Family Preservation Caseworker (Pelham, NY)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Family Services of Westchester, Inc. (FSW) provides mental health and social services that strengthen and support families, children and individuals at every stage of their lives. Serving 30,000 people a year, including 20,000 children, with nearly 50 innovative programs, including counseling, education and support, FSW is a pillar of health in the Westchester community. FSW is an essential network of services for underserved Westchester residents, here to create hope, restore dignity and connect families with the resources to get back on track.

Our services are run by our compassionate, highly trained staff of more than 450 professionals and paraprofessionals includes Master’s level social workers, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, child care workers, nurses, certified home health aides, multilingual clinicians, peer counselors and early childhood educators.

FSW’s Family Preservation Step Down program is a preventive service offered by Family Services of Westchester and funded by the Westchester County Department of Social Services. The program offers short-term, family-focused services designed to assist families in crisis by improving parenting and family functioning, while keeping children safe.

JOB DETAILS:

Family Services of Westchester is seeking a full-time Family Preservation Caseworker to serve Westchester County families and report to the Program Supervisor.  This position will be located in Pelham, NY.

POSITION TITLE:  Family Preservation Caseworker

STATUS:  Full-time

SUPERVISED BY:  Program Supervisor

PURPOSE AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Implement crisis intervention to families with children at risk of foster care placement
  • Coordinate in-home, intensive parenting skill-based program for family in crisis
  • Weekly submission of progress notes in Connections system, other case reporting, monthly statistics
  • Ongoing risk assessment, case management
  • Advocacy, referral/linkages in client’s community

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor of Social Work preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle is required
  • COVID-19 vaccination is required to work at Family Services of Westchester.  Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 must be submitted as part of employment application.

There are a variety of benefits to joining Family Services of Westchester, an organization with over 65 years of history impacting vulnerable communities. In addition to the opportunity to connect with and help thousands of residents in Westchester county, FSW offers its employees an inspiring, diverse and team-based work environment with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) and generous paid time off.

At FSW, we enjoy working in a collaborative, mission-driven environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace that prioritizes our clients and the communities we serve. If you want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people across the communities of Westchester, and if the position of Family Preservation Caseworker speaks to your capabilities, experience and commitment to social service, please complete the online application on Indeed.com, upload your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email.

Family Services of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your resume to:  llandano@fsw.org

 

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