Position Summary: Children’s Aid’s foster care program places children with supportive families in their own neighborhoods when their parents cannot offer them the stability, safety, and support they need to thrive. The Foster Care program is prepared to deal with the widest range of child welfare situations—from temporary situations that allow birth families to address issues until they can be reunited, to specialized homes with highly trained foster parents for children who need constant care for chronic medical and developmental conditions, or children reacting to trauma.
•Work as member of a team in innovative Treatment/Therapeutic Foster Care program.
•Responsible for providing Behavior Modification Training and Supportive Counseling to foster parents caring for youth with special needs.
•Attend Treatment Team Conferences and Family Team Meeting regarding youth’s needs and services.
•Facilitate and Support Youth’s attainment of Permanency Goals.
•Maintain daily progress notes and other written materials.
•Conduct weekly home visits.
•Provide counseling and mediation to youth and foster parent.
•Provide crisis intervention services.
•Share rotating 24-hour on-call responsibility.
•Participate in supervision, in-service training, and team meetings.
•Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or in social work required.
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively with teens or children with special needs.
•Experience in working with a team.
•Knowledge of the Foster Care/Adoption field.
•Excellent oral, writing and organizational skills.
•Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
•Bilingual (Spanish/English) helpful.
•Basic computer literacy.
Children’s Aid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Qualified candidates from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 003741