Child Welfare Specialist
Company: Bethany for Children & Families
Posted on: November 19, 2022
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 client
s home at times that may not comply with normal business hours.
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
An option of two health plans , one with a Health Savings Account
benefit that includes employer contributions and wellness incentive
Vision insurance ( 100% employer-paid premiums if enrolled in the
dental insurance pla n ),
Options of employee-paid premiums for supplemental insurance
offered through AFLAC , and
A Tuition Aide program.
Foster Care - Child Welfare Specialist Performance Objectives:
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.
Maintaining case records, submitting required reports, providing
statistical data, etc., in accordance with the agency s
Meeting regularly with the 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 client s 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.
Foster Care - Child Welfare Specialist Qualifications:
Possess a Bachelor s Degree in social work or a human services
Have two (2) 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
Have the ability to provide own transportation in performing job
requirements, including a valid driver s license and acceptable
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
Have sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the
Be able to lift 30 lbs,
Be able to carry car seats to and from the office and children s
Be able to physically attend to young children and infants.
To learn more about the foster care programs and services provided
by Bethany for Children & Families, visit our website at
www.bethany-qc.org and click on Services, Child Welfare Services,
Foster Care and Licensing.
Come join our team and help make a difference in the lives of area
children & families!
Keywords: Bethany for Children & Families, Moline , Child Welfare Specialist, Other , Moline, Illinois
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