Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Provide support to clients transitioning into the community by helping them secure housing, employment and academic involvement.

 

  • Provide support to the clients by overseeing living arrangements, employment and academic involvement, financial management, transportation, medical and counseling needs.

  • Build positive relationships with clients and must have the drive and passion to help young adults aging out of foster care.

  • Must have the ability to work with little to no supervision while in the community.

 

  • Assess the strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities facing clients exiting the foster care system.

 

  • Develop an after care plan for all clients who are approaching the age of 18.

 

  • Write progress notes for each client on caseload documenting their strengths, weaknesses and progress on individual care plan.

 

  • Develop partnerships in the community to address the needs of the clients; including housing, education, employment, transportation, counseling, medical and financial needs.

 

  • Participate in community task forces, meetings and events related to the Next S.T.E.P.S. population.

 

  • Develop a tracking system for clients to track success with living on their own.

 

  • Maintain measurable outcomes for the for the program as a whole.

 

  • Complete monthly reports documenting outcomes and statistics for the program as a whole.

 

  • Coordinate, track and approve expenditures for each home according to the budget.

 

  • Complete monthly budget reports.

 

  • Assist, substitute for, or help other staff when called upon to insure safety and continuity of coverage and care or treatment of clients.

 

  • Interact with clients, all agency staff and other individuals in a caring and professional manner.

 

  • Exhibit behavior which confirms to the highest standard of ethics and professionalism.

 

  • Attend and/or lead required in-service trainings and other staff/program meetings as scheduled.

 

  • Prepare and/or coordinate all required documentation and reports in an accurate, thorough, and timely manner.

 

  • Maintain a complete and accurate understanding of all procedures relevant to the care and treatment of clients.

 

  • Be aware of, and implement all local and state requirements for the care and handling of clients, including the reporting of suspected abuse and/or neglect.

 

  • Report all issues, concerns, problems, or situations that may adversely affect the welfare and safety of the clients, staff, or program to the immediate supervisor in a timely manner.

 

  • Make recommendations to the immediate supervisor on matters of administration, policy, procedures, and personnel.

 

  • To perform other professional duties/tasks that may be assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field, and at least one (1) year of professional experience in Social Services.