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Foster Care Child Welfare Specialist

Company: Bethany For Children and Families
Location: Moline
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Foster Care - Child Welfare Specialist Job Description:The Child Welfare Specialist is responsible for providing case management social services to children, youth, or families assigned to his/her caseload as per the specified program plan. The Child Welfare Specialist must be able to develop a supportive relationship with the clients assigned to his/her caseload and assist them in addressing and meeting the needs and goals documented in the specific program treatment plans. At the time of a crisis, the Child Welfare Specialist is available and prepared to meet a family or a youth at various locations including the clients home at times that may not comply with normal business hours.Foster Care - Child Welfare Specialist Performance Objectives:

  • Assessing the appropriateness of requests for services and interpreting the agencys services effectively to the client.
  • Formulating a preliminary and tentative assessment of clients functions and reviewing appropriate information with the Supervisor to develop an effective case plan/treatment plan commensurate with the clients needs.
  • Managing a workload which involves decision-making and accountability; using time in an organized and structured manner to provide services to clients assigned to his/her caseload and meet performance objectives.
  • Maintaining case records, submitting required reports, providing statistical data, etc., in accordance with the agencys expectations.
  • Meeting regularly with the Program Supervisor to discuss clinical issues, issues surrounding service delivery, and critical issues requiring supervisory consent or referral source authority.
  • Developing and utilizing knowledge of agency and community resources appropriate to established case plans, and assessing the usefulness to individual clients needs.
  • Being readily accessible to his/her clients for meetings according to their schedule or contract requirements at client-convenient times of the day or night.
  • Demonstrating a capacity and initiative to increase professional skills and knowledge.
  • Maintaining a professional relationship with peers and other service referral resources and providers.
  • Attending meetings related to agency services and/or staff training. Foster Care - Child Welfare Specialist Qualifications:
    • Possess a Bachelors Degree in social work or a human services field,
    • Have two years of social service experience,
    • Have the ability to fulfill all of the regulatory requirements for employees of Child Welfare Agencies as are prescribed in Illinois Administrative Rule and Procedure, including successful completion of required background checks, and certification as a driver of children by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services,
    • Have the ability to provide own transportation in performing job requirements, including a valid drivers license and acceptable insurance coverage,
    • Meet the eligibility requirements for a case management position as assigned by the contracting state department of Illinois,
    • Maintain a flexible schedule in response to program needs or caseload assignments (the Child Welfare Specialist must be available outside of normal business hours, including some evenings and weekends, to assist families in meeting goals or in responding to crisis),
    • Have sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the community,
    • Effectively communicate orally and in writing,
    • Be committed to the agencys vision, mission, philosophy, structure, and goals with an ability to work as part of a treatment team,
    • Be able to lift 30 lbs,
    • Be able to carry car seats to and from the office and childrens home, and
    • Be able to physically attend to young children and infants.Foster Care - Child Welfare Specialist Position Benefits:
      • Ten (10) days of vacation earned during the first year of employment and twenty (20) days of vacation earned during the second year of employment,
      • Twelve (12) sick days earned each year,
      • Eleven (11) paid holidays,
      • Agency contributions of 8% calculated on bi-weekly earnings to a 403(b) Thrift Plan (retirement plan) upon meeting plan eligibility criteria,
      • An option of two health plans, one with a Health Savings Account benefit that includes employer contributions and wellness incentive credits,
      • Dental insurance,
      • Vision insurance (100% employer-paid premiums if enrolled in the dental insurance plan),
      • Options of employee-paid premiums for supplemental insurance offered through AFLAC, and
      • A Tuition Aide program.EOE

        Job Industries
        • Customer Service

Keywords: Bethany For Children and Families, Moline , Foster Care Child Welfare Specialist, Other , Moline, Illinois

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