Child Welfare Social Work - The Children's Center

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Detroit, MI

Working in Child Welfare can be rewarding and very heart wrenching at times.  It is a joy helping others because it absolutely requires one to give of themselves to help another.  You will find you get more out of it then you realize.  

Child Welfare Social Work is a field of social work that involves making sure children’s needs are taken care of.  You will be assisting children and families in need of assistance and support.  Working here at The Children’s Center of Wayne county allows you to be flexible in your schedule, the opportunity to obtain a wealth of trainings/workshops and being supported by a “Can Do Attitude” environment.   

Does this sound like a position for you?

To qualify for this position you will need:

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following fields required: Behavioral Science, Community Services, Counseling (Psychology), Criminal Justice (Administration), Early Childhood Studies, Family Ecology, Family Life Education, Family Studies, Family and/or Child Development, Guidance/School Counseling, Human Development and Family Studies, Human Services, Psychology, Social Work or Sociology
  • Prior child welfare experience in foster care or adoption case work preferred
  • CWTI training or certificate preferred
  • Knowledge or experience working with the agency’s target population and knowledge of social problems and concerns of our families
  • You must be able to provide proof of having a current, valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and current automobile insurance.
  • If the position requires it, you must be able to provide proof of having a current, valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and current automobile insurance 

Some of the responsibilities of this position are:

  • Assess the client/family at established intervals to (1) determine if their family reunification plan has changed, (2) evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment plan in meting pre-determined goals and (3) determine if services continue to be beneficial for the client.  Revise goals and/or plan of services accordingly
  • Develop with the client/family and other service providers a treatment plan and service delivery plan based on needs identified, available community resources and financial resources of the client
  • Monitor foster homes at a minimum of once a month to ensure that proper care is being provided for the children, and that risk to children, youths, and families served are minimized

While you are taking care of our clients, we want to take care of you!  TCC offers a Comprehensive Benefits Package including:

  • Medical & prescription coverage with a minimal employee contribution
  • 100% employer paid dental & vision coverage for all full-time staff members & eligible dependents. 
  • Employee life insurance & optional dependent life insurance
  • Accident & critical illness insurance
  • 403(b) thrift plan with employer match after 1 year; fully vested after 2 years
  • Employee assistance program
  • Continuing education & full licensure stipend
  • Longevity pay after 3 years
  • 160 hours of paid time off your 1styear, 200 hours your 2ndyear, up to 280 hours
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Approved site for the National Health Services Corps

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. 

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