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    Caseworker

    Little Flower Children and Family Services

    Brooklyn, NY

    Job Description:

    Little Flower Children and Family Services is seeking to hire Full-Time Caseworkers for our Brooklyn Heights location. Position Summary: Performs professional level casework duties in providing services for children, biological, and foster parents or planning resources under the care of the agency; performs related work as required in providing permanency planning to expedite safe discharge of children from the foster care system. Performs both field and office work in handling a caseload for the agency. Depending on the area of assignment, the employee may be required to use his or her own vehicle in carrying out field assignments. Work involves gathering information and providing services to meet clients' needs, focusing on permanency planning; dealing with governmental and community agencies; counseling individuals and transmitting information on cases through completion of agency and governmental documents. Work is reviewed through conferences with a Casework Supervisor. Responsibilities: • Investigates cases referred to the agency to determine need and proper method of care; interviews the individual, the family, community and governmental agency personnel, and any other resource person who might provide information necessary for a proper psycho-social diagnostic evaluation and the preparation of a treatment plan; works with other divisions of the agency to evaluate the progress of cases and to carry out the treatment plan. • Works with public welfare agencies; the courts, and others to assist individuals with financial, legal, medical, and personal problems. • Attends periodic staff conferences; confers with supervisors weekly and as needed; prepares dictation, reports, and correspondence on assigned cases and maintains records of the status of each case through established channels. • Expected to respond to case emergencies after hours or on weekends. • All progress notes and FASP will be recorded online in Connections by the caseworker. • The supervisor must review the progress notes, to determine clarity, no later than 5 days after it was received from the worker. If acceptable, the supervisor will approve the progress note and it becomes final. If the progress note is not clear, the supervisor must meet with the caseworker. The caseworker must make the necessary corrections and return the corrected progress note to the supervisor for further review. The corrections must be submitted to the Supervisor, no later than 3 days after the supervisor requested the corrections. The supervisor must review the corrected progress note no later than 3 days after it is received. • When a caseworker is going on vacation, progress notes for all events must be submitted to supervisor by 5:00 PM, 2 weekdays before vacation begins. • The Director will monitor the timeliness of progress notes and the review process. • Caseworkers, Supervisors, Directors, and Secretaries will attend all mandated trainings regarding case recording. • Supervisors will schedule weekly conferences with caseworkers to specifically discuss each case and to review caseworkers’ interventions. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Good knowledge of the principles and practices of social casework. • Good knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing the care and treatment of children. • Experience related to services to families and children, preferably medical or child welfare related • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to effectively provide direction and counseling to clients and maintain all required documentation. • Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, relatives, and other individuals and to obtain and verify information needed through interviews and investigation. • Ability to prepare clear, accurate, and comprehensive case records and to reach logical conclusions based on pertinent regulations and information. Minimum Qualifications • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field (Human Services, Psychology, or Sociology). To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to: Brooklyn-jobs@lfchild.org Fax to: Human Resources Department Attn: Germain Tillery (718) 260-8863

    EOE

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

    Contact Information:

    Germain Tillery
    Little Flower Children and Family Services
    Tilleryg@lfchild.org
    186 Joralemon Street

    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    Phone: 718 875 3500