Caseworker - Permanency Specialist II - Washington, PA - Foster Care and Adoption

07-Feb-2019, Project STAR - Other
Job Status: Full-Time   Location: Washington, PA

Job Summary

Independently develops and implements service plans that promote safety, well-being and permanency for all assigned clients.

Job Relationships

Responsible To: Manager or Supervisor as assigned. Also collaborates with Family Skills Specialists and other Permanency Specialists.

Workers Supervised: None


Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related Human Service field. Masters preferred.

Licensure: N/A

Certification: N/A

Clearances: Act 73 FBI, Act 34 Criminal Clearance, Act 33 Child Clearance. For this position clearance 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 one year experience working in Child Welfare
SKILLS REQUIRED: •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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
•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

•Develops and implements service plans that reflect the unique needs of all assigned clients in collaboration with clients, referral sources, and judicial guidelines
•Assesses client needs using formal and informal evaluations, referral source recommendations, and client preferences
•Transports clients to visits, medical appointments, hearings and other appointments as needed
•Provides parent education to clients as needed
•Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with referral sources and other social service agencies
•Has familiarity with community services systems
•Prepares reports as mandated by Project STAR standards and contractual requirements
•Submits all reports to supervisor for review on a monthly basis
•Attends, participates in, and when called upon, testifies at all relevant meetings and hearings for assigned cases as necessary
•Complies with office protocol requirements including record keeping, logging, and documentation
•Maintains files in accordance with Project STAR policy, contractual requirements, and DPW regulations
•Attends and contributes to relevant Project STAR staff and team meetings
•Works to maintain professional competence and skills through continuing education and supervision
•Adheres to policies and procedures pertaining to client and family transportation
•Documents daily activities in a clear, professional, and timely manner
•Independently connects clients with community resources

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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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