General Family and Community Services - MSW Intern STOP-IT Program
THE SALVATION ARMY
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct Outreach Activities
2. With close supervision, conducts assessment the victim’s immediate threat of harm.
4. Consults with supervisor in reviewing and assessing the current stages of outreach cases.
5. Develops and implements appropriate intervention strategies that recognize the current stage, and supports the victim’s movement to the next stage toward exiting trafficking. Regularly reviews client’s progress with the supervisor.
6. Identifies community resources and assists in developing linkages with providers and law enforcement that support the implementation of the STOP-IT program and the client outcomes.
7. Maintains frequent case related contacts with local resources, collateral sources, public and private agencies and organizations, and law enforcement, to advocate on behalf of clients. Refers clients for services, as needed.
8. Obtains appropriate Release of Information before a referral is made
10. In consultation with the Supervisor, initiates contact with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a mandated reporter when child abuse or neglect is suspected.
11. In Consultation with the Supervisor, initiates contact with the Elder Abuse Hotline as a mandated reporter when elder abuse is suspected.
12. Keeps supervisor informed regarding case related subpoenas and attends court when appropriate.
13. Keeps supervisor informed of clients in crisis who may be at-risk, and any situation or incident that may require immediate attention, to prevent harm to anyone by following the agency emergency plan in the Policy and Procedures Manual. In a timely fashion, records such contacts, situations or incidents in special progress notes.
14. Maintains STOP-IT hotline as assigned and shared with other outreach workers.
15. Completes case and statistical recordings, and other required reports and record keeping for assigned clients per manual on “Office Policies and Procedures”.
16. Engages in regular professional supervision with designated supervisor.
17. Maintains awareness of applicable liability issues and other applicable legal issues, and their potential to affect agency and/or clients.
18. Abides by the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics, including NASW standards for cultural competence in social work practice
2. Performs special administrative assignments or duties as may be delegated.
3. Attends agency’s general, professional, training and consultation meetings. Presents case related information for learning purposes.
4. When necessary, may be asked to perform certain record keeping functions such as typing case notes/recording, filing case records, etc. Takes initiative in maintaining smooth functioning of office which may include answering phone calls, taking messages,
opening and closing office, etc.
1. May attend schools, other agency meetings or court hearings as appropriate, and with supervisory approval.
2. As delegated by the supervisor, participates in networking with community groups or activities dealing with the social problems of individuals or families.
3. Provides community specific trainings to groups such as law enforcement, medical providers, social service provides and other appropriate community groups.
4. Participates in community planning and/or organizing activities related to the problems designated as relevant to the agency’s objectives. May assess community needs for the agency’s services and collaborate in the development of recommended plans for meeting these needs. This should be done with the knowledge and consent of the supervisor.
A flexible style that also displays a willingness to learn.
An excellent attention to detail, procedures, processes and policies.
Ability to maintain and project a problem solving approach in case situations with clients and inter/intra agency personnel.
A communication style that exhibits the principles and values of The Salvation Army, communicates information appropriately, as well as fostering team relationships.
An understanding of data management, procedure development and flow of information.
A developing knowledge of how to effectively work with diversity in the workplace.
Must be sensitive to and work appropriately with culturally and socio-economically diverse
Current driver’s license and a working, appropriately insured automobile preferred
Previous experience in case management is preferred.
This individual relates to, and interacts with, a wide range of contacts both within and
This individual will not fail to keep the Supervisor informed on all critical issues relating to his/her area of responsibility.
This individual will not fail to adhere to all Army policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Willingness to perform off site activities which could include home visits, work within schools
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