NAPPR
  • 28-Sep-2018 to 31-Oct-2018 (MST)
  • Early Intervention
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for implementation of social work services within early intervention  and Infant Mental Health.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, direct social work services, clinical case management with compliance with standards and reporting requirements, public relations, community collaboration/coordination, child find and quality assurance of individual cases. All Early Intervention direct service personnel are expected to provide services in a relationship-based and family-centered manner that support the family's daily routines. All NAPPR employees are expected to demonstrate integrity and focus on NAPPR's mission throughout all aspects of their work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provide direct clinical services to infants, toddlers and their families in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, standards and regulations for quality and compliance as needed.
  2. Provide individual, couples or family counseling to enhance parent's strengths/growth and support them in parenting their child this includes family education and /or counseling in the home setting to assist family in understanding the special needs of the child and enhancing the child's development.
  3. Perform clinically sound practice at both the Macro and Micro level utilizing techniques of Infant Mental Health and Attachment Theory.
  4. Independently prepare and submit all required documentation within program quality requirements for timeliness, accuracy, completeness and neatness.
  5. Complies with prescribed billable time requirements, using professional judgment and knowledge of billing standards to determine billable service categories
  6. Coordinate clinical case management services to connect families to appropriate community resources and services to enable the child and family to receive maximum benefits from EI services.
  7. Oversee, and/or administer a wide range of psychosocial evaluation/assessment, diagnostic, counseling, crisis intervention, and/or case management services in a home based setting.
  8. Make clinical recommendations to families and other team members regarding therapeutic and other services needed to achieve IFSP outcomes.
  9. Advocate for child and parents' rights/needs at the individual, team or community level.
  10. Help implement, create and oversee curriculum and day to day operation of intern program within the Early Intervention Program.
  11. Consult with other therapists, and related professional and staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework from a clinical family centered perspective.
  12. Leads, facilitates and/or participates in various teams in order to ensure that families receive comprehensive, individualized services that are responsive to family and child needs.
  13. Assist Clinical Manager and Program Director with Child find, Outreach, PR activities in all communities served. Builds/maintains partnerships and relationships within these communities and with other service providers and team members in order to generate referrals and ensure that all eligible children/families receive appropriate services.

 OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform all other duties as assigned

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

 POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Requirements

  • Master's degree in Social Work.
  • Current NM State License to Practice Social Work Services. 

Experience Requirement

  • Experience with provision of culturally appropriate services in Native American communities is highly desirable.
  • Experience with providing culturally appropriate services and experience and/or knowledge of Reflective Practices, best practices, child development, children's medical and developmental needs, family environmental risk factors and community resources for family supports is highly desirable.

Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Relationship Building – initiate contact readily and devote time to maintain
  • Effective Communication- clear and concise verbal and written communication to convey substance/intent
  • Positive Impact- Make positive impressions & energize those around them
  • Functional/Technical Expertise- Knowledgeable, remain current, serve as resource

Position-based Competencies

  • Self-Objectivity– know strengths/weaknesses and seek feedback
  • Team Management- Form team roles, recruit to build effective groups
  • Change Agility - Adaptable, embrace change & ambiguity
  • Conflict Management - Support & manage differences of opinion, use collaboration to resolve issues
  • Sensitivity - Communicate empathy, respect, & appreciation

 Specialized or unique knowledge, skills or abilities

  • Ability to self-direct
  • Computer experience, knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn Access, Word,  Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and web applications
  • Attention to detail with ability to accurately handle large volume of administrative work
  • Ability to take appropriate action in an emergency or other atypical situation considering child/family/personal safety, documentation requirements, involving authorities and reporting the incident to supervisor.
  • Ability to cope with stress and manage multiple priorities

WORKING CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Typical work environment situations include lifting, bending, twisting, temperature changes, occasionally lifting up to 25 lbs., utilizing office equipment daily.
  • The physical environment requires the employee to work primarily inside, in temperature controlled conditions. Some noise and interruptions are present. May also include employee vehicle and outside locations with dust, wind, temperature changes and precipitation.

Special Working Requirements:

  • A functional automobile at his/her disposal; a valid, non-suspended NM driver's license and a current automobile liability policy with continuous coverage
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check
  • No substantiation or criminal conviction of child abuse or neglect
  • No conviction of DUI or other moving violations in the past 3 years which will prevent insurability under NAPPR's liability coverage
  • May require need for flexible schedules, including occasional evening and weekend work
  • Travel within the state and out-of-state required
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