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Posted Mar 16

Caseworker

Queens, NY Full Time

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Prior Experience in casework required, child welfare a strong plus
  • Knowledge and training in working with children/adolescents & families
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record
  • Knowledge of Connections and Evolv software a plus

Brief Description of Job: Safe family reunification is the outcome we strive for, but if that’s not possible, we look for adoption, permanent family resources and/or preparation for independence. It doesn’t happen without YOU. Caseworkers are vital to our children’s experience. A dedicated Caseworker can bring stability to a child (and their family) when they need it most. This position involves frequent contact with foster children, birth to 21. Manage a caseload of approximately 10-12 cases in our Family Foster Care program. Make visits to foster homes, help children navigate their world of school, medical needs, psychological needs, family needs, etc. Input progress notes into computer. Appear in court to testify and be a voice on behalf of your client. Participate in “Family Night” - once a week where our foster children meet with birth family members and/or foster family members and have a chance to visit, play, and celebrate milestones such as birthdays. Communicate effectively with internal staff, state and governmental agencies regarding cases through established agency policies and procedures. Observe all HIPAA regulations. Accepting, affirming and non-judgement approach toward LGBTQ youth and staff is required.

Who We Are: Founded as sister orphanages in 1894 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Mary’s of the Angels Home in Syosset and Angel Guardian Home in Brooklyn, MercyFirst today offers an integrated continuum of care for children in need, from birth through adolescence, including children who have been abused and neglected; youth with serious emotional problems; teenagers and young adults who are without family; and families coping with the stress and pressures of poverty, domestic violence, mental illness, and substance abuse.

Our Mission:MercyFirst, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, inspires hope and promotes healing for children and families by providing quality human services and educational opportunities while advocating for social change.

What We Offer: We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, long term disability, and education reimbursement opportunities.We also offer paid benefits of 4 weeks’ vacation, 4 personal days, 6 sick days and 12 holidays.

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