Care Coordinator
Eckerd Youth Alternatives - Spencer, IA

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Care Coordinator Spencer


Provide youth with supervision and services in coordination with family, facility-based staff, the community, and the Child Welfare System with the goal of successful reunification of the youth.

• Provide home visitation and family support services to children and families referred from DHS Agency worker.
• Provide direct services to assigned clients. This requires the ability to:
o Ensure safe, legal transportation for self and others.
o Meet at times and places convenient and appropriate to client needs, and be accessible by phone.
o Effectively assess child and family needs, behavior and progress.
o Provide services to assure the safety of family members.
o Assure Children who are safely maintained within their families receive appropriate services;
o Assure Children who are in out-of-home placement and the goal is reunification with their family or placement with a relative receive appropriate services and,
o Assure Children for whom the goal is to achieve or maintain alternative permanent family connections, including placement in an adoptive or guardianship arrangement receive appropriate services, and taking mediation.
o Assist in implementing transition plans for older youth moving toward adulthood.
• Conducts client/family interviews to obtain information for case summaries and histories, prepares assessments, social histories, service plans, case records, referral summaries and financial information as directed.
• Maintains face-to-face, phone and written contacts with clients, families and providers regarding client well being, treatment progress and casework plans.
• Assesses client work/employment and living situations; provides information and advice to clients on available programs and services.
• Evaluates reports of child or dependent adult abuse; assesses strengths/needs of clients and recommends service interventions.
• Performs outreach activities gathering and evaluating information regarding clients or programs, developing an assistance or treatment program, and coordinating activities with relevant community agencies, as directed.
• Communicate with DHS worker.
• Develop and implement an Eckerd Individual Family Service Plan based on the DHS Agency Safety Plan and/or Family Case Plan with each family participating in Safety Plan and Family Safety, Risk and Permanency Services.
• Use the North Carolina Family Assessment Survey-R to determine child and family needs.
• Based upon the NCFAS and the Family Safety Plan or Agency Family Case Plan Provide any or all of the following services to or on behalf of children and families:
o Safety checks and supervision activities.
o Activities to arrange for respite care and/or protective child care assistance.
o Activities to monitor and ensure that a parent is keeping their mental health or substance abuse treatment appointments and taking required medication.
o Activities to inspect and monitor the safety of the home environment.
o Family Functional Assessment.
o Visitation planning and supervision of visitation.
o Crisis intervention responses.
o Family functioning interventions.
o Family reunification services and activities.
o Concurrent and permanency planning service.
o Coordinate and facilitate client referrals to appropriate community resources.
o Household management assistance and instruction.
o Transportation assistance.
o Activities to secure concrete supports.
o Individualized case-specific services.
• Use specified Eckerd Family Engagement model and parenting curriculum with families in the program based on needs identified.
• Teach child development and parenting skills.
• Prepare and submit reports as required.
• Participate actively as a member of the Family Team or Dream Team Meetings.
• Attend Meetings with the Court, School and other agencies, and meetings with the Agency Work on behalf of the child and/or family.
Position Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a human services field is required. Human Services is defined by a degree in the following fields: Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Human Services, Criminal Justice, Counseling, Family Therapy, Family Services, Family Studies, Child & Family Services, Human Relations, Chemical Dependency Counselor Program, or Nursing. At least two years of full time paid or volunteer experience providing social casework, therapy, or skill development services to children or families; supervision of children; and other experiences providing direct care to children and families. This also includes experience in providing foster care, child care services to children, family centered supervision, and supervision in scouts and other youth activities where basic and social skills are taught. It does not include experience in a setting where the purpose of the service provided is to teach academic skills or activities engaged in as part of a practicum or internship for academic credit.
Eckerd is a drug-free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. Eckerd utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.

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Eckerd Youth Alternatives (EYA) provides early intervention and prevention, wilderness education, residential and day treatment, and...