Meet with families in their homes at various hours of the day, including on call duties as scheduled. Serve as a conduit of information between all parties to the case and identified stakeholders, including medical, educational and mental health providers. Conduct visits with children, parents and/or caregivers that include the on-going assessment of child safety, permanency and well-being. Develop and implement a plan that meets the needs of the children and the family. Facilitate placement and delivery of services in collaboration with biological, foster and adoptive families. Perform case management responsibilities in accordance with DCFS. Attend court hearings, prepare and file all court documents within required timeframes.
Provides home-based personal visits twice per month to 24 families. Plans and implements developmentally appropriate home based activities. Works jointly with parents to develop home visit and activity plans based on each child's assessment and identified family needs. Maintains and preserves a confidential family file. Provides children with group socialization experiences. Facilitates parent's active involvement in the home visit by presenting appropriate activities to the parent to present to the child. Assists in identifying children with special needs and makes the necessary referrals. Encourages parent participation in literacy activities, group socializations, and other events or trainings.
Conducted social history assessments for each client of a family system, whom entered the intact division at the DCFS. Provided families with resources within their community based on their needs. Made weekly home visits and produced case notes for caseworkers regarding their case.
Sort and organize donated items for the thrift store. Clean and assist customers on the store floor. Inform customers of the proceeds from the store going to the children living in the shelter.
Revise letters that were received from the children living in the orphan homes across seas. Sort and organize thousands of pictures received from various orphanages from different countries into specified categories.
Supervisor for a before and after school program, managing up to seven staff on a daily basis and look after about sixty children. Conduct lesson plans, weekly job charts, and snack calendars, along with daily interaction with participants and their parents and/or guardian.
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