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SUMMARY: This position is responsible for recruiting, assessing, and training qualified foster parents for the Foster Care Program.
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.
Assist in development and implementation of foster parent recruitment and retention plan.
Identifies foster parent training needs and provides ongoing and support to families.
Develops and coordinates foster parent orientation, pre-service training, and/or on-going training.
May recruit families to provide care for specialized high needs youth.
Conducts home studies and certifies foster families.
Makes presentations and provides information to community groups as needed.
Coordinates program participation in cultural festivals and other community events.
Assists in the development of new program services and placement options as needed.
Participates as member of Placement/Referral Committee to review and approve all placements in the region; may coordinate placements and take referrals.
Participates in staff training and meetings.
May provide foster care services for small caseload in accordance with State Licensing Standards and Program policy and procedures as back-up or in the absence of others.
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:
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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