Provides case management services to pregnant and parenting adolescents and young adults and their 0-3 year old children by conducting home visits, completing psychosocial assessments and creating a service plan for a caseload which is determined by the contract.
Implements service plan for all cases assigned and provides all indicated referrals. Completes developmental screenings using prescribed tools and utilizes an evidence based curriculum in working with clients per program protocols.
Completes parent enrichment activities with adolescent and young adult parents and children on caseload per program protocols. Facilitates parenting groups and/or parent/child groups at school or other community locations.
Knowledgeable about community resources and links clients to appropriate resources. Follows up on all referrals and progress toward service plan goals. Advocates on behalf of clients in order to ensure access to services for which the client is eligible.
Provides effective interventions utilizing a client centered, strengths-based goal oriented process for assessing the needs of an individual and assisting the client in obtaining the required services and meeting service plan goals. Assesses the potential risk factors which may affect pregnancy, delivery and the adolescent or young adult mother's and child’s development in general.
Maintains accurate case notes, records significant contacts, records all referrals and provides for timely completion of all necessary documents in case file. Records all work activities in the agency client statistical system.
Responsible for submission of all new intake demographic data and contact reports, documentation of services, accurate assessment information and tracking of agency resources which are distributed to the clients as incentives or emergency assistance.
Actively participates in weekly supervision and is prepared to discuss any issues impacting clients that may indicate additional case management services are necessary. Seeks supervisory consultation around issues of abuse, suicide and other identified risk factors.
Completes outreach to local agencies and Chicago Public School personnel for case referrals.
Must be fluent in English and Spanish to provide services in client’s preferred language and to provide language interpretation for clients with limited English proficiency.
Preferred Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Development, Counseling or Psychology. Two years of relevant experience.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Case Management, Child and Family Behavior, Sociology, or Behavioral Science
Other Requirements: Driver’s license and reliable transportation. Agency specified automobile insurance. Program specific background check.
The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.