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??Children and families in the nation’s capital have benefited from Boys Town Washington DC services since the site opened its doors in 1993.
Direct care services for children include four Family Homes in the District. The site also offers Community Support Services® which focus on providing Common Sense ?Parenting ® classes that help parents expand and improve their child-rearing skills. These services and programs touch the lives of 6,200 children and families in the District of Columbia each year.
OVERVIEW OF JOB
Provides case management services for Care Coordination Services.
Develops and maintains effective working relationships with families and with community resources, including medical, mental health, and substance abuse professionals, child welfare personnel, Juvenile Justice personnel, lawyers, therapists, law enforcement staff, school officials, neighbors, and religious and youth organization representatives.
Provides assessment to determine program eligibility, problem areas and areas of strength.
Maintains current knowledge of available formal services, resources, and supports in the local community. Identifies needed services and links youth to services.
Identifies informal supports and assists youth and family members to access these supports.
Monitors linked services, resources and supports in order to ensure quality of care.
Acts as a youth and family advocate and empowers youth and family members to advocate for themselves in the community.
Assists youth and family members in navigating through various systems; educates youth and family members about the systems in order to build their understanding, supports permanency planning and outcomes.
Provides support in the development and utilization of functional skills to youth and family members.
Develops, monitors, and reviews service plans and develops subsequent service plans as needed to facilitate progress.
Maintains appropriate level of direct contact with youth and family members per program requirements, and remains available to youth and family members 24/7, for crisis intervention as needed.
Creates and manages discharge planning as needed with a focus on Safety, Permanency and Well-being including step down placements, reunification, adoption, or transition (independent living) plans, and coordination of community resources.
Assists youth and family members in building on their spiritual and religious beliefs or practices as a source of strength to reach their goals.
Promotes culture of professionalism through role modeling and respect.
Meets with youth and family members at various locations; utilizes own vehicle to travel to work destinations and to transport youth as authorized.
Completes administrative functions for Care Coordination Services.
Prepares and submits reports concerning case load status, budget requests, changes in service plans, and any unusual incidents that occur in the operation of the program.
Reports any critical incidents involving youth, family members, or staff according to standard reporting guidelines.
Prepares proper documentation including case notes, assessments, service plans, outcome measures, narratives, and reports in a timely manner as defined by the program.
Implements feedback from supervisor.
Ensures compliance with all contractual, regulatory, program, and accrediting body standards.
Notifies supervisor of change in professional status or standing that may affect job status or program compliance including driving record, driver's license suspension, vehicle insurance cancellation, and missed mandatory training.
May be trained to become a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor and as a certified instructor may be asked to conduct Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as assigned.
Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.
Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town mission
Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town
Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
Supports other members of the management team and their work
Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS
Must fluently read, write, & speak Spanish and English
Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences or Human Services required. NOTE: Education and experience requirements may be higher based on Affiliate Site location, Local contracts, or Federal/State contract requirements.
1 to 2 years of experience including working with children and families; experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town programs is preferred.
Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record, plus the ability to provide own transportation to complete travel requirements of the job. Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
This position is available rotationally to provide crisis response and must be available to work non-traditional business hours including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care and the ability to learn, apply, and explain complex regulations and policies governing child welfare processes and services.
Knowledgeable of community resources and service providers available in the geographical area.
Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external business contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
Ability to quickly make decisions in sensitive and sometimes critical areas to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.
Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
*Individuals in this position also show interest in: social work, family advocacy, wrap-around services, foster care, case planning, case management, mental health, psychology, sociology, human services, CASA, social services, criminal justice, criminology, and education.*
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6 003.
Internal Number: 12898
About Boys Town
As one of the largest nonprofit, nonsectarian child and family care organizations in the country, Boys Town provides compassionate, research-proven treatment for behavioral, emotional and physical problems.
Boys Town’s outreach is national in scope, with treatment and care programs at more than a dozen sites across the country. We believe that every child, regardless of circumstance, deserves the opportunity to succeed. We also recognize that every child is an individual with unique needs. That’s why, over many decades, we have developed a distinctive, research-based approach to achieving our vision that has proven successful for tens of thousands of children and families.