The primary purpose of this position is to support the Social Work Division by completing paperwork and supportive services associated with policy driven and court ordered case activities. This could include paperwork and supportive activities associate with filing petitions, such as accessing all medical records, birth certificates, Medicaid cards, immunizations, and making important medical appointments for children. This position also collects samples of DNA for paternity testing, represents social workers in court date setting, conducts necessary case research, communicates with relatives regarding interest, searches for absent parents, and completes Termination of Parental Rights packets and ICPC paperwork. This could also include client related transportation and visitation.
Essential Functions of the position:
- Coordinate and perform tasks to assist the Social Work Division when a child is coming into the custody of BCDHHS.
- Collect saliva samples and complete LabCorp paperwork for DNA testing to identify relationships.
- Make collateral contacts to community agencies such as schools, doctors, and police to obtain necessary information in open cases including accessing medical records.
- Conduct federally mandated research to locate relatives and/ or absent parents to foster connections.
- Complete ICPC paperwork and Termination of Parental Rights Packets.
- Provide back-up visitation and client transportation services, when needed.
Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution; bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Skills: English/Spanish bi-lingual speakers preferred
Duties, Responsibilities, and Other Functions:
- Communicate effectively with social workers and supervisors.
- Celebrate successes and foster a culture of appreciation.
- Demonstrate the ability to be self-aware regarding personal style and seek feedback from others on how they are experienced and develop professionally based on feedback.
- Complete day sheets in a timely and effective manner, using Medicaid Administrative Claiming whenever it is appropriate to maximize reimbursement.
- Represent social workers for all divisions during Juvenile Court Calendar Call to set dates.
- Assist with transportation of kids in custody to school, visits, and doctor appointments.
- Effectively supervision visitation between children and their parents or family members including completing all required paperwork associated with the visit.
- Performs other administrative tasks, as assigned.