Adams County Government
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Life Skills Worker
at Adams County Government
- What Success Looks Like In This Job
The Life Skills worker provides intensive in-home services to families with open child welfare cases who are at risk for continued abuse and neglect. The Life Skills worker will address and teach skills in subject areas such as the use of effective parenting strategies and appropriate forms of discipline, budgeting and general household management, effective communication, organization, time management, and conflict resolution, as well as providing knowledge on the developmental and emotional stages that children experience as they grow.
- Examples of Duties for Success
- Direct client contact to provide life skills to parents and children which may include transportation for clients and drive time to and from the office.
- Ability to provide support to clients as well as constructive criticism.
- Ability to hold clients accountable for their choices and actions.
- Computer work and record keeping, including documentation of contacts and report writing.
- Telephone communication with clients, collateral contacts, and accessing community resources.
- Participation in family team meetings, court hearings, and weekly supervision.
- Direct consultation with caseworkers and supervisors.
- Red Team scribing.
- Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.
- Qualifications for Success
- Experience: Three to five years in a Human Services or related field. Preference given to prior work experience as a life skills worker.
- Education and Training: High school diploma or equivalent.
- License or Certificate: None.
- Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.