Foster Care Case Worker

Job Description

We are seeking a full time Case Worker for our Foster Care Program  based at our main campus in Plymouth Meeting.

                 The caseworker for Foster Care works to support children’s stability and success while they reside in our licensed therapeutic foster homes. 

                 Analyzes children’s behavior within the context of the Silver Springs’ Trauma Recovery Model; develops, implements, and monitors a treatment/service plan for each child.

                 Provides goal-directed services for each child and family. These interventions are to include skills of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) and planning; and use of empathy, true listening, reframing, de-escalation, modeling therapeutic interventions and negotiation skills.

                 Supports and monitors the treatment parent’s compliance with the DPW 3700 regulations governing family treatment care, and facilitates and implements discharge and aftercare planning.; completes annual recertification evaluation and home safety checks of the treatment home

                 Develops and maintains appropriate case documentation regarding progress notes for all face-to-face and contact notes, service plans, and assessments in compliance with all regulatory and contract requirements.

                 Acts as lead resource to provide emergency and crisis intervention services as crises arise; assesses child’s safety and stability in the placement setting and arranges for appropriate additional assessments or changes in placement location where indicated.

                 Meets weekly with supervisor to review each child's, family's, and treatment parent(s)' adjustments, problems, and progress; discusses plans for service/ treatment interventions; provides follow-through on action steps developed. 

Job Requirements

  • B.S. or B.A. degree in a human service field
  • 3 years plus related experience working with children and families. .
  • Act 33 Child Abuse, PA and federal criminal clearances.

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