SUMMARY Provide assistance to clients by transporting children to appointments and parenting time visitation and assisting workers in case related activities on an as needed basis. Provide administrative support for foster care through case file organization on an as needed basis.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibilities associated with this job will change from time to time in accordance with the agencyâ€™s program and business needs. More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those described below.
Coordinate and maintain contact with Foster Families, Biological Families and Support staff to schedule parenting time and make changes when necessary.
Oversee scheduled parenting time visitations in the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Offices, biological family homes and community in the surrounding counties.
Demonstrate the ability and flexibility to work nontraditional hours, such as evenings and weekends.
Effectively provide constructive feedback to Biological parents regarding their parenting skills.
Provide detailed case notes/visitation notes to case managers after each parenting time.
Transport foster children, as needed, to various counties for appointments and visits.
Assist in ensuring Friend of the Court and DHS families meet their parenting time goals.
This position will be knowledgeable about and actively support 1) culturally competent, recovery-based practices; 2) person-centered planning as a shared decision making process with the individual, who defines his/her own life goals and is assisted in developing a unique path toward those goals; and 3) a trauma informed culture to aid individuals in their recovery process.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Lived experience with behavioral health issues is desired.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelors degree in Human Behavioral Science and two years related training/experience or relevant college course work.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to customers and provide accurate court testimony.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS None
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Valid Michigan driver's license and driving record which complies with agency policy. Current negative TB test results (Battle Creek only).
Ability to implement physical assistance/intervention as warranted.
Ability to regularly provide out-of-office services in unstructured, unpredictable situations.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.