We are looking for a motivated individual to work with families who are providing foster care placement for children. Complete home studies to determine families’ suitability to meet the needs of children in out-of-home care. Conduct rigorous background checks, home inspections and psycho-social assessments; Orient and train prospective foster families to the application, home study and placement process. Responsibilities could include making placement matches and coordinating the placement process. Monitor up to 30 licensed foster homes or enrolled families; Complete investigations to ensure foster families’ compliance with licensing rules, agency and state policies, and state law.
The Family Assistance Worker will assist families with issues such as parenting, child care, household management, nutrition and budgeting. In addition, the worker will assist supervision by transporting children and supervising interactions between children and their families; monitor, supervise, and coach parents during parenting times. Testifying at court regarding supervised visitation may be necessary.Insert any required credentials
Assess youth and families in order to develop, coordinate and implement individualized treatment plans with youth and their families to resolve abuse and neglect difficulties and to achieve permanency for youth; Coordinate youth’s placement within foster care, school and community, DHS and family court. Manage a caseload of approximately 15 children; Testify in court; Provide documentation for all activities completed.