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Social Worker Job In Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Foster Family Services Consultant - (Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States)

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Company: Boys Town Profession/Specialty: Social Worker Location: Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Job Description

Business: Boys Town

Job Summary:

In a career as a Foster Family Services Consultant you have the ability to change a family’s life. Every family has its problems, but some families’ problems threaten their very existence. The Foster Family Services Consultant independently coordinates the placement of children in foster family homes and develops all aspects of the child's program including developing and implementing the child's service plan and setting long and short-term goals. This position also supervises and monitors foster families to ensure they are providing safe and humane service to the children in their home. Your work here will not only be life-changing but lifesaving.

Responsibilities:

  • Screens and assesses child referrals and interviews youth to determine eligibility.
  • Schedules pre-placement visits with child and potential foster family and assists in matching youth with an appropriate family.
  • Participates in the recruiting and selection process of Foster Parents including home study evaluations.
  • Consults and collaborates with referral source, Foster Parents, teachers, school counselors, and other professionals involved with the youth.
  • Assists families with referrals to other community services identified in the plan of service and provides advocacy for the youth and their families to receive entitlements or needed services.
  • Prepares intake and discharge summaries, routine progress reports and plans. Evaluates plan and recommends changes.
  • Develops and monitors the child's service plan to include collecting initial and ongoing assessment data, developing the service plan and making modifications as necessary.
  • Maintains monthly statistics and data needed for program accountability and billing for client services.
  • Conducts periodic consumer evaluations.
  • Responds to client emergencies within or outside normal work hours.
  • Meets with Foster Parents following scheduled reporting guidelines, and as needed, to discuss administrative and programmatic issues, review progress, and provide support and guidance in areas of concern.
  • Supervises the care and service that the Foster Parents provide including observing their interactions with the foster children and providing them with ongoing feedback on how to best meet their needs.
  • Initiates and modifies development plans for each of their foster families to ensure they are aware of their strengths and areas to develop and understand their role as Foster Parents
  • Provides ongoing training and teaching to the Foster Parents through formal group training opportunities, web-based learning and one-on-one training in the Foster Parents home.
  • Maintains contact with the family and responds to issues/concerns from the family in a supportive and timely fashion.
  • Encourages and expects Foster Parents to communicate openly with the family regarding the care and service that they are providing to the child in their home as appropriate.
  • Assists with the reunification of child into his/her home communities.
  • Assists with follow-up and aftercare services to family as needed.
  • May be trained to become a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor and as a certified instructor may be asked to conduct Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience including working with children and families; experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check. Must have the ability to provide own transportation to complete travel requirements of job. Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws.
  • This position is available rotationally to provide crisis response and must be available to work non-traditional business hours including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Date Posted: January 12, 2022

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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About Boys Town

What would happen if you could ?improve circumstances for those who are suffering from abuse, addiction, abandonment or violence, so they could reach their potential?

That is the question Boys Town has spent a century answering. It is what inspired and drove our founder, Father Edward J. Flanagan, and it continues to motivate our mission to this day.

Boys Town believes today, as our founder did 100 years ago, that every child deserves a future, every family deserves to stay together and every community deserves to thrive. And we believe that all of these things should be achievable without regard to race, religion or background.

So, for the young man dodging gunfire on the streets just to get to school, the family torn apart by substance abuse, and the community crumbling from neglect and social disorder, Boys Town offers hope. But we offer hope as more than just an abstract concept; we substantiate it with programs and solutions grounded in our deep experience and supported by our decades of research.

Though we have grown to become a national organization that reaches communities from coast to coast, and our scope has expanded to include in-home family counseling, health care and programs to rebuild at-risk schools, Boys Town remains forever driven by our founder’s singular vision. And with your help, we will do so well into our second century and beyond.

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