Family Case Manager (Part-time)
WDDC is seeking an experienced Case Manager to coordinate the Children’s Program and provide counseling/support to mothers. The ideal candidate will be bilingual in Spanish/English, have a Masters Degree in Social Work, Family Counseling or a related field, with several years of experience in either child development, mental health counseling, or family therapy. The individual must have strong communication skills and be comfortable working in a culturally diverse setting.
This is a part-time position reporting to the WDDC Executive Director. Most of the duties are conducted on site at WDDC with the possibility of occasional home visits, presentations, and off-site meeting attendance.
- Provide one on one parenting support to women visiting WDDC and their children.
- Prepare for, facilitate, and manage the Moms Group occurring throughout the year.
- Conduct outreach for Seeking Safety Group; facilitate or co-facilitate (depending on staffing) Seeking Safety Group; conduct a post test questionnaire for Seeking Safety group members at the end of the group cycle.
- Conduct program intakes with women coming to WDDC; intakes include assessment , support, and assistance with each participant.
- Provide case management /brief general counseling by advocating and linking Domestic Violence and Children’s program clients with services and therapy.
- Maintain client files, including data collection, data input, preparation of data reports, and file management
- Provide case management by advocating and linking clients with services such as shelter, permanent housing, medical and mental health for children or adult, employment search, and other living skills.
- Provide interactive /therapeutic play activities for children coming to the DIC
- Collect and Input data for Children’s Program and provide monthly reports to the Program Coordinator
- Other related activities as needed
Key Characteristics and Requirements:
- Bilingual Spanish/English
- Masters degree in Social Work, Family Counseling (or similar) preferred in addition to at least two years demonstrated experience working with at-risk populations in the areas of child development, mental health counseling, or family therapy.
- Ability to work professionally and in a non-judgmental and supportive manner with homeless women and children.
- Knowledge of mainstream resources and the ability to provide effective referrals.
- Knowledge of resources for women experiencing domestic violence, and for children.
- Ability to assist program participants with skills to increase/maintain their safety and to be successful parents.
- Emotional maturity, demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of staff and volunteers.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to take direction from Executive Director, work as an effective team member, balancing job duties and the needs of the organization as a whole.
- Capacity and energy to contribute to program growth and development.
- A willingness to regard one's role flexibly and assist, fill-in and/or volunteer to carry out co-workers assignments when the WDDC is understaffed or when such flexibility is
needed in order to maintain service levels beyond one's job description. The WDDC maintains more than one site and all staff are expected to work at any agency location as needed.
- Must have own transportation or have access to a vehicle for off-site visits, meetings, etc. Must have California Driver's License and proof of insurance if using personal vehicle.
Hours and Compensation: The Family Case Manager position schedule may be flexible.
Compensation is dependent on experience and may include medical benefits dependent on a minimum of 30 hours per week.