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CASAC

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Entry
127 West 127th St., New York, NY 10027 - New York, NY
Full Time
4 Year Degree

CASAC, Family Treatment & Rehab

About Graham Windham
In full partnership with families & communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 400 full-time, part-time and on-call employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem, Graham Windham provides an exciting & enriching work experience.
Graham Windham is one of the first organizations in the New York City to implement Solution -Based Casework (SBC). Solution-Based Casework helps children and families to be the solution to the seemingly insurmountable problems in their lives, from generational cycles of poverty, abuse, and neglect to unemployment, domestic violence and severe health problems. By recognizing and reinforcing their innate strengths and ability to cope, we at Graham Windham empower them to take the lead in making change in their lives.


About the Program
The Family Treatment/ Rehabilitation Program (FTR) located both in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan offers intensive preventive case management services to families at risk of removal of children to foster care due to neglect and abuse. Risk factors for families served by the FTR program are sometimes advanced as a result of caretakers drug use and/ or mental illness. The stressors of poverty, substance use, instability and criminal justice involvement, parental depression, family stress, substance use or domestic violence can greatly compromise a parents capacity to care for her children, despite strong desires to be engaged. Using Solution Based Casework, we actively work with parents to help them develop a more active, consistent and productive role in their childs educational and social development; we encourage families to build connections to positive supports in their community who will help them sustain their progress. Our goal is to partner with families to keep them together while ensuring that children will be safely cared for.


Position Overview:
The CASAC will provide assessments of client substance abuse disorders and use an eclectic approach of engagement and service delivery. The CASAC will also support the case planning staff in the implementation of case specific goals of families; will be part of a multi-method program and has a consistent strong approach to partnering with families to promote the safety and wellbeing of all children; ensure that our families and staff have access to high-quality resources to meet their needs.


Duties and Responsibilities (but not limited to):
provide case management, substance abuse counseling, and advocacy services
participate as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team to facilitate the client recovery and rehabilitation processes
Refer and broker targeted interventions as needed for families and contribute to the healthy integrity of the programs therapeutic environment
Provides consultation to case planners regarding families who struggle with substance abuse
Participate in all Clinical Diagnostic Team (CDT) meetings.
Conducts intakes including psychosocial history, makes clinical assessment and designs individual treatment plans
Coordinates consumer treatment with other community based organizations as indicated
Establishes professional and therapeutic relationship and serves as a positive role model
Provides individual psychotherapy, group and/or family therapy as indicated
Maintains case records, updates treatment plans, writes progress notes and psychosocial histories
Prepares required reports
Performs other duties as requested or assigned


Full-time position; Annual Salary: $60,000 - $63,000 + Merit + Benefits + Generous Paid Time Off. Graham Windham offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more.

Qualifications:
CASAC certification with MSW and a minimum of three years of experience working with adolescents/children and parents/caretakers that abuse substances is preferred, or CASAC certification with a BSW and minimum of five years of experience working with adolescents/children and parents/caretakers that abuse substances
Must possess excellent assessment skills
Experience providing CASAC assessments to adults and adolescents
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written
Passion for children and families and a strong connection to the community
Spanish highly preferred

 

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