LSI is seeking a Full time Support Caseworker to provide services in our Foster Care and Adoption program in Woodbury and possibly surrounding counties in the Sioux City area.
The Support Caseworker is the single point of contact for their assigned Resource families for their questions, concerns and needs. They are responsible for providing on-going proactive support to families throughout all aspects of recruitment, inquiry, training, licensing, matching, placement support and following the child leaving the home.
Must provide services in a culturally competent manner. In addition, the Support Caseworker will work closely with the matching staff to match the best home for each child. Will complete home study renewals and updates for currently licensed resource families within project timelines.
This position requires the individual to be very familiar with all licensing rules and adoption rules through the Department of Human Servies and the Iowa Code. Must participate in an on-call rotation, as required.
Applicants must be willing to travel when needed to cover service area.
Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:
A Bachelor's degree in social work.
A Bachelor's degree in a social work related field and a minimum of two years experience within the child welfare field as a worker or foster parent.
We are looking for an individual who has the ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, and possesses the skills, energy, and desire to reach out on a regular basis to foster/adoptive families with placements in order to improve retention.
At LSI, competitive compensation goes far beyond an hourly rate. For eligible employees, LSI pays for a portion of employee health premiums, offers a monthly wellness discount on health insurance premiums, and contributes to your health savings account each pay check.
LSI will reimburse you for mileage, offer a 401k match contribution, and provide ongoing professional development training. In addition LSI offers a generous paid time off package. As a non-profit employer many employees also can qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.
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