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Job Announcement

Title: Families First Social Worker/Children's Mental Health Case Manager, Full Time
Location: CAIR
Supervisor: Social Services Coordinator
Closing Date: July 16, 2019


Position Responsibilies:

  • Accept referrals and assess needed for Indian families living within the Duluth service area.
  • Contact family within 24 hours of receiving name from assigned Intake Worker.
  • Referrals are accepted from the Lead Social Worker in the Families First Projects.
  • A service plan will be devised by the Social Worker and will include short term, reasonable and attainable goals for individuals within the family (household) and the family as a unit. The goals will address only the issues creating or maintaining a crisis for the family members and/or placing one or more of the children at risk of removal.
  • The worker will assist the family members in moving on to other goals during the four week period of contact.
  • Weekly conferences will be held with other Families First staff members regarding active cases.
  • Written records will be kept according to Department of Human Services Families First plans.
  • Serves as primary case manager with up to 3 families at one time not to exceed four weeks without Permission to Extend.
  • Serve as the Children’s Mental Health Case Manager when appropriate.
  • Provide goal oriented services to family members to stabilize crisis situation and to teach skills to move forward independent of Families First Social Worker.
  • Worker must utilize building methods in the following areas: advocacy, acquiring basic needs, budgeting, cleaning, modeling, parenting, health interactions, seeking alternative play activity.
  • Advocate for client and serve as liaison with other providers.
  • Provide family counseling.
  • Assess need for formal therapy versus in-home family type counseling.
  • Make appropriate referrals when necessary.
  • Schedule in-home time with all family members when appropriate and as often as necessary.
  • Refer client family to other service provides as appropriate for on-going stability.
  • Be knowledgeable of in-house and other service providers in the area.
  • Use appropriate referral avenues.
  • Follow-up the referral with a team meeting as needed.
  • Prepare client/family for successful referral.
  • Close appropriate prior to exit and actual closure of case.
  • Consult with other service providers, Lead Social Worker, Social Services Coordinator, regarding individual and family needs.
  • Conduct staffing with team members on a regular basis and attend all scheduled meetings.
  • Record necessary and appropriate information.
  • Establish and maintain a networking system between Fond du Lac, St. Louis County and other providers.
  • Assist in the planning, development and presentation of recreational/educational events in the community.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related social science field with two or more years of professional level work, supervised casework experience will be considered.
  • Child protection and/or family intervention experience and knowledge of dynamics of alcoholism is required.
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable insured vehicle is required.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish work priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Subject to pre-employment, post accident, return to duty, follow-up, and random drug testing.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Some travel is required.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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