sustainable, natural support networks after formal service delivery has ended. Community Based Services are offered in the client’s home.
Must be bilingual English/Spanish. Have a current California driver’s license and good driving record. Good computer skills able to work in Microsoft word and excel. Applicant must have first-hand experience navigating the public child serving agencies (DCFS/DMH/Probation) as a parent with a child with a Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED).
Pay Rate: $13.59/hour and up based on education and direct experience.