Home Based Family Centered Casework Services

Posted 5 years ago

Home-based family centered casework services should be high quality, family centered, and culturally competent. The services should be effective in reducing maltreatment, improving caretaking, coping skills, enhancing family resilience, supporting healthy and nurturing relationships, and children’s physical, mental, emotional, and educational wellbeing. Home based casework services should help to safely maintain children in their home (or foster home), prevent children’s initial placement or re-entry into foster Care. The administration of services should also preserve, support, and stabilize families to promote the well-being of children, youth, and families. Home based casework services provide any combination of the following kinds of services to the families as approved by DCS/Probation.

  • Home visits
  • Participation in DCS Case Planning
  • Supervised visitation
  • Coordination of Services
  • Conflict management
  • Emergency/crisis services
  • Child development education
  • Domestic violence education
  • Parent Education
  • Family communication
  • Facilitate transportation
  • Participation in Child and Family Team Meetings
  • Family Reunification/Preservation
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) Support
  • Foster family support
  • Advocacy
  • Family Assessment
  • Community referrals and follow-up
  • Develop structure/time management
  • Behavior modification
  • Budgeting/money management
  • Meal planning/preparation
  • Parent training with children present
  • Monitor progress of parenting skills
  • Community services information
  • Develop long and short term goals
  • Life skills training

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Sociology, or licensed Bachelor Degree Social Worker or licensed Social Worker with a Baccalaureate Degree (A license is required unless a statutory licensure exemption in IC 25-23.6-4-2(a) is met).
  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work; OR
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a directly related human services field as evidenced by the completion of a minimum of 39 semester/58 quarter hours in the following coursework:
    • Human Growth and Development
    • Social and Cultural Foundations
    • Lifestyle and Career Development
    • Sexuality
    • Gender and Sexual Orientation
    • Ethnicity, Race, Status, and Culture
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Social Work
    • Criminology
    • Ethics and Philosophy
    • Physical and Behavioral Health
    • Family Relationships
    • Advocacy and Mediation
    • Case Management
    • Resources and Systems
    • Social Policy
    • Community Planning and Relations
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Substance Use
    • Counseling and Guidance
    • Educational Studies
  • Other non-Human Service related Bachelor’s degrees will be accepted:
    • Minimum of two years-experience providing a service to families that need assistance in the protection and care of their children and/or providing skills training, development, and habilitation.
    • Experience gained by an employee in which the employee was not qualified to complete the work at the current or previous employer does not count toward the required two (2) year experience in combination with a Bachelor’s degree.

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