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Social Worker, Foster Care & Family Services

Company: Kennedy-Donovan Center
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Job Description:

Facilitate and coordinate the provision of supports and services for families and individuals with developmental disabilities. Assess individual child/youth needs, family strengths and needs, and develop safe and helping relationships with assigned individuals. Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of Treatment Plans
  • Provide ongoing supports related to achievement of Treatment Plan goals and objectives
  • Provide direct case management services for families and children
  • Provide advocacy for children and families as needed
  • Provide supportive services to foster/biological families, as well as identified children/youth
  • Collaborate with internal and external resources and community providers to ensure timely, safe and appropriate placement and services
  • Monitor placements per DCF/EEC/Kennedy-Donovan Center regulations
  • Participate in Foster Care Reviews
  • Participate in all team meetings as appropriate, i.e. Individual Education Plans, Treatment Plan meetings
  • Participate in staff meetings, group and individual supervision and case reviews
  • Comply with all Kennedy-Donovan Center, EEC and DCF documentation requirements
  • Function as a member of the foster care and family services team
  • Participate in the provision of 24-hour beeper emergency coverage, as assigned
  • Maintain compliance with all Kennedy-Donovan Center policies and procedures
  • Perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned Required Skills
    • Extensive travel required
    • Ability to sit for extended time periods
    • May be required to work some night and weekend hours At Kennedy-Donovan Center, everything that we do is tied to our mission. No matter your role at KDC, we are all working together to support individuals with developmental delays, disabilities, or family challenges to pursue their personal potential and success in the community. With over 50 years of experience in the Human Services field, we provide employees with an opportunity to join a forward-thinking agency. You can be a part of a team that provides support for over 10,000 individuals and their families every year. And our focus isn't just on empowering those we support- but at KDC our goal is to empower you. We value the opportunity to allow our employees to advance their careers by exploring opportunities available to them, all while providing you with the resources and tools you need to succeed. KDC is not just a job, it is a career- a career in which our employees are able to collaborate and learn from one another to succeed together.Requirements
      • LSW or LSWA licensure or LMHC within 6 months of hire.
      • Commitment to Family Systems focus and knowledge of Department of Children and Families system preferred. Portuguese and/or Spanish Speaking a plus. Ability to work within multiple program models.

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