Within the framework of direct services, is involved in the delivery of supportive services within a specialized service team. For the most part, these services will be delivered in the home of the targeted families in a team approach.
Assist with transition needs of children for initial and re-placement services to include enrollong children into school (enrollment paperwork, coordinating transportation, creative planning to bein compliance of school attendance, coordinating services between school districts, IEP's, withdrawals, transcripts and release of records); obtaining any prescriptions &/or medications when needed; gathering any documents that may be needed by/for the placement to include a clothing voucher, if approved.
Provides transportation for chidren & families for visitation, school appointments, therapy sessions, community services that support the reunification/adoption process, which may involve out of area/state travel. This can also include attending IEP meetings, school disciplinary meetings, court representation for the agency when a child is detained or transfer of disposition to Montgomery County. This may also include getting children to the adoption readiness group &/or assist with any support groups at the agency involving units in assigned departments.
Complies with the documentation standards set by the agency, which includes maintaining a log that tacks activites base on Request for FSW requests, submitted monthly to supervisor, by the fifth day of each month, for the previous month.
Coordinate resources, as needed, for children & families such as food, clothing, furniture, and bus tokens that promote permanency for children which also includes getting birth certificates, social security cards & state identification cards.
obtain records from medical professionals, mental health professionals, police reports/checks, schools, other community service agencies, as requested.
Complete any of the following areas on the Sixty Day relative/Non Relative Homestudy Packet for Relative/Non Relative Placements, as requested: Caregiver Personal Data form, Sleeping arrangements form, Safety Audit, Placement Application and Financial Agreement, Fire Escape Plan, Crimes Involving child Abuse, Violence and Drugs form, Juvenile Crimes Checklist.
Responsive in cases of emergency during regular working hours.
Meet annual training hours as set by the agency.
Assist caseworkers, as needed, with supervising children during parent-child visitations or other meetings with families when it is not the child's best interest to participate in the meeting.
Expected to attend unit meetings, department meetings, all-staff meetings unless absence is approved.
Attends unit meetings, other than the current unit, when requested and as available, to remain up to date with changes within that unit.
Minimum Class Requirements:
Must have a valide driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
High School Diploma or equivalent plus five (5) years Human Services agency experience.
Training & Development:
All applicants who are extended a conditional offer of employment will be required to take and to successfully complete a screening for substance abuse before beginning work.