Family Service Worker (H.O.P.E.S)

Posted Date: 7/7/2022

Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: H.O.P.E.S.
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Summary:  Under the supervision of the Director and the HOPES Coordinator provides services and support to families participating in the HOPES program to attain established goals developed by families and the Family Assessment Worker.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Functions as a Family Services Worker to participants of the HOPES program.

Functions as an advocate to families.

Maintains knowledge of community resources available.

Helps families to identify and develop the skills needed to achieve goals.

Maintains accessibility to families who have barriers to achieving goals.

Uses skills to identify high-risk populations and implement programs to improve and protect clients.

Communicates effectively with clients.

Understands developmental stages.

Understands family dynamics.

Works independently and effectively with minimal supervision and is cost effective in use of time and supplies.

Ensures documentation and client records are completed within specified time limits.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

AA or BA degree in Social Work or like field.

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSE

Current BCLS certification

Current valid Iowa Driver's license, reliable transportation, able to show proof of adequate insurance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  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 regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to walk and sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 exposed to outside weather conditions and blood-borne pathogens.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (inside), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of radiation and occasionally works with combative patients/residents.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to work in various life-style settings while maintaining a non-judgmental attitude.

Advocate for nurturing and non-violent discipline of children.

Working knowledge of parent/child interactions, child development, dynamics of family violence and child neglect and abuse.  

Apply Online

If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.


  Back