Provides social work and case management services for assigned
cases, in accordance with all applicable contractual and regulatory
requirements and accreditation standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assume primary responsibility for all cases on assigned
caseload. Provide a range of case management, including social
casework, engagement, mentoring, and community referral.
Collect, assess and document appropriate data and client
progress. Assume responsibility for and complete documentation,
reports, statistics, and assignments within required time frames
and as required.
Work collaboratively with referral sources, agencies,
institutions and individuals who have pertinent roles in client's
Prepare for and attend all scheduled court hearings on assigned
Take primary responsibility for intake and initial placement
services for all newly referred cases.
Coordinate placement arrangements with caregivers, including
transportation of children as needed.
Provide more intensive supportive casework services to child,
birth family, and caregiver during initial placement and
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related human service
Licensed by the State of Michigan preferred.
One year experience in child welfare, preferred.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
Ability to utilize assessment, problem identification, and
intervention with individuals, families, and groups.
Ability to work within complex social systems and coordinate
resources as they apply to client needs.
Ability to deal constructively and appropriately with client
apathy, hostility, resistance, and anger.
Ability to work in team relationships with other professionals
from varied community groups, agencies, and disciplines.
Ability to read, write and speak fluent English. Demonstrated
ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
Bilingual in the language of persons served is beneficial.
Knowledge of: state and local human service systems and
resources, particularly as they apply to child and family services;
human growth, development, and social environments with respect to
child development, personality, family life, parenting, and
ethnicity; and ability to employ basic social work skills.
Understanding of the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
of the clients served.
Awareness of counseling and parenting techniques with
individuals and groups.
Additional Work Requirements
Participate in a system of 24 hour availability to clients,
foster and adoptive parents, as required.
Unrestricted valid driver's license with good driving record.
Reliable personal transportation suitable for safely transporting
persons served; proof of current automobile insurance.
Physical and Mental Requirements
High levels of concentration.
Ability to move freely about.
Ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50
Ability to lift/carry small children, and restrain older
children up to 100 pounds.
Near visual acuity.
Hand and finger dexterity.
At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That
Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual
lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of
positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at
Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are
always looking for additional employees who want to make a big
impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic,
collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!
We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while
upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and
seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in
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