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Foster Care & Adoption Caseworker

ADOPTION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Complete assigned State Wide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) units of service. Caseload could include any combination of units of service (Child Profile, Child Preparation, Family Profile, Child-Specific Recruitment, Placement, Finalization, and Post Permanency). Comply with SWAN guidelines and timelines for units of service

Prepares and completes required reports and documentation, maintains files and records, and performs other required administrative tasks assigned. Complete documentation as required by SWAN and by Children’s Home of York

Establishes and maintains professional relationships with the referral providers, inter-agency members, resource families, and the community. Maintains a professional relationship and rapport with other team members, referral sources, Resource Families, client families, and community resources. Is alert to complaints and takes corrective action when needed

Attends required training and meetings

FOSTER CARE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide case management and advocacy services including placement, supervision, support, guidance, counseling, and therapeutic interventions for program youth, their families, and resource families. Bringing clients into appropriate services, developing the ISP, brokering services, monitoring the ISP, provide level of supervision and support to the clients and Resource Families

Receives referrals made to the program and assists with determining appropriate resource family matches. Rotating receiving referrals – the intake phone, being there when you need to be, giving quick and accurate answers, facilitating the referral with both match and placement.

Prepares and completes required reports and documentation, maintains files and records, and performs other required administrative tasks assigned. ISP, Quarterly Program Report, Home Visit Notes, Admission Checklist, Peer Review Checklist, Admission and discharge forms, and respite sheets. Timely and accurate completion of the above, files kept up to date.

Establishes and maintains professional relationships with the referral providers, inter-agency members, resource families, and the community. Maintains a professional relationship and rapport with other team members, referral sources, Resource Families, client families, and community resources. Is alert to complaints and takes corrective action when needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
Ability to intermittently stand and sit.
Pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying as required.
Must be able to describe and articulate events in both written and spoken English.
Must be able to read and comprehend reports written in English.
Ability to provide awake supervision of clients at all times.
Ability to provide vehicular transportation for clients.
Has the mental and emotional capacity to work in a highly stressful environment.
Maintains a flexible schedule of appointments and on-call duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology or related field, required
One year of casework, case management, support coordination or related experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
21 years of age or older
Be sensitive to and comfortable with working in an agency that provides services to a culturally diverse population.

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