Case planning with goal of permanency for children either through reunification with parents, through adoption in preparation for independent living. Trained and supported in implementation of three evidence-based models used to support families and caregivers. To assure a safe and permanent outcome for every child with a focus on case planning.
Essential Generic Job Functions: Complete FASPS, Psychosocial, Adoption Home studies, Kinship Homestudies, CANS assessments, court reports Attend Family Team Conferences (72 hour, 30 days, 6 month, Trial and Final discharge, placement disruptions) Participate in family and sibling visits as case mandates Develop visiting plan with family and provide feedback, assess and teach parenting skills Assess service needs and assist family in creation of service plan Prepare, review and edit adoption summaries. Prepare individual IL monthly contacts and documentation Crisis Intervention as needed Coordinate and facilitate family and sibling visitation/meetings. Supervise as required by the service plan and the evidence-based model. Conduct home visits to parents, foster parents and discharge resources Maintain Progress Notes, FASP, CANS, plan amendments within the required timeframe. Attend all court proceedings in a timely manner with prepared court reports and /or permanency reports. Recertification of Foster as needed Complete Special/Exceptional Rate Requests and Reauthorization as necessary Provide support groups for families as needed Implement evidence-based models with foster parents, parents, discharge resources and youth. Facilitate weekly KEEP/PTC groups using evidence-based approach Attend weekly team meetings, consultation and supervision. Provide extensive outreach and advocacy services. Coordinate with other agency and community based programs such as Bridges to Health, Health Homes, and ABC. Provide family planning counseling to youth 12 years and older and document discussion with foster parents Participate in all trainings including training for evidence-based models and other trainings in support of model implementation. Work to identify family resources and support for youth through Family Finding evidence based practice. Work with Youth skills coach to develop and teach youth appropriate skills. Any other duties assigned
Contacts: Engage with clients to establish a professional relationship.
Knowledge, Education and Skills Required: BA level required preferably BSW
Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred: Knowledge of community resources and ability to effectively negotiate systems for multi-problem families. Experience with drug treatment populations preferred Typing skills and computer literacy required Excellent interpersonal skills Spanish/English preferred
Required Certification/Licensing: Drivers license
Physical Requirement: While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to perform light recreational activities (i.e. walking, swimming or playing basketball ) While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to frequently communicate with clients who have inquiries about services that you are providing. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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