Partnering with MSF, the Safe and Strong Families – Reunification (SSF-R) aims to reunify children with their natural families in a safe and timely manner. The objective of this service is as follow:* Reduce the length of stay in Out-of-Home care placement * Reduce recurrence of maltreatment of children * Enable more family reunifications that are timely, successful and enduring *Key Responsibilities of the Role*• Provide intensive, home-based intervention and support to a caseload of 5 to 6 families (high and medium intensity cases), and ensure the children are reintegrated back to their caregivers. • Conduct needs assessment and environment scanning to identify needs of the family using tool such as Structured Decision Making (SDM) and biopsychosocial approach. • Conduct systemic casework and counselling to the family unit, and meet the identified caregiver at least once a week. • Brokerage with various stakeholders from community and governmental agencies in mobilizing social and healthcare resources to meet family’s reintegration needs. • Conduct and facilitate case conferences and multi-disciplinary meetings to review family’s progress • Design and implement family-based programs to promote family bonding. • Monitor service implementation and evaluation of service • Maintain proper and accurate statutory record of the services rendered to family and ensure timely submission to MSF on a monthly basis.
• Bachelor in Social Work or a Grad Dip in Social Work a must • At least 5 years of working experience with high to medium risk families in a social service setting3. Has experience working with highly dysfunctional families.
• Sound counselling and assessment skills • Emphasize strength-based intervention and communication • Not biased and judgmental against birth families • Culturally competent • Believe in trauma-informed care and nurturing the family members
- all attributes of SSF-R Social Worker- prior supervisory experience would be a plus- Ability to converse in Malay or Tamil would be an advantage
10 May 2022
09 Jun 2022
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