• Time Category: Full Time
  • Entry Wage: 17.08
  • Job Location: Parkersburg, WV
  • Reports to: Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor degree in social work or related field.
  • Caseworker II & III: Bachelor degree in Social Work or a related field with 2+ years’ experience working with children and families or Master’s degree in Social Work or related field

 WORK WEEK:

  • Monday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM with non-traditional work hours

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Regular and reliable attendance is essential.
  • Possess working knowledge of the agency and the foster care program’s organizational structure, goals and procedures.
  • Maintain a caseload of 8-15 clients; establish positive relationships with each client and foster family; and ensure all program and treatment goals are being addressed and attained.
  • Develop and implement an individual service plan for each assigned client through collaboration with foster care staff and placing agency representative. Complete any corresponding written documentation and billings pertaining to this activity.
  • Monitor client’s progress according to the ISP through regular client contact, schedule progress conferences to collaborate with all clients and significant others regarding client progress, place recommendations for continuing client care or propose revisions in service plan when deemed appropriate.
  • Responsible to complete, and submit and file , all necessary written documentation for the client file including but not limited to: intake documentation, case notes, visitation documentation, monthly progress reports for the referring agency, and assessments on a timely basis and maintain additional contact to inform the referring agency of a client’s progress as needed.
  • Responsible to assist with adoption paperwork and corresponding court hearings as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Attend court hearings and meetings scheduled by the referring agency pertaining to clients.
  • Available for 24 hour on call for emergency and crisis intervention.
  • Develop a working knowledge of other community agencies, and their services, for the purpose of assessing a client’s suitability for services through these agencies.
  • Maintain a minimum of bi-weekly face-to-face contact with each client on assigned caseload.
  • Understand and maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and professional credentialing standards for foster care. Understand and maintain compliance with agency policies.
  • Additionally, depending on the referring agency, current personnel, and other varying factors caseworkers may be required to assist with additional caseload, participate in recruitment of foster parents, and provide visitation services to natural families of clients.
  • Perform such other duties as assigned by supervisor or executive director.
  • Some evening and weekend hours required.
  • Blueprints CASEWORKER III: Additional Essential Functions
    • Assists peers in decision making process
    • Assists in mentoring new staff and peers
    • Can temporarily assign tasks in absence of supervisor

 


How to Apply

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Blueprints
Attn: HR Generalist/Recruiter
150 West Beau Street, Suite 304
Washington, PA 15301

Clearances/Licenses

In completing our application form, you acknowledge that employment with Blueprints may subject you to the following checks:

  • FBI Criminal History Check
  • Pennsylvania &/or West Virginia State Criminal History Check
  • Pennsylvania &/or West Virginia Child Abuse/CPS History Check
  • Pennsylvania &/or West Virginia Disclosure Statements
  • Sex Offender Registry Check
  • Physical and TB
  • Employment Reference Checks
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Motor Vehicle Record
  • Medicaid Screenings
  • National Sex Offender Registry Screening

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blueprints adheres to its Affirmative Action Policy providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and future applicants. We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. We also comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any lawful criteria.

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  • Card issued by the Federal, State, or Local Government showing your identity
  • Driver’s License or State Issued Photo I.D. Card
  • School Photo I.D. Card
  • U.S. Passport
  • Voter Registration
  • U.S. Military Card or Other Draft Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Certificate of Birth
  • Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security

Blueprints is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities.  Applicants and employees with disabilities must meet the qualification standards that are job-related and consistent with business necessity and must be able to perform the “essential functions” of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.   To discuss or request a disability accommodation contact a representative of the HR Office by calling 724-225-9550 ext. 477.