The Parent and Student Success Program (PASS) is a program designed to improve school attendance and success through family engagement of families in the educational process. Prevention services are provided both to the child/children and families experiencing truancy issues by providing outreach to assess their needs. Caseworkers/Supervisors meet with families in their homes for the purpose of completing a comprehensive family assessment to determine if the family is in need of community based services. Families are referred to appropriate service providers. Caseworkers/ Supervisors develop professional working relationships within the school setting and act as a liaison with Luzerne County Children and Youth Services, community agencies, and assigned school districts. Caseworkers/Supervisors assist in the development of the Student Attendance Improvement Plan. Finally, an important role is to prevent legal or child welfare involvement through early identification and intervention.
- Adheres to established regulations, policies and procedures of the overall agency and their specific component.
- Attends seminars, conferences, and training to enhance skills and job performance as directed by supervisor, subject to approval of the Program Manager.
- Performs in an advisory capacity to other professional staff in specialized areas through participation in conferences and meetings for the purpose of diagnosis and plan of treatment.
- Interprets agency programs, policies, and/or procedures to individuals, groups and agencies as assigned by the Program Manager.
2. Case Management
- Works in close cooperation with schools, other social agencies, hospitals, clinics, courts, and community resources in planning to meet the needs of clients and assists clients in utilizing their resources.
- Prepares dictation and record keeping as required by specific agency department programs on a timely basis as directed by supervisor.
3. Direct Service
- Works closely with the Juvenile Court / Probation System / Magisterial System / schools to establish and facilitate the referral and feedback process.
- Obtains information from clients, families, and significant others necessary for the identification of social, economic, health, or physical problems, assisting clients in obtaining a wide variety of services and/or treatment.
- Provides direct clinical, advocacy and/or supportive services to individual clients, members of their families, and/or significant others to aid them in achieving a more satisfactory adjustment to their specific problems or situations, including individual family and group treatment.
- This position will report to the Program Supervisor for supervision, direction, monitoring and evaluation of job performance for this classification.
A Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field and Bilingual a plus.
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