Foster Care Social Worker-Schoharie

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth
Job Description
As a Foster Care Social Worker at Berkshire, you are responsible for leading the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical treatment services to ensure the youth’s and family needs are met.  The focus of the position is on permanency planning, maximizing family contact, developing resilience areas, developing the skills necessary for family reunification and /or connection, and preparing youth for life in their home community through our Foster Care program.

How Can You Help

  • Knowledge of the treatment planning process and appropriate treatment intervention services for youth/families including but not limited to providing individual, family and group counseling sessions, school programming, provisions of independent living skills, employment, religious services, etc.
  • Demonstrated decision-making, organizational and communication skills, both oral and written, including attention to detail
  • Form engaging and therapeutic relationships with children and families
  • Work with an culturally and economically diverse population; must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion

    Essential Job Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Social Work, or Mental Health Counseling; LMSW/LCSW, or LMHC certification preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years of clinical experience working with at risk youth and families
  • TCI/CPR/First Aid certified or ability to obtain TCI/CPR/First Aid Certification
  • A current, valid driver’s license is required. 15% of time will be spent on local travel; must have reliable transportation
  • Flexible availability required including nights, weekends and holiday hours
  • Demonstrated skills and working knowledge of MS Office programs
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