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SUMMARY: This position arranges for placement of minors in foster care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Provide case management to minors in the foster care program.
Prepares and maintains complete and accurate case files, records, and reports to the court, Department of Social Services, Department of Health and Human Services and other appropriate agencies as specified.
Coordinates with school personnel to provide individualized services to minors.
Supervises placement by visiting with minor and foster care families to monitor placement progress and provide appropriate intervention when indicated.
Develop, implement, and evaluate individualized service plans for each minor.
Assists in the orientation, training, certification, and supervision of foster families and minors.
Provides crisis intervention services and on-call emergency beeper coverage.
Participates in staff trainings. May facilitate training to staff and foster parents, as assigned.
Participate in development of permanency planning including aftercare as appropriate.
Provide on-going training, guidance and assessment of foster families.
Conduct Independent Living skills training and Independent Living assessment.
May be assigned cases specific to family reunification cases for the Safe Passages Grant Program.
Assists in developing community partnerships and resources.
Completes reports and updates to stakeholders/referral agencies and serving as liaison for community partner agencies.
Participates in the development and update of procedures and forms.
Provides crisis on-call support and coverage.
Tracks policy and procedural changes from agency partners and educates staff.
Maintains a working knowledge of all foster families in the program to assist in child placement.
Staff member may be assigned cases and specific tasks if service location provides services to UAC and URM children.
Represents the Agency in the community and workplace in a professional and ethical manner.
Demonstrates sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal, decision-making, problem-solving, oral, and written skills.
Utilizes a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Must be bilingual in English and Spanish
A doctorate or master's degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or a field related to social work such as sociology, psychology, special education, or counseling, with a student placement in casework services to children and families or one year of experience in providing casework services to children and families;
A baccalaureate degree in social work or a field related to social work including, but not limited to, sociology, psychology, special education, or counseling and one year of experience in providing casework services to children and families; or
A baccalaureate degree in any field plus two years experience in providing casework services to
children and families.
A case worker trainee would have the same duties and responsibilities above, but would meet the following education and experience conditions:
The trainee shall have a baccalaureate degree in any field;
The program director or a child-placing supervisor shall directly supervise the trainee and develop a written training program listing topics to be covered during the period of time the individual is a trainee; and
Placement decisions made by the trainee shall be approved by the supervisor.
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Gloucester, VA 23061