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Childrens Services Specialist 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Description

Needed for full-time, temporary hire.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems, to determine what services are required to meet their needs.

  • Serve as liaison/advocate between client and foster parents, health specialists, school staff, District of Columbia and immigration courts, and other service providers

  • Maintain case history records and prepare reports

  • Develop and review service plans in consultation with clients, and perform follow-ups assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.

  • Arrange for medical, psychiatric, and other tests that may disclose causes of difficulties and indicate remedial measures.

  • Assist with placing clients in foster homes, institutions, or medical treatment centers if and when needed.

  • Refer clients to community resources for services

 
Position Requirements

Requires:

  • Knowledge or understanding of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program

  • Master’s degree (MSW) from an accredited college or university; LMSW/LGSW in DC or MD.

  • Culturally competent: experience with different cultures, religions, and nationalities.

  • Knowledge of trauma based practices and working with youth

  • Experience in family therapy and/or trauma informed therapy.

  • 2 plus years of experience in child welfare

  • 2 plus years of experience in the foster care system

 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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