KidsPeace Childrens Hospital 69402-FAMILY CONSULTANT in Merriville, Indiana

Job Summary

The responsibilities of the position center around the planning and implementation of the direct treatment and overall management of clients on the caseload.

Qualifications (Education, Training and Experiences)

· Bachelor's or Master's Degree in appropriate discipline required depending on individual state regulations.

· Experience with acute emotionally challenged children or adolescents preferred.

· Valid driver's license and First Aid/CPR certifications required.

· Must possess basic personal computer knowledge and skills.

· Must be 21 years of age.

· Indiana State - Graduation from an accredited four year college. ('Caseworker in Training' classification)

· Indiana State - Graduation from an accredited four year college, plus one year of graduate training in a recognized school of social work, including supervised case work in the field, plus two years of supervised paid case work experience one year of which should have been in an approved child placing agency; except that a second year of graduated training or a master's degree from a recognized school of social work, including supervised case work in the field, may be substituted for one year of the required two years of supervised paid case work experience , but there should be no substitution for the required one year of paid case work experience in an approved child placing agency. ('Caseworker A' classification)

· Indiana State - Graduation from an accredited four year college, plus five years of supervised paid case work experience, at least two years of which should have been in an approved child placing agency; except that one year of graduate training in a recognized school of social work, including supervised case work in the field, may be substitute for the required five years of supervised paid case work experience. ('Caseworker B' classification)

Job Duties / Essential Functions

· Participate in the pre-admission screening of client referrals, if applicable.

· Participate in the placement procedure for clients as directed by the Program Manager or Clinical Supervisor.

· Participate in the development and on-going maintenance of the Individualized Service Plan in a form and manner that meets the requirements of state regulations and KidsPeace policies.

· Attend and/or lead regularly scheduled meetings with the client to help in the resolution of problems, to enhance interpersonal skills, and to reinforce the work of, and adjustment to, the treatment family.

· Attend regularly scheduled meetings with the treatment families to teach, motivate, supervise and reinforce their work with the clients.

· Act as advocate and liaison for clients with other professional service providers in the community and within the

· KidsPeace organization as necessary.

· Prepare and complete all reports, statistical information and other file requirements as per agency policy and state mandated regulations.

· Participate in the on-going development of and preparation in, training for treatment families.

· Participate in an on-call rotation in a manner as directed by the Program Manager or Clinical Supervisor.

· Assist in marketing the program to referring agencies.

· Intervene in crisis or conflict situations in the treatment family homes assigned, moving toward the resolution of problems and re-defining new goals.

· Participate in on-going training as indicated by state regulations or KidsPeace policy.

· If applicable, oversee the management of medically fragile clients on caseload, inclusive of any special duties that may be associated with medically fragile populations.

· Use Resiliency Theory with foster parents to 1) explain risk factors for each child in care and 2) to identify and implement specific methods for improving protective factors while in care.