Social Worker

Amik

Posted May 4, 2021 at 05:45 pm Closes Jun 1, 2021 at 05:45 pm

Job Location:
Sagkeeng, MB
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
Job Type:
Term Position
How To Apply:
Mail, E-mail or AMIK.ca

DIRECT SERVICE WORKER JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Reports to:               Assigned Supervisor

Department:             Direct Family Services

Status:                      Non-Managerial

Location:                  Sagkeeng Main Office

Start Date:                ASAP

 

 

Summary

 

Ensures the safety and well-being of children that is compatible with the needs/beliefs of the community and is in accordance with the Child & Family Services Act, Standards and Regulations.  To work jointly with the family in providing all necessary services that will reunify and/or preserve the family unit including lowering risk to children and families by linking those families to the resources to enhance the skill and ability of all family members.

 

Requirements

 

  • Completed Bachelor of Social Work degree preferred; any post-secondary degree in the Social Services with 1yrs direct CFS experience; Combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and fully insured vehicle with $1,000,000.00 liability insurance

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (but not limited to):

 

  • All case carrying workers are responsible for office Intake coverage on a rotational schedule.
  • In collaboration with the family develop a case plan to meet the need of the family and children.  In collaboration with family, develop a safety plan when required.
  • With the family assess and identify family/child’s cognitive, behavioural and emotional strengths and weaknesses and jointly formulate case goals and plans.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with the family and determine contact frequency based on need.
  • Submit Child Care Instruction Sheets (Greens) on a timely basis.
  • Schedule family visits as a part of case planning and provide a written copy to parents and place on file.
  • Assess and identify children’s needs and complete special needs request if required.
  • Maintains all documentation is on file as per Program Standards.
  • Where children are determined to be at risk, place in appropriate foster home/resource following Sagkeeng Child & Family Services placement procedures and in accordance with the provincial standards and legislation.
  • Ensure all court documentation is completed and submitted in a timely fashion and forwarded to the supervisor for review and approval.
  • Attend court proceedings as required.
  • Completes service plans and referrals for families and children on a going basis.
  • Maintain monthly Face to Face Contact with all Children in Care as per standards.
  • Ensure ADP is complete and is on file.
  • Maintains CFSIS database as per standards.
  • Ensures Child in Care photos are entered on CFSIS and hard copy is placed on file and updates current photo to coincide with anniversary date of guardianship order.
  • Worker must consult with Supervisor on all case plans, apprehensions, placements and investigations.
  • Re-evaluate case plans every 90 days (quarterly review) to ensure that goals are being met. Revise if necessary.
  • Ensure that the PFH Reassessment is completed when deemed appropriate and prior to children returning to the home.
  • In consultation with Supervisor, re-assess and evaluate to determine if file will be closed or transferred to another unit.
  • Complete Transfer/or Closing Summary and submit to Supervisor for review.
  • Travelling may be required to complete job duty or attend training session
  • Must be willing to work late when required and requested.
  • Must declare any conflict of interest that may arise when case managing.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Management
  • All frontline staff must perform On-Call duties consisting of a 7 day rotation.   
  • All On-Call inquiries or any time On-Call worker fields a call, case-notes must be completed that same day and forwarded to the On-call Supervisor for confirmation.
  • Ensures On-Call kit has appropriate forms, equipment prior to assuming the On-Call duties from the previous On-Call worker.
  • Notifies all applicable parties (TigerTel, RCMP, Finance) of schedule changes which involves the worker.
  • Other duties as assigned by On-Call supervisor/Management
  • All case carrying workers are responsible for office intake coverage on a rotational schedule.
  • Intakes must be responded to within the appropriate response time based on risk.
  • Document all details and demographics, conduct safety assessments, complete prior contact checks on CFSIS, and establish response times in conjunction with the Supervisors.
  • The intake worker will respond to all emergency situations or forward information to the Supervisor for review.
  •  The 1st available assigned Intake Worker will respond to Intake calls.  The next available/scheduled Intake Worker shall respond to the call should the other worker be occupied.
  • Complete ADP with family.
  • Begins at first contact and is ongoing. It involves gathering and analyzing information.
  • Review the file and become familiar with the dynamics of the child/family.
  • Determine risk and needs for families.
  • Initiate and develop immediate contact with high risk families.
  • Identify all family members involved and how they relate to one another.
  • Assess family’s needs on an ongoing basis.
  • Assess child’s needs as a part of case planning.
  • Assess child protection and safety/risk. Assess risk to children and make referrals to child abuse investigators when required.  ( i.e. ANCR Abuse Unit)
  • Develops long term case plans for children that include permanency placement planning.
  • Ensures that a thorough social history is completed and placed on file and updated regularly as required.
  • Ensures that a current photo is placed on CFSIS and on the agency file and coincides with the anniversary date of the PO.
  • Ensures photos are updated annually and on the anniversary date of the PO.
  • Ensures that all children have an identified cultural plan on file with clear goals and accomplishments made throughout the year and reviewed/updated annually.
  • In conjunction with the care giver/foster parent, establishes a plan in creating a life book for the child.
  • Assess child’s cognitive, behavioural and emotional strengths and weaknesses and uses this information to formulate case goals and plans.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with the family and determine contact frequency based on need (where applicable).
  • Ensures all Child Care Instruction Sheets (Greens) are completed and submitted on a timely basis.
  • Schedules family visits for CIC as a part of case planning as required.
  • Assessing children’s needs by completing Special Needs Assessment Form as required.
  • Ensures all documentation is on file as per Program Standards.
  • Where children are determined at risk and must be removed from the placement, the worker will comply with Sagkeeng Child & Family Services placement procedures and in accordance with provincial standards.
  • Completes service plans and referrals for children on a going basis.
  • Maintains monthly Face to Face Contact with all Children in Care as per standards.
  • Maintains CFSIS database as per standards.
  • Worker must consult with Supervisor on all case plans, apprehensions, placements and investigations.
  • Re- evaluates case plans every 90 days (quarterly review) to ensure that goals are being met.
  • Re-evaluates and updates cultural plan annually to ensure relevance.
  • Monitors and Reviews all cases as per standards.
  • Evaluates cases to ascertain whether or not cases should be transferred to a Transitional Care Worker for age of majority planning.
  • Consult with the Supervisor regarding transfer of services and completes all necessary documentation in preparation of the file transfer to a Transitional Care Worker.
  • Completes the case overview form and forwards to Supervisor for review in preparation for case transfer.
  • Completes the Child Care Instruction Sheet (Green) upon transferring to another worker.
  • Ensures all cases that require closure have a completed closing summary on file.
  • Travelling may be required to complete job duty or attend training session
  • Must be willing to work late when required and requested.
  • Must declare any conflict of interest that may arise when case managing.
  • Must inform Foster Parents if any visits to the office or elsewhere are cancelled.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Management

 

On-Call Duties:

 

  • When scheduled, perform On-call duties.  Schedule is based on a 7 day rotation
  • All On-Call inquiries or any time On-Call worker fields a call, case-notes must be completed the next business day and forwarded to the On-call Supervisor for confirmation.
  • Ensures On-Call kit has appropriate forms, equipment prior to assuming the On-Call duties from the previous On-Call worker.
  • Notifies all applicable parties (TigerTel, RCMP, Finance) of schedule changes which involves the worker.
  • Other duties as assigned by On-Call supervisor/Management

 

 If interested please send resume and cover letter to: resumes@amik.ca

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