Caseworker III / Family
Support Specialists may provide crisis intervention, family and individual
sessions, curriculum-based parent and youth skills training classes, any
ancillary services and emergency care services. Caseworker III/Family Support
Specialists must be trained to ensure that the needs of Family & Youth
Success (FAYS) Program clients and contractual obligations are met at all
times. FAYS Caseworker III/Family Support Specialist is expected to work with
the family and/or youth to identify the presenting concern and subsequent
concerns, identify the family and individual's strengths and use an
evidenced-based program curriculum or a combination of approaches, including an
evidenced-based program curriculum to explore behavior alternatives, identify
steps to resolve the problem and measure progress for a minimum of thirty-five
(35) minutes per session.
Our service area for
positions in this posting covers the following counties: Bowie, Camp,
Cass, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Rusk,
Titus, and/or Upshur
SALARY: $38,000 ANNUALLY
- Delivery of evidence-based skills training services in
an outpatient setting, to youth ages 0-17, and their families.
- Caseworker will provide referral, screening, intake,
outreach, counseling, individual, family, and group skills-based training,
development of individual action plan, advocacy training, and crisis
intervention in individual, family and group settings. Adjunctive
services include collaboration with other providers/agencies, outreach,
and public speaking.
- Caseworker will use the following skills:
- Applies and teaches effective counseling skills
inclusive of those utilizing evidence-based and behavioral management
techniques based upon family systems theory.
- Provides screening and intake for youth admitted to
residential youth shelter services, and as needed, will provide services
listed above after discharge.
- Participates in on-call rotation of
night/week-end/holiday coverage to insure crisis intervention/shelter
care is available.
- Possess technical skills as described in the Core
Competency Inventory, elements of job scope performed in a manner that
articulates the mission, vision, and values of the organization and the
The competencies listed
here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
- Self-motivating, able to work independently.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in
writing in the English language.
- Ability to effectively collaborate with a variety of
individuals, teams, and systems.
- Record data neatly, coherently, accurately, and
- Follow service implementation processes designed to
meet the needs of people served and funding-source requirements.
- Emergency/Crisis Intervention skills.
- Ability to proficiently work with computers and
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
(preferred in the Human Services field), or an additional year of
experience working with at-risk youth and families for each year of
college (30 credit hours) needed to secure a bachelor's
- Must demonstrate knowledge and applied competency in
use of counseling techniques and experience in the use of evidence-based
and/or behavior management models.
- Valid Texas Driver's License
that are bona fide occupational qualifications essential to the performance of
- Mobility, ability, and stamina to sit, bend, and reach
during an 8-10 hour workday.
- Able to lift a minimum of 10 pounds.
- Sensory acuity sufficient to evaluate, treat, and
monitor client needs and maintain accurate records.
- Fine motor skills sufficient to legibly document and
- Routine 8-10 hour shifts with weekends off. Will serve
on call for one week approximately every two months.
- Assignments in community settings, homes, and schools
only require local travel.
- Field-based assignments require travel within these
counties: Bowie, Camp, Cass, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris,
Panola, Red River, Rusk, Titus, and/or Upshur.
- Training assignments require overnight, statewide
The work environment
described here is representative of that which the majority of employee
encounter. These conditions may vary by position. Reasonable accommodation can
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
- The noise level may vary between low and mild.
- The work environment should not experience temperature
extremes (hot and cold).