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Social Worker- Permanency Specialist ~ WASHINGTON Co./ ALLEGHENY Co.

The Childrens Institute of Pittsburgh
Washington, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
​Careers at Our Amazing Place

Amazing Kids. Amazing Place. At The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh, we've built our legacy on being "amazing." After more than a century of the highest quality care and service to children and their families, we're forever proud of our team members who don't just make a career here - they make a difference.
Amazing Benefits
We're proud to offer generous benefits to our team members. Regular full-time team members are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Life insurance
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • 403b Plan-Retirement
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness program
  • Student Loan Refinancing Program
  • Employee Recognition Events
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Career development

The Permanency Specialist- Washington County independently develops and implements service plans that promote safety, well-being and permanency for all assigned clients.

Are you looking for a position where you can make a lasting impact in the lives of children? Join the team!

Job Duties

  • Develop and implement service plans that reflect the unique needs of all assigned clients in collaboration with clients, referral sources, and judicial guidelines
  • Assess client needs using formal and informal evaluations, referral source recommendations, and client preferences
  • Transport clients to visits, medical appointments, hearings and other appointments as needed
  • Provide parent education to clients as needed
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with referral sources and other social service agencies
  • Has familiarity with community services systems
  • Prepare reports as mandated by Family Support Services standards and contractual requirements
  • Submit all reports to supervisor for review on a weekly basis
  • Attend, participate in, and when called upon, testify at all relevant meetings and hearings for assigned cases as necessary
  • Comply with office protocol requirements including record keeping, logging, and documentation
  • Maintain files in accordance with Family Support Services policy, contractual requirements, and DPW regulations
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Ability to work non-traditional work hours including evenings and weekends to meet client needs


  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or relevant Human Service field required.
  • Minimum of one year experience working in Child Welfare.

Additional Requirements:

  • Act 33/34 Clearances
  • FBI Clearance
  • Valid, current driver's license and personal automobile liability insurance with a minimum of $300,000 combined single limit coverage
  • Approval to verify driving history at the time of authorization and annually; approval to verify insurance coverage at the time of authorization and semi-annually
  • Reliable automobile with current inspection
  • Ability to meet physical and mental requirements of the job

The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We serve a diverse population of children and families, and we want our workforce to reflect that same diversity. We want all interested individuals to feel welcome in applying for a career at our amazing place -we can't wait to meet you!
The Children's Institute does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, AIDS or HIV status, disability, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, union membership, or veteran/military status in employment.

The Childrens Institute of Pittsburgh


357 East Maiden Street

Washington, PA
15301 USA



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