293 West Polk Street
· Works independently and consistently exercises discretion and sound judgment in providing case management services to adolescent parents and young adults who are living in poverty by conducting home visits, completing psychosocial assessments and creating a six month service plan for a caseload of 20 clients.
· Implements service plan for all cases assigned and provides all indicated referrals. Completes developmental screenings using prescribed tools and utilizes an evidence based curriculum in working with clients. Completes parent enrichment activities with adolescent and young adult parents and children on caseload per program protocols. Knowledgeable about community resources and links clients to these resources. Follows up on all referrals and progress toward service plan goals.
· Communicates with other care providers to obtain information necessary to complete service plans.
· Advocates on behalf of clients in order to ensure access to services for which the client is eligible.
· Maintains accurate case notes, records significant contacts, records all referrals and provides for timely completion of all necessary documents in case file. Records all work activities in the agency client statistical system.
· Facilitates parenting groups and/or parent/child groups at school or other community locations.
· Actively participates in weekly supervision and is prepared to discuss any issues impacting the clients that may indicate additional case management services are necessary. . Seeks supervisory consultation around issues of abuse, suicide and other identified risk factors.
· Creates and presents bi-annual training on clinical social work topics and provides job shadowing and assistance in training new workers.
Preferred Requirements: Master’s degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Development, Counseling or Psychology. One year experience in counseling, home visiting, parenting education, and/or maternal infant health. Educational background and/or experience in Early Childhood Development. LSW, LCP, Infant Mental Health certification.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Development, Counseling or Psychology. Nine credit hours in Early Childhood Education.
Other Requirements: Driver’s license and reliable transportation. Agency – specified automobile insurance. May require Spanish Speaking abilities. Push and pull objects up to 35 lbs., climb up and down four flights of stairs at a time and lift up to 35 lbs.
The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Education Required