Sexually Abusive Youth Case Manager Job Opening
Sexually Abusive Youth Case Manager
Family Service Society, Inc• Marion, Indiana
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or Criminal Justice/Criminology or related field.
Knowledge of family-based service delivery, child abuse/neglect, child and adult development, general understanding of sexually abusive juvenile cognitive and behavioral patterns, and community resources available to strengthen healthy role functioning. Ability to work as a team member and help clients with accountability to develop self-care as well as supporting the primary goal of maintaining community safety. Able to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Skill in working directly towards achieving community safety, family preservation, reunification and family support goals in the natural environment of the family or current placement and with referral agencies.
Demonstrated success in working with families and children at risk of out-placement and/or who need reunification services and with the monitoring of sexually maladaptive youth.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Sexually Abusive Youth Case Manager serves clients primarily by direct intervention at the family-community interface through monitoring, case management and providing psychoeducation. General guidance is given by the immediate Supervisor on a regularly scheduled and as-needed basis. The individual works closely with the Supervisor and the therapeutic/treatment team, within and outside the agency, of each client to assure case plan/client needs are identified and met. The Case Manager will be expected to attend routine group therapy sessions and occasional individual/family therapy sessions. They will also be expected to attend Child and Family Team Meetings (CFTM’s) and/or probation meetings as requested by the therapeutic/treatment team members. In this capacity, the individual will be responsible for producing these results:
Assesses client and family problems by collecting and evaluating information about the current family situation. This includes, but is not limited to, assessing the home environment for safety, high risk situations, and conducive treatment support and success.
Assisting and guiding family’s communication skill building.
Assisting client and family members to manage and demonstrate positive interactions.
Guide and educate the client and family in taking responsibility for their actions while building healthy self-efficacy and self-worth.
Monitor sexually maladaptive youth in the community and natural environment by providing proper tools and safety plans which will enable them to become productive citizens.
Engaging client in positive social skill building, as well as proper reactions to negative reinforcements.
Continual process of assessing client’s risk of re-offending and potential harm to the community.
Coordinates the development of written service plans by establishing goals and activities with assigned families; schedules and participates in meetings with internal staff and representatives from the community with direct interest in service outcomes; measures and summarizes progress at specified intervals.
Educates clients by re-framing problems and focusing on solutions; discussing and supporting progress towards goals.
Obtains service by initiating referrals.
Activity monitors progress toward plan goals by continuous evaluation of plan activities; makes recommendations for adjustment to services provided.
Assures quality service for clients by enforcing rules, regulations, and compliance requirements; documents all contacts including hours by type of service and behavioral observations.
Provide psychoeducation to both the family and client through workbooks such as:
Stages of Accomplishment, Roadmaps, T.O.P.S. for Sexual Health, T.O.P.S. for Sexual Aggression, Footprints, Pathways, and other curriculum-based information.
Provides direct service to assigned families that may include:
- Provide support, advocacy, role modeling, parenting skills, and community-based referral.
- Establish and conduct goal-oriented activities for families assigned.
- Complete paperwork required by Supervisor.
- Be available on a 24 - hour basis by phone only for crisis situations that may occur.
- Be available evenings to families who can not make daytime appointments due to work or school commitments.
- Survey and assess home, neighborhood, school, work, and community areas of potential high risk for re-offending.
- Mentor a relationship with the client in assisting him/her in identifying the potentials risks and developing specific safety plans based upon therapy models being learned.
- Safety plan compliancy, as well as inner and outer agency coordination.
This position will also help with Celebrating Families. Celebrating Families is a 16 week group through our Substance Abuse Treatment program.
Maintains agency credibility by establishing working relationships with sponsoring, advisory, and related service agencies.
Promotes the agency by ensuring an understanding of program services available for clients; publicizing activities and accomplishments; adhering to a professional code of ethics.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by participating in workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal linkages.
Contributes to team effort by consulting with other professionals; accomplishing related results as needed.
HOURS, SALARY AND BENEFITS
The Case Manager shall work a flexible schedule, generally being available for service to clients as needed. The work week shall not exceed 40 hours weekly.
Salary is based on education and experience.
Benefits provided are described in the Family Service Society, Inc. Employee Handbook.
Family Service Society, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
- social services: 1 year (Preferred)
- Bachelor's (Required)
- One location