Gemma Services is currently seeking a Licensed Social Worker Screening Manager for our growing Family Empowerment Center program out of our Southwest Philadelphia office.
The LSW Screening Manager will evaluate children 6 years old or under utilizing standardized assessment tools. Maintain tracking system for all assessments, clinical evaluations and administrative data. Manage all incoming parenting referrals for Family Empowerment Services. Assist case managers in identifying parents in need of a Parenting Group. Collaboratively create training schedule for department case management teams. Develop and maintain positive partnerships with community stakeholders and families served by the Family Empowerment Center.
The following is an explanation of the duties of the LSW Manager. It includes the major highlights of the requirements of the position.
- Supports the ministry and mission of Gemma Services by providing hope and healing through high quality mental health, educational and supportive services for at-risk children and families.
- The Family Assessment, LSW Manager provides ongoing direct services provision to the Family Empowerment Center clientele. The LSW is accountable to the Family Empowerment Center Director. The LSW level social worker will provide family developmental assessment and screening services for families involved in the Family Empowerment Center. The LSW will assess, screen, collaborate, make parenting and Family Empowerment referrals for specific services within FEC. The LSW assures that appropriate health /social services are in place with additional supports and follow-up with families and referring services to support the family’s compliance. The LSW level social worker will coordinate services to help the FEC team and families with optimum outcomes. LSW will collaborate and follow-up with the FEC Director, Supervisors and Case Managers. There should be a clear understanding that the duties outlined below are not all encompassing. Additional responsibilities may be assigned to the LSW Manager as required.
- Assess clients’ needs, situations, strengths and support networks to determine plan and provides direct service to children and families as specified in the DHS Performance Standards.
- Participate in the joint visits with assigned case managers.
- Helps clients adjust to changes and challenges such as illness, unemployment, etc.
- Follows up with clients for further support and to gain information on status.
- Respond to crisis situations and follow-up with the FEC Director and DHS.
- Maintain case records for each family as specified in the DHS Prevention Performance Standards.