An in home CPS case is opened when the assessed level of risk determined by the assessment process, the parental/guardian capacity to protect and the level of informal and formal supports indicate that a child may be maintained in the home with minimal risk.
The services that a SSW may perform are social work functions such as:
- Family and individual counseling;
- Case coordination; and
- Referral to other agencies or community resources.
The SSW assigned to the family:
- Reviews the results of the assessment and the prevention plan;
- Makes the initial home visit within five (5) working days of the case assignment in order to discuss: 1
- Continuing the family assessment;
- Identifying SSW and family roles and expectations; and
- Initiating the formation of a family team, including identified fathers as outlined in SOP 4.15 Family Attachment and Involvement;
- Along with the family revise the prevention plan, if necessary;
- Ensures that the family receives the DPP-154 Service Appeal Request, either by mail or by hand delivery, and documents that the family has received it;
- Asks the appropriate family members to sign the:
- DCBS-1 Informed Consent and Release of Information and Records (if appropriate for HIV/AIDS, alcohol or other drug treatment);
- DCBS-1A Informed Consent and Release of Information and Records Supplement to obtain permission from the client in order to consult with other professionals; and
- DCBS-1B Application for Services;
- Follows guidelines related to HIPAA compliance;
- Ensures that the family case plan is developed within fifteen (15) calendar days of case assignment by the FSOS.