• Become a CAFAS/PECFAS reliable rater.
• Refer the client to appropriate providers of care, within or outside of the agency and follow up as needed.
• Maintain, on a timely basis, current and accurate clinical records, and other required documentation in the appropriate electronic record system.
• Support and collaborate with clients to manage physical health.
• Develop Performance Goals and Expectations with immediate supervisor annually.
• If certified in a clinical model of practice, staff must maintain certification in and participated in all training and program requirements to assure model fidelity for any Evidence Based, Promising and/or Best Practice Models.
• Support the values of the family, The Children's Center Mission and the commitment to the ongoing safety and family stability.
• Collaborate and maintain professional standards at all times while conducting agency business.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
• REQUIRED - Bachelor’s degree in mental health related field such as; social work, psychology, or/and counseling.
Certification and Licensure
Professional License preferred
CAFAS or PECFAS Certification a plus.
If Bachelor’s level a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with children and families (1 year experience for masters level)
• Previous experience using an electronic medical records system preferred.
• Commitment and belief to empower families to solve their own problems and the value of a nurturing family as the ideal environment for development and growth.
• Knowledge of person-centered planning and family centered practices and prior experience or the ability to work with a variety of service providers employing a system-of-care philosophy.
• Ability to set appropriate limits, boundaries, and intervene as a practitioner in order to assure the safety and protection of the family members and maintain the helping role of the practitioner.
• Ability to establish a mutually respectful relationship in which the family is a full partner empowered to solve its problems.
• Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills related to windows navigation, Microsoft Office and general office equipment.
• Must be able to provide clearance that there is no record and/or convictions as a perpetrator of child abuse and/or neglect in the State of Michigan Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry and other states of residency over the past 5 years.
• If position requires driving, you must be able to provide proof of having a current, valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and current automobile insurance.
• Ability to work effectively both independently and with an interdisciplinary team.
• Ability to effectively manage time, information, and meet deadlines.
• Ability to traverse stairs and other uneven terrain to gain access to and to maneuver throughout offsite locations including residential homes, office buildings and special event locations.
• Ability to prepare and inspect documents in hard copy or electronic format. Ability to tolerate exposure to computer screen and operate computer/keyboard and other office equipment on a frequent and/or continuous basis.
• Ability to receive and exchange information and accurately and effectively communicate and converse with others.
• Ability to lift up to 10 Lbs.
• Ability to sit for extended periods of time.