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Community Worker

Company: Professional Services Group, Inc
Location: Appleton
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

PSG/CIP is a multi-service community-based social services organization that fulfills its mission of helping individuals and families to achieve their greatest potential through dynamic, cost effective and innovative programming responsive to the needs of diverse communities. JOB SUMMARY:The Community Worker works with families referred from the Outagamie County Children, Youth and Families Units to maintain safety and provide de-escalation in homes where children are at risk for removal. This position provides services to youth who have been re-unified with their family after being placed in an out-of-home setting. Staff work closely with identified families and address a wide range of concerns including: safety, parenting, coaching strategies to effectively parent and deescalate aggressive, out of control behaviors. The Community Worker may provide support and assistance with household management, nutrition, safe and stable housing, community referral, education, employment, medical, mental health and substance abuse issues. This position also provides follow-up services as well as referrals to community based services when appropriate. This position will work about 20 hours per week; working every Thursday from 2pm - 10pm, every Saturday, and one weekend per month (Thursday - Sunday). SALARY: $18.00 an hour. Plus a $500 sign-on bonus! KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Interview and evaluate clients to complete intake process.Evaluate youth and families for treatment needs and refer to appropriate resources.Analyze client situations, capabilities and problems to determine services required to control safety threats.Formulate, implement, evaluate and review safety assessments and plans in eWisacwis.Exercise judgment to intervene as an advocate for clients in emergency and crisis situations.Act as an on-call resource to evaluate and determine necessary responses in de-escalating crisis situations with youth and families.Provide face-to-face contact with families, per program standards, to ensure safety and cooperation with safety plan and to provide crisis response to deescalate, support and educate. Serve as part of the Safety Team.Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or other related field.Must have reliable transportation on a daily basis, a valid driver's license and automobile insurance. Previous experience with youth and families, Child Welfare services or crisis intervention services required. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status Tags: youth, community, mental health, social services, human services, support, treatment, crisis, kids, children, therapy, multilingual, bilingual, behavior, impact, continuing education, development, growth, advancement, substance abuse, social work, families PI187879395

Keywords: Professional Services Group, Inc, Appleton , Community Worker, Other , Appleton, Wisconsin

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