Team Leader - Social Worker - Wellspring Lutheran Services

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Bay City, MI

Team Leader - Social Worker

LocationUS-MI-Bay City

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Social Work/Counseling
















Monday - Friday; availability for emergencies and special needs; including some nights, weekends and holidays


Coordinate treatment plan development and implementation with two Family Workers for a caseload of up to 12 families in order to transition children home from out of home placement and prevent the recurrence of abuse and neglect to children. Responsible for: Providing professional therapy during weekly visits with the family in their home or community for a period of 4-6 months; Writing and submitting service plans, safety plans and progress reports; Court reporting/testimony; Supporting families by  providing concrete assistance and referrals based on the individual needs of the family. Work a flexible schedule (24/7) to assist with client emergencies and specific needs.



  • Adhere to the Family Reunification Program model of service (strength-based, solution focused approach)
  • Develop treatment plan, goals and activities, with the family and Family Worker Coordinate the implementation of the treatment plan with assigned Family Workers
  • Provide professional therapeutic intervention sessions, with the family and/or individual family members based on individual needs
  • Provide skills training, including but not limited to: parental resilience; social connections and concrete support; child development; social and emotional competence of children; nurturing, attachment and infant safe sleep
  • Refer families/make collateral contacts to community services including but not limited to: Early On, domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse counseling based on the needs of the family
  • Assume primary responsibility for preparation of reports in conjunction with the Family Worker (service plans, progress reports, termination summaries, case notes, time sheets, letters, etc.) within the appropriate time frame
  • Document the use of solution-focused interviewing techniques and positive, empowering, strength-based language in communication with the family
  • Prepare for and presents testimony as needed for court
  • Plan and develop quarterly workshop ideas and quarterly family activities
  • Maintain face to face contact with families according to the contract defined frequency and the individual needs of each family by keeping a flexible work schedule and providing twenty-four (24) hour/7 days week availability
  • Complete follow-up evaluations of families at 6 and 12 months in the specified time frame
  • Transport clients in your own vehicle


  • Master’s degree in social work or related human service field
  • One year of in-home, clinical work experience in a child welfare program
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Access to a personal vehicle with liability insurance for work use at all times
  • Maintain a personal cell phone for client contact (partially reimbursed through agency stipend)
  • Maintain or seek state license, certificate or registration commensurate with the function of the position and the individual's academic training and experience

**Keywords:  Wellspring Lutheran Services, Children & Families, Family Preservation, Social Work, Human Services, Family Services, In Home, Maters, MSW, Clincal **



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