Caseworker - Permanency Specialist III - SWAN and Training Plan Specialist

17-Mar-2019, Project STAR - Other
Job Status: Full-Time   Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Job Summary

Coordinates all activities related to Post Permanency Services

Job Relationships

Responsible To: Designated supervisor

Workers Supervised: None

Collaborates with: Supervisor of SWAN Services


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related Human Service. Master’s

Licensure: None

Certification: None

Clearances: Act 73 FBI*Act 34 Criminal Clearance*Act 33 Child Clearance**For this position, clearances must be obtained prior to start date.

**Clearances must be obtained within 30 days of hire in order to continue active employment.

Training and Experience: Minimum of three years experience in Human Services, adoption experience preferred

• Basic computer skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
• Ability to manage conflict
• Ability to relate well to individuals with challenging personalities
• Ability to relate well to individuals with disabilities
• Ability to adapt to schedule changes
• Ability to make professional decisions independently in the field
• Ability to independently connect clients with resources
• Ability to use formal assessment tools

• Act 33/34 Clearances
• FBI Clearance
• Valid, current driver's license and personal automobile liability insurance with a minimum of $300,000 combined single limit coverage
• Approval to verify driving history at the time of authorization and annually; approval to verify insurance coverage at the time of authorization and semi-annually
• Reliable automobile with current inspection
• Ability to meet physical and mental requirements of the job

Job Responsibilities

• Maintains job responsibilities of a PS II
o Develops and implements service plans that reflect the unique needs of all assigned clients in collaboration with clients, referral sources, and judicial guidelines
o Assesses client needs using formal and informal evaluations, referral source recommendations, and client preferences
o Transports clients to visits, medical appointments, hearings and other appointments as needed
o Provides parent education to clients as needed
o Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with referral sources and other social service agencies
o Has familiarity with community services systems
o Prepares reports as mandated by Project STAR standards and contractual requirements
o Submits all reports to supervisor for review on a monthly basis
o Attends, participates in, and when called upon, testifies at all relevant meetings and hearings for assigned cases as necessary
o Complies with office protocol requirements including record keeping, logging, and documentation
o Maintains files in accordance with Project STAR policy, contractual requirements, and DPW regulations
o Attends and contributes to relevant Project STAR staff and team meetings
o Works to maintain professional competence and skills through continuing education and supervision
o Adheres to policies and procedures pertaining to client and family transportation
o Documents daily activities in a clear, professional, and timely manner
o Independently connects clients with community resources
o Conducts SWAN related activities as assigned
o Mentors Permanency Specialist I as needed
• Completes training assessments and plans for each Resource Family at initial certification and annual certification
• Tracks each Resource Family’s training hours
• Creates comprehensive guides for training resources
• Maintains frequent contact with Resource Family related to training hours
• Assists with coverage of any and all programmatic services that pertain to Project STAR services, which includes but not limited to, Adoption, Foster Care, IFS, Visit Coaching and TTT.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

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Linda Allen
[email protected]
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-420-2299
Please email resumes and cover letters in PDF format, or you may fax them to the number above. The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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