This position is located within the Ward 8 Lead Agency at East River Family Strengthening Collaborative. The incumbent is responsible for the direction and planning and implementation of all geriatric Assessment and Long Term Care/ Case management and Counseling Services for the elderly. It is the primary responsibility of this unit to block premature or unnecessary institutionalization of the frail elderly, by coordinating the placement of services in the home of the at-risk client.
Incumbent is responsible, under the supervision of the Ward 8 Supervisory Social Worker, for ensuring that all available resources are employed in a timely manner to achieve planned improvement in the client’s situation and condition. To achieve these results the Social Worker performs specific assigned duties, and oversees the follow through services as so noted in the client’s plan of care. Such duties include initial interviewing, reporting to the funding source and checking with other team members as to the client’s progress.
The Social Worker is responsible for the design and delivery of a comprehensive plan of care, and that individual but specific service are provided or made available, conducts Comprehensive assessment and reassessments of services, home visits as well as monthly to yearly monitoring of clients dependent upon the service needs. The incumbent assists the Director in program evaluation activities, i.e. performance goals and outcome measures.
The incumbent functions under the direct supervision of the Ward 8 Supervisory Social Worker. Work results are periodically reviewed to ensure achievement of Clients Care plan and agency, work plan, goals and objectives through the following supervisory controls: bi-weekly and /or monthly meeting and conference meetings as needed.
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Under the general supervision of the Director Finance and Operations, the Staff Accountant analyzes and reconciles East River accounts and transactions; forecasts and tracks revenue and expenditures for all grants and contracts to meet legal requirements and program goals; applies generally accepted accounting principles, standards and procedures to compile a variety of financial statements and reports; provides advice to management; and assists management in applying financial data and recommending alternatives to resolve accounting discrepancies. S/he develops and utilizes appropriate accounting control policies and procedures. S/he oversees the process of data entry into the accounting system to include payroll, benefits, vendor payments, invoices, and employee and client related transactions for accuracy and proper coding.
3. Financial Statements- (i) Review budget, revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting entries for accuracy in preparation for reporting; (ii) prepare and produce monthly financial statements that include revenue and expense, balance sheet, monthly ledger, journals and cash flow statement in a timely manner and as required by the management and Board of Directors; (iii) prepare profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting reports; (iv) prepare all journal entries prior to month’s end to ensure accuracy in stating the financial results of the organization; (v) prepare monthly revenue and expenditure forecasts. (25%)
Responsible for the facilitation of a client’s transition to independence through the use of strengths-based approach to social work practice; endorsement and application of community resources and the provision of information and referral for services. In addition to providing case management and other family strengthening services, the Family Support Worker advocates for clients in other areas such as education, child-care, housing, employment and court and public systems.
Routinely conduct home visits to observe, assess, document and monitor the conditions, level of functioning, well-being and/or risk of the children and family, and services needed. The home visit assessment includes caregiver interactions, disciplinary techniques, communication styles, child development, and level of nurturing, safety, health, budgeting, nutrition/food preparation and home maintenance, etc.
Engage families and other supports to assess family’s needs and implement interventions that are goal oriented and achievable. Builds on the strength of the family to assist them in meeting their needs and respond to crisis and stress appropriately. Coordinates and facilitates the provision of family support services to increase life skills. Report incidents of child abuse and neglect and assist the family in modifying behaviors and/or conditions that contribute to abuse and neglect as necessary.
Establishes and maintains healthy, professional relationships to assist families in becoming independent of the child welfare system. Develops strategies to build trust and rapport with families and uses it as a basis in creating a plan to achieve goals.
Collects relevant and accurate information required for reporting to assist in the case management function; Documents detailed client contact records to assist in the compilation of a family history and to document progress or lack thereof towards established goals. Completes all necessary documentation and enters required and relevant information into the Efforts to Outcome (ETO) system/database in a timely manner. Regularly assists in analyzing the collected information and actively participates in team meetings that focus on family assessment, family development planning and service agreement development.
Regularly maintains relationships with other community agencies, educational institutions, businesses and service providers to advocate for clients. Regularly integrates/links families to informal and formal resources within their community or neighborhood to create natural support systems. Regularly participate in internal and external meetings in spirit of mutual support of families and advocate for needed resources and services and to ensure families are provided with all possible resources available.
Assist in the development of a plan for social services for Ward 7 residents. Attend community/neighborhood meetings and events to keep abreast of new and/or changing programs, projects and community resources. Regularly maintain relations with other community agencies, educational institutions, businesses and service providers to advocate for clients and needed resources. Serve as a representative of the collaborative at community-based events and/or meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
No direct reports
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal accountability satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Two to five years of experience in a community based human services field or similar capacity is required.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field desired; High School Diploma (or GED equivalent) required; an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience may be considered.
Successful completion of Family Development Credential and Solution Focused training within six (6) months of hire is required.
Valid Driver’s license
Must have knowledge of issues facing families of Ward 7. Ability to work with community residents and community based organizations; Knowledge of community engagement and outreach approaches; Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions; Able to define and evaluate problems and determine or suggest solutions; Able to establish facts and draw valid conclusions; Able to assess an environment by listening to what is said, what is not said. Knowledge of and the ability to follow confidentiality protocols; Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
Must be proficient in basic MS Office programs including MSWord, Excel, Outlook and Explorer; Data entry in various database programs.
Good written and verbal communication skills are required; Courteous and responsive to the public; Able to gather assessment information through conversation, listening and observation skills; Able to engage, build and maintain relationships with clients through strong interpersonal skills; Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work with others; Able to maintain professionalism at all times.
Organized, dependable, flexible, analytical; able to work independently and within a team effectively; Demonstrated cultural competence and responsiveness and a sincere interest in the mission and vision of the organization.
Indoor office environment 30% of the time; in the Ward 7 community and other agencies and organizations 70% of the time.
Local travel; personal vehicle required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit at a workstation and use a personal computer and telephone. The employee regularly meets with clients and/or partners within the community. The employee must regularly lift and/or move general office supplies, files or boxes weighing up to 10 pounds.
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The East River Family Strengthening Collaborative, a strong non-profit serving families, youth and seniors in Ward 7, is interested in hiring a Program Manager to oversee its truancy reduction program. This program will increase school attendance in the District of Columbia’s elementary and middle schools by helping families understanding the policies and procedures regarding school attendance; and the impact school attendance has on the child’s overall education. Additionally, families and children will be aided to address barriers that may impact school attendance through partnering with 13 Ward 7.
Interested individuals should email their resumes and cover letter to: