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Time Limited Social Worker

Yakima, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

This is a six month contract position with benefits eligibility

Job Summary:
The Social Worker is primarily responsible for the coordination and delivery of services to youth, young adults and families who are in the child welfare system, have been involved with the child welfare system or are at risk of entering the child welfare system. The service interventions designed by the Social Worker result in safety and improved outcomes in permanency and well being which impact reduction of entry into foster care, reduction of length of stay in foster care and increased exits foster care. In collaboration with field office staff, this position assists in assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. The Social Worker provides clinical case management and works closely with public child welfare system staff, supervisors and court personnel to identify and mitigate barriers to timely permanency. The Social Worker is on call 24 hours per day, subject to each field office’s mode of ensuring coverage.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management services for youth, young adults and families on assigned caseload, in accordance Casey practice standards, local regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. This includes clinical assessment of individual and family safety/functioning/needs; assessing and identifying pathways and barriers to legal and relational permanency; arranging for supportive/ameliorative services that address permanency and well being needs; and working effectively with the local child welfare jurisdiction to achieve the identified outcomes. Makes assessment of need for relevant services and coordinates with vendors the securing of services and as appropriate provides initial review and approval of invoices and reports against allocated budgets. Complies with all documentation requirements for internal and external audits of case records and documents work to inform best practice in expediting permanency in foster care. 35%

  • Responsible for guiding the process towards permanency and improved well being by engaging all stakeholders in the development and implementation of case goals and service strategies to meet those goals. This is achieved through development of effective, intensive relationships with clients, collaterals, public system workers and supervisors, members of the judiciary and community service providers that are goal directed and informed by the mutually developed case goals and includes arrangement and facilitation of regular extended team meetings. Implementation of service strategies requires application of clinical knowledge related to mental health, Family Group Decision Making, family finding and birth family engagement as well as specialized knowledge in promotion of positive outcomes in permanency, education, employment and an ability to maximize community supports and resources. Permanency focused work includes engagement of birth parents for reunification, relative and non-related caregivers for adoption/guardianship and identification of needed post permanency support to ensure stability and longevity of legal and relational permanence. In collaboration with Family Engagement Liaison, coordinates, determines appropriate plan and implements the selected Family Group Conferencing (FGC) plans. Adds to FGC capacity in Field Office by conducting FGCs as part of overall work assignment. 30%

  • Collaborates with field office leadership and staff to coordinate teaming activities to expedite improved outcomes for all clients served and to support a continuous learning environment. This includes participation in clinical staffing processes as both recipient and contributor to case review, partnering with field office staff to ensure that clients are effectively served through the life of the case and actively engaging in ongoing learning activities. Participates in staff meetings to assess referrals/resource families, analyze data to inform practice/program improvements and identify process improvement to ensure field office goals are met. 20%

  • May consult, teach, facilitate groups, and otherwise assist in the advancement of learning of targeted youth, professionals, and families. Provides expertise to external partners through Systems Improvement efforts such as Permanency Roundtables in jurisdictions around the country to promote improved permanency outcomes. Serves, by appointment, on various Casey work committees or task forces. 10%

  • Other duties as assigned 5%

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Master’s Degree in an area of study focusing on direct practice in child welfare that includes a clinical internship or practicum.
  • Five years of professional child welfare social service experience, two years of which must have been at the advanced level, is also required.
  • Broad knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment skills in family systems approach, is essential.
  • Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook) as well as electronic case management systems required.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel required for home visits, meetings with families, and other regularly meetings as well as occasional out of town travel are required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Supervisor, Prevention & Permanency Services

