Foster Care Social Worker

Beech Acres Parenting Center
6881 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati OH 45230

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $40,000 - $46,000
Posted Date: 06/08/2022
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Beech Acres Parenting Center is seeking a Social Worker to join our rapidly growing Foster Care & Adoption team. The Social Worker is responsible for assessing, engaging and managing a caseload of families and foster children, including coaching parents as to parenting capability, providing mental health services for children and assisting foster parents in maintaining children in foster homes, providing case services in regards to kinship care and to follow the case plan of the referral agent to reunify children with families or make other permanent plans.

Daily Responsibilities

• Completes all intake paperwork and meets with referring agencies to open cases.
• Assesses children and makes plans for their mental health needs. Works with team to understand all mental health needs and set plan for work.
• Completes assessments and follows treatment recommendations for work with families and children.
• Coaches parenting skills based on promising practices and evidence-based models.
• Coaches foster parents as to appropriate interventions and meets with children to build their capability and develop new skills.
• Assists in a support group for foster parents on a monthly basis. Support foster parents ongoing to build capability and also assess for rule violations.
• Coaches biological families on parenting skills and understanding the needs of their children during and after reunification.
• Assists in managing children in foster home settings by offering behavioral interventions.
• Provides CPST interventions to assist clients with their mental health needs and be able to bill services to the mental health board. Completes all paperwork for mental health and child welfare activities.
• Develops and facilitates the service plan with the child, foster family, bio-family and team. Communicate ongoing to treatment team to update on progress, issues, and emergencies.
• Works with kin to reunify children with families or make other permanent plans for children.
• Provides crisis support and participates in on-call coverage.
• Makes referrals needed for the care of children.
• Makes referrals as needed for parents in reducing safety factors.
• Facilitates team meetings with children, foster parents and other involved parties.
• Attends any court hearings and offer clinical advice, advocate and educate the team as to children’s progress and issues.
• Partners with contractual agents, schools and others to meet the needs of clients.
• Maintains a flexible schedule to meet the needs of clients and foster children while following all contractual and state rules around visits and monitoring.
• Keeps documentation up to date and accurate per ODMHAS, COA and ODJFS standards. Meet utilization requirements and audit thresholds.
• Attends community meetings, coordinates with funders and collaborates with team members.
• Participates in departmental events to support foster parents.

Required Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) or related area required. Must possess active Ohio LSW licensure.
• 1-3+ years of experience providing services to kids and families, preferably within Foster Care & Adoption.
• A background check and Bureau of Motor Vehicles check is required for this position.
• Must possess an active driver’s license and agency-required auto insurance.
• A passion for our mission!

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