Caseworker I Alexandria, Virginia

Employer
UHS - First Home Care -VA,MD,DC
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Jun 19, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
First Home Care offers a continuum of services that support, train, advise, educate, nurture and treat children at risk, adults, and their families, through programs in Virginia and in collaboration with Foundations for Home and Community in Washington, DC and the surrounding Maryland communities. We believe that individuals are best served and achieve the most positive outcomes if they remain in communities near their families and natural support systems. We help individuals and their families develop concrete skills that sustain them in their efforts to become productive members of society. We believe all individuals are capable of developing the necessary skills to achieve their goals and we help them succeed in this endeavor. Our services reduce the need for more costly and restrictive levels of care and placements, and target those children, adults, and families deemed "hard to serve" due to multiple system involvement or those with a history of multiple past treatment failures requiring access to an array of mental health services and supports. We have extensive experience and expertise in designing and delivering services within the child welfare, student court, mental health, and education arenas. Our focus is on strengthening and preserving family unity through prevention and solution-based services. The community-based, family-focused, wraparound services that First Home Care provides include: Therapeutic/Respite Foster Care / Adoption preparing highly-trained families to provide unconditional care and support for children, aged newborn to 21, who require out-of-home, community-based placement in a family setting. Alternative Day School provides an educational program to facilitate academic and social growth for students grades K-12 who have not been successful in a traditional school setting. The goal is to reintegrate students back to the public school setting. Intensive In-Home Services provide immediate stabilization of risk for removal from the home or facilitates transition from inpatient facilities. Systematic and therapeutic interventions are provided to address behavioral and emotional issues. Outpatient Services include diagnosis and evaluation, screening and intake, counseling, psychotherapy, behavioral management and medication services. Mental Health Support Services provide individuals 18 years and older with the opportunities for training and reinforcement of functional skills and appropriate behavior related to the individual's health and safety. Day Treatment Services are integrated within the daily classroom schedule, after school and during the summer to provide intensive therapeutic interventions and individualized clinical programming for individuals with mental, behavioral, emotional issues. Day Support Services support older adolescents and adults with multiple disabilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to develop the relevant skills that will enable them to participate in all aspects of their community. Mental Health Rehabilitation Services provide youth with serious emotional disturbances and persons with serious mental illness the community support, counseling and community based intervention services needed for the maximum reduction of mental disability and restoration of an individual to his or her best possible functional level. First Home Care currently has an excellent career opportunity for an experienced Caseworker I to work with our Alexandria, VA program. The candidate selected will be responsible for the following: Provides overall casework service to children and adolescents referred for therapeutic foster care and/or adoption services. Coordinates case management activities including planning, placement monitoring, crisis intervention and discharge planning. Provides support and consultation to therapeutic foster care and adoptive parents, to the families of children and adolescents receiving services and to other members of the treatment team. CAREER FAIR EVENT April 12, 2017 12pm-3:00pm Roanoke Office Location: 6711 Peters Creek Road suite 200 Roanoke, VA 24019 CAREER FAIR EVENT May 12, 2017 1:00pm-4:00pm 2235 Staples Mill Road Suite 103 Richmond, VAThe following are the job requirements for the Caseworker position: A bachelor's degree in social work or a field related to social work, including, but not limited to sociology, psychology, special education or counseling and one year of experience with providing casework services to children and families or a bachelor's degree (or higher) in any field plus two years of experience in providing casework services to children and families Must possess knowledge of community resources and how to access such resources; principles of effective home, family and personal management; family dynamics; crisis intervention management; parenting and child care skills training; home management; resource/network building; and strong organizational and communication skills; assessment/treatment planning skills; understanding of family styles. Strong documentation skills required. Valid driver's license and good driving record required. BENEFITS First Home Care offers those employees working full-time a robust compensation and benefit package to include: Health and Prescription coverage, Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, Life, AD&D, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401k with matching contributions, Stock purchase plan, Employee Assistance Program, Continuing Education, Paid Time Off, Legal Plan, Long-Term Care Insurance, Critical Illness, Accident Coverage, Auto and Home Insurance and even Pet Insurance CAREER FAIR Friday January 20,2017 1:00PM-4:00PM 1634 LONDON BLVD PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704 We are looking for enthusiastic candidates like you to join the First Home Care Team! Please apply online, come prepared and dressed to impress we will be conducting on the spot interviews for viable candidates!