Foster Care Specialist job vacancy in Catholic Charities West Michigan – Jobs in Benton Harbor, MI 49022


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Job Details
Company Name :
Catholic Charities West Michigan
Company Location :
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Job Position :
Foster Care Specialist
Job Category :
Jobs in Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Job Description :
Are you passionate about discovering new ways to help empower people and make a difference in their lives?
If you’ve got what it takes to support us in our mission to provide help and create hope through innovative, collaborative, and diverse programs within the community, then we’ve got the right opportunity for you.
About Catholic Charities West Michigan
Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM) is a community-based agency providing programs in Western Michigan and offering a variety of services in family preservation, behavioral health, child welfare, and community outreach.
CCWM is committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all staff are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.
CCWM encourages persons of diverse backgrounds and faiths to apply for employment.
Some of the perks working as a Foster Care Specialist:
Hybrid remote working after initial training
Supportive and Team Orientated Work Climate
Professional Development
Employee Referral Program
Total rewards package
Employee Assistance Program
A typical day in the life as a Foster Care Specialist:
Serving a caseload of foster children, their birth families, and their licensed or unlicensed caregivers across Michigan
Providing or referring the children and their birth families to services based on a structured assessment of the children and their birth family
Maintaining regular contacts
Coordinating services with staff and families
Participates in on-call placements and emergency services
Drives and transports as needed
What are we looking for?
Knowledge of the Michigan courts or possesses the ability to successfully interact with court personnel and appointed attorneys.
Ability to utilize the DHHS computer systems and other computer systems required by contract.
Knowledge and ability of strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work with difficult individuals.
Knowledge and ability of strong engagement skills, coping skills and patience for difficult situations.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to relate to diverse populations and cultures while communicating with clients and the public in a courteous and effective manner.
Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.
This position works within the child welfare arena to find permanency for children residing in foster care. This person will work with children, caregivers, birth parents, the Courts, and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to collaborate and create a permanency goal most appropriate for each child.
Employment Qualifications:
Education:
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or a Human Service related area as specified by MSA and BCAL rules..
Experience:
A minimum of three years of related experience in the field of Human Service, Child Welfare experience preferred. .
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
None required.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Our Mission
In the spirit of our Catholic tradition, we lead our diverse communities with hope and compassion by offering innovative, collaborative programs. Through our team of highly trained employees, dedicated volunteers and generous community, we deliver the highest quality social services.
Our Vision
Following in the footsteps of Christ, we are the leaders in empowering people to achieve their God given potential by providing help and creating hope.
Our Values
Compassion
Collaboration
Compliance
Service to All People
Sanctity of All Life
CCWM is an equal opportunity employer, subject to all federal and state laws as applicable to a religious Agency
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $40,192.00 – $42,940.00 per year
Benefits:
401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Parental leave
Professional development assistance
Referral program
Retirement plan
Vision insurance
Schedule:
Day shift
Education:
Bachelor’s (Required)
Experience:
Child welfare: 1 year (Preferred)
License/Certification:
Michigan driver’s license w/o restrictions (Preferred)
Work Location: One location

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