SW I/A&T – Foster Care
Family and Children’s Services
April 3, 2022
Posted March 24, 2022
Alamance County Social Services
319 N. Graham-Hopedale Road
Job Purpose The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate and deliver services to children for whom the agency has legal responsibility. The Foster Care social worker works to achieve timely permanence for each child in the legal custody of the agency. In order to do this, services must be delivered to families in an effort to reunite the family or seek other alternative permanent arrangements. The permanent plan must be in the best interest of the child and based upon the parents' adherence to the case plan developed to alleviate the safety issues. Responsibilities
- Responsible for analyzing child(ren) and family needs based off of ongoing assessments by developing, implementing and monitoring a treatment/service plan for each child during the life of the case.
- Responsible for educating the family about the purpose and process of a Child and Family team meeting and ensuring that an effective and obtainable case plan is developed by the team.
- Provides assistance to the family in identifying supportive relationships that can assist them throughout the foster care process.
- Responds to a myriad of requests from all areas of child welfare including: follow-up home visits for assessments, in-home services and foster care cases.
- Transports clients safely and responsibly.
- Prepares investigative reports for the court, case record, narratives for all contacts made during the investigation and treatment plans effectively and efficiently.
- Provides goal-directed services for each child and family. These interventions are to include skills of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) and planning; and use of empathy, true listening, reframing, de-escalation, modeling therapeutic interventions and negotiation skills.
- Responsible for court preparation and testimony as an expert witness for court cases and hearings.
- Works with a population of the public who at times may not agree with the laws, rules or policies of the process or the program and must motivate and interact for the safety of all involved.