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SOCIAL WORKER II

YWCAMonday 9a-5p, Tuesday/Wednesday/ Thursday 12-8p and Friday 9a-5p

with flexibility to meet the needs of the program

Qualifications:

  • M.S.W.  Required
  • Must have prior experience working with children and adult survivors of domestic violence and addiction
  • Experience in utilizing therapeutic techniques from a trauma-informed, empowerment and strengths-based perspective
  • Residential experience preferred
  • Experience navigating the child protection system required
  • Experience working with diverse populations required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and working telephone
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and work evenings to meet the programs needs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with program case managers and DCF(as applicable) on family service planning that is strengths-based and participant-defined
  • Conduct ongoing safety planning with children and adults focusing on safety issues related to domestic violence and/or self-harm.
  • Complete assessment and intakes meeting  program’s deadlines
  • Provide ongoing coordination of therapeutic services for children and  adults and provide  support, assistance and advocacy
  • Work collaboratively with DCF, as applicable, on pre-reunification, transition, placement and transition to community stabilization for mothers and children including discharge planning.
  • Develop transition plans for all families in reunification stage in collaboration with mother, program and DCF.
  • Provide ongoing communication and maintain positive working relationship with DCF workers and their respective offices.
  • Provide brief and long term counseling to families at DVSS and in community to assist in reducing clinical symptoms and distress related to depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental heath challenges utilizing an eclectic therapeutic approach.
  • Develop and complete Individualized Support Plans, Quarterly Individualized Support Plans and Termination Summaries
  • Conduct groups using variety of curriculums: Northnode, KidsRights, Club Mom, Supportive Education for Children of Addicted Parents and Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery
  • Provide psycho-educational supportive groups on trauma and domestic violence and other topics relevant to program participant’s needs
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Facilitate and/or co-facilitate training around issues of domestic violence and children witnesses to domestic violence to staff and volunteers as needed
  • Complete proper documentation from individual counseling/group sessions including maintenance of files and input of services, intakes, assessments and safety plans into agencies Client Track system in a timely manner
  • Complete required documentation accurately, thoroughly and according to VOCA and confidentiality standards in an ethical and timely manner and compile quarterly VOCA data collection and submit to supervisor by VOCA’s predetermined due dates
  • Respond to all serious incidents including mental health emergencies and mandated reporting  and ensure proper agency procedures and guidelines are followed including documentation and prompt notification to appropriate state agency(s)
  • Assist staff in recognizing teachable moments in the program and engage them in effectively providing a therapeutic, supportive response to residents
  • Maintain regular communication with program staff, supervisors and Director of Supportive Services
  • Support positive residential environment and teamwork
  • Meet weekly to check-in with the Site Director at DVSS
  • Provide support and consultation when needed to interns providing VOCA contracted services
  • Communicate with the Director of Supportive Services any concerns of the services provided by interns in a timely manner unless it requires emergency response which then follow agency’s notification guidelines
  • Perform other related duties as needed

Location:  Springfield                    Salary:  $36,000

 Please e-mail resume/cover letter to:  jobs@ywworks.org

 Internal applicants must submit updated resumes with letters of interest.

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