The Social Worker for the Innovative Family Connections Program is responsible for the coordination of services and care for children residing in Foster Care homes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides bi-monthly home visits to children residing in Foster homes.
Ensures that children’s physical, medical, educational and therapeutic service needs are appropriately met.
Ensures that each child has an appropriate permanency plan and that every team member is working together to reach the permanency goal.
Conducts functional family assessments in order to develop case plans and family case plans based on the needs of the child.
Writes court reports and makes verbal presentations in court.
Ensures that all court orders are met.
Ensures that the birth families’ needs are being met and that the children are visiting when appropriate.
Ensures that all documentation in FACES is accurate and timely.
In conjunction with Foster parents, referring agency, outside providers and child, develops and updates individualized treatment plans and behavior management plans
Assists Foster parents with in-home implementation of individualized treatment plans and provides crisis intervention services as needed.
Through regular home visits, ensures that all contracted services are being provided by Foster parent and that the child is residing in a normalized environment.
Coordinates monthly full-day recreation activity for youngsters. Keeps apprised of the therapeutic progress of all youngsters in care, complete appropriate documentation and ensures that case records are complete and up to date. Provides on-call coverage.
Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties as may be assigned
Minimum Position Requirements:
MSW, LGSW required for both DC and Maryland jurisdictions
Comprehensive working knowledge in the areas of child or adolescent therapy, treatment planning, behavior management, and human growth and development.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits
Internal Number: 101010
About The National Center for Children and Families
Originally founded in 1915 as an orphanage for 14 children in Washington, DC, the National Center for Children and Families (formerly the Baptist Home for Children), is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children in desperate need. In 1924, NCCF moved to its present home – a 140-acre farm in Bethesda, Maryland. Following World War II, NCCF sold all but 13 acres of the farm to generate needed revenue. Today, NCCF is driven by a great sense of community responsibility, serving over 2,000 children, youth and families annually who have been victimized by abuse and/or neglect, domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and other societal issues.