Open Until Filled, Non-Exempt
JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Respond to and attend to details of crises that may arise during working and non-working (on-call)hours. Carry out emergency pager/cellular phone during certain periods.
2. Cultivate contact and relationships with outside agencies and individuals that have both direct and indirect bearings on case(s). These include:
a. County Social Workers
b. County Eligible Technicians
c. School Personnel
d. Placement Workers or Referring Agencies
e. Regional Center Personnel
f. Mental Health Professionals
3. Control and authorize all contact with natural family members. Clarify all visits and services with county social worker. When practical, support and encourage all family and friends to comply with a service plan and seek therapy programs as needed.
4. Initiate and complete all documentation including:
a. Placement papers
b. Medical forms
c. Needs and Service Plans (30-Day Reports)
d. Quarterly reports
e. Treatment plans
f. Social Worker contact records
g. All other documentation as described in the Policies and Procedures Manual
5. Utilize personal specialists and provide at least one additional program duty as assigned according to needs and abilities (i.e. interview prospective clients and train prospective clients).
6. Responsible for completing youth and non-minor dependent Initial Intake Assessment in the absence of the Administrator, Clinical Supervisor, or Facility Manager.
A Social Worker will have various responsibilities to maintain on an ongoing basis. These will be described as daily duties, weekly duties, monthly duties, quarterly duties, and ongoing duties.
Daily a Social Worker will check with the receptionist for phone messages or check voice mail a minimum of two (2) times per day, one of those times being at the end of the business day and try to return all calls the same business day. Other daily duties including maintaining documentation in the client files and Social Worker Notebooks, as described under the Documentation section.
On a weekly basis, a Social Worker attends all required meetings. These include staff meetings, Social Worker meetings, and supervision. A weekly staff prayer time is optional. A Social Worker also meeting one time per week with each client. This meeting is every other week if it includes clients with youth two (2) years of age and under. Fewer visits may be authorized by the Regional Director. Upon completion of this meeting, an entry is made in the Social Worker Contact Record regarding the content of the meeting.
Once per month the Social Worker updates or initiates a treatment plan for each client. After the first month that a client is in the home/unit, A Needs and Services Plan (30-Day Report) is completed. This is completed only once.
Once every quarter (three (3) months) after the client’s placement date, the Social Worker completes a Quarterly Report. Even though a 30-Day Report is done one month after placement, the Quarterly Report is still completed three months after the placement date. This would be two (2) months after the 30-Day Report and then every three months after. The Quarterly Report is completed every three (3) months from the date of placement until the placement is terminated or otherwise no longer supervised by Brighter Horizon Treatment Centers.
1. A minimum master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following: Criminal Justice, Social Work, Social Welfare, Marriage, Family and Youth Counseling: Youth Psychology; Youth Development; Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology; Clinical Psychology; educational Psychology; or Education with an emphasis on Counseling, or professional experience commensurate with academic qualifications, or both.
2. Prefer the possession license LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW.
3. One-year full time social work or casework employment in the field(s) of Criminal Justice, or Family of Youth Welfare services or:
a. Two years’ full-time work or casework employment, in addition to, at least two years’ full-time work experience in a supervisory/management capacity in the field of social work, criminal justice, or a closely related field. All the following coursework and field experience listed below are highly preferred, but not required, but which may also be completed as part of a master’s Degree.
1. At least three (3) semester units of field practice at the master’s level or six (6) month full-time equivalent experience in a public or private social service agency setting.
2. At least nine (9) semester units of coursework related to criminal justice or human development or human behavior, or, within the first year of employment
3. Experience working with foster youth, juveniles, or parolees as a major responsibility of the position.
4. At least three (3) semester units in working with minority populations, six (6) months working with minority populations or training in cultural competency and working with minority populations within the first six (6) months of employment as a condition of employment.
5. At least three (3) semester units in youth welfare, or at least six (6)months of experience in a public or private juvenile detention or adult correctional facility.
6. Computer skills required.
The individual shall demonstrate a proven ability to administer and manage personnel in a cooperative and professional manner. A philosophy of support for abused youth juveniles and parolees in line with values, mission, and treatment philosophy of Brighter Horizon Treatment Centers. Must have a management philosophy that respects the value of people and seeks to maximize their potential in the workplace.
• Must also be in good physical condition and as such be able to participate in recreational activities with the clients.
• Must have good leadership, writing and oral communication skills.
• Must be available for a 40-hour workweek and be available for all shifts.
• Must undergo the same screening in training procedures required by state regulations including but not limited to background reference checks, DOJ, FBI, and Child Abuse Check Index (CACI) fingerprinting for criminal clearance, First Aid and CPR certification, and a preliminary health screening which includes a tuberculosis (TB) test. Candidate is also required to sign the Criminal Record Statement and Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Suspected Child Abuse.
1. Prior supervisory experience preferred.
2. Managerial experience in a culturally diverse workplace.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employee will perform other job-related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management as required. This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Employment at Brighter Horizon Treatment Centers may be treated as at will by the employer or Brighter Horizon Treatment Centers at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.