Social Worker (Family Advocacy)

Location
Fort Polk, Louisiana
Posted
Nov 14, 2020
Ref
2020-6505
Specialty
Family Medicine
Position Type
Permanent
Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

Nestled in the heart of West Central Louisiana with rolling hills, long-leaf pines, creeks, bayous and lakes, providing year-round beauty, you will find Leesville, the small city nearest Fort Polk. They maintain a "neighborly attitude," creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Also known as the Sportsman's Paradise, surrounded by millions of acres of public land including Kisatchie National Forest. Taking great pride in being the home of Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center, Leesville and the surrounding areas offer some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities, top-notch educational facilities, excellent medical facilities, cultural amenities, and a very low cost of living.

Responsibilities

  • Provide therapeutic treatment to victims, offenders, and family members of those involved in domestic violence or child abuse or neglect.
  • Analyze the information and use professional judgment concerning difficult decisions that may have serious consequences to the child or the family.
  • Obtain relevant data from various agencies to compile information and present for a determination of abuse or neglect to the Family Advocacy Program- Case Review Committee.
  • Make treatment recommendations to the multi-disciplinary Family Advocacy Program- Case Review Committee Team.
  • Conduct comprehensive and complex risk assessments, clinical interviews, and psychosocial assessments of children and adults.
  • Provide therapeutic treatment to victims, offenders and family members of those involved in domestic violence or abuse or neglect.


Qualifications

Degree: Master's degree (or higher degree) in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

One year Specialized experience: defined as: in a family advocacy environment, assessing incidents of abuse, providing counseling to abusers or victims, and developing treatment plans.

Licensure: A current, active, valid, unrestricted clinical license to practice Social Work independently, offered by a U.S. State, District of Columbia, commonwealth, territory or jurisdiction.

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