Catholic Charities West Michigan

Families First Worker

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

Position Summary

The Families First of Michigan (FFM) Worker is responsible for adhering to the Families First of Michigan philosophy, values, beliefs, and contract requirements. Families First of Michigan keeps families together and safe by providing intensive therapeutic interventions to resolve major problems and assist families in learning to adequately care for their children. The FFM Program provides 4-6 weeks of intense program services 


Wage Range: $33,000-$40,576.00


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

  • Provides In-home visits to children and parents
  • Develops treatment and goal plans for families in collaboration with other service providers
  • Transports for various appointments as needed
  • Completes necessary documentation and follow ups
  • Participates in sessions, reviews and meetings
  • Provides 24-hours a day, 7 days a week availability to clients.

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

  • Ability to work in partnership with other team members and/or service providers.

  • Ability to teach and model behavior

  • 24/7 availability for immediate and flexible work schedule is necessary

  • Ability to work with a diverse population

  • Ability to advocate for families

  • 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 Degree in the field of Human Services or related is required, preferable in social work from a four-year college or university is required.



A minimum of one year of related experience working with multi-problem children and families and the overall ability to relate to and engage with these families is highly recommended.


Wage: $31,000-$38,000 annually


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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