At Alternatives For Girls, our mission is to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and to help them to explore and access the support, resources, and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices in their lives.
Our employees love being involved in the empowering work we do, and having a deep dedication to the mission is the foundation of our team. In addition to making a tangible, positive impact, some of the benefits our staff enjoy include:
- Flexible work environment
- Work-life balance
- Ability to start accruing up to five weeks off after only six months of employment (and we encourage you to use it!)
- Emphasis on staff development
- Highly competitive benefits packages
Under the direction of the Case Planning Services Manager, the Case Planner will meet individually with participants to complete intake, assessment, goal setting and case management.
- Provide individual and family case planning, and needs assessments.
- Research and develop community resources and support services to meet the needs of assigned clients.
- Maintain on-going contact with clients, making home visits, monitor living situation, insuring client’s involvement in support groups, and complete progress reports on a quarterly basis.
- Ensure that participant discharge planning activities and documentation are completed within 48 hours of discharge.
- Collaborate with Shelter/TIL team members to insure accomplishment goals.
- Provide direct care and supervision of shelter residents.
- Ensure paperwork is maintained in accordance with State of Michigan Child Caring Organization licensing requirements, as well as AFG policies and procedures.
- Complete intake data entry in a timely manner.
- Ability to handle crisis, maintain confidentiality, and tolerate stress professionally.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or Guidance and Counseling is required.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with high risk adolescents, case planning, individual/family counseling, case management, assessment, intervention, documentation and culturally diverse populations is preferred.
- Interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate with participants, public and staff.
- Composition skills sufficient to prepare required reports.
- Meet all licensing requirements: TB test, DHS clearance, background check, etc. Valid Michigan Driver’s license, excellent driving record and access to personal vehicle.
- Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
- Position involves the ability to work flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and early morning.
- Work involves the ability to push and lift program donations (i.e., electronic equipment, office furniture and accessories) weighing up to 50 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.