Aftercare Coordinator

Location: Redford, MI

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

MCHS offers a wealth of benefits for our employees including: generous paid holidays & time off, full benefits (100% of premiums covered by the employer; no cost to you), a wonderful 80 acre campus, tuition reimbursement, pension plan, and a dedication to growth & promotion from within.

I. JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Director of Children Services, the Aftercare Coordinator is responsible for providing case management services to children in the Residential Program who are pending discharge, as well as to their families, to ensure success in the community upon the child’s official discharge from the program.  Case management services would begin 90 days prior to discharge and continue up to 12 months after discharge.  

II. DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide education, assessment, and ongoing support to the families in which the child is being placed upon discharge. 
  • Complete assessment tools, such as the CAFAS, ACLSA, and HRQoL, with clients every 90 days upon discharge from the Residential program.
  • Serve as the point of contact for families of clients to communicate pertinent information related to the child’s treatment while residing at the Agency including: medical, psychological, educational, and behavioral progress. 
  • Remain available to support assigned families during the pre-discharge and post-placement period to assess the services that are required to successfully discharge the client into the home and to maintain permanency once there. 
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team prior to the client’s discharge to assist with implementation and monitoring of weekly treatment goals and intervention strategies. 
  • Coordinate and schedule visits between the client and his family and report observations to the Residential Therapist.
  • Refer the family to resources needed to prepare for the client’s arrival, and then maintain the client in home. 
  • Coach families in verbal de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques and be available by phone to offer assistance when needed. 
  • Serve as a liaison with external stakeholders such as DHHS case workers, CASA, GAL, and adoption workers, etc., and attend applicable meetings with external parties to advocate for the client, discuss case updates, etc. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Clinical Services.

III. BASIC COMPETENCIES

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related discipline. 
  • A minimum of one year professional experience at a social services agency serving children and families preferred.
  • Must meet the State’s Moral Character standard.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Competence with computer and software applications (Windows, MS Office, Internet applications, etc.) necessary to perform the duties of the position.
  • Principles and practices of social work, counseling, psychology or other related fields.
  • Family and child dynamics.
  • General understanding of the treatment needs of children who have suffered significant trauma. 

Skills and Abilities Needed:

  • Appropriately and professionally communicate verbally and in writing with agency staff, DHHS, foster care/adoption caseworkers, and other external agencies. 
  • Ability to develop and implement weekly treatment goals and strategies to improve the functioning of the children.
  • Attend training and maintain necessary certifications and licenses.
  • Maintain a Michigan driver’s license and driving record that allows the operation of an agency or personal vehicle for agency business or to transport clients as needed.
  • Demonstrate leadership and integrity.
  • Manage time and multiple priorities; meet deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.  
  • Handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
  • Be collaborative and flexible, with a strong service mentality.
  • Possess a high degree of personal accountability, responsibility and independent decision-making abilities with the skills to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the social sector with a passion for MCHS’s mission and vision.
  • Work flexible hours, when needed, which may include some evenings and weekends. 

Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

 

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