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Intensive Foster Care Case Worker - Bilingual

CSR's Intensive 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+)
•Case management

Monthly (minimum) family meetings with the entire foster family, including client

Scheduling of and Attendance and Participation in meeting regulations
•Help to coordinate six-week placement meetings (typically scheduled by Service Coordinator)
•Ensure quarterly reviews are scheduled consistently for all clients on your caseload
•Foster Care Reviews
•School Meetings
•Psychiatrist, therapy, medical and dental appointments as needed

Ongoing collateral Contact
•DCF Social Worker
•Lead Agency Service Coordinator
•Service Providers (Physiatrists, therapists, daycare, afterschool program, etc.)
•School administrators

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

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

Meeting DCF, CSR and DEEC policies and procedures (and general file upkeep)
•Referral Information (Birth Certificate and Assessments)
•Child Placement Agreements with all appropriate signatures (DCF Social Worker, Family Resource, Foster Parent)
•Grievance Policy
•Medical Information (MassHealth Card, Medical Passport, Encounter Forms)
•Legal documentation and correspondence
•Release of Information

Other Expectations :
•Weekly participation in supervision and unit meetings; Monthly participation in department meetings rotating between Roxbury and Tewksbury offices
•Professionalism and a positive attitude across settings
•Appropriate boundaries and work ethic

Qualifications:
•Bachelor's level; and 2 years of experience in the field
Must be fluent in English and Spanish.
•Must be licensed or license eligible at the LSWA, LSW, LCSW, LICSW, LMHC, or LMFT level
•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 have typing skills and experience with Microsoft Office
•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

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

This position requires driving to clients' homes, schools, and other sites, and includes driving with children in the car. May require installing a child's car seat in a vehicle.

Must be fluent in English and Spanish.

About Children's Services of Roxbury

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.

To apply contact Natasha Hall at nhall@csrox.org.