Human Services Professional - HomesScope of Position: The Human Services Professional - Homes (HSP) manages the case of each child in their assigned homes, serves as an initial point of contact for serious child-related issues and liaises with the state and juvenile court system, as well as with private placement custody holders. WinShape Homes HSPs serve alongside House Parents to ensure state compliance with state licensure rules and best practices for group care.
Reports to: Supervisor, Human Service Professional – Homes
- Manages cases of children and develops a comprehensive plan for services and ensures documentation of the child’s care is complete for all records. Assists in identifying appropriate interventions as needed for each child and is the liaison between all involved parties for the child in working towards the identified goal.
- Onboards new children into the home and gathers information from referral source. Participates with team to determine appropriate placement for the child and completes initial service plan and assessments within specified time periods.
- Acts as a liaison between program and the juvenile court system and as needed will testify in court and participate in panel reviews, meet with custody holders, legal counsel and child advocates, and manages court calendar for each child and court documents.
- Serves as on call to respond to mental health crises or serious incidents and as needed travels to home to assess specific child’s needs and communicates with HSP supervisor as soon as practical for all incidents.
- Supports the Home and House Parents and visits within the home at a minimum of twice a month and serves as a resource for parents and helps problem solve and find outside resources as needed. Maintains comprehensive knowledge of WSH Operations Manual and ensures practices within the home align with policies and procedures.
- Serves as the liaison with state Licensing Consultants and ensures licensing requirements have been met for the year and maintains up to date records for facility files, child files and personnel files. Prepares corrective action plans if any citations are given.
- Conducts self in a professional manner with knowledge in multiple aspects of child welfare and obtains appropriate training and education to strengthen skillset. Assists team in the execution of staff trainings and retreats. Participates in HSP meetings, WinShape Homes trainings, ONE Conference, Fall Rally, and other WinShape Foundation events.
- Represents and promotes WinShape Foundation and Homes at all times in day-to-day activities and exemplifies our core values.
- Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by the Supervisor, Human Service Professional - Homes and Director, WinShape Group Care - Homes.
- A self-professing Christ follower, actively involved in a Christian faith community and actively pursuing Christ on a consistent basis.
- Exemplifies servant leadership as modeled by Jesus Christ
- Commitment to discipleship, prayer and Bible Study
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education counseling or related field (Master’s degree in social work preferred)
- 2-4 years work experience in a child welfare setting.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, complex problems, and projects simultaneously.
- Maintains full time hours and must be present in assigned office when not conducting field work unless otherwise arranged with supervisor
- Willing and able to work nights and weekends
- Possess a valid driver’s license and has an acceptable driving record.
- Exemplary planning and time management skills
- Possesses the ability to use discretion and confidentiality
- Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal and communication skills including telephone, email, written documentation, and face-to-face communication
- Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook)