Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN), a Community-based Wraparound provider of Social and Mental Health services with emphasis on treating the client in a family context, is currently seeking innovative and experienced applicants to fill a Full-Time Herkimer County PINS Diversion Unit Preventive Worker position. (Click here for program information)
The Preventive Worker provides social work services for individuals and families, including children, to assist them with their economic, social and environmental difficulties and does related work as required. The work is performed under supervision with in-service training provided. The Preventive Worker, in consultation with the supervising worker, formulates and carries out plans to meet the individual needs of the cases assigned. The Preventive Worker adheres to and promotes the philosophy and missions of the company by performing the following duties and responsibilities.
Annual Salary: $44,000, Non-Exempt, paid at an hourly rate.
35-hour workweek, Monday - Friday
Please make sure to apply for this role - even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications. We welcome your application and would, in particular, like to know what about the role and our organization interested you.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Formulates and carries out plans to meet the needs of the individual or family.
- Provides counseling to motivate the individual or family to increase their own capacity and confidence in their ability to handle problems.
- Studies the background and need for care of children referred, securing information from the child, the family, relatives, schools, churches, family courts and other agencies.
- When foster care is necessary, determines whether the child’s needs can best be met in an institution or a foster family home.
- Plans with parents and relatives for the care of the children and reestablishment of the home.
- Establishes a relationship with individuals and families, to persuade them to avail themselves of recommended social services.
- Identifies the need for services, through in-depth discussions with clients.
- Maintains liaison with various agencies to which individuals and families can be referred for services.
- Works closely with other staff personnel, such as homemakers, in carrying out the plan for services.
- Reviews existing case records for available information, for use in formulating a plan of treatment.
- Periodically reviews cases, to determine changes in the individual or family’s situations affecting need for services.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Special Education, Psychology, Social Work, or related field required.
- Working knowledge of Federal, State and local public welfare laws and programs; ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with people; resourcefulness; sensitivity to the reactions of others; good powers of observation and analysis; initiative; tact; emotional maturity; good judgement; physical condition commensurate with the requirement of the job.
- Minimum of two years relevant experience in traditional and non-traditional youth service setting.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and list of professional references at our ICAN Career Center.ICAN is an equal opportunity employer.Apply Now
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- 401K Retirement Plan
- 4-Day Workweek (optional)
- Paid Vacation Time
- Paid Sick Leave
- Paid Personal Time
- Paid Bereavement Time
- 8 Paid Holidays
- Tuition Assistance Program
- Employer Paid Life Insurance
- Long-Term Disability
- Employee Assistance Program
- Insurance Buy Back
- Employee Wellness Benefit
- Longevity Awards