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Embrace Foster Care: Foster Care Case Worker

Embrace Foster Care

This is a Full-time position in Roanoke, VA posted October 11, 2021.

Foster Care Case WorkerRoanoke, VirginiaJob Duties:Interviewing children and families.Conducting and writing home studies.Service planning by developing individualized treatment and service plans.Counseling children and families in preparation for placement or discharge.Supervising children in resource, foster, and adoptive homes; and in independent living arrangementsPreparing and maintaining case records.Coordinating services to minimize fragmentation of care, reduce barriers, and link children with appropriate services to ensure comprehensive, continuous access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services appropriate to the needs of the child.Assessing periodically to determine the child’s needs for psychosocial, nutritional, medical, and educational services.Coordinating referrals by assisting the child in arranging for appropriate services and ensuring continuity of care for a child in treatment foster care.

The case worker shall link the child to services and supports specified in the individualized treatment and service plan.

The case worker shall directly assist the child to locate or obtain needed services and resources.

The case worker shall coordinate services and service planning with other agencies and providers involved with the child by arranging, as needed, medical, remedial, and dental services.Monitoring and following up by assessing ongoing progress in each case and ensuring services are delivered.

The case worker shall continually evaluate and review each child’s plan of care.

The case worker shall collaborate with the family assessment and planning teams and other involved parties on reviews and coordination of services to children and their families.Educating and counseling by guiding the child and developing a supportive relationship that promotes the service planCollaborating closely with the family assessment and planning teams and other involved parties in preparation of all case plans.Education Requirements: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; orA baccalaureate degree in social work or a field related to social work including, but not limited to, sociology, psychology, special education, or counseling; orA baccalaureate degree in any field.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; Experience/Knowledge Requirements: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; orA baccalaureate degree in any field plus two years experience in providing casework services to children and families.

EducationRequiredBachelors or better in Social Work or related fieldBehaviorsRequiredTeam Player: Works well as a member of a groupDedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrityEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

41 CFR 60-1.35(c)