Oakland, CA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
This position assists the Director and Senior Director – Field Office in the management of Field Office prevention and permanency services both administratively and clinically. The Supervisor, Prevention and Permanency Services, supervises prevention specialist and permanency expeditors who are working with youth in or at risk of entering the foster care system with the objectives of ensuring that no child ages out of foster care without legal and relational permanence and improving overall well-being outcomes for children, youth, young adults and families. In collaboration with the Director, the Supervisor assists in assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. This position works with the Director to build and improve access to community resources so that families are better able to meet the needs of their children.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the Director Field Office to develop, maintain, and evaluate services that are focused on prevention, increased permanency and improved well-being outcomes for youth. Encourages innovative approaches that promote positive outcomes and have the potential to spread to other jurisdictions. Collaborates with internal and external partners to gather and evaluate data to determine efficacy of services and strategies and to promote data driven decision making.
  • Serves as a change agent with internal/external partners in the deepening of permanency planning services for youth that are in or at risk of entering care. This includes identifying, assessing and implementing programs and strategies that have demonstrated results in achieving outcomes, specifically in the area of accelerating and increasing the identification of permanent lifelong connections for children and youth.
  • Responds to after-hours requests and crisis situations involving youth and families enrolled in full case management.
  • Keeps apprised of current clinical practices and develops proposals, standards, and methods to improve the quality of services to youth and families.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • A Master's Degree in Social Work or Master’s Degree in an area of study focusing on direct practice in child welfare that includes a clinical internship or practicum.
  • A minimum of six years of combined clinical practice and supervisory experience is required. A minimum of two years of public child welfare experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social work practice and theory, specifically in the areas of human development, group and individual therapy, systems family therapy, community development, conflict resolution, cross-cultural intervention, substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health systems issues and basic casework methods is required.
  • Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
  • Experience in clinical supervision, administration, budgeting, office management, project management, and personnel management is required, along with a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy is critical, as well as effective listening skills and excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • The ability to lead or collaborate with a team of professionals at all levels within Casey and externally is imperative to this position as well as valuing a diversity of work styles, people, directions, and functions.
  • Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Ability to manage projects to organization outcomes, including work plan development and consultation and coaching skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Outlook) as well as electronic case management systems required.
  • Travel of up to 30% required.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Facilities Admin Assistant

