Foster Care Resource Worker

Annie's Havens Ltd. - Durham Region, ON (29 days ago)

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Job Description

Our foster care program is regulated by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. We employ Resource Workers to maintain the records of the foster homes and of the children who reside in these homes. The Resource Worker is also responsible for working as a team with the foster parent(s), Children's Aid Service Worker, youth in care and Annie's Havens management. This team works towards developing meaningful care plans with specific goals in several aspects of the client's care (i.e. self-care, education, emotional and behavioural development, etc.).

EDUCATION

  • Social Service Work Diploma, or,
  • Bachelor of Social Work

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 3 years of social work
  • Prior experience working in child welfare

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Care Plan Reports (Plans of Care)
  • Collecting medical and educational forms from foster homes
  • Communicating with foster homes weekly by phone
  • Monthly home visits
  • Meeting with clients at least every three months for private interviews
  • Maintaining the foster home and client files in accordance with the Ministry regulations
  • Tracking goal progress
  • Use of personal vehicle for travel
  • MUST be highly organized and have schedule flexibility to attend meetings

COMPENSATION

  • $250/client/month (currently need coverage for 7 clients @ $1750/month)
  • Max. caseload of 22 (salary max. is $60,000/year)
  • $0.38/km travel (from Annie's Havens' office or own house, whichever is less)
  • $50/month towards cell phone usage

SERVICE AREA

  • 1x home in Hamilton
  • 1x home in Burlington
  • 2x homes in Mississauga (1x pending future placements)
  • 1x home in Brampton
  • 1x home in Barrie
  • 1x home in Ajax (pending future placements)

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $21,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year