Social Worker Job In Des Moines, Iowa
Bilingual On The Way Home Consultant - (Des Moines, Iowa, United States)Next Steps... Apply Now
Business: Boys Town
$1000 HIRING BONUS
In a career as an On The Way Home Consultant, you have the ability to change a family’s life. Every family has its problems, but some families’ problems threaten their very existence. Our team works to overcome such issues as drug and alcohol addiction, domestic abuse, adolescent defiance, and behavioral challenges as they strive to keep struggling families together. The On The Way Home Consultant position provides post-program consultation on dropout prevention, parental support and involvement, and home and school academic interventions. Your work here will not only be life-changing but lifesaving.
- Provides services to youth and families and coordinates intervention and service processes; completes administrative functions.
- Provides direct help, follow-up support, and intervention to youth and families who are departing out of home care and returning home and to community based school including dropout prevention, parental support, and academic interventions.
- Provides parent training in the management of youth behaviors and in developing and utilizing functional skills to deal with academic problems, child management, and personal and family adjustments.
- Assesses needs and responds to problems, prepares proper documentation and service plans; establishes systems to promote pro-social youth behavior.
- Provides support to family members, monitors progress toward reaching predetermined goals, and reviews service plans; builds on family competencies and maintains appropriate level of direct contact with families per program requirements.
- Develops and maintains effective working relationships as a liaison between families and schools with necessary support services for the parents, school administrators, school teachers and mentors, and other social agency workers.
- Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with the youth's school mentors, teachers, and administrators to promote academic success.
- Meets with families and youth at various locations; utilizes own vehicle to travel to work destinations and to transport youth as authorized.
- Assists youth and family members in building on their spiritual and religious beliefs or practices as a source of strength to reach goals.
- Promotes a culture of professionalism through role modeling and respect.
- Develops and maintains effective data collection system to provide appropriate data; completes all necessary documentation, strictly observing model implementation, organization, and documentation.
- Prepares and submits reports and recommendations concerning caseload status, critical incident involvement of family members and staff, budget requests, changes in program plans, and any unusual incidents that occur in the operation of the program.
- Ensures compliance with contractual, regulatory, program, and accrediting standards.
- Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field, or High School diploma with five years of experience in the Boys Town Model.
- Fluent ability to speak, read, and write both English and Spanish required.
- 1 to 2 years of experience including working with children and families; experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs preferred.
- Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record, plus the ability to provide own transportation to complete travel requirements of the job. Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws and pass annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
- This position is available rotationally to provide crisis response and must be available to work non-traditional business hours including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care and of contractual and program requirements.
- Ability to quickly make decisions in sensitive and sometimes critical areas and present decisions to appropriate individuals.
About Boys Town Iowa:
Boys Town Iowa has been helping families stay together since 1989 through our expanding In-Home Family Services program. Our unique in-home programs serve more than 1,100 families and 2,200 children in Iowa each year. 2019 is officially the 30 year anniversary for Boys Town providing services in Iowa. We are very excited about this milestone and plan to celebrate our success and longevity with our team throughout the year.
About Boys Town:
Regardless of a person's background, race, or religion, Boys Town believes that everyone deserves the chance to reach their full potential. For 100 years, Boys Town has helped thousands of children and families. We don’t give up on kids and are committed to helping those who have failed in other systems. We do this by working to keep children and families safe, in their homes, in school, and out of the system. We give them the second chances they deserve. And we see the success of this work every day. From our start in 1917, we’re poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.
Date Posted: April 23, 2021
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.
What would happen if you could ?improve circumstances for those who are suffering from abuse, addiction, abandonment or violence, so they could reach their potential?
That is the question Boys Town has spent a century answering. It is what inspired and drove our founder, Father Edward J. Flanagan, and it continues to motivate our mission to this day.
Boys Town believes today, as our founder did 100 years ago, that every child deserves a future, every family deserves to stay together and every community deserves to thrive. And we believe that all of these things should be achievable without regard to race, religion or background.
So, for the young man dodging gunfire on the streets just to get to school, the family torn apart by substance abuse, and the community crumbling from neglect and social disorder, Boys Town offers hope. But we offer hope as more than just an abstract concept; we substantiate it with programs and solutions grounded in our deep experience and supported by our decades of research.
Though we have grown to become a national organization that reaches communities from coast to coast, and our scope has expanded to include in-home family counseling, health care and programs to rebuild at-risk schools, Boys Town remains forever driven by our founder’s singular vision. And with your help, we will do so well into our second century and beyond.