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Family Support Worker

Company: Professional Services Group, Inc.
Location: Janesville
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

Professional Services Group, Inc.Description:
This position is responsible for maintaining the parent-child relationship and other family attachments and reducing the sense of abandonment children experience at placement. This program focuses on enhancing the parent's ability to adequately and appropriately care for and relate to the child, helping the parent(s) to develop appropriate parenting behaviors, and identify and resolve problems before and after children return home.Salary: 17.34 an hourKey Responsibilities:Formulate, implement, evaluate and review desired behavior changes with family.Conduct safe, family interactions with family members.Evaluate youth and families for treatment needs and refer to appropriate resources.Analyze client situations, capabilities, and problems to determine services required to control safety threats.Implement, evaluate and review safety assessments and plans.Act as an on-call resource to evaluate and determine necessary responses in de-escalating crisis situations with youth and families.Ensure the safety of participants at all times.Provide parent coaching during child/family interaction visitation.Intervene when necessary to prevent inappropriate behavior or to promote productive interactions between participants.Conduct face-to-face contact with families, per program standards, to ensure safety and cooperation with the safety plan.Report family progress to Rock County Human Services Department and make appropriate recommendations.Provide designated parent curriculum in individual and/or group settings.Complete proper documentation on a timely basis per program standards.Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and obey all traffic laws.Practice safe infant/child care seat installation and use.Safely transport clients as needed.Other duties as assigned..

Must have reliable transportation on a daily basis, a valid driver's license, and automobile insurance.Education:At minimum, must have at least 90 college credits and be on track to graduate with Bachelor's degree.Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related fields strongly preferred.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Ability to read, speak and write clearly in English.Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Rock County Human Services Department.Establish and maintain productive and professional relationships with clients, colleagues, the school district, and other community agencies.Maintain client confidentiality.Ability to prioritize and make appropriate decisions.Ability to work independently and effectively manage time.Possess strong oral and written communication skills.Ability to provide culturally, ethnically, and gender-sensitive services.Possess an understanding of the dynamics of separation.Ability to follow directions and implement recommendations.Possess creativity in identifying problems and solutions.Ability to self-motivate and remain on task.Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures as detailed in the personnel policy and procedure manual.Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran statusPI176181550

Keywords: Professional Services Group, Inc., Janesville , Family Support Worker, Other , Janesville, Wisconsin

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