The Caregiver Support Worker provides assessment, case management and coordination of services for kinship, foster, and pre-adoptive families. The Caregiver Support Worker helps maintain placement stability and permanency planning for families in the program. The Caregiver Support Worker works in collaboration with, kinship, foster, pre-adoptive and biological families, DCF, and other community providers to ensure quality delivery of services.
This position is a full time position, working 40 hours a week. Position requires some flexibility to meet the needs of families.
Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.
Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:
For Good Health
- Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of up to $1,000 per year
- Wellness Programs
- Free annual flu shots
For a Secure Future
- Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
- Company paid long-term disability insurance
- 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees
For Career Advancement
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Training and development opportunities
For Work Life Balance
- Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
- Employee discounts at local spa and on Verizon Wireless services
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulates diagnosis in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Develops and documents, clear clinical formulation and treatment plans that are individualized, measurable, developed in collaboration with the client, family, and other collaterals involved with the child.
Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology and other behavioral health concerns and primary modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention. Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes best practices and evidenced based practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations.
Communicates in a positive, effective manner with children, foster families, biological families, and all internal and external providers involved as required.
Attends all necessary internal and external meetings with foster care staff, providers, foster parents, and children associated with the foster care program.
Provides care management services to help foster children stabilize in placement and improve overall functioning.
Provides support/direction to foster families to assist them in caring for the children placed in their homes.
Monitors foster parent compliance with program expectations/policy and assists families in meeting these requirements.
Works with biological families, where appropriate, to help them to support the child while in foster placement and/or to prepare for their return home.
Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by the program. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.
Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.
Documents all client related information in compliance with agency policy and DCF contractual standards for child and/or families within the foster care program.
Provides service in the office and/or community settings outside the office (e.g., homes, schools, hospitals, institutions, other community locations) as defined by the program.
Provides after hours on call response to foster children and their families on a rotating basis with other foster care program staff.
Promotes and supports the foster care program within the community, and assists with recruitment and training as needed.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer