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Child Welfare worker
Summary
Title:Child Welfare worker
ID:Foster_Childwelfare
Department:Client Services
Description

Do you posses the skills of leading and directing others, being an advocate for individuals that often are misunderstood and unable to speak correctly for themselves? If you are,Envision Unlimited is looking for a Child Welfare Worker, to join its team and wants you to apply! 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Human Service field, plus two to eight years of experience in child welfare. Must have daily use of a reliable car. Must

pass the Child Care Act, Foster Home Licensing , CERAP and DCFS Licensure exams within first six months of employment.
 

Purpose: Perform functions to maintain clients in foster home placements, assist with assessing future homes for suitable placements and provide supportive services to both parents and clients in home.


Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor child’s placement and services for safety, well-being and permanency.
  2. Monitor and supervise foster home settings to ensure that appropriate care is being provided.
  3. Maintain caseworker files and forms to ensure that case notes are up to date and information is noted in a professional manner.
  4. Respond to telephone inquiries from parents and social service agency personnel on matters regarding clients.
  5. Visit foster homes at least twice per month to monitor living conditions regarding safety, cleanliness, and appropriate care to clients.
  6. Arrange visits between DCFS clients and parents and siblings. Provide/coordinate transportation for these visits.
  7. Prepare for DCFS case reviews (ACR) for caseload clients.
  8. 8. Refer and link foster and birth parents and clients to appropriate social services.
  9. Participate in staffings and parent meetings as needed.
  10. Conduct quarterly school visits and complete reports and comply with DCFS Rule 314.
  11. Responsible for carrying and responding to agency cellular phone on a 24 hour basis.

 

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Inform supervisor of any unusual activities or problems relating to caseload clients.
  2. Assist supervisor in special projects.
  3. Perform other related responsibilities as assigned.

Position reports to: Child Welfare Worker Supervisor

 

 

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