Leake and Watts Services

  • Case Aide (Preventive)

    Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/25/2018 3:39 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1221
    # of Openings
    8
    Category
    Other
  • Overview

    A strong, nurturing family is the foundation of every child’s success. Promoting child safety and prosperity by strengthening and preserving families is at the heart of all our work. Yet, families sometimes struggle to build and maintain a supportive, healthy home where children can thrive.  Our Family Stabilization program offers families facing a wide array of challenges the support they need to remain together. Although families come to us in times of crisis and under stress, they emerge stable, strong, and secure.  We work with families in their communities to ensure their full participation in the process and build trust. Our social workers visit families in their home so all family members can be included. We tailor plans to be responsive to cultural beliefs and each person’s approach to problem-solving.  

    Responsibilities

    The Case Aide provides support and client related services within the Preventive Services Department of Rising Ground.  He/she will work 35 hours per week, with some evening hours required. The Case Aide will be supervised by the Social Work Supervisor.  The Case Aide will perform the following tasks:

     

    DUTIES

    1. Work closely with the Case Planners to provide collateral services to individuals and families. Attend JHV with Case Planners and CPS at initiation of case.
    2. To assist and/or model for our parents (caretakers) and children methods to achieve their service plan goals. To participate in supportive services such as recreation and educational programs which support behavioral goals for the children.
    3. To carry out ongoing quarterly risk and safety assessments of the family and clearly document these assessments in Connections and in their progress notes. Bring all risk/safety concerns to the immediate attention of their supervisor.
    4. To request all school and medical reports; document in Connections utilizing appropriate progress note template and file in case record. Place printed copies of all important document in case files.
    5. To assist the families in accessing in-house and community-based services to address issues that place a child at risk of foster care placement and promote maximum safety, supervision and support for children and their families. This includes but is not limited to accompanying parents to programs, other service providers, domestic violence shelters, and any concrete services that may be needed. Complete referral applications and gather all required support documentation.
    6. To enter their progress notes in CONNX within 5 days of the occurrence utilizing progress note template. Submit hard copies of their progress notes in draft form on a weekly basis to their supervisor. Insert copies of all printed progress notes in case file and file in cabinets. Quality of progress notes must be informative, descriptive and purpose driven.
    7. To enter all casework contacts in PROMIS weekly.
    8. To make required home visits including collateral caregiver homes where children are cared for during the month and collateral contacts, in order to meet ACS minimum contact mandates, as well as, requirements of the specific model assigned to. Always ensuring the safety of the children and family. Submit weekly calendar of scheduled visits to their supervisor.
    9. Assess if cases are appropriate for health home/GABI referral and begin that process.
    10. Participate in mandatory once a week individual and unit supervision; attend all mandatory trainings, general staff meetings, as well as serve on committees as assigned.
    11. Check files for necessary updated documentation and assessments to ensure they are within the ACS, OCFS, and Rising Ground Standards.
    12. Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    1. Bachelor’s degree preferred; or a High School Diploma with prior experience in a child welfare setting.
    2. Must demonstrate strong organizational and computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word and Outlook.
    3. Driver’s license a plus.
    4. Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) a plus.

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