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Facility: Workbridge - Pittsburgh
Compensation Base: $15.00/HR
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.
This position is responsible for a caseload of adjudicated delinquent clients and their families who are chronic in delinquent behavioral problems by assisting them to transition out of the juvenile justice system.
- Maintains a client caseload with appropriate service plans.
- Enforces program norms, rules, and behavioral standards.
- Coordinates and develops appropriate service plans through the utilization of various identified resources to assist the client in making the transition from a residential placement or institution to the community in lieu of incarceration.
- Prepares service plans and aftercare plans which may include utilizing services such as Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD), legal, behavioral, medical, educational, vocational, family, and psycho-social for each client and update and monitor such plans in a timely manner.
- Supervises client activities and prepare required reports of the behavior and progress of clients. Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly reports in a timely manner as well as month-end reports, and incident and arrest reports as needed.
- Supports clients and their families in completing any court ordered conditions including restitution, community service, or specific counseling needs and assessment.
- Coordinates efforts with the courts, probation department, schools, employers, job training, recovery programs, counseling, family, or other social service agencies and community programs to meet the clients’ individualized needs.
- Maintains regular contact with referral agency staff assigned to each client in order to maintain communication and consistency with client and family treatment to meet contractual or licensing obligations and ensure regulatory compliance with outside referral agencies.
- Develops and maintains resources for clients including a community based resource listing and curriculum's. Performs groups and training on a weekly basis for clients to include a regular schedule of client curriculum's and informative materials.
- Maintains contact with client at institutions and placements prior to release to the community.
- Attends and acts as advocate or liaison to all client court hearings, school meetings, and reviews.
- Arranges and conducts home visits with the client's family on weekly basis throughout the referral. Meets required guidelines for number of hours spent with each client and family.
- Facilitates groups for clients and families and assist in facilitating life skills workshops and seminars.
- Provides information, training, or workshops to external agencies and funding personnel regarding the program/facility mission statement and treatment philosophy.
- Provides transportation for clients as needed for program/facility related meetings and activities as needed.
- Develops a weekly work schedule to best service each client. Coordinates with clinical staff regarding optimum client services. Arrange and conduct visits with the client and family at the facility, home, and community based locations before and after release.
- Implements and supports organization’s mission, goals, and objectives and follows policies on professional expectations, code of conduct and other practices and procedures.
- Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
- High school diploma and minimum of three (3) years of related experience in the juvenile field; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred and minimum of one (1) year of related experience in the juvenile field; OR
- Master’s degree in related field and minimum of six (6) months related experience in the juvenile field.
- At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
- Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
- Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
- Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
- Valid registered vehicle insurance.
- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.