Home Study Specialist
BCFS - United States

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Critical Action Items:

  • Responsible for interviewing, assessing, and reporting of prospective sponsors for the potential placement of children within the guidelines and allotted time frames established by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
  • Screen prospective caregiver families; including the completion of caregiver references; face-to-face individual, couple, and family interviews; and home inspections.
  • Provide feedback, evaluation, motivation, and direction to prospective caregivers during the evaluation process.
  • Continually assess ongoing changes in behavior, circumstances, or conditions that may affect child safety.
  • In consultation with his/her supervisor, make decisions affecting the safety and permanency of the child
  • Engaging and involving the client and the sponsor in the casework process.
  • Serve as the liaison with stakeholders including legal providers, probation officers, Immigration court, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement


  • Measurable Deliverables:

  • Provide final written home study reports within required timeframes to assigned Regional Director.
  • Maintain regular contact with clients and treatment team members through documented phone calls and face-to face visits.
  • Demonstrating client progress toward risk reduction and recommendations for positive case outcomes.
  • Maintain accurate records, files, forms, statistics and additional relevant information in accord with agency policy, licensing, and/or funding requirements.
  • Prepare, compile, and submit accurate home study case files.
  • Participate in weekly supervision with Regional Director and PRN staff as needed.
  • Participate in workshops, seminars, education programs and other activities that promote professional growth and development.


  • Other Responsibilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in Spanish and English languages, required
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, as well as, organizational and planning skills
  • Possess sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socio-economic characteristics
  • Member of IMT. Attends all mandated trainings for IMT and reports for active duty when required.
  • Other job duties as assigned


  • Qualifications

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral sciences, human services, or social services fields and progressive employment experience in the aforementioned fields that demonstrates case management experience.

    Experience:
    • Knowledge, skill, and experience in family reunification, family preservation, and/or the completion of foster or adoptive home studies strongly preferred.
    • Professional license in behavioral science, human service, or social service preferred.
    • Child welfare experience strongly preferred.
    • Experience and prior knowledge working with immigrant populations strongly preferred.
    Requirements:

  • Computer literacy and proficiency.
  • Ability to work independently, and available to work evenings and weekends to meet all BCFS HHS and ORR program requirements.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, current driver’s insurance and have an excellent driving record.
  • Must have reliable vehicle for transporting clients and for conducting home visits.
  • Travel required 50 - 75% (in and out-of-state travel will be required).

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