Family and Community Professional
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Eau Claire, WI 
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Job Description
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a private, non-profit, human service agency providing a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Over the years, LSS has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in the two state area serving more than 125,000 clients annually. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals like you to help provide services including outpatient behavioral health management, international, domestic and special needs adoptions, older adult services, support services for children, youth and families, community corrections programs and support services for adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives. Does this describe your personal mission statement? Are you motivated to serve by sharing your talents? If you would like to help us achieve our mission, please apply for the following opportunity.

Description

The Family and Community Professional through the Family Interaction program provides supervised visits between family members and children in out of home placement. During interactions, staff members provide hands-on education and support in such areas as child development, family safety, parental capabilities, and readiness for reunification. The program is goal focused and uses a trauma informed approach when working with families. The Family Interaction staff will assist in improving interactions and attachment between non-custodial parents and their children, strengthen non-custodial parents as nurturers and parental decision makers, and provide families with a supportive road to permanency.

Overall, the Family Interaction Program staff member focuses on empowering, supporting, and educating families. Family and Community Professionals also teach age appropriate parenting skills and child development to ensure ongoing safety of children. The Family Interaction program supports families across the state and customizes goal plans to fit the needs of individual families and communities.

Under direction, performs work involving the delivery of professional social work services to individuals, families, and groups. Performs other duties as required.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.
* Markets services, receives referrals, and assumes a caseload of customers with a variety of problems which require the application of professional social work counseling skills to solve.
* Provides case management services, and coordinates the various social, community, and mental health services received by clients.
* Conducts assessments of client needs through interviews, collateral contacts and other investigations, develops a casework plan with customers, and performs agreed upon and necessary casework services.
* Establishes and maintains effective public and working relationships.
* Maintains detailed case records, develops and prepares statistical reports, makes recommendations concerning case disposition and testifies in hearings as required.
* Attends and participates in staff development programs, including in-service training, staff meetings, and professional seminars.
* May provide consultation to other social work staff and para-professionals.
* May serve as a representative of the agency to interested individuals, professionals and community groups.
* May administer specialized programs within a community or the agency.
* Participates as a member of the team to ensure customers experience increasing quality.
* Experience and /or understanding of wrap around services may be required.
* Performs other duties and special projects as required.


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. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
* Bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience is required. May be dependent upon contract/licensing requirements.
* Considerable knowledge of counseling and casework principles and methods.
* Working knowledge of welfare, health, mental health and community resources.
* Working knowledge of federal, state, and local rules and regulations governing the delivery of social services.
* Working knowledge of human behavior, dynamics of groups, interpersonal relations, and social interactions.
* Working knowledge of social problems and their effects on individuals.
* Ability to provide or coordinate skilled treatment to clients.
* Ability to organize and plan work effectively.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships.
* Ability to prepare and present detailed and complex reports.

Please note that these educational requirements would be in addition to any minimum qualifications identified on the job description in order to meet DHS 36 requirements:

  • Master's level clinicians shall have a master's degree and coursework in areas directly related to providing mental health services including master's in clinical psychology, psychology, school or educational psychology, rehabilitation psychology, counseling and guidance, counseling psychology or social work. Or
  • Bachelor's level staff shall have a degree in a relevant/approved area of education or human services.

PERKS:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Service Awards and Recognition



CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.


TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 80%. Some overnight travel may be required.

LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Travel Required
Yes. Eau Claire, Chippewa and Dunn Counties
Education

Required

Bachelor Degree or better in Hum. Serv. or Related Field.

Licenses & Certifications

Required

Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EOE/M/W/VET/DISABILITY

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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