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Family Services Specialist

Company: Addus HomeCare Corporation
Location: Effingham
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Addus HomeCare has strived to keep clients in their homes, since 1979. We provide homecare services to over 40,000 patients. Despite challenging economic conditions caused by COVID-19 Addus HomeCare is still hiring Home Care Aides. Addus has implemented comprehensive safety policies based on CDC guidelines designed to promote workplace safety. We are providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gloves, face masks, hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial soap to our employees.

In this job, you will assists families in crisis through DCFS programs including: Family Habilitation Services, Visitation and Housing. Services we provide allow families to be compliant with court-ordered program participation and work through difficult situations with assistance.

Family Service Speacialist Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule - full time and part time available
  • Direct deposit

FSS Duties:

  • Work with families in crisis through DCFS and various State contracts
  • Prepare written reports and maintain accurate records and court testimony
  • Prepare and sign client progress reports on a monthly basis:
  • Scheduled dates and units of service
  • Specific goals/issues to be addressed for each date of service
  • Documentation as to whether each appointment was successful or missed
  • Reports of progress for each identified goal
  • Recommendations for future service
  • Report all child abuse and neglect
  • Immediately report any significant events, changes in family circumstances, or unusual incidents involving the client or family members to their supervisor
  • Attend all mandated trainings
  • Work directly with families in the home, teaching and demonstrating homemaking skills, parenting skills, anger management, utilizing effective resources
  • Supervised visitation / Unsupervised visitation -- Provide transportation for parent and/or children to and from locations for supervised visitation. Observe all interaction of visitation, parent and child behaviors and redirect according to parenting needs and parent / child behaviors
  • Help families locate housing throughout the local areas. Housing could include public government housing, private rent, or shelter care
  • Assist clients with finding jobs and community resources
  • The goal of services for intact families is to support the family and prevent the placement of the child(ren) out of the home.

FSS Requirements & Competencies:

  • High school diploma or GED; Associates degree is a plus
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Experience in social work, child care, or working with families is preferred
  • Must have a dependable automobile, a valid driver's license, and proof of auto insurance
  • Must pass the CANTS background check and other required background checks

Addus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Addus HomeCare Corporation, Decatur , Family Services Specialist, Other , Effingham, Illinois

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