Family and Community Professional
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Beaver Dam, WI 
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Posted 7 days ago
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

Family Preservation Services typically work with families and youth from 6 - 17 years of age in and around Dodge county.Since this program serves several counties, there is a significant amount of travel required for the role and there is likely to be daily travel based on the needs of the referrals. Family and Community Professionals are reimbursed for their mileage and can bill for travel time to and from the client's home, as well as travel with clients in the community.

The right candidate will be comfortable with an unstructured, flexible schedule, traveling in and around the tri-county area, going into homes and exposure to all associated environmental factors, including cleanliness/pets/smokers, etc., and will be knowledgeable and aware of secondary trauma and self-care to promote sustainability. There will be a lot of afternoon and evening hours as staff will primarily be working on skill development with youth. There is a good chance staff will be able to run groups as well. Some weekend hours are possible, but this will be flexible and somewhat at their discretion.

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.

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

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 COA and/or 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.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

The incumbent of this position 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. Within Dodge County
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.


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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