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In-Home Safety Services Community Worker / Truancy Liaison

Company: Professional Services Group, Inc.
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Professional Services Group, Inc.Description:
The In-Home Safety Services Community Worker works with families referred from the Winnebago County Child Protective Services units to maintain safety in homes where children are at risk for removal. In addition, this position provides services to youth who have been re-unified with their family after being placed in residential treatment, foster care or treatment foster care. The position also provides services to youth and families involved with Youth Justice services. As a Truancy Liaison, you will serve as a liaison to middle and high school aged youth who are at-risk for truancy, academic failure, delinquency, gang involvement, and alcohol and drug abuse. Work from home/remote two dates a week!SALARY: $18.00 an hour. Plus a $1,000 sign-on bonus!ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Interview and evaluate clients to complete intake process.Evaluate youth and families for treatment needs and refer to appropriate resources.Analyze client situations, capabilities, and problems to determine services required to control safety threats.Formulate, implement, evaluate and review safety assessments and plans in eWiSACWIS.Exercise judgment to intervene as an advocate for clients in emergency and crisis situations.Act as an on-call resource to evaluate and determine necessary responses in de-escalating crisis situations with youth and families.Conduct face-to-face contact with families, per program standards, to ensure safety and cooperation with safety plan. Complete all required paperwork/documentation, per program standards.Attend all required staffings.Provide timely client updates to other involved employees/agencies.Formulate, implement, evaluate and review individual client treatment plans; including support and assistance with school assignments.Monitor client behavior and school achievement by conducting in-school checks minimally on a weekly basis. Provide assistance to school personnel and students as determined by Winnebago County worker and program supervisor and report client behavior and achievements.Update parents/guardians on client progress and provide problem solving interactions.Prepare reports and discharge summaries per program standards.Provide supervision and support to youth during school breaks and throughout summer programming.Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and obey all traffic laws. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Must have reliable transportation, on a daily basis, a valid driver's license and automobile insurance. Education and Training:Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related field. Must be CPR certified. Experience:One year experience working with at-risk youth and families preferred.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Ability to read, speak and write clearly in English.Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in establishing work schedule.Must be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Winnebago Department of Human Services.Must establish and maintain productive and professional relationships with clients, colleagues, the school district, and other community agencies.Must maintain client confidentiality.Ability to prioritize and make appropriate decisions.Ability to work independently and effectively manage time.Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.Ability to provide culturally, ethnically and gender sensitive services.Ability to follow directions and implement recommendations.Possess creativity in identifying problems and solutions.Ability to self motivate and remain on task.Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures as detailed in the employee guide and manual.Work Environment:This position operates in a professional office environment as well as within the community. This position is required to go into client homes, schools, summer employment worksites and any other setting necessary to provide services. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers with various software programs, phones, photocopiers, shredders, filing cabinets and fax machines. Exposure to environmental conditions such as air conditioning, dust, odors, and outdoor weather conditions occur. Exposure to household pets may occur.Physical Requirements:While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to: converse and communicate with others; possess visual acuity which allows employee to view a computer monitor, read documents and safely operate a motor vehicle; remain in a stationary position as well as move about inside schools or other community settings (i.e. client homes, county buildings); ascend and descend stairs; operate a computer and other office technology; and move objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Travel:Travel is primarily local during the business day.Client Caseload and Hours of Work:This position's caseload will vary based on the needs of the program. The hours of work for this position are varied. This position is expected to work some evening and weekend hours to accommodate the needs of the program. Position must be available via cell phone 24/7, unless other coverage arrangements have been made.Attendance:This position requires regular and reliable punctuality and attendance.Duties:This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of duties, responsibilities and abilities that may be required of the employee. PSG reserves the right to change or assign other duties, responsibilities and abilities to the position as needed, with or without notice. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status Tags: youth, teen, community, mental health, social services, human services, addiction counseling, supportive, nurture, career, treatment, crisis, kids, children, therapy, multilingual, bilingual, behavior, communications, compassion, positive, impact, continuing education, development, work from home, WFH, remote work, professional development, professional growth, advancement, family, families PI184228684

Keywords: Professional Services Group, Inc., Oshkosh , In-Home Safety Services Community Worker / Truancy Liaison, Other , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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