Upper Peninsula Family Solutions is currently seeking a Foster Care Case Specialist to join our team in Marquette, Michigan. Successful candidate will possess a human service degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or Criminal Justice. A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and auto insurance is also required. Selected individual must attend Michigan Child Welfare Institute Training, expenses will be full reimbursed by the agency.
We offer a competitive wage, with the ability to earn performance bonuses each year. The agency covers health, dental, optical, and life insurance at no cost to the employee. In addition, after one year of service, full time employees can take advantage of the agency’s 401k plan in which the agency will match up to 10% of the employees contribution. Generous PTO benefits also included.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Conduct intake assessments for children and families upon placement in foster care.
· Gather background information and meet with children and families entering care for the purpose of assessing needs and strengths.
· Develop behavior plans and provide treatment planning for foster children, biological families and foster families based on identified needs and strengths.
· Implement treatment plans for foster/biological parents and children, and ensure adherence to plan recommendations.
· Provide reunification services to families and facilitate transition into the home.
· Provide casework services to children placed in foster care under court jurisdiction due to abuse and neglect and delinquency.
· Provide casework services to youth place in care due to mental health issues through the local mental health.
· Follow all guidelines for the Licensing rules for Child Placing Agencies as outlined by the Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing.
· Act as a liaison between DHHS, attorneys, counselors, schools, foster/biological parents and youth.
· Plan and coordinate treatment of children in foster care and their biological families. Including:
Inform and consult with the supervisor in all aspects of case coordination and individual treatment,
Maintain weekly contact with children, biological parents and foster parents,
Participate in case conferences by providing case summary and current status reports,
Prepare initial and updated services plans and court reports,
testify for quarterly review hearings, dispositional hearings, and termination hearings with written recommendations to the court,
Coordinate all visitations between foster children and their biological family and provide supervision when necessary,
Secure professional assessments for diagnostic and planning purposes as required,
Help parents with referrals, appointments etc. when needed,
Keep Records at an acceptable professional level;
safeguard the legal rights of children, their families, foster families, releasing
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