Provides assistance and support for parents who are unable to appropriately fulfill parenting and/or homemaking functions. Paraprofessionals assist families through advocating, teaching, demonstrating, monitoring, and/or role modeling skills to assist with building self-sufficiency.
The role of the Visitation Facilitator is to protect the integrity of the visit and provide a positive atmosphere where parents and children may interact in a safe and structures environment. The Visitation Facilitator will assist parents in learning and practicing new concepts of parenting and to assess their own ability to parent through interaction with the child.
Therapist provide therapeutic interventions to parents and children involved with the Department of Child Services to address trauma, mental health needs, substance abuse and familial relations. Therapist also address crisis interventions as needed.
The caseworker is responsible for collaborating with families to assist them in maintaining or acquiring their basic needs of food, housing, employment, budgeting, social skills and community networks in order to allow for improved family functioning as a whole and within the community. Caseworkers conduct assessments, formulate treatment plans, provide transportation, supervise visits, connect individuals to community resources, job placement, obtaining/maintaining housing, advocating, and crisis intervention.