Position Summary and Job DutiesThis is a grant funded position for up to 2 years, with the goal of making it a permanent position, if possible.
The primary role of this position is to provide direct case management services for up to 10 participants enrolled in the Rock County Family Drug Court, which provides timely, family-centered substance abuse treatment and supportive services to parents or caregivers to improve safety, well-being and ensure permanence for children. This position is expected to facilitate a team approach and demonstrate excellent leadership qualities.
85% – Provide Ongoing Case Management services for clients enrolled in the Family Drug Court Treatment Program
- Utilizes Functional Family Case Management (FFCM) model to engage families in a case planning process that will identify services to address threats to child safety by enhancing parent protective capacities.
- Attends and participates in weekly Family Drug Court sessions as a member of Family Drug Court team.
- Provides weekly Family Drug Court reports to the Family Drug Court Coordinator.
- Meets with Family Drug Court participants on a weekly basis to monitor case progress, engagement in services, and Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) recovery.
- Collaborates with service providers to work as a team.
- Facilitates monthly treatment team meetings with the participant, identified supports, and services providers to discuss treatment progress and barriers.
- Coordinates and monitors weekly family interactions with the participant and their child(ren) and updates family interaction plans as needed.
- Continuously assesses and evaluates child safety through the safety plan, has a good understanding of risk versus safety, and updates safety plan as needed.
- Prepares case plans and permanency plans.
- Provides court testimony for judicial reviews, contested placement hearings, extension hearings and termination of parental rights trials.
- Writes clear and concise professional court reports.
5% – Transportation
- Provide transportation to participants when necessary.
5% – Professional Growth
- Attend all staff meetings as scheduled.
- Attend trainings that will enhance professional growth as approved by the direct supervisor.
5% – Perform other job duties as assigned by Family Drug Court Coordinator, CPS Ongoing Supervisor, or CYF Program Manager.
Success Factors (KSA’s)
- Knowledge in Wisconsin CPS Safety Standards
- Knowledge of substance abuse disorders (SUD), addiction, and case management practices
- Knowledge of community treatment providers and services, including SUD and criminogenic treatment modalities and evidence based curricula
- Knowledge of social and psychological issues regarding drug use and addiction
- Knowledge of the Department of Child and Families (DCF), Rock County Child Protective Services, Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS)
- Knowledge of best and evidence based practices for Family Treatment Courts, as well as national and state standards
- Skill in interpersonal communications in a collaborative format
- Considerable skill in multi-tasking with efficiency and accuracy
- Considerable skill in working independently in a fast paced, stressful environment
Job Requirements, Education, Training & Experience
- A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of one (1) year relevant experience in child welfare. An equivalent combination of education, including a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, criminal justice, human service, or a related area. Previous Family Treatment Court experience is preferred.
- Must possess and maintain a current unrestricted (not due to corrective lenses) driver’s license and auto insurance pursuant to the Rock County Administrative Policy and Procedure Policy 5.02 and 5.27.
Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and working conditions)Physical Conditions:
- General mobility, including occasional use of stairs.
- Occasional bending, kneeling and reaching.
- Lifting and carrying approximately 50 pounds, which may included young children and/or infant/child car seat.
- Sitting, driving or standing for long periods of time.
Use of Equipment:
- Computer–PC and keyboard at desk or portable laptop in the field for case documentation entry.
- Outdoor–rarely; primarily as a result of travel requirements to and from the office, client homes, schools, and other meeting sites in the community
- Cold temperatures–rarely; see above reference to travel
- Extreme heat–rarely; see above reference to travel
- Potential for contact with unpredictable and/or violent clients
Applicant will be required to pass a background check as a condition of employment which will include records check, driving history, and past employers check.