Details: commensurate with experience
1214 I St SE
District of Columbia
The Family Support Worker works with lead family support to provide strength-based case management services, along with other family strengthening services, conducting home visits and maintaining all necessary documentation. The Family Support Worker will integrate family members into community activities and networks, identify key community residents who can serve as resource people, link families and children with resources and services and work to integrate the services provided. Coaching advocacy, referrals, and outreach are some of the duties. The FSW could carry a caseload of 15-20 families who live in all wards of the city.
Needed Skills: Family Peer Specialist collaborates to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands, and respects each consumer’s point of view, experiences, and preferences. The Family Peer Specialist is responsible to maximize consumer choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services. The Family Peer Specialist provides peer counseling and consultation to individual consumers, families, and team staff; acts as a liaison with community resources; carries out rehabilitation and support functions; and assists in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees. The Peer Specialist provides services that are culturally competent, age appropriate and address the unique needs of each consumer to empower and assist the consumer and family to access and utilize needed services and supports; flexible and able to adapt to change in a progressive work environment; D.C. resident and BA/BS/BSW degree helpful.
Needed Qualifications: Experience in working with juvenile justice youths and youth with mental health challenges.
Must be able to clear a FBI/DC/MD police background check, the Federal Child Abuse Registry and Drug Testing. Must have a vehicle and a valid driver's license.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual is helpful.
Minimum Education Required