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Family Consultant/Intensive Family Visitation Program
Job Code:2021-MACON-003
Location:Macon Campus
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Job Responsibilities:
Purpose: The Family Consultant is responsible for providing a variety of services to include supervised visitation services, in-home services to children and/or families, transportation for services, participation in assessment processes, achieve permanency and program outcomes with designated clients, complete behavioral health assessments, provide some individual counseling services, and behavioral aide services.

This is a salaried/exempt position with a starting salary of $36, 933.00 annually

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Schedules, supervises, assesses, and documents visits between children in foster care and their biological parents and/or other caregivers.
• Provides feedback on strengths and/or challenges observed in the visits.
• Provides data and input into visitation plan and reunification plan.
• Assists with comprehensive intake and the assessment of prospective clients.
• Participates in the Assessment Conference, in addition to participating in regularly held staff meetings, case conferences, supervision and in-service training.
• Assess parents on their fitness to care for and provide for their children on a daily basis
• Obtains coverage for any visits unable to cover due to planned absences (vacation, court, etc.) as early as possible.
• Provides transportation services as assigned.
• Completes domestic violence, substance use, parental fitness, trauma, and bonding/attachment assessments, and home evaluations as assigned, within 2 weeks of date of referral received.
• Provides one on one direct behavioral intervention with individuals and families as identified in the individual or families’ service plan. Services are completed in a variety of environments to include a residential, foster home, birth home, etc.
• Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding the client’s history and progress, services provided, progress notes, evaluations and recommendations.
• Coordinates, secures, and delivers all treatment services as dictated by each client’s treatment plan including Individual, Group and Family Therapy as well as other services as needed.
• Works as part of an integrated service team with the Department of Family and Children Services, as well as other public and private agencies, and programs.
• Maintains confidentiality regarding the children, youth, individuals and families served.
• Reports incidences of suspected child abuse in compliance with mandated reporting requirements immediately and verbally to the supervisor and/or Child Protective Services.
• Communicates professionally with clients, parents, and guardians.
• Attends ongoing supervision meetings as required; participates in case conferences and related meetings as directed.
• Completes required documents, case narratives, case plans, and gain statistical information when required on all comprehensive reports and outcome data within required time frames.
• Maintains appropriate and timely documentation at the completion of the service.
• Meet weekly billable hour requirements
• Testifies in court when subpoenaed.
• Understands the assignments mostly are evenings and weekends.
• Represents The Methodist Home in a professional manner in the community at meetings, trainings, and assigned groups.
• Participates in rotation of on-call crisis phone for Lighthouse for Families’ Community Services and MRO Services Programs

Adheres to the Sanctuary Commitments by:
• Maintains a safe and healthy work environment.
• Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner.
• Takes on additional responsibility in a positive manner.
• Upholds the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
• Demonstrates a commitment to democracy by actively participating in team decisions.
• Practices social responsibility evidenced by dependability and reliability.
• Openly communicates to establish and maintain effective working relationship with people at all levels.
• Utilizes appropriate Sanctuary tools when interacting with colleagues and residents.
• Adheres to the seven commitments of Sanctuary when carrying out work responsibilities.

Job Qualifications:
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
• Must have a Master’s Degree in Human Services and plan to obtain LMSW, LAPC, or LAMFT over the next three years.
• Must have a valid Driver’s License with minimum of four year driving history and the ability to meet and remain in good standing in accordance with Agency insurance guidelines.
• Must have the necessary stamina and temperament to work with individuals who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders
• Must demonstrate the ability to interface and build relationships with individuals, their families and a variety of service providers and collaterals.
• Must demonstrate strong verbal, written, and computer communication skills.
• Must demonstrate the ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the organization.
• Must be able to multi task in a fast-paced work environment
• Must possess the ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the service population.
• Must be able to be trained in basic first aid, CPR, and verbal de-escalation.
• Must be 21 year of age.

Essential Physical Requirements:
• Duties are performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful and potentially aggressive (physical interventions, escorts, etc.) to casual and leisurely.
• Duties are performed in a variety of environments in both indoor and outdoor settings that can include a wide range of conditions such as high/low temperatures and other inclement weather conditions.
• Necessary stamina to maintain supervision of children who are attempting to run away. This may include fast walking for extended periods of time.
• Ability to lift or carry 15 pounds.
• Ability to assist and support youth ranging in weight from 50 to 150 pounds.
• Overall necessary stamina and temperament to work with individuals who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavior disorders.
• Duties may include bending, stooping or kneeling for various durations of time.
• Duties may occasionally include overhead work, reaching, pulling and pushing items.
• Specific vision abilities include the ability to see for purposes of reading printed material as well as distance vision for purposes of maintaining appropriate supervision.
• Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels.
• Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
• Duties include driving company vehicles.
• Duties may include repetitive hand motions such as typing.

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