- Time Category: Full Time
- Entry Wage: 16.75
- Job Location: Washington, PA
- 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
M-F 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Evening and Weekend hours as needed)
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
- Regular and reliable attendance is essential.
- Possess working knowledge of the agency and the programs’ organizational structure and procedures.
- Implement assigned SWAN Units of Service as described by SWAN benchmarks.
- Attend program meetings as requested by supervisor or program director.
- Represent Blueprints and various programs within the social services community and serves as a liaison in collaborative agency efforts.
- Maintain a caseload of 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.
- Monitor client’s progress according to the individual service plan through regular client contact and schedule progress conferences to collaborate with all clients and significant others regarding client progress and placement recommendations for continuing client care or propose revisions in service plan when deemed appropriate.
- Write and submit the required reports in a timely basis and maintain additional contact to inform the referring agency of a client’s progress as needed.
- Attend court hearings and meetings scheduled by the referring agency pertaining to clients.
- Available on 24-hour call for emergency and crisis intervention rotation.
- 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.
- Assist supervisor with training of foster parents and the development and continuation of monthly foster parent support groups.
- Maintain face-to-face contact with each client on assigned caseload as required by regulations, agency policy, and assigned by supervisor.
- Re-evaluate current foster homes on a yearly basis as assigned by supervisor.
- 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.
- Provide in home training to foster families as assigned by supervisor.
- Assist with additional caseload, participate in recruitment of foster parents, and provide supportive services to birth families of clients as needed.
- Some evening and weekend hours required.
How to Apply
You must submit an application to be considered for employment. Use the Apply button on this page, or download an application to fill in offline. Submit the application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or mail it to:
Attn: HR Generalist/Recruiter
150 West Beau Street, Suite 304
Washington, PA 15301
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.
Employment Eligibility Verification
U.S. Law requires that, if hired, you must furnish within 72 hours of starting work documents listed on the I-9 Form. One (1) document from List A or one (1) document from List B and one (1) document from List C. Some of these documents include but are not limited to:
- 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.