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Early Intervention Social Worker

JOB DUTIES:
-Complies with all Agency and Program policies, procedures, and protocols in a professional and ethical manner.
• Includes the entire policies and procedures manual.
• Includes all policies in the Employee Handbook

-Adheres to the seven commitments of the Sanctuary Model

-Appropriately performs Safe Crisis Management

-Prepares and completes required reports and documentation, maintains files and records, and performs other administrative tasks as needed
• Completed required intake paperwork
• Keep PELICAN EI system current and updated
• Completes session notes for each attempt and/or completed visit
• Complete contact records
• Complete and fax “Service Tracking Form” to Early Intervention within 30 days of Children’s York of York receiving the referral
• Completes required documentation for monthly billing by the 5th business day of the month
• Provide updates to Service Coordinator at least 10 days prior to the scheduled Individualized Service Plan
• Complete assessments as requested by Early Intervention team, provide copy to requestor
• Complete and submit session notes to Early Intervention office by the 5th business day after the close of the previous month
• Submit demographic information to CQI for tracking within 48 hours of completed admission

-Performs appropriate and timely collateral services with families, agencies, child care centers, and other involved entities
• Responds to Early Intervention referral within 24 business hours
• Attempt to schedule an initial appointment with family on the day that SW accepts a referral from Early Intervention
• Attempt to complete home visit within 14 calendar days of receiving the referral (if unable to complete home visit, document efforts)
• Sends weekly password protected word document, through email to all team members
• Sends initial, quarterly, and discharge correspondents to primary care physician and/or other identified specialists
• Participate as a team member to ensure all recommended services are provided to the family
• Coordinate all services and intervention with the County Early Intervention Service Coordinator
• Attends and participates in quarterly Service Plan Updates
• Link client’s family to community resources and document efforts
• Send all requests for any and all Early interventions services/interventions to the county intake department for new referrals
• Notify Early Intervention Supervisor ASAP when there are staffing changes

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Complies with all Agency and Program policies, procedures, and protocols in a professional and ethical manner.
• Adheres to the 7 commitments of Sanctuary
• Appropriately performs Safe Crisis Management
• Prepares and completes required reports and documentation, maintains files and records, and performs other required administrative tasks assigned.
• Performs appropriate and timely collateral services with families, agencies, school/child care centers, and other involved entities and presides at multi-agency/inter-agency team meetings
• Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of Program Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
• Physical ability to perform all aspects of safe crisis management
• Ability to intermittently stand and sit.
• Pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying as required.
• Must be able to describe and articulate events in both written and spoken English.
• Must be able to read and comprehend reports written in English.
• Has the mental and emotional capacity to work in a highly stressful environment.
• Complete 60 hours of annual training relevant to the position and responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree required
• LCSW or LSW required
• One year experience working with children/youth or other relevant experience preferred
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Valid driver’s license, registration, and insurance
• 21 years of age or older
• Be sensitive to and comfortable with working in an agency that provides services to a culturally diverse population.