Senior Social Worker
Senior Social Worker
Foster Family Agency Senior
Social Worker Position Foster Family Agency seeks detail-oriented and organized individuals for full time or contract Senior Social Worker positions for Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, bilingual English/Spanish preferred, experience working with children highly desired. A Master's Degree or higher from an accredited or state approved graduate school in Social Work or Social Welfare, Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, Child Psychology, Child Development, Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology or related field is required. Salary is $4,500.00 per month + benefits.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Trains Prospective Resource Parents using the Resource Family Approval Training Curriculum for initial and ongoing certification
*Expedites admission for placement of children in Agency certified homes. Acts as liaison with placement agency workers and other community resource persons. Will transport children, as required
*Performs written needs assessment, develops children's treatment plans and their updates which includes ensuring educational needs and appropriate recreational and directed activities are identified, may collaborate in the development of treatment plans with other program treatment consultants.
*Meets with foster parents, children and children's parents/relatives or significant others, as required; supervises and/or arranges visits between children and their parents, relatives; maintains documentation of such visits
*Responsible for writing, sending treatment and / or quarterly reports to placing agencies on time; responsible for proper documentation of client case records, treatment plans, treatment evaluations and termination and discharge reports; participates in treatment planning sessions.
*Responsible for documentation of foster home certification records and maintenance of ongoing certification and program standards
*Responsible for documentation, implementation and follow up of medical, dental needs for children and for ensuring the food and clothing needs of children are being met.
*Responsible for reporting any actual or suspected child abuse; responsible for reporting special incident reports (both telephonic and written) to appropriate persons and / or licensing and placing agencies.
*Responsible for documenting any violations and deficiencies of Agency certification standards, program standards, or state laws as they pertain to foster parents or foster family homes and for reporting these violations and / or deficiencies to the appropriate agencies and to administration for correction; formulates and implements plans of correction to correct deficiencies.
*Conducts or participates in investigations involving complaints, allegations, or matters pertaining to deficiencies and non-compliance with regulations, applicable laws, and Agency policies and procedures; provides input with regard to Recertification and appeal proceedings
*Participate in recruitment and selection of foster parents; conducts in-service training for foster parents, as required; provides on-call emergency support for certified homes and/or children.
*Other duties will be assigned as necessary.