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Caseworker - Permanency Specialist II - Westmoreland County - Intensive Family Support

The Children's Institute Greensburg, PA
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14-Oct-2019, Project STAR - Other
Job Status:Full-TimeLocation:Greensburg, PA

Job Summary

Independently develops and implements service plans that promote safety, well-
being and permanency for all assigned clients.

Job Relationships

Responsible To: Manager or Supervisor as assigned

COLLABORATIONS: Family Skills Specialists, other Permanency Specialists

Workers Supervised: None

Qualifications

Education: Bachelors Degree in Social Work or related Human Service field. Masters preferred.

Licensure: None

Certification: None

Clearances: Act 73 FBI*Act 34 Criminal Clearance*Act 33 Child Clearance **For this position, clearances must be obtained prior to start date.**

**Clearances must be obtained within 30 days of hire in order to continue active employment.

Training and Experience: Minimum of one year experience working in Child Welfare.
Basic computer skills
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
Ability to manage conflict
Ability to relate well to individuals with challenging personalities
Ability to relate well to individuals with disabilities
Ability to adapt to schedule changes
Ability to make professional decisions independently in the field
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

Job Responsibilities

Develops and implements service plans that reflect the unique needs of all assigned clients in collaboration with clients, referral sources, and judicial guidelines
Assesses client needs using formal and informal evaluations, referral source recommendations, and client preferences
Transports clients to visits, medical appointments, hearings and other appointments as needed
Provides parent education to clients as needed
Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with referral sources and other social service agencies
Has familiarity with community services systems
Prepares reports as mandated by Project STAR standards and contractual requirements
Submits all reports to supervisor for review on a monthly basis
Attends, participates in, and when called upon, testifies at all relevant meetings and hearings for assigned cases as necessary
Complies with office protocol requirements including record keeping, logging, and documentation
Maintains files in accordance with Project STAR policy, contractual requirements, and DPW regulations
Attends and contributes to relevant Project STAR staff and team meetings
Works to maintain professional competence and skills through continuing education and supervision
Adheres to policies and procedures pertaining to client and family transportation
Documents daily activities in a clear, professional, and timely manner
Independently connects clients with community resources
Conducts SWAN related activities as assigned (Placement Services only)
Mentors Permanency Specialist I as needed
Assists with coverage of any and all programmatic services that pertain to Project STAR services, which includes but not limited to, Adoption, Foster Care, IFS, Visit Coaching and TTT.
Performs other duties as assigned.

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Linda Allen
[emailprotected]
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-420-2299
Please email resumes and cover letters in PDF format, or you may fax them to the number above. The Childrens Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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