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|Job Function||Social Work-Therapeutic Foster Care|
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Therapeutic Foster Care – Family Consultant Position
This position is advanced social work practice serving as the practical leader of the TFC Team composed of the child, birth family (as appropriate), TFC parent, TFC supervisor and other team members. This position requires the development of expertise in the areas of both the child welfare/and mental health systems, proficiency in evidenced-based practices including wrap around services, knowledge and experience in clinical and case management services to children and their families. This position entails managing a case load of up to 8 youths. Day to day responsibilities include formulating youth assessments, writing treatment plans, progress notes and other clinical documentations, in-home consultations including case management tasks that involve collaboration between legal, medical, education, behavioral, home and community domains.
This position is generally a full time week-day functioning job with hours that are flexible to meet the needs of the children and families. Evenings and weekend work may meet the needs of the children and families. This position is a salaried position, thus the employee completes their weekly hours for the job when all deadlines for that week are met.
Education– A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work from a social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or closely related field of study. Social work licensing credential is highly preferred. Experience related to children, youth and families may substitute for a field of study. A student internship may be included as part of years’ experience especially if done in a child and family setting. A minimum of three years’ experience in providing services to children and families is desirable. In addition to the above requirements, direct experience working with emotionally challenged youth in a treatment or educational setting is desirable.
Knowledge and Skills– Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills are essential. Must be able to lead through personal influence and relationship more than formal authority. Familiarity with crisis intervention strategies is needed, and strong skills in applied behavior analysis, planning and social skill training procedures are essential (these skills may be acquired through training). Employee is expected to value and respect the strengths of cultures different from one’s own (staff development around diversity issues may be acquired through training). Employee must maintain vehicle liability insurance, a valid state driver’s license, and a good driving record. Employee will have good oral, written and computer skills.