To serve each child and family, assessing their particular needs and provide effective case management, individualized counseling and support according to agreed upon goals; To serve as a role model for clients in terms of the professional worker in relationship to society, one’s clients and one’s self; To report for work promptly according to the work schedule determined with the Program Coordinator; To demonstrate respect for each individual, without preferential treatment to any, in the performance of one’s duties; To be knowledgeable of and to uphold the administrative policies and procedures To respect to the highest degree the confidentiality of each client; To cooperate to the fullest extent with all Federal and State authorities as directed by
To verbally report immediately, as mandated by the Child Protective Services Law, all cases of suspected child abuse and/or neglect, followed by a written report within 48 hours; To obtain knowledge of different service levels for foster/kinship care, attend required trainings and assume responsibility for cases as assigned.
To maintain a caseload of children and families as assigned by the Program Coordinator and according to contract expectations; To meet with each child according to contract standards; and in any case at least twice a month; one of those visits occurring within the resource parents’ home if the child is in placement, or according to aftercare standards if applicable; To meet with resource parents at least once a month, ensuring compliance with state and contract regulations and providing support in meeting case planning goals; To meet with birth parents at least once a month, when they are available, and to provide assistance, referrals and support in meeting case planning goals; To initiate permanency planning for a child at placement and work toward permanency goals throughout; To develop an Individual Service Plan for each child and to assist the members of the treatment team in achieving established goals; To ensure the timely scheduling and completion of medicals, dentals, case sessions, birth family visits, therapy sessions and all other appointments designated in the child’s ISP and/or necessary to ensure safety and achieve permanency; To interact with collaborative service providers in order to meet the client’s needs; To attend court hearings and service planning sessions, and any other meetings deemed necessary for the case;
To maintain accurate, detailed and current case records on each client; preparing quarterly reports according to established deadlines, as well as other reports required by the contracts, documenting case sessions and contact notes, including date, time, and signature of the recorder;
To assume emergency duty as assigned, providing immediate assistance, including on-site presence during a crisis, relaying relevant information to the Program Coordinator/Project Supervisor and the client’s caseworker; To attend all scheduled staff meetings, supervisory conferences, and in-service training sessions; To relay summary information on each client to the Program Coordinator/Project Supervisor and his/her appointed designee at regularly scheduled supervisory meetings and informally as necessary. To analyze client needs and develop appropriate interventions; To plan and conduct group meetings or trainings as scheduled or assigned by the Program Coordinator/Project Supervisor;
To act on behalf of the Program Coordinator/Project Supervisor if requested to do so; To obtain at least forty (40) hours of formal staff training per year, which will include CPR certification and First Aid, attendance at outside trainings requires the approval of the Director of Training; To assist with resource family home studies and re-evaluations as requested by the Program Coordinator/Project Supervisor; To undertake additional assignments requested by the Program Coordinator/Project Supervisor;
BSW or MSW with Maryland licensure. Experience working with children or families in social services context. Possess a valid driver's license with properly registered and insured vehicle. Proficient in Microsoft Office.