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In-Home Safety Services Worker

Company: Professional Services Group, Inc.
Location: Sheboygan
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Professional Services Group, Inc.Description:
The In-Home Safety Services Worker works with families referred from the CPS and Ongoing Unit to maintain safety in homes where children are at risk for removal. Staff work closely with identified families and address a wide range of concerns including: safety, parenting, household management, nutrition, safe and stable housing, service acquisition, education, employment, medical, mental health and substance abuse issues.In addition, the In-Home Safety Service provides services to youth who have been re-unified with their family after being placed in residential treatment, foster care or treatment foster care. The position also provides services to families involved with the child welfare system that are at risk for out-of- home placement due to abuse or neglect issues.SALARY: $19.00 an hourESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: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.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.Conduct face-to-face contact with families, per program standards, to ensure safety and cooperation with safety plan.Serve as part of the Safety Team.Participate and obtain all designated staffing and required training.Complete all required paperwork/documentation, per program standards.Attend all required staffings.Provide timely client updates to other involved employees/agencies.Safely transport clients as needed.Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and obey all traffic laws.Other duties as assigned.

Must have reliable transportation on a daily basis, a valid driver's license and automobile insurance.Education and Training:Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related field.Experience:One year of experience working with at-risk youth and families preferred.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Ability to work with service-resistant population and advocate for individuals and families.Ability to read, speak and write clearly in English.Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in establishing work schedule.Must be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Department of Human Services.Must establish and maintain productive and professional relationships with clients, colleagues, the school district, and other community agencies.Must maintain client confidentiality.Ability to prioritize and make appropriate decisions.Ability to work independently and effectively manage time.Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.Ability to provide culturally, ethnically and gender sensitive services.Ability to follow directions and implement recommendations.Possess creativity in identifying problems and solutions.Ability to self motivate and remain on task.Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures as detailed in the employee guide.Work Environment:This position operates both in a professional office environment as well as within the community. This position is required to go into client homes and any other setting necessary to provide services. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers with various software programs, phones, photocopiers, shredders, filing cabinets and fax machines. Exposure to environmental conditions such as air conditioning, dust, odors, and outdoor weather conditions occur. Exposure to household pets may occur.Physical Requirements:While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to: converse and communicate with others; possess visual acuity which allows employee to view a computer monitor, read documents and safely operate a motor vehicle; remain in a stationary position as well as move about inside the office or other community settings (i.e. client homes, schools, county buildings); ascend and descend stairs; operate a computer and other office technology; and move objects and children weighing up to 20 pounds.Travel:Travel is primarily local and within Sheboygan County during the times of 8am and 9pm.Client Caseload and Hours of Work:This position's caseload will vary based on the needs of the program. The hours of work for this position will primarily be late afternoon and evening shifts (12pm-8pm) during the week and some weekends. Position must be available via cell phone 24/7, unless other coverage arrangements have been made.Attendance:This position requires regular and reliable punctuality and attendance.Duties:This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of duties, responsibilities and abilities that may be required of the employee. PSG reserves the right to change or assign other duties, responsibilities and abilities to the position as needed, with or without notice.Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.PI187400792

Keywords: Professional Services Group, Inc., Sheboygan , In-Home Safety Services Worker, Other , Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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