Foster Care and Adoption Support Caseworker

Lutheran Services in Iowa

"LSI is there to build up and encourage families and individuals, so they can experience a healthy life." Dawn, LSI Foster Care and Adoption Service Area Leader If you have a passion for making a positive change in your community, LSI is looking for you. The LSI Foster Care and Adoption team is looking for a compassionate, dedicated full-time Support Caseworker to make an impact in the lives of Iowa children and families in Orange City and surrounding area (Plymouth and Sioux counties) and the surrounding area. As part of the LSI team, it is our job and our privilege to walk alongside the families we serve and empower them toward success. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. DUTIES The Support Caseworker is the single point of contact for foster and adoptive families in their area. Families rely on them to answer questions, concerns, or needs they may have. The Support Caseworker is responsible for providing ongoing, proactive support in these areas: - Recruitment - Inquiry - Training - Licensing - Matching - Placement support - Following the child leaving the home The Support Caseworker must provide all services in a culturally competent manner. In addition, the person in this role will collaborate with a team to match the best home for each child entrusted into our care. The Support Caseworker will be responsible for completing home study renewals and updates for currently licensed resource families within a set timeline. This role must also participate in an on-call rotation, as required. This position requires the individual to be familiar with all licensing and adoption rules through the Iowa Department of Human Services and the Iowa Code. To best serve our Iowa families, some travel to homes across western Iowa may be required. SALARY AND BENEFITS In addition to joining a family of caring teammates, you'll also enjoy a competitive salary and benefit package at LSI, including a 401(k), paid time off, and health, dental, life, and vision insurance.

Desired Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS Qualified applicants must have one of the following: - A Bachelor's degree in Social Work - A Bachelor's degree in a Social Work-related field with a minimum of two years experience within the child welfare field as a worker or foster parent In order to improve family retention, the Support Caseworker must have the ability to communicate effectively and possess the skills, energy, and desire to collaborate with foster and adoptive families with children in their care. This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record, and the ability to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, the Sex Offender registry, and the criminal history check. Are you ready for the most challenging and rewarding adventure of your life? Join our LSI team today!

Application Instructions:

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Location: Orange City, IA

Open: Thursday July 7th

Close: Sunday August 7th 2022

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