Social Worker

  • Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jan 16, 2020
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Director of Residential Programs, the SocialWorker is to provide the following tasks: Case management for the clients served by the Children Receiving Home (CRH) Temporary Shelter Care Facility (TSCF) program, preparing required paperwork and documentation in compliance with Community Care Licensing (CCL) regulations, Council on Accreditation (COA) standards and contract requirements, and provide training and consultation within scope of practice.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsibility for providing case management and supportive services to clients placed at the Children’s Receiving Home (CRH) shelter. Provides clients with support in accepting and understanding removal from home and family, demands and pressures of institutional group living and relationships and position in the social welfare system and juvenile court process.
• As seems indicated or as is requested, evaluations and summaries will be prepared for planning on behalf of clients at CRH.
• Individualized case recording on behavioral and social information necessary for staff planning and decision making.
• On-call support after hours on a rotating basis.
• Development of needs and services plans.
• Comply with Title 22, Department of Social Services Licensing Regulations.
• Develop and implement the mental health treatment plan.
• Provide crisis counseling and support to children/families as necessary.
• Provide collateral parties with information to best meet the client’s needs as necessary.
• Communicate with County SocialWorker on issues concerning clients.
• Assess, determine and make a referral when special services or care are needed for a child (i.e. medication evaluation, psychiatric hospitalization, in-home services or psychological testing etc.).
• The SocialWorker will coordinate with TSCF Program Staff and Supervisors on the development, planning and supervision of case work services as they relate to the individual child’s behavioral and emotional life while he/she is a member of the living environment of CRH.

• Maintain a thorough understanding of the philosophy, objectives and goals of CRH and the Shelter Programs.
• Maintain a thorough understanding of the CRH behavior program and the ability for interpretation and implementation of this program to both staff and children.
• Maintain a thorough understanding of the Rules and Regulations as to privileges and rights of children in care and the ability to interpret such policies to persons both internal and external to the CRH.

• Communication and collaboration with the Director of Residential Services, Program Managers, ProgramSupervisors, Clinical Staff, Administration and Medical Clinic Staff within program concerning administrative, behavioral, educational and medical information essential for moving child toward individualized planning and placement goals.
• Act as a meaningful and available link between the child in placement at CRH and the outside agency responsible for planning and placement for the child’s removal from this program.
• Perform evaluation and assessment of clients for county, contract and court reporting.
• Review and respond to Incident Reports.
• Available for phone consultation to CRH staff as needed.
• Facilitate staff in-service training on areas of expertise.
• Continuously review charts for new and/or relevant information concerning clients.
• Prepare and maintain charts in accordance with audit requirements.
• Perform Utilization Reviews as assigned.
• Attend clinical, dorm, initial staffing and discharge meetings to consult with clinical and program staff.
• Attend weekly supervision meetings with therapy supervisor if unlicensed, to comply with California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensing requirements.
• Attend external training/conferences to meet licensing requirements and keep up to date with current information and developments.
• Present information gathered at conferences at clinical meetings and staff in-service/training as appropriate.
• Attend medication reviews as needed for clients receiving medication.
• Perform other duties as assigned.