This position is responsible for providing up front services to families that face allegations of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. The position ensures safety and permanency and promotes family preservation by providing families with comprehensive services and linking them with community support systems to divert them from entering the system of care and supervision.
•Assesses and identifies needs of families as referred by the sheriff’s office CPID and/or CMO responsible for giving resources and referrals to families as indicated by assessing needs; includes: referrals for entitlements and services including child care, Medicaid, ASO funds, mental health referrals, housing, transportation, other entitlements as defined by federal, state, local, and judiciary requirements.
•Works closely with Child Protective Investigators and Case Management Organizations to assist relatives so children can remain with family and prevent them from entering the circuit’s System of Care.
•Partners with Child Protective Investigators and Case Management Organizations to divert clients from entering the circuit’s System of Care.
•Communicates on a consistent basis with the CPID and/or CMO on progress of clients.
•Attends community meetings as assigned.
A.Education – Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field required.
B.Experience - Requires a minimum of three years child welfare experience.
C.Skills - Experience with customer service and multi-task office setting. Have administrative abilities and be detail oriented. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to work independently and utilize initiative, ability to meet deadlines.
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