|Company:||Choctaw Global Staffing|
|Contract Number:||FAP West|
The Air Force (AF) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is a medical program that enhances AF readiness by promoting family and community health and resilience. AF FAP also advocates for nonviolent communities. These objectives are accomplished through the use of broad-based education and awareness activities along with the identification and treatment of family maltreatment incidents. These services prevent family maltreatment from reducing the duty performance of AF members.
Family Advocacy Treatment Manager (FATM)
Education: Master’s degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CWSE) accredited school.
License: LCSW (so as to practice independently)
Experience: Two years full-time post-master’s degree experience (within the last three years) in professional clinical counseling service programs to men, women, and children who are abusive or abused. Must also have experience as a group therapy facilitator or co-leader. FATM must have two years experience working with children, families, and groups in clinical or community organization settings; or as program manager, with demonstrated responsibilities in program planning with implementation of education and intervention services, and community collaboration. Experience working with professionals and agencies that provide community support and counseling intervention services to children and families.
The Family Advocacy Treatment Manager (FATM) is a member of the multidisciplinary FAP team and works in the following prioritized capacities:
Maltreatment component to assess families referred for suspected maltreatment and treats individuals, families, and groups whose maltreatment allegation(s) met criteria for maltreatment. The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) to provide voluntary, comprehensive prevention services (primarily home-based) to families to prevent the occurrence of family maltreatment. Family Advocacy Strength- Based Therapy (FAST) services by providing voluntary prevention counseling to individuals, families, or groups who are at risk for maltreatment. FATM shall be the primary provider of treatment services for assigned maltreatment and prevention cases, coordinating services for families and monitoring client participation and progress utilizing the modalities of social casework, psychotherapy, and psycho-educational interventions.
FATM shall complete psychosocial assessments using FASOR or FAPNet software to complete assessment documentation.
FATM shall assess for safety and continuously assist families with safety planning.
FATM shall meet with each military (Active Duty) “offender” who has “met criteria” at least once a month and document all follow-up actions in FAPNET database. FATM shall also meet with each adult “victims” of met criteria cases and document all findings using FASOR software.
FATM shall present the findings from the family assessment, the Central Registry Board (CRB) determination and recommendations for treatment to the Clinical Case Staffing (CSS).
FATM shall coordinate with prevention staff regarding referrals to educational services as part of the intervention plan. Prevention services can be recommended but are not mandated.
FATM shall collaborate with other NPSP team members to develop service plans that incorporate primary and secondary prevention services. FATM shall conduct home visits to all NPSP clients who are assessed as high needs and who request social work intervention. When the FATM is the case manager for an NPSP case, they present the case during the NPSP case staffing.
FATM shall document FAST services in FASOR, and will document NPSP services in FAPNet.
FATM shall work in collaboration with the prevention team, led by the Family Advocacy Outreach Manager (FAOM) to:
Provide prevention services, briefings, educational presentations, and develop the Family Advocacy Prevention Action Plans (FAPAP)Provide supportive services and guidance in communication, relationship enhancement, conflict management, and bereavement
Provide education and advocacy services with public affairs to increase awareness of FAP services for military families and promote the effectiveness of community response (Ex: installation newspaper).FATM shall not serve as the special needs coordinator.
FATM shall not conduct home studies for military families for the purpose of adoption or foster care, either on or off duty.
FATM shall evaluate the effectiveness of the services provided.
FATM shall be responsible for entering clinical information into FASOR and FAPNet and assume responsibility for the oversight of the administrative duties that support FATM tasks, such as entering demographic data into FASOR and reviewing staffing notes and letters regarding clients, for accuracy.
Family Advocacy Officer (FAO) must review and approve all FATM activities involving articles, interviews, briefings or other public relations activities. No contact may be made with off-base media without going through installation Public Affairs.
FATMs shall not conduct briefings containing FAP maltreatment data without prior approval of the FAO.
FATM shall consult with the FAO and installation Judge Advocate General (JAG) on community partnerships or board memberships requiring binding financial obligations, staff time commitments, and/or where there may be questions about the agency focus.
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