Family Reunification Worker (multiple ongoing hourly openings)
Special Foster Care provides temporary, quality, family settings for children with special needs. The program serves children from birth through age eighteen who have emotional, behavioral, physical or developmental needs that cannot be met in their own homes. Northern Virginia Family Service social workers carefully match each child with an appropriate, trained foster family.
Social Workers provide case management services to refugee and immigrant children who are referred for resettlement or are in federal custody and their sponsors, in coordination and collaboration with the referring agency and in compliance with federal, state, and agency standards; the incumbent serves as an advocate and liaison for and on behalf of client. This position entails conducting suitability assessments of the sponsor’s homes, developing treatment plans, providing clinical consultation regarding behavioral and mental health issues, interfacing with collateral providers and linking clients with resources. Work hours for this position will vary week to week, being anywhere from 0 – 20 hours per week.
Essential job responsibilities include:
- Complete home assessments to address the reason for referral and the appropriateness of the potential placement of the minor in the sponsor’s home.
- Conduct ongoing assessment of the minor’s home environment and suitability of placement.
- Manage a small caseload of minors/sponsors and develop treatment and service plans based on information gathered from assessments, evaluations, and observations.
- Ensure minors receive community-based care that focuses on school enrollment, health care, home adjustment, safety and permanency, and legal issues.
- Make referrals to other services as specified in the treatment plan and work with other community providers to provide collaborative services to the child/family.
- Collaborates with referring agency worker and serves as liaison with other community agencies and collateral service providers for service planning and coordination.
Education and experience required:
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a field related to Social Work and one (1) year of experience providing case work services to children and families OR a BA in any field plus two (2) years experience in providing case work services to children and families
- Prefer Master’s Degree with two (2) years related work experience in case management, child development, working with families and therapeutic services
- Oral and written proficiency in English, with proficiency in Spanish preferred
In addition, this position requires:
- Own transportation
- Clean DMV record
- Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel locally up to 5 days/week
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
- Successful completion of background checks required upon hire
This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified.
This is an hourly, non-benefited position.
Please email letter of intent and resume to:
Northern Virginia Family Service
Attn: Human Resource Department
10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 100
Oakton, VA 22124
Who to Contact
- Email Your Resume
(no phone calls please)