CLASSIFICATIONFamily Based Caseworker- Bachelor Level
  • Provide assessment and treatment services in the home of the identified child/family.
  • Serve as co therapist to mental health professional.
  • Provide supportive counseling, psychotherapy and skill training in such areas as child management, problem solving and stress reduction techniques.
  • Preserve/ensure child's safety and well-being by monitoring home environment and facilitating placement if necessary.
  • Involve all participating families in the development of their treatment plan.
  • Maintain intensity of service as many hours as needed per week with each enrolled family.
  • Provide written assessment of family members strengths as well as problem areas to be resolved when establishing service goals.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Provide Case management activities/linkage to community resources.
  • Aid in finding/providing relief services such as respite care, homemaker services, transportation, recreational activities.
  • Involve all service providers in pertinent staffing for the purpose of treatment planning and to strengthen interagency collaboration efforts.
  • Provide follow-up and aftercare referrals plus planned post discharge meetings.
  • Encourage the use of natural support systems such as families, friends, church, and memberships in given organizations, etc.
  • Attend all required family based training as indicated by yearly training schedule in order to fulfill mandatory Core Training Competency and Graduation as per OMHSAS requirements.
  • Attend all required family based training.
  • Fulfill documentation requirements.
  • Participate in weekly/as scheduled supervisory meetings.
  • Attend staff and multidisciplinary meetings as required.
  • Video tape sessions on a weekly basis for supervision purposes as per OMHSAS requirements
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Flexible service hours to include evenings and weekends plus 24 hour crisis response.
  • This position requires maintaining a current valid driver’s license.


A children's mental health professional must have a bachelor’s degree in a field of human services plus one-year experience in a CASSP system program


A licensed R.N. with one year experience in a CASSP system program and be enrolled for certification by OMH as a mental health family based worker.

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 Personal qualities characteristics:

High energy level, flexibility, persistence, dedication, sensitivity to cultural needs, values, beliefs, team player.

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