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Job Title:

FAMILY SERVICES SPECIALIST

Job Post ID:

1406

Employer:

Addus Healthcare

Posted Until:

11/14/2019

Salary:

Discussed at interview

Location:

Mount Vernon

Hours:

1st and 2nd Shift

WorkType:

Full Time

Industry

Healthcare/Medical

Job Description:

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of quality home care and deliver life-changing service to your clients. As an Addus Family Services Specialist, you’ll play a vital role in supporting seniors and people with disabilities living independently. This rewarding position provides consistent, flexible hours to accommodate your personal needs, while providing a great career with a growing, innovative industry leader.

If you have a genuine passion for helping others, and you are looking for a meaningful, fulfilling career with a dynamic, values-driven organization that recognizes and supports your contribution, we invite you to join our team.
In this job, you will assist families in crisis through DCFS programs including: Family Habilitation Services, Visitation and Housing. Services we provide allow families to be compliant with court-ordered program participation and work through difficult situations with assistance.

Essential Duties:
• Work with families in crisis through DCFS and various State contracts
• Prepare written reports and maintain accurate records and court testimony
• Prepare and sign client progress reports on a monthly basis:
1. Scheduled dates and units of service
2. Specific goals/issues to be addressed for each date of service
3. Documentation as to whether each appointment was successful or missed
4. Reports of progress for each identified goal
5. Recommendations for future service
• Report all child abuse and neglect
• Immediately report any significant events, changes in family circumstances, or unusual incidents involving the client or family members to their supervisor
• Attend all mandated training
• Work directly with families in the home, teaching and demonstrating homemaking skills, parenting skills, anger management, utilizing effective resources
• Supervised visitation / Unsupervised visitation -- Provide transportation for parent and/or children to and from locations for supervised visitation. Observe all interaction of visitation, parent and child behaviors and redirect according to parenting needs and parent / child behaviors
• Help families locate housing throughout the local areas. Housing could include public government housing, private rent, or shelter care
• Assist clients with finding jobs and community resources
• The goal of services for intact families is to support the family and prevent the placement of the child(ren) out of the home.

Job Requirements:

Position Requirements & Competencies:
• High school diploma or GED; Associates degree is a plus
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• Experience in social work, child care, or working with families is preferred
• Must have a dependable automobile, a valid driver's license, and proof of auto insurance
• Must pass the CANTS background check and other required background checks.

Benefits:

We offer excellent compensation and benefits,

Company Information

Addus HomeCare is one of the nation’s largest personal home care and support service providers. We service over 33,000 consumers weekly from more than 111 branches located in 24 states. As a client-focused, innovative company, we have a simple approach: We provide great care and we pay attention. Our staff shares a genuine passion for helping people and conducts all services efficiently, with a thoroughness to ensure lower health care costs while maintaining the highest quality of life for our consumers.

Application Instructions: