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Employment Opportunities

Case Worker

Case Worker

PRIMARY DUTIES

The Case Worker has direct supervisory responsibility for the Senior Companion volunteers who serve in private homes, residential settings or inpatient psychiatric settings. Included therein is assisting the Project Director with the recruitment employment, orientation and training for the Senior Companion volunteers as well as the recruitment of sites and performing other duties and responsibilities pertinent to the successful operation of the Senior Companion Program.

  • Assist in the recruitment, selection and volunteer training phase of the program as delegated by the Project Director.
  • Assign senior companions to their clients and monitor assignments to ensure each volunteer is serving a full fifteen to forty hour week.
  • Meet regularly (both individual and group) with the senior companions to assess their strengths and weaknesses; to provide appropriate direction and support in their relationship with their clients, as well as any personal problems and situations which may arise.
  • Prepare an annual performance evaluation for each senior companion.
  • Meet with the liaison from each host setting on a regular basis to discuss program operations, difficulties, strengths and volunteer assignments.
  • Meet regularly with Project Director to evaluate performance, program operation and development, etc.
  • Assist Project Director in developing new or improved operational modes when and where needed in order to best serve the program.
  • Familiarize self with the activities and personnel at the host setting and/or its staff.
  • Attend all meetings and training conferences scheduled Corporation for National and Community Service and Office of Service to the Aging.
  • Perform other related activities as delegated by the Project Director.

SKILLS/EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Social Work or other human service field or any equivalent of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities.
  • Ability to relate to host setting personnel in order to provide maximum cooperation and good working conditions.
  • Knowledge and/or awareness of behavior in order to determine appropriate assignment of senior companion to clients and to evaluate when changes are needed, etc.
  • Ability to adapt self and schedule to the needs of the program and the host settings.
  • Ability to relate to senior companions.
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license, automobile and automobile liability insurance coverage.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word and Excel and data entry.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Normal to fast paced work environment
  • Case Management is provided both on and off-site
  • High degree of public contact
  • High degree of telephone use

TO APPLY

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: csswc@csswayne.org. If your application is selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly. No telephone calls or inquiry emails, please.

Part-time Substance Abuse Supervisor

Part-time Substance Abuse Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY

The Supervisor of Substance Abuse Services of the Behavioral Health and Community Services Division is delegated responsibility for the planning, developing and supervising the clinical services and administrative functions of substance abuse unit personnel. The Supervisor assures that needed and appropriate services are provided as required by state, federal, contractual and licensing and applicable service standards. Additionally, the Supervisor performs oversight functions for the following outpatient substance abuse related treatment contracts: Southeastern Michigan Coordinating Agency contracts, Michigan Department of Corrections, United Way of Southeastern Michigan, the Detroit Health Department.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • To carry out the philosophy, program and policy of the agency through the administration of the program to ensure maximum service to clients and the community as determined by the staff complement and resources.
  • Training team staff and supervising ongoing performance, including review of ongoing groups and modifying content as appropriate.
  • To implement the department program and agency policies in a manner that will attain established and quantitative standards.
  • To insure that the required monthly, annual statistical and miscellaneous reports are prepared accurately and by due dates.
  • To participate in supervisory meetings and the Utilization Review Committee meetings.
  • To maintain proper coverage of all caseloads during periods of absence of workers.
  • Imparting knowledge of the program to the community to gain public awareness and support of the program and its purpose.
  • Assuming responsibility for the management/compliance aspects of the program.
  • Participating in staff meetings, committees and agency groups.
  • Maintaining up-to-date compilation of community resources available for families and individuals participating in agency programs.
  • To supervise each staff person, student and percentage worker on a regular basis for a minimum of one (1) hour per week.
  • To teach, when necessary, the application of basic casework principles, diagnosis, casework treatment and appropriate case recording.
  • To work differentially with supervises on continuing and changing trends and modes in service delivery in order to develop a more effective service.
  • To provide written performance appraisals on all staff according to agency format, and within prescribed time limits.
  • To attend concurrent reviews with each staff and consultants.
  • To assure that established productivity levels are met.
  • To serve on and actively participate in committees of the agency as appointed.
  • To maintain confidentiality of all client information per agency, state and federal regulations.
  • To assure client complaints/grievances are handled appropriately.
  • To ensure compliance with regulatory bodies such as Council on Accreditation (COA), Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry (Licensing), United Way Community Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and other contractual relationships.
  • To perform all duties in accordance with the NASW Code of Ethics and Agency Policies.
  • To perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

SKILLS/EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND REQUIRED

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or Professional Counseling preferred. Possess a full and unencumbered Professional Clinical License or Certification in Substance Abuse in the State of Michigan, or if a bachelor’s level graduate, must currently hold the Certified Clinical Supervisor credential (CCS) or Certification in Substance Abuse.
  • Minimum of three years of clinical therapy experience including conducting substance abuse group cognitive behavioral based relapse and recidivism and process treatment with criminal offenders.
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a clinical supervisor.
  • Demonstrate personal stability, integrity and flexibility.
  • Mature with an ability to interact in a constructive manner with superiors and subordinates.
  • Ability to integrate the use of the computer into daily task i.e. word-processing, spreadsheet and database.
  • Ability to interpret, generate and manage statistical and financial reports.
  • Knowledgeable of outcome evaluation.
  • Good writing and speaking ability.
  • Automobile with valid Michigan’s driver’s license and automobile liability insurance coverage.

TO APPLY

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: csswc@csswayne.org. If your application is selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly. No telephone calls or inquiry emails, please.

