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Treatment Family Foster Care Case Worker
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  Job posted:   Fri May 18, 2018
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Treatment Family Foster Care Case Worker
* Manage a caseload of 8-11 active children.

* Fulfill duty of Mandated Reporter, which entails reporting any suspected instances of child abuse or maltreatment.

* Conduct up to 2 face-to-face and home casework contacts per month - approximately an hour for each child, biological parent, and foster parent on caseload to assess child safety, provide support, and discuss progress towards permanency; additional contacts to be conducted as needed.

* Document all contact with families and casework activities within 7 days

* Meet with Supervisor one-on-one on a consistent basis to discuss safety and permanency issues of caseload.

* Complete comprehensive semi-annual reports regarding the status of the family's action plan and progress towards permanency.

* Prepare court reports and other legal documentation to provide updates regarding casework with families.

* Testify in family court proceedings regarding the status of cases.

* Work with parents, foster parents, children and youth to identify developmentally appropriate goals for safety, permanency and well being

* Make referrals for services for children and families both internally and externally.

* Coordinate, supervise, and assess visits between parents/family resources and their children weekly.

* Be available to handle crises or emergencies, such as psychiatric hospitalizations, 24/7, whenever they occur.

* Reachable 24/7 on agency cell phone.

* Communicate effectively with NYC Children's Services, medical and mental health centers, schools, other SCO programs, and all other relevant parties.

* Coordinate and participate regularly in conferences with families, children, and foster parents regarding safety, permanency and well-being.

* Locate and assess extended families members who are interested in being permanent or foster parent resources for children.

* Gather, organize, and maintain both electronic and paper records containing all casework documentation for each child and parent.

* Perform other duties as assigned.

* Education/Degree: Master's degree required, MSW preferred. Some exceptions for significant experience in the field.

* Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with CONNECTIONS preferred.

* Valid NYS Driver's License required for all Treatment Family Foster Care Staff, and preferred for Family Foster Care.

* Commitment to the mission and programs of SCO Family of Services.

* Continued employment contingent upon certification in Solution Based Casework and Parent Skills Training

* Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, a strong sense of empathy towards our populations served, and a passion for the field of child welfare.

* Strong time management skills, diligence, resilience, and experience working in a unit or team.

**Job:** **CASEWORKER - 032*

**Organization:** **SD017*

**Title:** *Treatment Family Foster Care Case Worker*

**Location:** *New York-Suffolk-Brentwood*

**Requisition ID:** *32609*

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