Ambassador Family Specialist - Case Worker
at Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Date Posted: 1/8/2017

Job Description


Ambassador Family Specialist


As a Ambassador Family Specialist, you'll be more than a foster care caseworker. You'll be an integral member of our professional team that is dedicated to developing permanency for children rescued from abuse or neglect. You'll be combining your organizational skills and professional demeanor with your passion for helping children as you support foster/adopt families in providing services in a safe, nurturing environment.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
  • Provides case management services to children and families
  • Facilitates placement of children in foster and adoptive homes.
  • Participates in development of assessment, service delivery, discharge, and aftercare planning.
  • Assists and monitors families in the compliance of licensing/regulatory standards.
  • Implements Pre-Admission Assessment and Individual Treatment Plans in conjunction with foster parents and clients, as well as other professionals involved in the case within applicable standard and submit for supervisory approval.
  • Provide consultation for foster parents, adoptive parents, biological parents, respite provider, childcare staff, and other caregivers, as indicated.
  • Maintain accurate, timely, and complete case notes, billing documentation, treatment plans, progress notes and other documentation according to licensing, accreditation and ministry standards.
  • Participates in case planning conferences, Professional Consulting Team, School meetings, court hearings, staffing, etc., as appropriate.
  • Maintains regular contact with family and child and monitors psychological, mental, emotional, physical, and environmental well-being through phone contacts, email, and home visits.
  • Helps families develop a therapeutic milieu conducive to healthy child development. Delivers direct therapeutic intervention to child and family.
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed to prevent escalation of high-risk behavior, relapse, hospitalization, placement disruption, and other negative outcomes on a 24-hour on-call basis.
  • Consults with medical doctors and other specialists, and/or treatment team members concerning treatment plans and amends plans as needed.
  • Maintain a manageable caseload to insure outcomes and practice requirements are met while taking into consideration the level of care of clients served.
  • Perform all duties within contract, state and federal regulations, Arrow policy, and COA standards.


EDUCATION, LICENSURE AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Social Services or a related field and at least one (1) year experience working with children and families. Master's Degree preferred. Licensed Social Workers may be required in some states.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the ministry.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with occasional variables.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Valid driver's license, appropriate insurance and reliable car.
  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Must submit to and pass random drug tests during employment. 
  • Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older. 

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 1/8/2017

About Us

Arrow Child & Family Ministries is a Christian provider of child welfare and education services for abused and neglected children and families in crisis. Through the engagement of both government and the local church, Arrow provides an array of services including foster care, adoption, residential care and treatment, child sex trafficking rehabilitation, and specialized education. All programs and services advance the well-being of children, families and communities while promoting responsibility and a commitment to strengthen family life.

Arrow Child & Family Ministries seeks a workforce of talented and committed professionals who wish to combine their passion to serve with our mission of helping kids and strengthening families. If you have a heart for service and want to be part of a growing organization dedicated to helping kids and strengthening families, consider joining the Arrow family. We’ll help you fulfill your goals while you help us fulfill our mission.

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