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Caseworker - Social Services

Company: Four Oaks Family & Children Services
Location: Mason City
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationUS-IA-Mason City - Mason City, IAPosition TypeFull TimeEducation LevelBachelor's DegreeJob Shift1st ShiftPosition DetailsWho are we?At Four Oaks, we believe that every child needs the opportunity to succeed. It's more than our mission - it's the passion that permeates everything we do. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state's largest agencies devoted to child welfare, education, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children and families come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now. For that reason, we provide prevention, intervention and treatment programs and services.Why Work here?We are more than a team, we are family! Four Oaks understands the importance of supporting and treating one another as if they were our own family members. We believe in maintaining a healthy work/life balance while providing career paths for everyone. Our organization flourishes in an environment of equal opportunity and fair treatment for all. The effects of diversity and inclusion have created an atmosphere of positivity which connects us to the customers we serve. As a valued team member, you are eligible for:Medical, dental & vision insurance401k Retirement planGrowth & Advancement opportunitiesExcellent paid leave time package7 Paid holidays Flexible Work ScheduleBusiness casual work environmentEducational discountsFitness Center DiscountsWhat you will do?As the Caseworker you will serve as the single point of contact through Foster Family licensing, Adoptive Family approval, training, matching, and support through case closure in the assigned service area. This position also focuses on taking referrals from the Department of Human Services using a database to locate a foster family with the skills necessary to meet the needs of the child. Specific responsibilities include:Providing pre-service and/or in-service training as requested. Conducting pre-screening activities for potential foster and adoptive families. Meeting with families to assess the family environment and skills. Writing and submitting home study assessments of prospective and current foster & adoptive families, recommending licensure and/or adoption approval.Meeting contact requirements for foster families with or without child placements. Documenting family contacts as they occur.Supporting foster families to keep children stable for as long as placement is needed. Supporting permanency needs of the child/youth.Obtaining thorough referral information for children needing a family foster care match. Managing match referrals when assigned the lead, assure timely search and completion for a potential foster family and modify work strategies to meet time frames. Assessing strengths & limitations of placement options.Providing 24/7 On Call and Matching responsibilities as assigned.Collaborating with stakeholders for case management.Supporting pre-adoptive families through to adoption to assure stability.Qualifications & Program InformationWhat you need:To qualify you must possess a Bachelor's Degree in social work or a human services related field plus two (2) years of full time paid experience in child welfare or a Master's Degree in Human Services. Prior experience in working with Foster and Adoptive families is a plus! COVID-19 Precautions:Social distancing measures are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel including new hires. Apply now for immediate consideration!

Keywords: Four Oaks Family & Children Services, Rochester , Caseworker - Social Services, Other , Mason City, Minnesota

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