Completes initial and ongoing assessments by gathering
information from, children and their families, and collaterals.
Responsible for initial contact of children within 4 hours of
referral and subsequent placement.
Researches and recommends possible relative placements, giving
them priority, whenever viable.
Facilitates and coordinates family meetings.
Develops and implements case plans and permanency goals with
children and families, ensuring that goals are reached within
established time frames.
Determines and recommends which services are needed for the
child and family, including mental health, drug and alcohol
services, respite care and supervised or unsupervised
Assists families to establish a support network of family,
kinship, and community.
Preparing families and/or children for moves, reunification or
other appropriate permanency goals.
Provides intervention for children and families in crisis
Ability to work with the court system and follow court protocols
including appropriate business attire.
Assesses ongoing case plan goals and recommends reunification,
termination of parental rights or other permanency options.
Completes reports for court, participates in court participates
in court proceedings, including testifying, and makes sure court
orders are followed.
Completes and maintains written documentation in child/family's
case record accurately and within established time frames.
Supports kinship and foster families to maintain placements and
help children work toward permanency.
If child's permanency goal becomes adoption, complete necessary
documents to assist in the adoption process.
Participates in supervisory and team meetings, sharing pertinent
information about children/families' progress, critical trends,
barriers and solutions to achieving outcomes; and relationships
with other agencies/communities.
Participates in monthly supervision.
Works collaboratively and provides guidance to family support
Supervises and transports children and families as needed.
Reports critical incidents to DFPS verbally within 12 hours,
written within 24 hours.
Implements Saint Francis policies and follows directives as
required. Follows and adheres to all pertinent Saint Francis
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), rules, personnel policies
and procedures; related accreditation and licensure standards; and
federal, state and local rules, statutes, regulations, and
Is knowledgeable of and follows all safety procedures.
Reports unusual incidents through appropriate Risk Management,
clinical and safety channels.
Ensures clients' rights are protected.