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family support worker
TITLE: FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
DEPARTMENT: Behavioral Health
PROGRAM: Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
REPORTS TO: Clinical Director/Executive Director
HOURS PER WEEK: 1-30 hours per week
SALARY RANGE: Contingent upon Experience
HOURS: Flexible weekly hours
The primary duties will include interpretation of family sessions for non-Spanish speaking therapists, supporting therapists on client's individual treatment plans, translating treatment plans to parents, family advocacy and support, brief crisis intervention, quarterly survey administration and treatment of the disenfranchised population by using special knowledge of and skill in mitigating psychosocial and environmental factors contributing to immigration and or dually diagnosed individuals.Â The Incumbent will be expected to work independently and make appropriate referrals to community or other professional resources as necessary. The Family Support Worker will develop comprehensive service delivery, documentation and reports tailored to the individual needs of the clients. Family Support Worker provide/make referrals to other providers for physical and medical health care, housing and shelter, public benefit eligibility, emergency financial aid referrals to appropriate agencies, aid and assist with referrals for immigration and other legal counseling. Additionally, implement statistical reports, provide case conceptualizations or presentations during biweekly FSW meetings and submits data reports weekly, monthly, quarterly or as requested. Of importance, the Family Support Worker MUST ALWAYS adhere to the practice standards and ethical guidelines of the Board for Social Work.
You must have a High School Education or GED, and or degree in: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position OR Combination of education and experience--that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field OR Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Additionally, you will need to submit copies of your educational credentials and successfully complete a criminal background check, TB test, pre-employment medical examination before you can be appointed into this position. You must be bi-lingual (English/Spanish).