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Are you a creative thinker who looks for innovative new ways to do things? Are you seeking a work environment that is challenging and supportive? Do you want to truly make a difference with your career? Then you might be a great fit for Pressley Ridge.

Family Worker

Department: Community Based Support
Location: Waynesburg, PA

Position Summary

The Family Worker works in a collaborative manner to build a partnering relationship with families and others in the home and community to assure that the needs of designated children and their families are respectfully and adequately addressed. In each case the Family Worker will assure that services to children and families are individualized, strengths and needs based, culturally sensitive and responsive, and goal driven. This position requires local travel and flexibility to work a non-traditional schedule in a high-demand work situation.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities

1.   Assessment
To assure proper assessment the Family Worker will:
a. gather and understand current and past psychosocial histories
b. use diagnostic tools to provide comprehensive information for a treatment plan
c. assess risk factors related to safety and well being of all family members
d. provide clinical direction that meet the needs of the child and family
2.  Treatment Plan/ISP development
To assure the development of effective treatment plan/services, the Family Worker will:
a. plan and lead treatment team meetings for the purpose of creating treatment plans/ISP
b. work with team members to develop ownership for the treatment plan/ISP
c. write and utilize specific measurable goals, objectives, and time frames for each child and family
d. develop crisis plan for each child and family

3.  Treatment Plan/ISP implementation
To assure the implementation and evaluation of effective treatment plans that fosters goal attainment, the Family Worker will:
a. deliver  services outlined in treatment plan/ISP
b. monitor and record client/family progress
c. provide advocacy for family to outside agencies
d. evaluate and reform goals and objectives as necessary
e. provide support to families in times of crisis
4  Professional Relationships and Therapeutic Alliance
  To assure the development and maintenance of good working relationships, the Family  Worker will collaborate with:
a. consumer child, family and their natural support system
b. internal and external stakeholders
c. program team members and
d. supervisor and organizational support staff
5.  Quality Assurance & Compliance
  To assure adherence to quality standards and compliance with external licensing and  regulatory agencies, the Family Worker will:
a.  comply with Pressley’s standards and state licensing requirements
b. exemplify the values of the program service model
c.  complete all paper work in a timely and professional manner
d.  produce billable units that will meet the program’s requirements
e.  maintain flexibility and creativity in working a non-traditional schedule to accommodate the needs of children and families

6.  Professional development
a. To assure continuous professional growth and development, the Family Worker will: actively participate in individual and/or group supervision and staff meetings
b. attend and participate in all required and other professional trainings
c. independently seek out resources and learning opportunities to foster ongoing professional growth


Essential Qualifications

1. Education/Credentials/License:
• Bachelor’s Degree in human services field
• Valid  State Drivers License and insurance

2. Experience:
• At least one year of supervised experience with children and/or families.

 3. Clearances:  State Police/FBI per state regulations; Child Protection

Pressley Ridge follows a policy of nondiscrimination in all employment policies, practices and other aspects of employment. No distinctions are made in rates of pay or employment opportunities, including recruiting, hiring, training, benefits, promotions, transfers or treatment on the job on the basis of color, religious belief, sex, age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or disability.

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