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Family Success Coach & School Liaison - FT
Summary
Title:Family Success Coach & School Liaison - FT
ID:434
Dept:23 - Rising Strong
Location:Spokane
Description

Program Summary

The Rising Strong program is a collaboration between Catholic Charities and Empire Health Foundation. Based on proven models in California and Oregon, Rising Strong will focus on serving families who are at risk for separation due to parental substance abuse by providing safe housing, substance abuse treatment, case management, and other supportive wraparound services. By serving whole families, our aim is to reduce trauma in children, decrease the rates of foster care placements, and remove barriers that traditionally prevent parents from succeeding in substance abuse treatment. We walk alongside and support vulnerable families as they seek to change their stories.

Job Summary

The Case Manager is responsible for overseeing the intake process, linking families to supportive services, and empowering families to meet their goals as they relate to their recovery, health, work, education, and court orders. This position will also serve as a liaison between staff of local schools and Rising Strong to ensure a seamless collaboration.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties/responsibilities listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job.

Family Success Coach

  1. Conduct assessments to help determine eligibility for prospective Rising Strong families.
  2. Work with families to assess their challenges and develop client-driven case management plans for individual members of each family.
  3. Participate in planning, provision, and evaluation of services via team meetings.
  4. Maintain case management files for Rising Strong family members documenting their progress.
  5. Establish and maintain supportive relationships with families; Meet regularly to review their case management plans and identify action steps to help them achieve their goals.
  6. Teach classes on life skills, emotional and mental health, and other subjects to parents in treatment.
  7. Act as a landlord liaison during families’ housing searches. Coordinate with landlord during clients’ tenancy to assure that tenance issues are addressed proactively.
  8. Support families in arranging logistics to ensure they are attending all treatment appointments and related services.
  9. Coordinate and oversee the Resident Community Council.
  10. Provide supervision to and coordination of Resident Managers.

School Liaison

  1. Serve as point-of-contact for Spokane Public School staff members and Rising Strong.
  2. Ensure Rising Strong children are enrolled in the HEART program and receiving all relevant services.
  3. Work closely with school administrators, guidance counselors, and teachers to ensure children are receiving appropriate services.
  4. Collaborate with school personnel to address any issues that arise at school with Rising Strong children.

Other Relevant Duties

  1. Act as an advocate with other community agencies on families’ behalf.
  2. Turn in all required reporting by the appropriate deadlines.
  3. Provide referrals, information, and guidance related to problem-solving, conflict resolution, parenting and interpersonal concerns in order to assist clients in achieving personal goals.
  4. Represent Rising Strong families in meetings with community agencies as needed.
  5. Enter data into database at enrollment, exit and follow up.
  6. Coordinate with other Rising Strong staff to develop and oversee activities that will benefit the entire program.
  7. Provide transportation for clients, when applicable.
  8. Carry out shift responsibilities (as assigned) during work hours designated at Rising Strong; staff other program areas as needed to provide support to the program
  9. Adheres to the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Doctrine.
  10. Performs related functions necessary to support the mission and core values of Catholic Charities.

Job Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. These qualifications are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform this job.

Education/Experience: to perform this job successfully, an individual must have a bachelor’s degree in a social services or education field and a minimum of two years of related experience and/or training or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated skills in the following areas: interpersonal relationships, problem-solving, organization, and technology.
  • Ability to stay calm and work effectively to resolve crisis situations.
  • High-energy, self-motivated, and self-disciplined team –player.
  • Ability to easily adapt to change.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of Spokane City and Spokane County community resources.
  • Experience working with issues of homelessness, substance abuse/addiction, mental health and/or poverty preferred.
  • At least two years successful experience in providing case management services and direct client services

Certificates/Licenses: To perform this job successfully, an individual must:

  • have a valid Driver’s License
  • Successfully pass background check applicable to position.

Physical Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:

  • Regularly sit, stand, climb, walk, lift, pull/push, carry, grasp, reach, stoop/crouch, crawl, talk, hear, taste, or smell.

Mental & Other Skills/Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:

  • Adaptability: ability to adapt to changes, delays or unexpected events in the work environment; ability to manage competing demands and prioritize tasks; ability to change approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Analytical Ability: ability to maintain focus for extended periods of time; ability to complete research projects with resourcefulness and persistence; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information; ability to use intuition and experience to complement existing data.
  • Attendance: ability to consistently arrive and be able to work as scheduled.
  • Computer/Technical Ability: working knowledge of word processing software, internet
  • Dependability: ability to follow instructions, both in written and verbal format; ability to respond to management direction; ability to complete tasks on time or notify the appropriate person with an alternate plan when necessary.
  • Interpersonal Skills: ability to maintain satisfactory relationships with others, excellent customer service skills and a good overall understanding of appropriate human relations. Awareness of and sensitivity to the service population’s culture and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Judgment: ability to make prudent and timely decisions; ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment; ability to explain reasoning for decisions.
  • Language Ability:
  1. Ability: ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Mathematical Ability: (choose the level that applies)
  1. Ability: ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Motor Coordination: the ability to coordinate eyes, hands, fingers, and feet accurately and handle precise movements.
  • Problem Solving Ability: ability to identify and/or prevent problems before they occur; ability to formulate alternative solutions to problems when necessary; ability to transfer learning from past experiences to new experiences of similar nature.
  • Quality Management: ability to complete duties, on time and with absolute precision, at least 95% of the time; ability to edit the accuracy and thoroughness of one’s work as well as the work of others; ability to constructively apply feedback to improve performance, ability to generate ideas to improve and promote quality in work.
  1. Ability:
    • High Ability: ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Workplace Environmental Conditions

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee will be:

  • Client Population may include persons involved in gangs, with substance abuse concerns, homelessness and/or tendencies towards violent behavior.
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