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Facilities Admin Assistant brings specialized background and extensive experience to this support position and provides a professional level of service to the team and organization. This Facilities position takes initiative, responsibility and helps to prevent and solve facility related problems. Multi-tasking and the ability to adapt to constant interruptions and still complete daily job assignments is critical. In addition, this position retains administrative support functions such as filing, travel management, coordination of meeting logistics and other administrative support functions.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Oversees projects as assigned by the Facilities Director or Senior Director of Facilities Services. Coordinates vendors and works with others to bring projects to a successful completion, including ensuring proper prioritization, time management, resource allocation, strong communication and successful outcomes. Responds to all HQ ergonomic requests in conjunction with the Senior Director of Facilities Services or his designee. 10%
  • Provides front desk support which includes greeting and monitoring visitors, answering phones, processing courier packages. Manages all facility related complaints, interfacing with the building manager and engineers. Responds to all daily staff maintenance issues. Prepares documents for internal publication including announcements, MyCasey (intranet) Pages, Contact Us responses, memos; writing, proofreading and editing for grammatical errors and format consistency. 20%
  • Responsible for mail processing, shipping & receiving. Processes all HQ incoming mail and all outgoing mail and shipments including regional and division mail. Maintains the copy & supply rooms, common areas and conference rooms, including ordering office supplies and maintaining stock levels. Manages overall building cleanliness with janitorial services (deep clean of locker rooms, kitchens, Cintas weekly service). Maintains all UPS and USPS machines. 15%
  • Responsible for all employee photos and security badges for all HQ staff and guests. Responsible for badge access to parking, bike cage and building fitness center. Makes assessment of security access for temporary badging and tracks and accounts for all temporary badges. Runs compliance and access level reports, maintains accurate records on all badges and access levels assigned to employees, contractors, interns, temporary workers and vendors. 10%
  • Responsible for maintaining the HQ Casey vehicles and the Casey ORCA contract with King County Metro. Responsible for all ORCA cards; tracks and accounts for card usage as well as monthly reports. Works directly with Metro on reports and attends CTR Network Group meetings as directed by manager. Maintains and coordinates the commute Trip Reductions and Employee Transportation Plan by promoting use of Orca Cards and alternative commuting options. Promotion of annual events such as Wheels Options and Bike to Work month. 10%
  • Works with the Facilities Director and vendors to provide services related to mail, shipping & receiving, office supplies, kitchen and food service supplies, janitorial, general construction, furniture procurement & installation and catering. May be involved in the interviewing and analysis of new vendors, creation of contracts, establishing and maintaining inventories and orientation of new vendors to Casey. 10%
  • Responsible for maintaining vendor accounts and processing invoices. Maintains tracking system for all internal and external HQ meetings, including contacts, location and attendee lists. Uploads and tracks contracts within the Agreement & Reporting Tool (ART); maintains internal checklist for expiring/renewing contracts. 10%
  • Responsible for the coordinating, tracking and maintaining safety supplies at HQ and the field offices (as applicable) to include first aid and emergency kits; AEDs; backpacks and other supplies as needed. Manages corresponding intranet content. 5%
  • Provides direct administrative support to the Facilities Director and team; maintains the calendar and travel arrangements; creates invoices and routes to proper signing authorities, drafts and edits letters, documents meeting agendas and minutes, memos, correspondence, reports and manuscripts that may or may not be confidential. Processes invoices, travel reimbursement, and other financial items.5%
  • • Other duties as assigned. 5%
Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree or five years equivalent relevant experience and a minimum of three years’ experience in an equivalent administrative support position are required.
  • Project management, budget and resource allocation experience required. Demonstrated ability to design, cost, implement and manage projects. Demonstrated high level of organizational skills including the capacity to set priorities and work to deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, analytical skills, high level oral and written communication and attention to detail skills are essential. Experience in the use of Microsoft desktop products such as Word, Excel, Outlook and familiarity with database systems.
  • Detail oriented, accurate, efficient, exercises good judgment and initiative. Excellent organizational and planning skills in managing a personal workload in a busy environment with conflicting demands. Can work independently and as part of a larger team.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with management, consultants, vendors, staff, and external professionals. Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated experience and skills in liaison, negotiation and conflict resolution with staff at all levels.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time; ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds; occasionally carry up to 25 pounds; sit and stand frequently while completing tasks; walk, climb, bend and kneel and crouch occasionally; and the ability to do frequent overhead and shoulder level reaching, pushing , pulling and grasping. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Family Engagement Liaison

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Field Office Family Engagement Liaison position is primarily responsible for the office’s effective implementation of services, supports and tools to promote and expedite permanency and enhance overall well-being. Family Group Conferencing is among the tools to be employed by the Family Engagement Liaison. Family Group Conferencing is a model which focuses on meetings that encourage child-centered and family-focused agendas that harness the strengths of the families. The Family Engagement Liaison meets with family members to engage around legal and relational permanency. They conduct family finding, engagement and support activities to promote permanent connections. Application of this and other models assist in better permanency and transition planning for youth and families receiving services from Casey Family Programs with the ultimate goal of achieving legal and relational permanency.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Contacts relatives, conducts initial screening, provides an orientation to the process, and arranges for their participation in Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) or other team decision making meetings. Determines the family’s cultural and language needs. Discusses meeting location, transportation, confidentiality, and safety issues. Helps family establish a purpose of the conference and counsels families about local resources and their basic needs, if applicable. 30%
  • Via use of the FGDM and other conferencing models, develops positive relationships with each youth and family; may assist in the management of placement disruptions and coordinates the search for appropriate placement resources to ensure best outcomes for youth, new caretakers, and former care providers. Acts as a family engagement liaison in team meetings and serves as the content expert supporting staff with successful implementation of engagement strategies. 20%
  • Related to FGDM and other team meetings, maintains written case records and prepares necessary reports: court reports; program development proposals; special reports containing caseload data for annual budget; and on-going correspondence. Follows all FGDM procedures and ensures that the program remains consistent with values, beliefs, and philosophy of the model (i.e., ensures fidelity). Attends all relevant trainings and participates in the delivery of training in accordance with the level of field office need. 20%
  • Represents Casey Family Programs and the Field Office in the community. In the service of systems improvement endeavors, builds positive community relationships, develops working relationships with other social welfare professionals, learns and transfers best clinical practices, addresses barriers in the interest of improving, and promoting awareness and advocacy on behalf of child welfare issues. May develop and coordinate resources pertinent to the emotional, interpersonal, physical, educational, self-sufficiency, cultural, and legal needs of youth and families. 15%
  • Works closely with State/County child welfare workers and supervisors to review cases and process referrals. Obtains detailed referral information, assesses referrals against FG Decision Making eligibility criteria and confers with referral source regarding prospective participants, including the youth. 10%
  • Other duties as assigned. 5%
    • Qualifications:
      • Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited institution and a minimum of five years clinical experience in foster care or other child welfare and family service related practice is required.
      • Broad knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment skills in family systems approach is essential. Already possessing the FG Decision Making practice competency or a passionate willingness to learn and exercise the model with families is required.
      • Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
      • Knowledge of local and national laws, and policies and procedures governing foster and kinship care is helpful. This position requires an exceptional ability to relate well to children and families of varied cultural, socioeconomic and life-style backgrounds.
      • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
      • Basic computer knowledge and experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is necessary. An appreciation of the importance of retrieving and analyzing data is essential.
      • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Local travel required for home visits, meetings with families, and other regularly meetings as well as occasional out of town travel are required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Time Limited Social Worker

