Foster Care Social Worker - KZ

Family & Children Services Kalamazoo , MI 49001

Posted 2 weeks ago

Be a Source of Hope

Family & Children Services has been a source of hope for our community's most vulnerable citizens for more than 115 years. This hope is embodied in our mission "to support, strengthen, and preserve the safety, well-being, and dignity of children, individuals, and families" and is delivered every day by our dedicated, experienced, and compassionate staff members.

We're looking for people who want to join us and be a source of hope. That hope could be you.

Summary:

This position provides direct service to both legal families and foster children and their licensed or unlicensed caregivers. Duties are varied and include tasks from transporting clients and overseeing parenting time, to assisting in case related activities such as case management and assessment of family situations. Responsibilities include conducting Family Team Meetings, service planning and documentation, report writing, testifying in court and provision of services with a team approach.

Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in a Human Services field required. Two (2) years related training/experience in working with families involved in the child welfare system, general understanding of childhood development preferred.

Experience working with diverse economic and cultural populations. Strong communication skills with the ability to motivate and/or influence people and an awareness of the importance of cultural differences within service populations required.



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Foster Care Social Worker - KZ

Family & Children Services