Resource Family Support Services – Foster Care

Posted 2 years ago

Face-to-face home-based casework services to preserve, support, and stabilize foster family home placements, and to promote the well-being of children, youth, and families. Home based caseworker will provide any combination of the following kinds of services to the families as approved by DCS/Probation:

  • Home visits
  • Coordination of services
  • Conflict management
  • Emergency/crisis services
  • Child development education
  • Developmental/behavioral effects of trauma education
  • Parenting education/training
  • Parent training with children present
  • Monitor progress of parenting skills
  • Family communication
  • Foster family support
  • Community service information
  • Community referrals and follow-up
  • Develop structure/time management
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) support

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Sociology, or licensed Bachelor Degree Social Worker or licensed Social Worker with a Baccalaureate Degree (A license is required unless a statutory licensure exemption in IC 25-23.6-4-2(a) is met).
  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work; OR Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a directly related human services field as evidenced by the completion of a minimum of 39 semester/58 quarter hours in the following coursework:
    • Human Growth and Development
    • Social and Cultural Foundations
    • Lifestyle and Career Development
    • Sexuality
    • Gender and Sexual Orientation
    • Ethnicity, Race, Status, and Culture
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Social Work
    • Criminology
    • Ethics and Philosophy
    • Physical and Behavioral Health
    • Family Relationships
    • Advocacy and Mediation
    • Case Management
    • Resources and Systems
    • Social Policy
    • Community Planning and Relations
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Substance Use
    • Counseling and Guidance
    • Educational Studies
  • Other non-Human Service related Bachelor’s degrees will be accepted:
    • Minimum of two years-experience providing a service to families that need assistance in the protection and care of their children and/or providing skills training, development, and habilitation.
    • Experience gained by an employee in which the employee was not qualified to complete the work at the current or previous employer does not count toward the required two (2) year experience in combination with a Bachelor’s degree.

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