Monterey Park, CA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

This is a six month contract assignment with benefits eligibility. Bilingual Spanish speakers preferred.

Job Summary:
The Social Worker is primarily responsible for the coordination and delivery of services to youth, young adults and families who are in the child welfare system, have been involved with the child welfare system or are at risk of entering the child welfare system. The service interventions designed by the Social Worker result in safety and improved outcomes in permanency and well being which impact reduction of entry into foster care, reduction of length of stay in foster care and increased exits foster care. In collaboration with field office staff, this position assists in assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. The Social Worker provides clinical case management and works closely with public child welfare system staff, supervisors and court personnel to identify and mitigate barriers to timely permanency. The Social Worker is on call 24 hours per day, subject to each field office’s mode of ensuring coverage.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management services for youth, young adults and families on assigned caseload, in accordance Casey practice standards, local regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. This includes clinical assessment of individual and family safety/functioning/needs; assessing and identifying pathways and barriers to legal and relational permanency; arranging for supportive/ameliorative services that address permanency and well being needs; and working effectively with the local child welfare jurisdiction to achieve the identified outcomes. Makes assessment of need for relevant services and coordinates with vendors the securing of services and as appropriate provides initial review and approval of invoices and reports against allocated budgets. Complies with all documentation requirements for internal and external audits of case records and documents work to inform best practice in expediting permanency in foster care. 35%

  • Responsible for guiding the process towards permanency and improved well being by engaging all stakeholders in the development and implementation of case goals and service strategies to meet those goals. This is achieved through development of effective, intensive relationships with clients, collaterals, public system workers and supervisors, members of the judiciary and community service providers that are goal directed and informed by the mutually developed case goals and includes arrangement and facilitation of regular extended team meetings. Implementation of service strategies requires application of clinical knowledge related to mental health, Family Group Decision Making, family finding and birth family engagement as well as specialized knowledge in promotion of positive outcomes in permanency, education, employment and an ability to maximize community supports and resources. Permanency focused work includes engagement of birth parents for reunification, relative and non-related caregivers for adoption/guardianship and identification of needed post permanency support to ensure stability and longevity of legal and relational permanence. In collaboration with Family Engagement Liaison, coordinates, determines appropriate plan and implements the selected Family Group Conferencing (FGC) plans. Adds to FGC capacity in Field Office by conducting FGCs as part of overall work assignment. 30%

  • Collaborates with field office leadership and staff to coordinate teaming activities to expedite improved outcomes for all clients served and to support a continuous learning environment. This includes participation in clinical staffing processes as both recipient and contributor to case review, partnering with field office staff to ensure that clients are effectively served through the life of the case and actively engaging in ongoing learning activities. Participates in staff meetings to assess referrals/resource families, analyze data to inform practice/program improvements and identify process improvement to ensure field office goals are met. 20%

