Parsons’ Prevention Program offers clinical and case management services to families with children ages 0-18 who are at risk of foster care placement or who are already in placement with the need for reunification or alternative permanency planning. The goals of the program are to prevent placement, shorten lengths of stay for those children already in placement, and ensure a permanency plan is in place for all children at the time of discharge.
The program’s process of working with the families is consistent with the Agency’s mission. The expectation is that all staff, including psychologists and psychiatrists, can assist families in their own homes and at times that are convenient for the family. Many of the families served would not receive clinical services if they needed to rely on traditional clinic hours; they also lack transportation to get to clinics.
While many families are ordered to receive services by Family Court, the staff are trained to work to engage families to formulate their own goals and treatment plans; the approach is strength based and respectful of families’ space, time, and goals.
Specific duties include the following:
Maintain a caseload of ten families and meet with each family weekly.
Rapidly engage and sustain engagement of families throughout course of treatment.
Assess individual(s) and family(s) including use of assessment tools, as appropriate to the position.
Identify and discuss the strengths, risk factors and service needs which impact the health and safety of the client/family.
Develop with the family and other service providers mutually agreed upon treatment goals, as well as the methods to achieve goals.
Schedule and facilitate Family Team Meetings and other service plan reviews to assess progress and identify any needed modifications to treatment planning.
Provide therapeutic services to children and families using differential treatment modalities, as appropriate to the position.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, case managers and collaterals.
Provide advocacy, case management, and referral services as indicated.
Complete all paperwork in a timely manner
Masters degree in social work, mental health counseling or equivalent from a graduate school program that is registered by the NYS Department of Education as licensure-qualifying.
0 - 2 years of Post-Masters experience required
Valid NYS driver's license and access to vehicle required
This position provides the supervison, scope of practice and setting to qualify as experience towards an LMHC or LCSW in New York State.