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Child-Specific Social Worker ( Bilingual/ Spanish)

Children's Services of Roxbury, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization that began in 1968 as Roxbury Children's Services. In 1990, Roxbury Children's Services re-organized as Children's Services of Roxbury, Inc. (CSR) and in 2005, merged with United Homes For Children. Today, CSR strives to provide high quality services to economically disadvantaged children, youth, families, and individuals thereby promoting and strengthening family life and individual growth. The agency provides a wide spectrum of programs over four core areas of service: youth and family supports, early education and care, emergency and transitional housing, and behavioral health services. With close to 6,000 children and families served annually, 350 staff, and offices located in Roxbury, Tewksbury, Worcester and Northampton, CSR is regarded as one of the largest, minority-operated human service providers in Massachusetts.

CSR's Comprehensive Foster Care Program works to place children in stable, loving, nurturing foster homes. Our goal is to find both short-term and long-term placements for at-risk children and youth with a broad range of emotional, physical and developmental special needs. Reunification with the child's biological family is our goal. When that is not feasible, care providers and staff work together to formulate an alternate plan for permanency such as kinship care, guardianship, or adoption.

Responsibilities:
Minimum weekly face to face contact with all clients on your caseload, specifically:
•Ensuring proper medication administration
•Collecting encounter forms from medical and dental visits
•Establishing rapport with your client and assisting to build a relationship between your client and the foster family
•Conflict resolution, Bedroom/house checks,
•PAYA (with clients 14+)

Monthly (minimum) family meetings with the entire foster family, including client
Meeting DCF, CSR and DEEC policies and procedures (and general file upkeep)
Ongoing collateral Contact

Response to emergencies (during or after business hours)
•Child Crises, Conflict Resolution, Hospitalizations, Emergency Meetings, School suspensions, Police involvement, etc.

Documentation
•Virtual Gateway (Treatment Plans, Progress Reviews, Incident Reports)
•ETO (Administrative Checklists, Narratives, Monthly Reports, Incident Reports)

Requirements/Qualifications *
•Bachelor's level; and/ or 2-5 years of experience
•Must be LCSW, LSW, LSWA, or LICSW eligible
•Must have a valid driver's license without restrictions and have reliable transportation
•Must be available during business hours (M‐F, 9am - 5pm) and flexible when dealing with crises or attending meetings outside of business hours (M-F, 7am - 7pm)
•Must have excellent writing and communication skills
•Must be willing to work in collaboration with the child's entire Treatment Team, including: DCF social workers, Service Providers (therapists, physiatrists), biological families, school personnel etc. towards the goals of the child's Service Plan
•Knowledge of referral coordination to community and private/public resources a plus
•Experience in navigating any of the child-serving systems and experience advocating for children who are involved with behavioral health systems
•Must be fluent in English and Spanish.

Please email cover letter and resume to nhall@csrox.org