POSITION TITLE: Caseworker
DEPARTMENT: Tompkins County Drug Court
Primary Work site: Ithaca, NY
The Peer Support Specialist will provide peer support services to participants in Tompkins County Family Drug Treatment Court.
- Support participants involved in treatment court, and act as a mentor, advocate and ally.
- Assist clients in all stages of recovery by recognizing personal strengths and setting goals by creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).
- Establish healthy social connections and assist clients in life skills building.
- Work to build the recovery community by offering participants a safe and sober environment.
- Meet with participants throughout the county, wherever they are housed, including community residences, homeless shelters, jail, hospital, and wherever they require services.
- Escort clients to court appearance, off-site referrals, community services and sober support meetings as needed.
- Utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals and groups.
- Mentor participants; assist participants with vocational skills and support them in overcoming job-related anxiety; support participants in building social skills; assist with housing issues; assist with insurance/Medicaid issues.
- Assist participants with any general issues that may impair their recovery.
- Coordinate and develop a mentoring program.
- Lead the Alumni Group of both Treatment Courts and maintain contact with graduates and encourage participation after graduation.
- Lead the Alumni Group in group activates and community events throughout the year.
- Other duties as assigned.
TITLE OF DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Director of Services
High School Diploma/GED or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Well-rooted in own recovery.
A minimum of five years of experience working with substance use and mental health community preferred.
Knowledge of administrative record keeping and filing system.
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties.
- Willingness to foster agency, department and program wide cooperation and team work through use of positive/constructive communication techniques.
- Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality in all records reviewed including consumer records, employee records and billing records.
- Proficiency and experience with PC’s and Microsoft applications.
- Ability to analyze and interpret data and to handle problem resolution.
- Possession of a valid NYS Driver’s license and a driver’s record considered acceptable by agency and insurance carrier.
- Continuous use of a reliable, registered and insured vehicle
- Willingness to travel within the region.
- Some late afternoons and early evenings hours may be required.
- Demonstrate commitment to Agency Mission Statement.
- Adheres to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, those governing confidentiality, privacy, program, billing and documentation standards. All duties must be performed in accordance with CCDR’s corporate compliance and ethics program.
Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation:
- Use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment, including motor vehicle;
- Stand, sit, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, and reach;
- Climb up or down stairs;
- Able to reach above or below shoulders;
- Occasionally lift or move objects weighing up to 10 lbs;
- Sitting at a desk or in a vehicle for long periods of time to perform certain job functions;
- Ability to read write and interpret written documents;
- All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
- This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
- This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
JOB TITLE: Caseworker
DEPARTMENT: SUPERVISED VISITATION PROGRAM
PRIMARY WORKSITE: Auburn and Canandaigua, NY
START DATE: Immediately
JOB FUNCTION: With the leadership support of the Director of Services, and as scheduled by the Coordinator of the Supervised Visitation Program, Caseworkers are responsible for providing supervised visitation in accordance with contract provisions.
HOURS: Per Diem Position
Case Management Services
- As assigned by the Coordinator of the Supervised Visitation Program work collaboratively with and the contractor to develop visitation plans (including but not limited to frequency, location, degree of supervision and participants).
- Prior review of the visitation plan and consultation with all those participating in the visitation, thereby actively engaged in promoting the well-being of the child.
- Provide necessary supervision and coaching or interactions of all adults/children with the child and staff member.
- Record detailed observations concerning the interactions of all adults/children with the child and staff member
- Parent Training
- Teach appropriate methods of discipline, coping, communication-skills, and child development in an effort to reduce child abuse.
- Participate, as requested, or initiate, case conferences with Dept. of Social Services staff, with school personnel and other service providers.
Supports Mission of the Agency
- Maintain records and reports necessary for good casework practice.
- Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement efforts for the program and for the agency.
- Other duties as outlined in Position Description
EDUCATION: Associates Degree or 2 years of related experience; or Family Development Training & Credentialing (FDC) Program.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in human services. Knowledge of family and child welfare delivery systems, current parenting skills, and child development.
- Dependable car and valid driver’s license.
- Experience with computers and working knowledge of Microsoft WORD/EXCEL.
- Ability to be flexible, sensitive to and supportive of the needs of others.
- Willingness to travel and to attend evening meetings.
- Ability to understand the concept of “mandated reporter,” and is diligent in reporting situations to the proper authorities when children may be at risk for abuse and/or neglect.
RATE OF PAY: To be discussed at interview
Send résumés to: Rhonda Zettlemoyer, Director of Administrative Services
94 Exchange Street, Geneva, NY 14456
email: Rhonda.firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: 315.789.5785
POSTING DATE: April 18, 2018