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Date Posted12/21/2022
Job TitleBilingual Social Worker
CityKingston
StateNew York
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The Unaccompanied Alien Children Program referred by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), provides temporary residential care and other supportive services to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) who are under legal custody of the Federal Government. In the basic shelter program, we provide therapeutic and educational services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well as link them with family members and/or other sponsors in the United States, so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive. Clinicians are responsible for the New Horizons Program in the preparation of goal-oriented diagnostic assessments, group counseling, staff training and program enrichment. Each clinician will carry an individual case load of 12 clients. Clinical responsibilities include all necessary tasks as required by the Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Duties/Responsibilities:

In a manner consistent with the Children's Home of Kingston/New Horizon's Mission Statement and applicable laws and regulations, an employee in this position shall:

Conduct Intake Assessments
Provide clinical guidance to the Case Managers
Screens for human trafficking concerns
Provides crisis intervention services
Direct care staff and members of the treatment team
Participate and provide professional support in treatment team meetings concerning mental health issues and behavior management
Serve as liaison with mental health providers to ensure proper care for all the youth's mental health needs
Ensure all ORR mandates and requirements are met
Ensure that all UC have a safe and appropriate discharge plan and that all mental health services are in place prior to discharge
Provides individual and group therapy
Conducts comprehensive assessments using standardized measures as per standards set forth by Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Provides crisis management and ongoing therapeutic support collaborative relations with other members.
Ensure constant (weekly min) communication about the case with the Case Manager
Develops and maintain contact with UC, sponsors and all parties part of UC's life (including service providers as needed) for set up and follow up of all related MH services.
Participates in meetings pertaining to the clinical needs of the youth on their caseload
Completes paperwork in a timely manner, ensuring that the clinical records meet the requirements of standards set by ORR. Prepares for audits accordingly.
Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and protected information
Completes the weekly staffing grid on a weekly basis, as well as other reports as needed.
Demonstrates commitment to departmental and organizational goals.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Work evening hours and weekends as required
Create Behavioral Plans, Individual Crisis Management Plans and Safety Plans as needed to provide ongoing support to UC and staff.
Maintain regular communication and coordination of services with all members of the multidisciplinary team.
Required Skills/Abilities:

Ability to speak, read, and writes English & Spanish fluently, which allows full communication with agency staff and 3rd parties.
Ability to perform highly exacting work, complex in nature, and to exercise sound judgment.
Ability to evaluate facts, interprets results, and makes recommendations.
Ability to use sound judgment while following agency policies, practices and procedures.
Possess a valid driver license with a driving record acceptable to CHK's insurance carrier and possess the ability to drive agency vehicles to other agency sites and places for training purposes.
Qualifications:

Master's Degree in social work with clinical experience in the program, or Master's degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience is a program requirement
Bachelor's degree plus 5 years' clinical employment experience
Must be eligible to apply for license
Experience working with traumatized/exploited children, and children with behavioral problems is preferred
Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy experience a plus
Excellent organizational/communication skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required
Valid NYS driver's license, clean driving record
Must be 21 years of age or older

NameJennifer Chasin
Company NameThe Children's Home of Kingston
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