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Child Welfare Specialist. CUA 3

Company: PeopleShare Inc
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:



Position Summary
This is human services case management work at the full performance level. An employee in this position performs a variety of counseling, referral, placement and/or adoptive functions related to services for children and youth. Work includes performing case management activities, assessing client and family needs, developing an appropriate service and/or treatment plan, developing group activities, providing on-going counseling and referral services and/or determining appropriate placement actions. This work requires the employee to perform social service functions of an advanced nature involving independent judgment and a significant understanding and application of professional principles and CUA standards. Contact with individuals, their families, representatives of various private and public welfare agencies, representatives of professional and community groups, and the general public is of major significance to the work. Work is performed under the general supervision of a technical superior.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:
the principles, practices and techniques of case work as applied in child welfare
the laws, regulations and rules governing the provision of social services to individuals in child welfare
philosophy and objectives underlying social services in child welfare
functions and resources of public and private welfare and related agencies in child welfare
current social, economic and health programs appropriate for the population served
theories, principles and techniques of working with individuals with severe emotional, mental, and social problems
the causes of social maladjustment and other social factors which necessitate the placement of children and youth
concepts and methods utilized in the prevention of self-destructive behaviors
Proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.

Ability to:
observe, recognize, analyze and report on individual's behavioral, attitudinal, emotional and social problems, and develop a plan for their resolution
establish rapport and cooperative relationships with individuals with social and emotional problems
plan and implement group activities based on the assessed needs of participants
establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private social service officials, representatives of community organizations, associates and the general public
prepare a variety of written reports
present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
Use personal computers and relevant software packages and applications comparable to Word, Excel, Access and Power Point

Minimum Acceptable Training and Experience
Must have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field including but not limited to sociology, psychology, counseling, criminal justice, education, divinity, or public health administration. Candidates with a degree in an unrelated field require a minimum of four years' experience working in child, youth, and family serving systems and an approved waiver from the Department of Human Services.

Licenses, Registrations and/or Certificates
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (or state of residence) prior to appointment and during tenure of employment.

Background Checks
A background check will be completed for all potential hires to verify education, employment history, and vehicular and traffic history (PA Driver Information or other state driver information if applicable.

The employee in this position must pass a PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, and PA Child Abuse Clearance dated no later than 60 days from the start date. No employee is permitted to be alone with a child or youth until all clearances are received.

Keywords: PeopleShare Inc, Philadelphia , Child Welfare Specialist. CUA 3, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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