This is a professional/para-professional 24 hour position, that includes evening and weekend hours, under the supervision of a Family Services Specialist 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 Specialist Supervisor, coordinating, supervising, documenting, and communicating about visitation between children and their parents, assisting social workers on an as-needed basis, participating and testifying in legal proceedings, maintaining communication with clients and professionals, assisting in completing monthly visits with foster children, maintaining case records, participating in treatment team, family partnership, and case planning meetings and performing other assigned duties.
Working knowledge of: agency's computer systems and software; principles and processes for providing customer and personal services; human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality and interests; learning and motivation; and mathematics. Some knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures of the assigned program area as related to assisting the clients; may require some knowledge of counseling terminology and practices.
Skill: Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and personal computer with associated software.
Demonstrated ability to: plan, organize, and manage own work activities including service delivery, preparing technical reports and correspondence, record keeping and related activities; understand and interpret laws, policies, and regulations; effectively communicate ideas both orally and in writing; make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, 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; and stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field.
Minimum Education Requirements - High school diploma supplemented with post-secondard coursework in subjects such as social work, human services, gerontology, or one of the social or behavioral sciences, business, or related field, and relevant work experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Preferred: Possession of a Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelor's degree in any field and a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area (Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia) is preferred.
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 shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.
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