Bilingual Home Study Case Worker

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Location: Multiple openings in East Orange, Cherry Hill, and Camden, NJ
Job Type: Full-time

Summary
The bilingual Home Study Case Worker will complete home study activities to ensure positive child placements, including interviews, home visit, and home study written report. Assess sponsors ability to meet child's needs. Educate and prepare sponsor for child's release. Maintain accurate case files. Support overall child welfare for children in Juntos home study program with the goal to support family unification for immigrant children, family preservation, kinship care, and general child well-being.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete home study activities consisting of the following: interviews, a home visit, and a written report containing the caseworker's findings.
  • Assess the potential minor sponsor's ability to meet the child's needs.
  • Educate and prepare the sponsor for the child's release and builds on the sponsor assessment conducted by the care provider staff to verify or corroborate information gathered during that process.
  • Responsible for data entry and maintaining case files.
  • Complete all paperwork and service documentation in a timely manner.
  • Comply with CFS and ORR policies and procedures governing the program and ensure that the program is operating at maximum efficiency.
  • Contribute to the organization's overall efforts to enhance permanency options for families by performing tasks in a timely manner; providing updates on a regular basis; observing the agency's work schedule and attendance policies; and follow all agency regulations as outlined in the Employee Manual.
  • Meet or exceed program productivity expectations on a regular and sustained basis.
  • Ability to perform duties and services remotely from home.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's of Social Work (BSW) degree or an equivalent degree in education, psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science equivalent.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

About Employment at Center For Family Services 
Apply and get hired at Center For Family Services, a leader in the non-profit sector and named as a top workplace in the region since 2010. As part of our team, you will be recognized as our most valuable resource. Our staff balance best practices with personalized care. Together our team makes a positive difference in the lives of people in need. If you're interested in a rewarding career, Center For Family Services is a great place to grow as a professional. For more information, please visit www.centerffs.org. 

Working with the Juntos Program 
Center For Family Services' Juntos program conducts the home study for sponsor families who are awaiting placement of children in need of a safe place to live. The home study ensures a safe, warm and caring temporary home for immigrant children while in the care of a sponsor until the child's family unification process is complete. Juntos services focus on the safety of each child and utilize Nurtured Heart, a trauma informed care approach, which emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety and helps children rebuild a sense of safety and control. Apply and get hired and become part of our growing team of staff who are dedicated to child well-being.

Disclaimer
All positions require pre-employment drug screening and criminal record checks. Many positions require motor vehicle record evaluations and medical clearances. Center For Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages.