• Family Ties Inc.
  • Metro Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Aug 09, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

CSI/Paraprofessional Job Description

Community Support Individuals (CSI) and Paraprofessionals provide in-home support, such as skill development, supervised visitation, parenting education, and linkages to community resources for children, adolescents and their parents/guardians.

CSI/Paraprofessional Responsibilities & Duties

In alignment with a consumer’s treatment plan, the CSI/Paraprofessional skill builds with the children/adolescents and other vested parties to safely maintain children in their home. CSI/ Paraprofessional links parents/guardians with additional community resources and provides case management services. CSI/ Paraprofessional works with the child’s parents/guardians in teaching, reinforcing, and structuring consistency to help foster positive behavioral change.

CSI/Paraprofessional serves as a liaison between family and other mental health professionals providing services to the family. CSI/Paraprofessional advocates for the child and/or family, which could include writing reports for and attending court proceedings, panel reviews and school meetings. S/he also shares responsibility for developing Individual and Family Safety Plans. CSI/Paraprofessional documents all work with children/adolescents, community resources and partners. S/he creates and submits clear documentation of all services provided to child and/or family, including:

  • Progress notes, termination reports and/or updated service goals/plans, to promote supervisory review and feedback.
  • Documents all work and submits notes within 72 hours of consumer visit or cancelled appointment, and requests additional authorization in a timely manner to avoid service disruption.

CSI/Paraprofessional Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or a related human services field; and appropriate training, certification and/or credentials.
  • Two or more years of experience working as a Community Support Individual, Paraprofessional or Case Manager in homes, schools and/or the community.
  • Documented experience working with at-risk children, adolescents and families.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to diverse cultures.
  • Flexible work schedule, including the ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Laptop, valid Georgia driver’s license, vehicle and ability to travel off site.
  • Bilingual (fluent in Spanish and English) is a plus.

Agency Description

Family Ties provides intensive, home-based assessment, counseling and community integration services for families and children. Our mission is to assist families in the skill and resource development necessary to safely maintain children in their home. Our philosophy is that each family has the ability to address any situation they may face. We believe that with proper support, education and encouragement, families can establish goals and a value base that will guide them in their development.

Job Type: Full-time