TFI Family Connections LLC
JOB TITLE: Foster Care Worker
I. POSITION PURPOSE
Promotes the well-being of children in the Foster Care Program, participates in staff meetings and trainings and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in providing foster care services. Manages a caseload of Foster Care placements. Performs the following duties directly.
II. NATURE AND SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Manages a caseload of Foster Care placements.
Assess the need for placement, safety, family strengths and needs, and placement resources for the child and care provider/kinship caregivers.
Plans for and facilitates permanency and assists care providers and kinship caregivers in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in their care.
Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing foster care services/support.
Provides information to the responsible agency on all matters related to the child, as required.
Assists in the recruitment, training and licensing of care providers.
Attends case planning conferences at required intervals.
Conducts care provider home visits.
Provides 24 hour, on-call support to care providers. Provides crisis intervention, when required.
Coordinates community resources for the benefit of children served by the Foster Care Program.
Accomplishes placement of children in properly trained and licensed homes.
Coordinates with intake and other appropriate staff on the placement of children.
Completes documentation and forwards reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content.
Coordinates with the Agency’s licensing staff to ensure regulatory compliance by care providers. Reviews and monitors current licensing standards with care providers.
Coordinates with Agency program staff, and staff from external public and private agencies, on the delivery of services to children and families.
Will be required to drive personal or agency vehicle while transporting children or conducting agency business. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must meet agency underwriting standards while driving agency vehicles and/or transporting clients.
Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position.
Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions.
Develops, promotes and practices teamwork in all activities.
Other duties may be assigned.
No direct supervisory responsibilities.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, care providers or regulatory agencies.
Ability to effectively present information to management and public groups.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Familiarity with computers and their capabilities.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical
or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance; and stoop or kneel. The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and be able to obtain a license therefore.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
V. WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
VI. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Promotes the well being of children in the Foster Care Program.
Assists in the recruitment, training and certification of care providers.
Participates in staff meetings and training and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in providing foster care services.
Manages a caseload of Foster Care placements.