• Conduct individual and group psychoeducation sessions for children and/or their parents/guardians in SAMMinistries’ Transitional Housing Programs.
• Provide therapeutic intervention with children and/or their parents/guardians in SAMMinistries’ Transitional Housing Programs, as needed, to include individual assessment, service planning/behavioral intervention, crisis intervention, clinical consultation and safety planning in coordination with families’ assigned Transitional Housing case managers.
• Connect children and/or their parents/guardians to resources within SAMMinistries, and externally, to address mental health, physical health and social and emotional learning skills, with the goal of empowering children and/or their parents/guardians in restoring overall health and well-being.
• Work cooperatively with SAMMinistries’ program staff to ensure that needs of children and/or their parents/guardians are identified, and that case planning is coordinated in a manner that supports individual and family-based empowerment needs and their ability to access resources that support long-term stability and safety.
• Conduct/participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings with SAMMinistries’ staff, in addition to other organizations with whom children and/or their parents/guardians involved in SAMMinistries’ Transitional Housing Programs are involved.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• Meet with children and/or their parents/guardians enrolled in SAMMinistries’ Transitional Housing Program who have identified needs, as appropriate, to provide evaluation, assessment, service recommendations and interventions to facilitate social and emotional skill growth both as individuals and as a family unit. Continually assess the impact of trauma on daily functioning, while assisting in the client’s progression toward their goals and current needs. Develop safety and/or behavioral intervention plans as appropriate in conjunction with relevant SAMMinistries’ staff, parents/guardians and/or external agencies.
• Utilize evidence-based practices rooted in Trauma Informed Care to help meet client’s mental health needs, promote healthy coping skills, strengthen protective factors and increase overall functioning.
• Ensure that activities and contacts stated within the Kronkosky Foundation grant are executed within grant guidelines and that grant outcomes are tracked and met.
• Maintain client data and required grant outcome information in a database/other system approved by Program Director, and provide information for required grant reporting in a timely and organized manner.
• Facilitate psychoeducation groups for children and/or their parents/guardians of the Transitional Living and Learning Center on a weekly basis.
• Engage in individual psychoeducation sessions for children and/or their parents/guardians as appropriate.
• Educate children and/or their parents/guardians about social and emotional learning skill concepts, support their ability to identify and achieve their goals, and facilitate activities and communication that builds upon their strengths to improve both individual and family functioning.
• Meet regularly with case management staff of the Transitional Housing Program to identify clients needing services, to coordinate regarding service planning, and to evaluate progress and needs
• Act as a single point of contact for SAMMinistries’ program staff for situations that involve children’s empowerment services.
• Work cooperatively with external social service agencies, schools and other professionals to ensure the best outcomes and communication for children and/or their parents/guardians as appropriate.
• Develop and distribute marketing materials to educate individuals both inside and outside of SAMMinistries programs on empowerment services that are available for children and/or their parents/guardians.
• Participate actively as a member of a team with all SAMMinistries Program staff
• Participate in agency staff meetings
• Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field
• Experienced in case management, providing individual assessment/evaluation, service planning, psychoeducation (both individual and group) with children and families
• Experienced with implementing curriculum relevant to Social and Emotional Learning Skills
• Able to articulate and implement concepts to support a Trauma-Informed Care, Housing-First Environment
• Ability to work cooperatively and productively as a team member, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interactions
• Strong writing skills and knowledge of proper documentation techniques
• Knowledge of the dynamics of family violence and sensitivity to the needs of adult and child victims of family violence
• Sensitivity to various cultures, ethnic groups, social groups, different languages, attitudes, and customs
• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
• Occasional evenings and/or weekends required
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
LMSW, LCSW, LPC-I or LPC preferred
Class C driver’s license.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Physical demands inherent in this position include but are not limited to sitting for long periods of time, use of computer equipment, operation of a motor vehicle, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stretching and lifting up to 20 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment for this position is primarily indoors, with occasional outdoor activity required for supervision/participation in community events. Operating an agency motor vehicle may also be required on occasion. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires some weekend and evening hours. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- : San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry
- : 11/03/2018
- : Tomas Torres
- : 210-321-5629
- : Resume-Children'sEmpowermentCaseManager@samm.org
- : 1919 NW Loop 410, ste 100A San Antonio, TX 78213