Family & Children's Agency

Therapeutic Foster Care Social Worker

7 days left

Location
Norwalk, Connecticut
Posted
Aug 04, 2016
Closes
Oct 03, 2016
Industry
Non-profit
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) is a leading non-profit, 501(c)(3), human service organization that is committed to increasing the social and emotional well-being of more than 11,000 individuals throughout Fairfield County and beyond. Skilled professionals serve clients in four primary service areas: children and families, youth, adults and seniors. Ninety cents of every dollar donated to FCA directly benefits those in need in our community.

Our Mission is to partner with individuals, families, organizations and communities to build better lives.

We are searching for a Therapeutic Foster Care Social Workers to join our Foster Care Program:

This is a full-time position within our Therapeutic Foster Care Program. The purpose of the program is to assure continuity of placement and provide support and case management for medically complex and therapeutic foster care families.

The Therapeutic Foster Care Social worker’s responsibilities will include supervision of foster homes in Fairfield County with SED or medically complex children. You will provide a variety of clinical assessments and supportive interventions, individualized to meet the broad needs of children and foster parents. In addition you will:

  • Assist in matching and placement of children in foster family homes;
  • Provide minimum weekly visits with child and foster family;
  • Demonstrate appreciation of cultural diversity, heritage and knowledge of cultural issues and patterns

Requirements:

  • MSW
  • Experience in child welfare
  • Flexible schedule and on-call coverage
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

We are proud to have been named by Hearst Media as a Top Medium Sized Workplace in Southern Connecticut for 2014 and 2015. We offer a competitive compensation package with benefits.

Candidates may apply by visiting the employment section of our website. Please be prepared with your cover letter and resume when you begin the application process.  http://www.familyandchildrensagency.org/employment/