Family Service Worker


The Family Service Worker is responsible for providing protective foster care and supportive services for abused or neglected children.

This Position:
- Investigates suspected child abuse and neglect complaints by making on-site visits, securing background information, and interviewing parties involved.
- Discusses investigative findings and observations with supervisor and recommends the opening of protective services, foster care, or supportive services cases.
- Intervenes in crisis situations, removes the child from the home if the situation is life threatening, and arranges for temporary placement in foster homes, group homes, or treatment facilities.
- Develops a case plan to establish goals, objectives, tasks and time frames for all parties involved in case.
- Provides counseling and guidance to clients in defining their needs, interests, and courses of action and refers clients to other professionals, agencies, services, or community resources appropriate to clients' problems.
- Recruits and trains families, conducts home studies and family assessments to determine appropriate child placements, and visits clients and/or foster parents on a regular basis to monitor progress toward case objectives.
- Documents all case work activities and developments and prepares court reports for custody hearings and presents testimony when necessary.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, or a related field; plus successful completion of a six month training class within agency core training period.

Position Number: 22151096

Closing date: March 1, 2014


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