Family Services Specialist II (Shenandoah Valley)
Dept of Social Services - Local - Virginia

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This is a case management position under the supervision of a Family Services Supervisor that performs responsible professional work in the support and assistance of County and City residents involved in the foster care system. General responsibilities include following case management requirements established by the Family Services Supervisor; conducting assessments, providing referrals for community based services, placing and monitoring children in foster homes, participating and testifying in legal proceedings, maintaining communication with clients and professionals, completing monthly visits with foster children, maintaining case records, participating in treatment team, family engagement, and case planning meetings, ensuring the provision of independent living skills development to age-appropriate foster children, completion of financial paperwork to ensure accurate and timely payments, and performing other assigned duties.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelor's degree in any field and minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area (Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia).

Working knowledge of: social work principles and practices; individual and group behavior; independent living skills; social, economic, health, and family relation problems; and laws, policies and regulations relating to human services program areas.

Demonstrated ability to: plan, organize, and manage own work activities including service delivery, preparing technical reports, correspondence, and record keeping and related activities; understand and interpret laws, policies, and regulations; effectively communicate ideas both orally and in writing; interview, assess needs, counsel and refer clients to other resources as needed; develop and implement service plans in order to ensure the delivery of appropriate services; make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, policies, and regulations; respond to the client's emotions in order to accomplish service objectives; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, associates, other social service agencies and the general public; work as a part of a team; work with teenagers and young adults in the development of independent living skills; work with children and families through the adoption process and stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field.

Skill needed to operate a motor vehicle and personal computer with associated software.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in assigned program area and completion of required training programs or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license are desirable.

Special Requirements
Acceptable background checks and valid driver's license allowing operation of a motor vehicle in the State of Virginia required. Driving record must meet local agency policy requirements.

Employee must be willing to work in local emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.

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