T.P.R. Assistant Brown County Human Services Department Cheryl Skenandore (448-6022)
Description of This Service: The volunteer would organize, collate, copy and make sure that all necessary documents for a TPR file were present and in chronological order in the client file before sending them to the District Attorney and State of Wisconsin. This would be done under the supervision of the assigned Child Protection Disposition Social Worker. Responsibilities: • To meet with the social worker assigned to receive family history and dates on the case. • To maintain close contact with the social worker assigned to the case. • To organize the file per the outline given to the department by the District Attorney and State of Wisconsin. • Familiarize self with, tab and organize in a chronological order the following documents for the file: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Supervised visitation narratives School Individualized Educational Programs School report cards Vaccination records Physical/medical exams Counseling Reports Child progress reports from childcare. CHIPS petition Dispositional order and any extensions or revisions of this order Permanency plans and any revisions Order for temporary physical custody Order for change of placement Signed notice of grounds for termination of parental rights Administrative reviews (permanency plan review at 6 months, hearing at 12 months Documents stating an Indian tribal position on the continued welfare of the child Documents showing adjudication of father. Mental health evaluations Group home or day treatment evaluations AODA reports All correspondence- TPR warnings or letters to the father regarding taking responsibility for his child. All mail that was undelivered will be filed with the envelope that was stamped by the post office saying return to sender.
• • • •
To make copies of all forms, court documents, etc… that are needed for the file. To work with the social worker on obtaining any birth, marriage, death certificates needed, but not present in the files. To work with the Volunteer Coordinator, Social Worker and any other collaborating agencies as a team member to best meet the needs of the client. To be prompt in keeping appointments and adhering to agreed upon schedules.
• • •
To abide by the Departments’ Rules of Confidentiality. To record time, mileage and supervised visitation reports using the assigned code number and forms. To turn in these forms in a timely manner so that reimbursement can be made and the social workers can be kept up to date. To inform the Volunteer Coordinator of vacations, illness etc. that would necessitate a substitute supervisor, with as much advance notice as possible.
Unit assigned to: Child Protection Disposition – This unit is responsible for assessing a family’s need for services and providing ongoing services through voluntary and court ordered plans for children in need of protection and services. Qualifications: The intern would need to have education/experience in a human service related field (social work, human development, psychology, sociology, etc.). The intern would need to be 18 years old with a valid driver's license and have access to an automobile with a minimum of a $100,000.00 combined single limit insurance policy. The intern should be reliable and free of serious personal or legal problems.
Training: • Basic volunteer training is done by the Volunteer Coordinator • Specific T.P.R. training will be done by the Child Protection Disposition Supervisor and individual social workers assigned to the T.P.R. cases. Time Commitment: In general, hours are flexible, but the volunteer must be able to commit a 2-3 hour block of time once per week for at least a six month period. This usually occurs between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the weekdays. Reimbursement: Volunteers are reimbursed for their mileage at the current rate. To receive reimbursements the volunteer must fill out and return the appropriate form/s to the Volunteer Coordinator. There is no other reimbursement and the volunteer is not to accept pay or gifts for their services from the client or their representatives.