  • May consult, teach, facilitate groups, and otherwise assist in the advancement of learning of targeted youth, professionals, and families. Provides expertise to external partners through Systems Improvement efforts such as Permanency Roundtables in jurisdictions around the country to promote improved permanency outcomes. Serves, by appointment, on various Casey work committees or task forces. 10%

  • Other duties as assigned 5%

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Master’s Degree in an area of study focusing on direct practice in child welfare that includes a clinical internship or practicum.
  • Five years of professional child welfare social service experience, two years of which must have been at the advanced level, is also required.
  • Broad knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment skills in family systems approach, is essential.
  • Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook) as well as electronic case management systems required.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel required for home visits, meetings with families, and other regularly meetings as well as occasional out of town travel are required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Time Limited Social Worker

San Diego, CA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

This is a six month contract position with benefits eligibility

Job Summary:
The Social Worker is primarily responsible for the coordination and delivery of services to youth, young adults and families who are in the child welfare system, have been involved with the child welfare system or are at risk of entering the child welfare system. The service interventions designed by the Social Worker result in safety and improved outcomes in permanency and well being which impact reduction of entry into foster care, reduction of length of stay in foster care and increased exits foster care. In collaboration with field office staff, this position assists in assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. The Social Worker provides clinical case management and works closely with public child welfare system staff, supervisors and court personnel to identify and mitigate barriers to timely permanency. The Social Worker is on call 24 hours per day, subject to each field office’s mode of ensuring coverage.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management services for youth, young adults and families on assigned caseload, in accordance Casey practice standards, local regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. This includes clinical assessment of individual and family safety/functioning/needs; assessing and identifying pathways and barriers to legal and relational permanency; arranging for supportive/ameliorative services that address permanency and well being needs; and working effectively with the local child welfare jurisdiction to achieve the identified outcomes. Makes assessment of need for relevant services and coordinates with vendors the securing of services and as appropriate provides initial review and approval of invoices and reports against allocated budgets. Complies with all documentation requirements for internal and external audits of case records and documents work to inform best practice in expediting permanency in foster care. 35%

  • Responsible for guiding the process towards permanency and improved well being by engaging all stakeholders in the development and implementation of case goals and service strategies to meet those goals. This is achieved through development of effective, intensive relationships with clients, collaterals, public system workers and supervisors, members of the judiciary and community service providers that are goal directed and informed by the mutually developed case goals and includes arrangement and facilitation of regular extended team meetings. Implementation of service strategies requires application of clinical knowledge related to mental health, Family Group Decision Making, family finding and birth family engagement as well as specialized knowledge in promotion of positive outcomes in permanency, education, employment and an ability to maximize community supports and resources. Permanency focused work includes engagement of birth parents for reunification, relative and non-related caregivers for adoption/guardianship and identification of needed post permanency support to ensure stability and longevity of legal and relational permanence. In collaboration with Family Engagement Liaison, coordinates, determines appropriate plan and implements the selected Family Group Conferencing (FGC) plans. Adds to FGC capacity in Field Office by conducting FGCs as part of overall work assignment. 30%

  • Collaborates with field office leadership and staff to coordinate teaming activities to expedite improved outcomes for all clients served and to support a continuous learning environment. This includes participation in clinical staffing processes as both recipient and contributor to case review, partnering with field office staff to ensure that clients are effectively served through the life of the case and actively engaging in ongoing learning activities. Participates in staff meetings to assess referrals/resource families, analyze data to inform practice/program improvements and identify process improvement to ensure field office goals are met. 20%

  • May consult, teach, facilitate groups, and otherwise assist in the advancement of learning of targeted youth, professionals, and families. Provides expertise to external partners through Systems Improvement efforts such as Permanency Roundtables in jurisdictions around the country to promote improved permanency outcomes. Serves, by appointment, on various Casey work committees or task forces. 10%

  • Other duties as assigned 5%

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Master’s Degree in an area of study focusing on direct practice in child welfare that includes a clinical internship or practicum.
  • Five years of professional child welfare social service experience, two years of which must have been at the advanced level, is also required.
  • Broad knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment skills in family systems approach, is essential.
  • Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook) as well as electronic case management systems required.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel required for home visits, meetings with families, and other regularly meetings as well as occasional out of town travel are required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Family Developer

Oakland, CA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

This position is a six month contract role with benefits eligibility.

