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Caseworker

Gulf Coast Trades Center
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Position: Caseworker Position Available: 1
Opening Date: May 1, 2018 Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Salary: $27,000 Annual
General Description:
This position will provide professional casework and counseling services to the students in a group oriented Residential Program and also act as liaison between referring agencies, parents, and students assigned to his/her caseload.
Reports To:
Director of Social Services
Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree in a Social Service field with a minimum of one year experience in a youth program.
Must exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work in a team setting.
Travel as required.
Must have own transportation.
Possess a valid Texas driver's license.
Must be 24 years of age
Must satisfactorily pass a criminal history check.
Must pass a drug screen.
Experience in chemical dependency assessment and counseling is preferred.
Specific Duties:
Provide professional casework and counseling services to the students in a group oriented Residential Program.
Develop and implement program plans for each individual student and the coordination of this plan with all other program components.
Direct and develop the monthly team staffing for each student and ensure accuracy in documentation.
Document each individual counseling and group counseling sessions.
Provide supervision and documentation during student visitation (may involve weekend hours)
Maintain the students' files according to Child Care Licensing standard.
Act as liaison between:
referral agencies
parents
students
court appointees
Assist closely with the substance abuse program and receive additional education in this specific area.
Assist and refer students for counseling in substance abuse related issues.
Be responsible for:
Incentive furloughs
level adjustments
All correspondence relating to the student.
Promote and maintain professional relationships with fellow co-workers and various departments.
Display professional behavior and deportment with all outside entities and families.
Maintain professional dress at all times.
Adhere to accepted practices of confidentiality regarding agency and student matters.
Assume all duties as assigned by the Manager of Social Services.



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