Recruits, studies, and recommends foster homes for approval.
Assists with the placement and supervision of children requiring foster home placement.
Provides foster care families continuous need training and/or services prior, during, and after placement.
Appears and testifies in Youth Court, Chancery Court, and Circuit Court when subpoenaed to do so.
Documents activities and time spent with clients in the case file, case management systems, and/or agency time studies.
Interviews clients to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
Maintains case history records and prepares reports.
Keeps records of assigned cases.
Participates in case conferences and/or staff meetings.
Consults with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems such as truancy and misbehavior.
Develops and reviews service plans in consultation with clients.
Coordinates counseling efforts with mental health professionals or other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, and/or social workers.
Makes referrals to other community/agency resources for clients as necessary.
Conducts preliminary intake interviews.
Conducts recruitment activities, orientations, and screenings for prospective foster home applicants.
Performs foster home licensure activities including ongoing training, maintaining active licensure status, and establishing/monitoring corrective action plans.
Implements administrative procedures and the agency's practice model to meet objectives set by senior management.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in social work, social services, psychology, educational psychology, sociology, nursing, criminal justice, counseling, marriage and family therapy, family studies, or a related field.
Incumbent must possess a valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance, which will be verified by the hiring agency.
Many state agencies provide opportunities for their employees to achieve higher education through tuition reimbursement.Common programs include medical and nursing fields, accounting, and business/administrative fields.
- GED or High School Equivalency Diploma / High School Diploma
- 1 year / 30 semester hours
- Associate's Degree / 2 years / 60 semester hours
- 3 years / 90 semester hours
- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Specialist Degree
- Doctorate Degree
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