Social Worker

Come work at UMFS!!! UMFS is seeking a PRN TFC Social Worker to support the South West region.

SUMMARY

Provide clinical social work and supportive services to Treatment Foster Care, Adoption, and Family CARE clients and families. Provide a full range of services including intake, assessment, clinical support, crisis intervention, referral, report writing, family reunification, family recruitment and discharge planning and maintaining case files. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Treatment Foster Care and Adoption Responsibilities

Assess the placement and treatment needs of clients in Treatment Foster Care program to meet their service plan upon intake into the program.

Develop, implement, and reassess comprehensive treatment plans for each assigned client.

Conduct home visits to assigned clients to assess client’s level of care, and provide guidance toward meeting their treatment goals.  Provide clinical interventions and coaching to resource parents to assist with the progress of foster or adoptive children placed in their home including crisis intervention strategies as needed.

Provide on-going support to resource parents, guiding and encouraging them as they care for clients in their home including assisting them with obtaining needed services for clients through referrals to community resources. Advocate for appropriate client services with court, family, and school systems.

Periodically assists with events to recruit, certify, train, and support of resource parents.

Reassess each client’s progress on an ongoing basis, and update the progress toward treatment goals. Coordinate the involvement and participation of placement agency representatives, birth parents, resource parents, education and court personnel, and, as needed, psychologists and/or medical consultants, when updating the needs and treatment plan.

Maintain case files for each client according to licensing standards as to content, accuracythoroughness and confidentiality. Produce a variety of reports, including intake, treatment plans, social history, quarterly, incident, discharge, home studies, court, discharge, and FAPT reports.

Provide service coordination among referring agencies such as the Department of Social Services, Community Services

Boards, Family Assessment and Planning Teams, and others.

Represent your client and the agency at meetings such as FAPT, court, IEP, treatment team, medication management, and others as needed.

Provide “on-call” responsibilities to respond to after-hours emergencies as assigned by program.

Conduct the home studies and re-evaluations as assigned.

Assist with the intake of clients. 

Family CARE services Responsibilities

Provide supportive services assisting in the reunification process, to include but not limited to visitation, mentoring, clinical support services.

Provide clinical support services for approved clients; coordinate with the assigned UMFS staff and document strategies and progress related to the treatment goals for the client.

Provide clinical and supportive services while coordinating with other professionals such as Department of Social Services, Community Services Boards, FAP Teams, internal UMFS programs, and others. This includes advocacy and supportive activities on behalf of families.

Work a flexible schedule (evenings and weekends) to provide home-based interventions, facilitate individual, group and family counseling that meet the diverse needs of families.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Effectively use a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Office and the Internet to produce documentation as required for the position.  Learn and become proficient in any program specific technologies such as Harmony and Performance Impact.

Responsible for accomplishing 2-3 measureable annual Individual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), providing concrete data to illustrate progress on 90-day Individual Priorities, and participating in Team Huddles.

Use effective and sensitive communication skills to build positive relationships with clients, families, staff and referring sources ensuring confidentiality.

Report any (and if possible, provides intervention for) incident of abuse or potential abuse involving children to the appropriate supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in the job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree (MSW) in social work with a minimum of one-year direct service experience or a Bachelor’s degree (BSW) in social work with two years direct service experience. Demonstrated ability to apply sound clinical casework and counseling skills to children and families, understand treatment modalities and their implications for services to families and youth.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, TRAININGS

Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record and proof of automobile insurance coverage. Additional mandatory trainings are required dependent on position and program. Refer to UMFS Learning Institute plan.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The employee must be able to participate in and be certified in and perform First Aid and CPR. Additionally, the employee is required to provide on-call coverage or client services during nights and weekends. On-call activities may require crisis interventions and/or a home visit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; bend; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Repeated hand-wrist movement required.  Corrected vision to normal range; normal hearing and talking is required for verbal communications.  The employee must have the ability to use a variety of computer equipment and technologies.  Driving short and long distances is frequent. Some overnight travel may be required. Good memory and recall is necessary for the accurate and timely transfer of data/information.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Occasional possible exposure to family/child conflict and/or hostile situations.  Regular travel including transportation of clients in personal or agency vehicle is required. This position requires an employee to provide on-call coverage or client services during nights and weekends. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  This is a drug free work environment.  See Agency Employee Handbook, Substance Abuse, for clarification.

EOE

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