Child Welfare Specialist (Bartholomew County)

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Columbus, IN

Adult & Child - Child Welfare Services

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Overview: Adult and Child Center provides therapeutic services to families involved with Department of Child Services (DCS) and court-involved youth in central Indiana, helping to develop healthy homes where children are safe, supported and well-cared for. As a member of the Home-Based Team, the Child Welfare Specialist is responsible for supervising visits between children and their caregiver(s), attending court hearings and DCS/Probation team meetings, providing case management, and empowering adults and children to reach their full potential while effectively and efficiently managing community and center resources. This individual collaborates with the multidisciplinary team including their supervisor, team psychologists, schools, employers, and DCS/Probation staff to assist each family in meeting their treatment goals.<br/><br/>Adult & Child Health offers an extensive benefits package that includes:<ul><li>Mileage reimbursement</li><li>Work/life balanced flexible scheduling</li><li>Employee Assistance program EAP</li><li>401K with Employer Match</li><li>9 paid Holidays</li><li>A generous PTO plan</li><li>Health benefits package that includes health, with prescription coverage, dental, vision, life insurance, STD & LTD</li><li>Staff Development allowance with continuous staff development and training</li></ul>Child Welfare Services
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Developing key skills with families (children and adults)</li> <li>Linking family members to needed mental health services and community resources</li> <li>Case management</li> <li>Supervising children and caregiver(s) visits</li> <li>Attending court and DCS/probation meetings</li> <li>Accurate, timely progress notes and reports/documentation</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul><li>Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Psychology, Counseling, or closely related field required OR a combination of child welfare experience and one of the following bachelor degrees: Criminal Justice, Nursing, Psychiatry, Sociology, Special Education</li><li>Experience with EMR systems preferred</li><li>Previous experience in child welfare and/or community based services preferred</li><li>Ability to maintain professional relationships with a variety of individuals (staff therapists, psychologists, DCS/probation staff)</li><li>Knowledge of child abuse and neglect; child and adult development; community resources</li><li>Strong organizational skills</li><li>Must hold a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record and provide own, insured, transportation</li></ul>