Foster Care Case Worker - Children's Services


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

05/10/2018

Address

475 Riverside Drive
Suite 1244
New York
NY
10115
United States

Description

POSITION: Case Worker

REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Foster Care

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Provide casework support and referral services to children and families within assigned caseload. Monitor services in order to ensure the safety of the clients and plan towards reunification or other permanency.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Work with Foster Parents and Biological Parents to plan child’s permanency

· Provide support and case management services to foster and adoptive children in foster homes

· Prepare and send referral packages for necessary services to appropriate community resources

· Ensure that service plans are implemented for all children care in accordance with the Administration for Children Services (ACS), Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and LSSNY regulations

· Schedule and supervise visitations between children and families

· Participate in all Family Team Conferences (FTC)

· Attend all court hearings, hospital visits, etc. as needed

· Ensure timely submission of Family Assessment Services Plans (FASP) and Permanency Hearing Reports (PHR)

· Participate in and ensure follow up from FTC meetings

· Diligently document progress towards permanency, other areas of functioning of the client and all required information into OCFS Connections

· Timely submit progress notes for review by Supervisor

· Meet a minimum of once a month with Supervisor for supervision

· Conduct home visits in accordance with the ACS, OCFS, and LSSNY regulations

· Ensure that plan amendments are completed in a timely manner for submission

· Plan for discharge and provide after-care services

· Prepare annual psychosocial summaries on clients

· Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA

· On Call 24 hours

· Other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency


SUPERVISES:

· N/A


EDUCATION:

· Bachelors degree (BA/BS/BSW) in human services or an equivalent field


EXPERIENCE:

· Two years’ relevant experience


SKILLS & ABILITIES:

· Strong communication and writing skills

· Ability to work collaboratively with clients and co-workers

· Knowledgeable about working with foster care youth and children and families at risk

· Superior organizational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications and OCFS Connections

· Ability to manage time effectively, multi-task and determine priorities

· High degree of organization and attention to detail

· Resourceful

· Ability to work flexible hours as needed

· Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to:

Lisa Vargas, Lvargas@lssny.org

[with "Foster Care Case Worker" in the subject line]

----LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer----


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