Social Worker for Intensive Foster Care Program

Full time position in the Pittsfield, MA office for individual looking to help children, youth and families adjust to the challenges of the foster care system while promoting safety, well-being and permanency.

Responsibilities include training and assessing prospective foster parents; offering support and supervision of foster parents in monthly home visits and workshops; managing licensing requirements through evaluations, documentation, file maintenance and meetings with state agency; meeting, matching and placing children/youth experiencing foster care with foster families.

Other responsibilities include case management to assist in the improvement of the social, educational and emotional functioning of children/youth experiencing foster care. Visit with children/youth at their foster home or school, make referrals for services, collaborate with service providers and develop permanency plans.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and a social work license (LSWA minimum) or be eligible for licensure. Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, the ability to build rapport with children/youth and families are required. Also needed effective oral and written communication skills; time management and organizational skills; valid driver’s license, insurance & vehicle. Candidates who celebrate diversity are welcome. Sending your resume is a great start to help bring new beginnings to light for children, adults & families. Please send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email  AA/EOE

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