Foster Care Social Worker
ExtraordinaryFamilies
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Post Date: Apr 19, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: TBD
Salary: 54,084
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
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Description
Using professional opinion and independent judgment, provides case management services to children and foster/adoptive parents to ensure the safety, well-being, and most positive outcomes for children in our care. Coordinates services in cooperation with Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) case workers.

1.        Evaluates the needs of the child; develops and updates Needs & Services Plan (NSP).
2.        Coordinates services in cooperation with DCFS case workers.
3.        Facilitates placement of children into appropriate certified foster/adoptive homes; liaison between families and the agency; ensures foster/adoptive families maintain current certification requirements.
4.        Supervises children in placement; conducts meetings with placed children and foster/adoptive families at regular intervals as required by regulations and in accordance with the child’s NSP.
5.        Provides clinical support services (e.g., accompaniment to school conferences, transportation, etc.) and relevant resources (e.g., referrals for medical, dental, counseling) to foster/adopt families to address a child’s transition into the foster home, and grief/loss issues resulting from a child’s reunification with birth family.
6.        Engages with child's biological family members by coordinating and supervising court ordered visits to ensure a safe, positive experience; assessing and documenting quality of visit; supports both child and family interaction through coaching and education; recommends services and supports to biological family members to address barriers to reunification if applicable.
7.        Completes and updates case records and submits periodic reports on a timely basis according to agency policy and regulatory requirements.
8.        Responds in a timely and appropriate manner to emergency calls from foster/adopt parents; completes require special incident reports according to agency and regulatory requirements.
9.        Conducts site visits at foster homes to ensure ongoing compliance with requirements.
10.        Other duties as assigned.

Skills
MSW, MFCC or rel. field, from accred. coll./univ. req. Knowl. + applic. of child dev., attchmt + fam. sys theories. 2 yrs exp in child welf pref. MS Office. Exc writing, case mgmt; Interpersonal, verbal comm.; doc case records, observ for child/fam interactions; observe assess discern foster+birth parents. CA DL + valid ins; car have ability to transp children in a rear seat. Read, write, comm fluently in English. Satisfactory health screening; TB test; LiveScan bckgrd chk.

Notes
Ability to handle the physical demands of the job (lifting, driving, etc.)
Cover letter must accompany resume.
Medical, dental, vision, 401K (upon elig.) GLI, holidays.



Contact Details
Name: Mark Zipoli
Address: 221 N Ardmore Ave
City: Los Angeles
State/Province: California
Zipcode: 90004
Country: United States
Ph: 213-365-2900
FAX: 213-365-0228
Email: info@extraordinaryfamilies.org