Aftercare Coordinator

Location: Redford, MI

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Director of Children Services, the Aftercare Coordinator is responsible for providing case management services to children in the Residential Program, who are pending discharge, as well as to their families, to ensure success in the community upon the child’s official discharge from the program. Case management services would begin in 90 days prior to and continue up to 12 months after discharge.
 

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Provide education, assessment, and ongoing support to the families in which the child is being placed with upon discharge.
  2. Complete assessment tools, such as the CAFAS, ACLSA, and HRQoL, with clients every 90 days upon discharge from the residential program.
  3. Serve as the point of contact for families of clients to communicate pertinent information related to the child’s treatment while residing at the Agency including: medical, physiological, educational, and behavioral program.
  4. Serve as a liaison with external stakeholders such as, DHHS case workers, CASA, GAL, and adoption workers, etc., and attend applicable meetings with external parties to advocate for the client to discuss case updates, etc.


BASIC COMPETENCIES

Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related discipline.
  2. A minimum of one year professional experience at a social services agency serving children and families preferred.
  3. Must meet the State’s Moral Character standard.
     

The Knowledge of:

  • Competence with computer software applications necessary to perform the duties of the position.
  • Principles and practices of social work, counseling, psychology or other related fields.
  • General understanding of the treatment needs of children who have suffered significant trauma.


The Skills and Ability to:

  • Appropriately and professionally communicate verbally and in writing with all agency staff, DHHS, foster care/adoption caseworkers, and other external agencies.
  • Ability to develop and implement weekly treatment goals and strategies to improve the functioning of the children.
  • Work flexible hours, when needed, which may include some evenings and weekends.
     

JOB SETTING AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work environment described here are representative of those that an employee will typically encounter during a normal shift. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is primarily sedentary in nature that involves sitting and working at a computer most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for intermittent periods of time.

A current resume and cover letter must be included as part of your online application.

Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

 

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