Case Aide (ACFS)-Full Time/Regular-Open until filled
- - ACFS
- Sault Ste Marie , MI, USA
- Full Time
The Case Aide, under the direction of the Child Placement Services Supervisor, is responsible for supporting and assisting Caseworkers. The position is responsible for the transportation of clients, supervision and facilitation of parent / child / sibling visits.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Schedules visits between children, siblings and parents.
- Ensures clients safety and well-being.
- Transports clients to and from visits and appointments.
- Supervises visitation and parent child interaction.
- Maintains documentation of client interaction.
- Maintains ACFS files.
- Administers Preliminary Breath Tests (PBT's) and drug screens.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Maintains cleanliness of visit areas and vehicles.
- Provides assistant to clients during visits.
- Testifies in court as needed.
- Attends ongoing trainings.
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, customers/clients and outside vendors/service providers.
Position medium with lifting of 50 pounds maximum, and frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, field of vision; frequent sitting, carrying, and driving; occasional standing, walking, lifting, pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, manual handling, use of color vision, typing and bending. Working conditions include frequent exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity and noise and air quality. Potential hazards include frequent client contact and computer use and occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, electric shock, chemicals, pesticides/insecticides, infectious exposure, needles/syringes and equipment use.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.
Certification/License: Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software. Must have knowledge of universal safety precautions. Knowledge of proper child vehicle restraints preferred. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly in person, in writing, and by telephone and email. Must
be flexible and available to work various shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to work in high stress environment and handle difficult situations. Must be able to work with minimal to no supervision. Must have sound interpersonal skills. Must have time management skills. Must have stress management skills. Must have sound decision making and deductive reasoning skills and abilities. Must have crisis management skills. Must have critical thinking skills. Must be ability to establish appropriate relationships and boundaries with clients. Must be able to confront and redirect inappropriate client behavior. Must be comfortable interacting with children and families. Must be self-motivated. Must be comfortable working in unpredictable conditions of client homes. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.