Family Reunification Team Leader
Division CatholicCharitiesWestMichigan
Location Jefferson
Date Posted 11/18/2019
Job Code REQ000067
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Job Details

Would you like to work with a supportive, diverse, and talented work family while helping others in your community? Catholic Charities West Michigan is a sincere place with genuine people who care about your success. The Agency serves 11 counties of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, offering a variety of program services in family preservation, behavioral health, child welfare, and community outreach. All programs are designed to help families and individuals succeed.

We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages along with a family friendly environment. Our agency encourages persons of diverse faiths and backgrounds to apply for employment.

Position Summary:

This position provides family preservation therapeutic services with families working as a part of a team coordinating case management services with the Program Family worker and the referring worker and other service providers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides in-home, strength based and solution focused counseling and educational services to parents and/or children who are in the process of being reunited or have been reunited after the children have been in out of home placement.
  • Provides leadership for the FRP team in developing service plans with families in collaboration with the referring worker.
  • Coordinates of services with the referring worker and other community providers.
  • Provides leadership for the planning and provision of educational workshops, parent training, and family recreational activities.
  • Meets contract expectations for the number of families served based on county contracts and provides each family with required face time weekly as required by the contract or the Agency.
  • Participates in regular supervisory sessions, case reviews, team meetings and other meetings as required and training is required by the contract or the Agency.
  • Provides oral or written testimony to the court, as required.
  • Develops an emergency/safety plan with each family.
  • Completes documentation in a way that meets the expectations for content and timeliness as required by the contract and the Agency as well as complete follow ups.
  • Coordinates services with the Family Reunification Family Worker.
  • Performs other special assignments at supervisor’s request.

Employment Qualifications:


This position requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through a Master’s Degree (M.A.) in the field of human services, preferably in social work.


  • A minimum of one year of in-home, clinical work experience in a child welfare in-home program or comparable experience.
  • Possess knowledge and experience in working in family and child services.
  • Background should include experience in working with multi-problem children and families.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

None required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of the Family Reunification Program philosophy and intervention strategies.
  • Ability to work with and relate to multi-problem children and families.
  • Ability to empowering families to solve their own problems.
  • Ability to work in partnership with other team members and/or service providers.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences present in the Agency’s service population.
  • Ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with individuals and families in which they are helped to gain skills and confidence to address issues and problems.
  • Must have a non-judgmental positive attitude toward families in crisis
  • Must have the conviction about an individual’s/family’s capacity to change and grow
  • Must have an acceptance of individual differences.
  • Reliable transportation, in good working order, is necessary.
  • Must have valid driver’s license with no restrictions, and insurance as required by law and Agency.
  • 24/7 availability for on-call and flexible work schedule is necessary.
  • Participation is required in initial and ongoing training provided by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Family. Preservation staff or DHHS coordinated trainers.
  • Must be willing to work irregular hours including evenings, holidays, and weekends.
  • Must submit to Agency approved background checks.

Our Mission

In the spirit of our Catholic tradition, we lead our diverse communities with hope and compassion by offering innovative, collaborative programs. Through our team of highly trained employees, dedicated volunteers and generous community, we deliver the highest quality social services.

Our Vision

Following in the footsteps of Christ, we are the leaders in empowering people to achieve their God given potential by providing help and creating hope.

Our Values

  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Compliance
  • Service to All People
  • Sanctity of All Life