Part-time Substance Abuse Therapist

Part-time Substance Abuse Therapist

Supervisor: Program Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY

To provide outpatient counseling services including intake assessment and diagnostic evaluations to clients experiencing problems related to alcohol abuse and/or dependency as well as problems with drug abuse and/or dependency. Treatment modalities include individual, family, marital, group therapy, pre-treatment groups and didactic educational series. Clients represent a range of problems but addressing the substance abuse problem is the primary initial treatment goal.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • To collect data for psycho-social history required for assessment, diagnostic evaluations and recommendation to supervising physician.
  • To provide individual or group therapy services to clients as determined by assessed needs.
  • To provide substance abuse lectures to newly referred MDOC clients to assess treatment motivation.
  • To confer and collaborate with program staff regarding information collected during intake interviews and assessments, which includes presenting case records for intake, quarterly and discharge reviews to the Utilization Review Committee.
  • To maintain records in a confidential manner (according to Federal, State, and local guidelines), and to release confidential information only according to these guidelines.
  • To confer and collaborate with outside community resources (i.e., criminal justice system employers) and referral sources.
  • To make appropriate referrals to other treatment providers when client needs require services not available through CSSWC.
  • To perform the above-stated job duties in a professional manner under the supervision of the Program Manager of Behavioral Health Services.
  • To maintain ongoing professional development in substance abuse/mental health fields according to agency/licensing requirements.
  • To maintain progress reports and timely communication with all referral sources.
  • To encourage family involvement in treatment process.
  • To establish mutually agreed upon treatment goals.
  • To verify claims of abstinence/sobriety.
  • To perform all duties in accordance with the NASW Code of Ethics and Agency Policies.

SKILLS/EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Professional Counseling and a minimum of two years (4,000 hours) substance abuse therapy, OR Master’s Degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, Professional Counseling, preferred; with a minimum of one year (2,000 hours) of substance abuse therapy (case management, teaching, ministry, and advising do not constitute therapy), treatment experience including conducting group cognitive behavioral based relapse and recidivism treatment and process treatment with criminal offenders. Must also possess a full and unencumbered clinical professional license or certification in substance abuse in the State of Michigan without any pending or ongoing investigations.
  • Possess knowledge of alcoholism and drug addiction.
  • Ability to make distinction between alcohol/drug abuse and alcohol/drug dependency.
  • Ability to confront client and deal with issues of denial, manipulation, etc.
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license, automobile and automobile liability insurance coverage.

TO APPLY

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: csswc@csswayne.org. If your application is selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly. No telephone calls or inquiry emails, please.

House Staff I and II (Youth Worker) and Emergency Relief Worker

House Staff I and II (Youth Worker) and Emergency Relief Worker

JOB SUMMARY

The Youth Worker provides direct services to pregnant and/or parenting adolescents residing in the Teen Infant Parenting Services (TIPS) Program, a transitional housing program located at 1600 Blaine, Detroit. The Youth Worker, in conjunction with the Program Supervisor/Social Worker, has responsibility for the day to day programming provided in this transitional housing facility. The Youth Worker shall provide guidance and assistance to teen parents in the areas of household management, parenting and basic care of infant children. These individuals serve as positive role models and work with program participants to model and demonstrate expected behaviors and to teach basic life skills.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Provide support and guidance to teen parents in this supervised independent living facility.
  • Assist residents in developing independent living skills such as budgeting, meal planning, shopping, etc. Assume overall responsibility for scheduling laundry days, cleaning of common areas (lounge, laundry room, hallways, etc.).
  • Monitor residents’ apartment maintenance, as well as their personal and child(ren)’s maintenance.
  • Insure that the facility is maintained in a clean and safe manner. Clean and prepare apartments for incoming residents. Perform basic building maintenance insuring the facility is warm, clean and organized. Monitor the grounds to assure they are free from litter, and that garbage and debris are appropriately discarded. Conduct regular inspections of the facility and submit building repair requests to the Program Supervisor/Social Worker as needed.
  • Develop and post a schedule of tasks to be assigned to residents each week.
  • Communicate expectations regarding shared responsibilities for upkeep of the facility.
  • Provide assistance in transporting clients to educational programs, medical appointments, and other activities in accordance with the case assessment and action plan for individual residents.
  • Provide respite care for child(ren) during short periods of parent’s absences.
  • Administer first aid measures when appropriate. In the event of injury or illness, the Youth Worker is required to assist and/or secure medical care for the mother or child, where appropriate.
  • Report all emergencies and serious incidents such as injuries to residents, damage to building or equipment, etc. via use of the incident report form. Submit incident reports to the Program Supervisor/Social Worker within 24 hours of occurrences.
  • Monitor the residents’ adherence to rules and program expectations. Demonstrate familiarity with the agency’s discipline and behavior management procedures. Utilize behavior management techniques appropriate to working with adolescents and young adults.
  • Participate with staff team in the intake process and assessment of new residents to determine suitability for admission to the facility as requested.
  • Plan and implement daily activities and provide Program Supervisor/Social Worker with written reports.
  • Participate in regular supervision, staff meetings, in-service training, and other agency meetings as required.
  • Perform all duties in according with NASW and Community Social Services of Wayne County ethics.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Program Supervisor/Social Worker, CSSWC COO or President.

SKILLS/EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND REQUIRED

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent. Associates degree in human services preferred.
  • Should have prior experience in human service field with a basic understanding of child and adolescent development. Must relate to adolescents, young adults and their families in a positive manner.
  • Must have and maintain personal transportation valid Michigan driver’s license and automobile liability insurance.

TO APPLY

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: csswc@csswayne.org. If your application is selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly. No telephone calls or inquiry emails, please.


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