3300 Gaither Road
The successful candidate for this position is responsible for therapy and case management of up to 8 children in the Treatment Foster Care Program. This person is responsible for maintaining current client case loads and records according to COMAR, Licensing and Regulation, agency expectations and best practice.
· Provide therapy within the scope of professional license, to provide individual, family and group therapies.
· Conduct in-home weekly meetings with the treatment foster parents and the foster children.
· Utilize and integrate Family Centered Practice along with other Evidenced Based Practices.
· Complete admission service needs, assessments that include participation by child/youth, parents/guardians in the identification of strengths, service needs, and discharge plan.
· Partner with, support and assist foster parents in performing their role.
· Identify, utilize and incorporate appropriate community resources to assist youth and families in attaining youth’s individual goals and objectives.
· Maintain accurate and current client records including progress notes, ITP, report cards, court reports, Cans, social summaries, medical, Casey Life Skills and other written requirements in a timely manner in accordance with the Code of Maryland Annotated Regulations (COMAR)and Board of Child Care TFC Policies and Procedures.
· Submit weekly billing to supervisor and finance, submit monthly TFC attendance.
· Provide clinical intervention or crisis management for clients and foster parents.
· Maintain effective working relationships with families, children/youth, colleagues, consultants and community agencies.
· Accompany foster children to medical, therapeutic, etc. appointments in an emergency or if needed.
· Participate in the “On-Call” rotation.
Non Essential Functions:
· Identify supervision and/or professional training needs to the Director as they arise.
· Accountability for Others
· Accurate Listening
· Attention to Detail
· Attitude towards Honesty
· Emotional Control
· Freedom from Prejudice
· Frequent Interaction with Others
· Handling Stress
· Human Awareness
· Internal Self Control
· Meeting Standards
· Personal Accountability
· Role Awareness
· Provide effective case management to assigned cases which includes but is not limited to: liaison with internal and external sources; such as biological family where applicable, DSS, psychiatrist, Medical providers, Schools, courts etc.
· Develop, complete, update, monitor, and review Individual Treatment Plans/ Discharge Plans; according to prescribed timelines and individual needs and permanency plan.
· Facilitate/assist in planning foster parent pre-service and selected in-service trainings and leading monthly youth groups related to life skills.
· Facilitate family visitations and biological family therapy when appropriate.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
In the nature of being at a residential and school living environment there may be times you experience conditions in which challenging behavior can be exhibited from our youth to include but not limited to, physical agitation, physical violence and/or emotion outburst.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position regularly requires flexible work hours to include some evenings. This position is eligible for a flex schedule. This position is not essential during inclement weather.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some travel by car to homes of birth parents/relatives, foster parents, schools, community resources, etc. and transportation of children by car to family visits, medical, therapeutic or other appointments may be expected.
Required Education and Experience
· Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.
· Minimum of one (1) year experience in providing direct social work services to children/youth and families.
· Current LGSW Maryland State License
Preferred Education and Experience
· LCSW-C preferred.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
· Working familiarity with computer systems utilized by agency.
· Ability to effectively express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
· Able to assess strengths and level of functioning of children and families and determine necessary service needs and treatment strategies using sound, objective decision making.
· CPR/First Aid
· Valid Driver’s License
· Federal and State Fingerprinting Background Checks
· Drug screening (Pre-Employment and Random)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Employee signature below constitutes employee's understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.
Full Benefits include, but are not limited to...medical,dental, vision, life insurance, STD, LTD, tuition reimbursement, free lunch.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
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The Board of Child Care is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply for vacancies as appropriate.