Catholic Charities West Michigan

In-Home Family Worker

Job Locations US-MI-Benton Harbor
Family Preservation
Position Type
Regular Part-Time

Position Summary

The In-Home Family Program is an in-home program for families at risk of having their children removed due to abuse or neglect, or families requiring timely reunification services. In-Home Family Services include parent education, home management, organizational skills, counseling or other skill enhancement necessary. Services are individualized and based on the family’s presenting concerns.


This position is part-time.


Hourly Wage Range: $14.90-$18.39


Flexible work schedule after an initial training period that includes working in the office and out of the office.


Are you passionate about discovering new ways to help empower people and make a difference in their lives?

If you’ve got what it takes to support us in our mission to provide help and create hope through innovative, collaborative, and diverse programs within the community, then we’ve got the right opportunity for you.


About Catholic Charities West Michigan

Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM) is a community-based agency providing programs in Western Michigan and offering a variety of services in family preservation, behavioral health, child welfare, and community outreach.

  • CCWM is committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all staff are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.

  • CCWM encourages persons of diverse backgrounds and faiths to apply for employment.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive and accept written referrals immediately from MDHHS
  • Carry an active case load
  • Provide In-home services, strength based training and education services to children and parents
  • Develop Service plans for families in collaboration with referral source
  • Develop emergency and safety plans for families of crisis or risk at harm to children
  • Complete necessary documentation and follow ups
  • Participates in sessions, reviews and meetings

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to have a non-judgmental positive attitude and assessment toward families in crisis
  • Ability to communicate
  • Ability to work in partnership with other team members and/or service providers.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of brief, solution focused therapy and strength based solution focused intervention strategies
  • Knowledge of local resources

Recommended Employment Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the following human service areas: social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology or criminal justice is required.



A minimum of one year of field experience with children and families with multiple problems and the overall ability to relate to and engage with the families.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

none required.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


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


CCWM is an equal opportunity employer, subject to all federal and state laws as applicable to a religious Agency.


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