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Intake Assistant

Tides Family Services | West Warwick, RI 02893

Tides Family Services

Intake Assistant is responsible for the completion of intakes to the PFN program.  This includes both conducting a clinical assessment as well as coordination with stakeholders and clerical responsibilities associated with intakes. 

Qualifications –Required:

  • MSW
  • Experience with assessment and treatment of adjudicated youth and their families and the juvenile justice system
  • Valid driver’s license and registered/inspected vehicle
  • Detail Orientated
  • Excellent communication and organizational  Skills:

Qualifications –Desired:

  • Minimum of 5 years administrative experience
  • Able speak fluently Spanish, Portuguese, Creole 
    • Added wage differential given to any hired candidate that is bilingual and fluent in a language that may be useful with the Agency's client’s demographics. 


  • Accept and manage referrals from DCYF in a timely manner
  • Facilitate and coordinate PFN service delivery following intake disposition
  • Maintain communication with DCYF referring caseworker throughout disposition process
  • Periodically attend rundown, utilization review meetings and Court as an observer of the various procedures being implemented and staff performance
  • Maintain a charting of monthly referral numbers for quality management purposes
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Intake Director 

Professional Development:

  • Become familiar with and adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics
  • Develop/maintain relationships with collaborative partners (schools, police, probation, DCYF, Family Court, Agencies, etc.)
  • Participate in all required agency/program trainings and supervision

Necessary Skills:

  • Strong intake and assessment skills
  • Time management skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and prioritize goals
  • Crisis management skill

Agency Summary:

Tides was founded in 1983 by Brother Michael Reis, a DeLaSalle Christian Brother, with $15,000 seed money. The Lasallian mission is to serve the neediest and poorest families in the community. Brother Michael realized interventions needed to happen before kids were placed in out-of –home care. He founded a much-needed “agency without walls” where outreach workers and clinical social workers meet with and provide critical services to youth in their homes, neighborhoods and schools. Today, we provide 24/7 services 365 days a year through 120 staff and an $8 million budget. Visit our website

Tides Family Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Tides Family Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Posted On: 02/13/192019-02-13
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Healthcare, Non-profit, Social Services
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
Travel: Up to 75%
Minimum Degree: Bachelor's Degree
Pay Type: Hourly Wage
Salary: $30,000 - $35,000
Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 02893, Healthcare, Non-profit, Social Services

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