Careers At National Center for Children & Families

Social Worker IFC (Licensed)

Department: IFC
Location: Washington, DC

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS POSITION UNLESS YOU ARE CURRENTLY LICENSED AS A SOCIAL WORKER IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OR HAVE PASSED YOUR TEST AND ARE LICENSE ELIGIBLE.

Position Purpose:

 

The Social Worker for the Innovative Family Connections Program is responsible for the coordination of services and care for children residing in therapeutic Foster Care homes.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

·         Provides bi-weekly home visits to children residing in Foster homes.

 

·         Ensures that children’s physical, medical, educational and therapeutic service needs are appropriately met.

 

·         Ensures that each child has an appropriate permanency plan and that every team member is working together to reach the permanency goal.

 

·         Develops case plans and family case plans based on the needs of the child.

 

·         Writes court reports and makes verbal presentations in court.

 

·         Ensures that all court orders are met.

 

·         Ensures that the birth families’ needs are being met and that the children are visiting when appropriate.

 

·         Ensures that all documentation in FACES is accurate and timely.

 

·         In conjunction with Foster parents, referring agency, outside providers and child, develops and updates individualized treatment plans and behavior management plans.

 

·         Assists Foster parents with in-home implementation of individualized treatment plans and provides crisis intervention services as needed.

 

·         Through regular home visits, ensures that all contracted services are being provided by Foster parent and that the child is residing in a normalized environment.

 

·         Coordinates monthly full-day recreation activity for youngsters. Keeps apprised of the therapeutic progress of all youngsters in care, complete appropriate documentation and ensures that case records are complete and up to date. Provides on-call coverage.

 

 

Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

·        Other duties as may be assigned

 

Minimum Position Requirements: 

 

·        MSW, LGSW required for both Dc and Maryland jurisdictions

 

·        Comprehensive working knowledge in the areas of child or adolescent therapy, treatment planning, behavior management, and human growth and development.

 

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

 

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required y this job require close vision working with a computer monitor. While performing the duties of this job, employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. While performing the responsibilities of the employee’s job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Human Resources Director will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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