Thursday, July 31, 2008

Friends of the Family Position

MSW Case Manager
This is a unique opportunity to develop and implement a ground-breaking component of Friends of the Family’s participation in the First Five LA Best Babies Collaborative that involves case management and support for women at risk of having poor birth outcomes.

Hours/Salary: Full time, $54,000/year; position may require evening and/or weekends

Duties/Responsibilities including but not limited to:

· Provides case management, service coordination and resource linkage for women at risk of having poor birth outcomes
· Ensures the provision of comprehensive services to participants based on professional assessment of psychosocial status
· Makes home visits to address issues related to promoting healthy pregnancy, post-partum and inter-conception care and assist with daily life management for at-risk women
· Attend all Best Babies Collaborative meetings and workgroups and provide feedback and updates to Friends of the Family staff
· Maintain timely and accurate case files and provide necessary data to Best Babies Collaborative for data entry


· Master Degree in Social Work and three years case management experience in related field
· Fluent in oral and written English & Spanish, preferred
· Excellent oral and written communication skills required (please submit a writing sample with your resume)
· Experience in home visits preferred
· Expert knowledge of quality prenatal, postpartum and interception care behaviors, child and family development principles, helpful
· Demonstrated knowledge of community resources & social services
· Knowledge of dynamics of at risk populations
· Problem solving and crisis intervention skills
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team
· Proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Publisher & Outlook
· Must have a car, be able to drive, have a valid CA driver’s license, and current auto insurance
· Satisfactory completion of all background screening requirements

Contact: Ms. Wynn Helms
Director of Human Resources Email: NO CALLS PLEASE
Fax: 818/988-4633

Friends of the Family
15350 Sherman Way, #140 Van Nuys CA 91406

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