At Lifespan Family Services of PA, we recognize the valuable role that caseworkers play in the lives of foster children and families. Although we may not currently have openings for caseworker positions, we are always eager to connect with individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children.
Caseworkers at our agency have a unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of children in foster care. They work closely with foster families, birth families, and various community resources to ensure the safety, well-being, and overall development of the children in our care.
While we may not have immediate openings, we encourage interested individuals to send us their resumes for future consideration. By doing so, you become part of our talent pool, and we can reach out to you when a position becomes available. We are committed to attracting dedicated professionals who are compassionate, empathetic, and possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills. A full job description can be found at the bottom of this page. If you feel you have the necessary qualifications and experience to be a caseworker, we would love to hear from you. Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in working with us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At LifeSpan Family Services of PA, we value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer. We believe in fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment that encourages personal and professional growth. We offer competitive compensation packages and opportunities for professional development to our team members. Thank you for considering LifeSpan Family Services of PA as a potential employer.
LifeSpan Family Services Caseworker Job Description:
Placement of children (0-21 years of age), case planning, referral to services as needed Case documentation, arranging and monitoring visitation, providing community information/education Home visits to assess safety and needs of children and families Participate in court proceedings Implement coordinated interventions by linking with other agencies (e.g., mental health, school, and/or medical) and general welfare services Maintaining records of children and families, meeting state and agency regulations Works within the multidisciplinary team and takes part in associated meetings Develops an agency ISP (Individualized Service Plan) Provide a full range of emergency/temporary foster care services to foster parents and children (which includes training, crisis intervention services, placement and monitoring, and transporting) Occasional on-call hours as directed Interface with all providers for the purpose of planning meetings; developing ISP’s and other required documentation Prepare monthly progress reports and other reports required by the various counties and this agency Adhere to all program and agency policies and procedures governing the objectives of the agency and foster care program; performs other duties as mutually agreed upon.
Bachelor's degree in education, medicine, or a human services field; or A bachelor’s degree in another field; or an associate's degree with equivalent experience, namely a minimum of two years working full time with children TSS, or early childhood work experience is highly prized. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with persons from various ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Must be able to use a computer to type reports and other required documentation
Must have a registered and insured vehicle in Pennsylvania Certificate of Insurance for the vehicle must be provided and updated as renewed to the agency Valid Pennsylvania Driver License Travel throughout our service area to county offices, courthouses, service providers, families, and medical, dental, vision, and mental health appointments Current Act 33 and State Police Clearances Maintain cell phone coverage On-call rotation Available to work a flexible schedule, including some limited evenings and weekends
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION:
One week of paid vacation in the first year, 5 sick days, 10 paid holidays, medical benefits, 401k, AFLAC options, mileage reimbursement, Credit Union privileges, paid training/conferences, paid travel expenses, and mileage (benefits after 90-day probation). LifeSpan Family Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, familial status, age (40 or over), or use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness, or physical disability of any individual or independent contractor or because of the disability of an individual with whom the person is known to have an association or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.