Bilingual Home Study Family Support Case Worker

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Location: Multiple openings in East Orange (1), Cherry Hill (2), and Camden (2), NJ
Job Type: Full-time

Summary
The Home Study Family Support Case Worker will develop individual child case plans and provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy and support. Maintain accurate case files and track progress. Assess safety and appropriateness of child placement 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:

  • Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each child receives the services they require.
  • Assess the safety and appropriateness of the placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare principles and social work best practice.
  • Develop individual case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances.
  • Maintain accurate and complete case files by updating database systems, submitting reports, and managing physical casefiles.
  • Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each child receives the services they require.
  • Assess the safety and appropriateness of the placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare principles and social work best practices and conduct calls, interviews, and home visits.
  • Track individual progress via an online database.
  • Participate in regular training and communication sessions with on-site Staff and case workers, supervisors and headquarters staff.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all areas of the service population and program operations.
  • 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 prepares the sponsor for the child's release and build on the sponsor assessment conducted by the care provider staff to verify or corroborate information gathered during that process.
  • 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 our website at 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 Home Study 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.