Family Preservation Technician in South Bend, IN at Bowen Center 

Date Posted: 5/6/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

St. Joseph County

 

Family Preservation Technician's (FPT) primary focus is providing assistance and support for families who have an open Informal Adjustment or In-Home CHINS case with Indiana Department of Child Services.  Clinicians in this role assist the family through advocating, teaching, demonstrating, monitoring, and/or role modeling new, appropriate skills in an effort to build and sustain a safe home environment.

Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for documenting patient progress notes.
  • Review and update patient information and chart documentation.
  • Complete protective factors assessment.
  • Regularly communicate with Bowen DCS Manager and DCS Family Case Manager (FCM) regarding progress and safety concerns.
  • Assist families in building/increasing natural support systems and protective factors.
  • Assist families in learning and developing new skills to improve functioning, safety, and independence.
  • Ensure patients are linked with appropriate community resources.
  • Ensure patients are linked with needed healthcare providers.
  • Participate in DCS child and family team meetings.
  • Transport clients as needed and appropriate to their care.

This position is regional and will cover the following Counties: 

  • Elkhart
  • St. Joseph 
  • Laporte 
  • Starke

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED
  • Certificate or Professional License: N/A
  • Experience: Prefer 2 years experience working with families
  • Valid driver’s license and active liability insurance.
  • Satisfactory results from criminal background check.

Must be a minimum 21 years of age.