Catholic Charities West Michigan

Families Together Building Solutions Worker

Job Locations US-MI-Big Rapids
Family Preservation
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

The Families Together Building Solutions (FTBS) Program is a short-term, in-home strength based solution-focused counseling, family preservation program for children and families referred by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Families have multiple problems and are in need of consistent and ongoing services which will enable them to significantly improve family functioning. The FTBS Program will provide a wide range of moderately intensive, solution-focused services to the family. Services take place in the family home. The FTBS Program provides up to 90 days of services, with an extension up to an additional 90 days. Assists in the development of service plans and coordinates services with the DHHS referring worker. 


Annual Starting Salary: $31,000.00


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

  • Provide In-home strength based training and education services to children and parents.
  • Develops Service plans for families in collaboration with referral source.
  • Develops emergency and safety plans for families of crisis or risk at harm to children.
  • Completes 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 toward families in crisis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • 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


A Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field is required. A Master’s Degree in social work preferred.




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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