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Emergency Placement Social Worker

Website Aldea Children & Family Services

Non-Profit Organization

Are you looking for a career that is going to make a difference? When you work at Aldea, you are part of a growing and creative team of professionals who are passionate to help people improve their wellbeing. You will be at the forefront of cutting-edge behavioral and social services making the community healthier for all of us.

By joining our team of professionals, you will gain the following:
• Enriching training opportunities including CEU credits.
• Provide service to a variety of client populations.
• Individual and group supervision intern hours toward licensure.
• Flexible work schedule which may include 4 days, 10 hour shifts.
• Experience in a state of the art Council on Accreditation (COA) agency to ensure best practices and high quality services.
• Opportunity to enhance professional development, including potential participation in leadership development program.
• Be part of a team of passionate, collaborative, and dedicated professionals where staff input is highly valued.

Aldea Children and Family Services is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of all of our staff and their families:
– Benefit plans available include: Medical w/ employer funded HRA deductible. Full coverage and employer paid premiums for Dental, Vision, Basic Life, Disability and EAP plans. Voluntary FSA and Supplemental Plans available.
– Generous Retirement employer match contribution up to 5% after 6 months of service including free Financial Planning.
– 13 Holidays plus 1 Floating Holiday
– Vacation: accrue up to 30 days
– Sick: accrue up to 10 days
– $4,000 Master Bilingual Stipend
– Company Cell Phone
– Mileage Reimbursement
– Free Office Parking
– Telecommute

Under the supervision of the Program Director or his/her designee, the Emergency Placement Clinical Social Worker provides case management and behaviorally focused services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Duties:
1. Provide 24-hour on call phone coverage for Emergency Placement during assigned shift, remaining reachable by agency-issued cellular phone during business hours (and after hours if on-call) to assist with emergency and/or urgent situations.
2. Coordinate logistics of placement with resource families for youth placed in out-of-home placement into Emergency Resource Homes within contract-required timelines.
3. Perform home visits to meet with youth, complete placement packet and provide case management services and complete accompanying paperwork.
4. Provide transportation to school, appointments, or court for children placed in care.
5. Supervise family visits between foster children and birth family members and complete accompanying documentation.
6. Maintain frequent supportive contact with the resource family and foster child(ren) placed in the home as needed to support the success of the placement.
7. Maintain a partial Foster Care caseload.
8. Provide behavioral management training and interventions to children with trauma who are placed in foster care. Supports will take place in community-based settings, including schools, homes, and other community spaces, or in the Aldea office.
9. Conduct bi-weekly visits (at a minimum) with foster children and resource families in the home. Weekly visits (and more frequently if needed) should be completed during times of crisis or elevated need.
10. Complete mandatory documentation and reports in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Supervise resource families and resource homes to monitor compliance with state regulations and accreditation standards. Maintain foster child files, including the needs and services plan and other required paperwork according to state regulations and accreditation standards. Document and communicate case needs to the assigned County Social Worker and participate/facilitate treatment meetings, as needed.
12. Provide crisis intervention support and individual, group, and family counseling to foster children, biological families, and resource families, as needed while utilizing a client-centered, strengths-based approach and maintaining professional boundaries.
13. Coordinate services to support placements, including: recruiting Emergency Placement resource family homes, assessing foster child and resource family’s needs for each placement, acting as a liaison with county, providing therapeutic services, supporting educational needs, facilitating family contacts, and other such activities and participating in discharge planning decisions.

1. Experience or interest in working with youth with complex needs and trauma history.
2. Required education: Bachelors degree required.
3. Preferred education: Master’s degree from an accredited or state approved graduate school in social work or social welfare, marriage, family and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology or social psychology. MSW preferred.

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