Job Summary:
The Field Office Family Developer is responsible for maintaining a complement of quality licensed foster care providers who are available as placement resources to the Field Office. In compliance with Casey Family Programs’ Practice Standards and state licensing requirements, the Field Office Family Developer recruits, screens, evaluates, and retains prospective families as permanency partners. The Family Developer assesses their suitability to provide quality foster care, guardianship, and adoptive care, resulting in legal and relational permanency through reunification, legal guardianship or adoption.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Develops and implements, in collaboration with other Field Office and Headquarters staff, permanency placement resource recruitment and retention strategies. Screens and processes inquiries using appropriate documentation. Prepares comprehensive home studies and family assessments on prospective resource parents. Educates potential families on the need/desire for legal and relational permanency and on various permanency options available. Networks and forms relationships with local communities and child placement agencies to develop and maintain a culturally diverse resource pool. 30%
  • Maintains proper documentation and contacts with assigned families, adhering to agency practice standards and licensing requirements. Includes oversight of and tracking licensing documentation necessary for licensure and re-licensure. Assists with re-licensing of Child Placing Agency (CPA) and licensing reviews. Develops working knowledge of all state and county foster care licensing and/or certification regulations. In collaboration with local child placement agencies, develops and implements pre-service orientation and training events. 20%
  • Represents the agency in a public relations capacity, giving presentations within the community to promote Casey’s mission and the critical need for families to meet the permanency requirements of youth. Accesses & coordinates local media via Casey’s Headquarters Communications Department to keep the Program’s mission and needs visible within the community. Includes community education about legal permanency, foster care, kinship care, legal guardianship, and adult adoptions. Assists in Systems Improvement (SI) work efforts. 15%
  • Provides supports and maintains relationships with foster parents with extra emphasis on those families who have placements pending, or who are experiencing crisis, placement moves, etc. Maintains close relationship with Casey parents while transitioning youth into the home and assists Casey staff in monitoring the dynamics of the placement process. Plans and coordinates activities and social functions for foster families as needed. 15%
  • Identifies and maintains a pool of foster families able to provide respite, interim, and regular care for youth in foster care. Oversees the development, coordination, and delivery of on-going foster parent education that meets licensing/training requirements as well as the needs of youth in foster care. Consults frequently with Field Office staff responsible for screening and assigning child intakes to plan for permanency placement needs. Works conjointly with Field Office staff on planned interventions as well as unplanned emergencies with families and youth. 10%
  • Assists in annual budget process from Field Office Family Developer’s domain to include: foster parent training and development, recruitment and licensing/certification expenditures, and planning for expenses related to the Field Office’s social functions. 5%
  • Other duties as assigned. 5%
Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field from an accredited institution with 5 years relevant experience in foster care services or related area.
  • Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
  • Specific experience in successful recruitment and retention of resource families is preferred. Broad knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment skills in family systems approach, is essential.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and national laws, policies and procedures governing foster family licensure is preferred. This position requires an exceptional ability to relate well to children and families of varied cultural, socioeconomic, and life-style backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Basic computer knowledge and experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is necessary.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Travel required for home visits, meetings with families, and other regularly meetings are required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.

Engaging in any act that discriminates against another employee because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal laws will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including discharge.

Casey Family Programs recognizes the value of a culturally diverse work force and is committed to equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees.

Persons believing that they have been treated in a manner inconsistent with this provision should immediately notify his/her director, and/or Human Resources.

Casey Family Programs prohibits retaliation against any employee who makes a good faith complaint under this policy. Any employee who believes that he/she has suffered retaliation for making a complaint under this policy should immediately contact Human Resources.