The Social Worker will engage families with the goal of providing community based and culturally specific mental health and family supports to include parent education.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assess families for any mental health and family supports that are needed to alleviate barriers to self-sufficiency.
Assist Case Management and Employment Director with conducting assessment of clients who are appropriate for shelter diversion services within the first 7 days after intake and every 7 days thereafter for the initial thirty (30) days following placement.
Integrates knowledge and understanding of underlying mental health issues and the impact on individual behaviors and the family system and develops requisite interventions.
Conducts individual, family and group mental health interventions as needed.
Coordinates the development of an individually tailored treatment plan that delineates specific goals, objectives, and timeliness within 3 days of mental health intake.
Ensures weekly and timely case note and data entry in HMIS within 2 business days per DHS regulation.
Provides crisis and early intervention with families who may be struggling with pro-social behavior, adaptation, and acute mental health needs.
Assists participants in developing skills and strategies for dealing with issues that have placed them in shelter care and/or dependence.
Conducts mental health trainings for staff, mentor families and program participants.
Refers families to specialty community based mental health services as needed based on tailored assessments and client willingness.
Conducts substance use assessments and random breathalyzer tests or drug urinalysis when appropriate.
Participates in case reviews, staff and other agency meetings, and all DHS mandated trainings.
Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participates in program team meetings
Enters relevant data in ETO system
Must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, licensed to practice social work BOTH in the District of Columbia as well as Maryland, and 2 years of experience in social work case management and direct service delivery.
Good oral and written communications skills and customer service approach to training.
Must possess an attitude compatible with the goals and purposes of NCCF.
Experience in individual, group and family therapy.
All candidates must currently possess both a MARYLAND and a DISTRICT of COLUMBIA Social Work License or be license-eligible.
Additional Salary Information: We are offering a $1500.00 Sign on Bonus!!!!!!
Internal Number: 101
About The National Center for Children and Families
Originally founded in 1915 as an orphanage for 14 children in Washington, DC, the National Center for Children and Families (formerly the Baptist Home for Children), is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children in desperate need. In 1924, NCCF moved to its present home – a 140-acre farm in Bethesda, Maryland. Following World War II, NCCF sold all but 13 acres of the farm to generate needed revenue. Today, NCCF is driven by a great sense of community responsibility, serving over 2,000 children, youth and families annually who have been victimized by abuse and/or neglect, domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and other societal issues.