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Our employees are our biggest asset, and we intentionally shape their work experience to support growth opportunities that will impact our services. As we continue to evolve, we’re looking for skills, experience, energy, and creativity to support our initiatives. Put simply, this will be both fun and a meaningful journey!
The Family Preservation Worker in Project Connect will work with substance affected families in the child welfare system with the goal of reunification, provide assessment of family members’ substance abuse problems and provide linkage to formal substance abuse treatment programs, and work with family on implementing an active recovery plan while parenting by creating a strong infrastructure of support.
Receives referred cases from Program Manager verify insurance eligibility, procure additional information such as social history and relevant case information needed.
Reviews case material and consult with Department of Child, Youth & Families (DCYF), conduct a thorough assessment of each referred family upon intake, complete all appropriate intake forms and evaluation instruments per program standards.
Develops a Family Service plan in collaboration with family members, DCYF worker and other relevant service providers as well as Project Connect team members. Provide copies of the signed plan to the family and DCYF.
Implements the plan through the provision of home-based services, including individual and family counseling, parent training, and linkage with schools and community agencies in collaboration with Project Connect team.
Maintains contact and communication with DCYF workers, substance abuse and mental health treatment providers as well as other community-based supports. Coordinate 90-day/or as needed case conferences to include parents, DCYF workers and other relevant persons.
Prepares progress reports for client’s court dates, make court appearances, and provide court advocacy.
Prepares a termination summary on all cases, which are terminated from services. Provide copies of this summary to DCYF and other relevant providers.
Maintains client records and complete all necessary documentation within established program time frames.
Coordinates orientation and training of new hires to the Project Connect program. This will include training on documentation expectations, shadowing during home visitation and a review of the Project Connect policies.
Participates in a leadership capacity in weekly and monthly staff meetings, case conferences, and other meetings/committees as assigned.
Constructively utilize formal and peer supervision to evaluate and improve effectiveness in providing services to clients. This includes active participation in supervision, team meetings and agency meetings.
Maintains state licensure at the highest possible level given degree and experience.
Provides groups, workshops and trainings as assigned by the Project Connect Manager.
Ability to interact with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interests.
Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
• Master’s Degree, preferably in Social Work or bachelor’s degree with extensive experience with at-risk families, substance abuse, and service coordination.
• Ability to work flexible hours per program needs required.
• Proven time management skills and relationship building skills.
• Experience with computer programs including databases, Word and email systems preferred.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance.
Given the nature of this role, the Family Preservation Worker in Project Connect will need to be able to work an onsite and remote work schedule.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of criminal background checks, educational verification, medical, and proof of immunizations.
Children’s Friend offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
• Medical Dental and Vision coverage
• Employer contributions to the 403(b) plan
• Employer-paid Life and Disability insurance
• Flex Spending Accounts
• 11 Holidays
• Competitive Vacation Benefits
• Training and Professional Development
• Education Assistance
• Student Loan Repayment Assistance
Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children.
Established in 1834, Children’s friend is Rhode Island’s oldest child welfare organization. We are an innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children and families. Our services include Early Head Start, Head Start, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), adoption, foster care, support for families with substance abuse, counseling, assistance for children with developmental delays, and other child welfare and early childhood services.
Children’s Friend is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by law.
At Children’s Friend, diversity and inclusion are foundational to how we operate and are embedded in our Core Values. We recognize that to tap into the richness diversity truly brings, we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our employees and clients. Therefore, we respect and celebrate our employees’ diverse backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.
We strive for the best candidate experience for all applicants, and if you need special assistance, please let us know. Talent@cfsri.org