Permanency Specialist

Four Oaks

Cedar Rapids, IA / Iowa City, IA / Grinnell, IA / Ottumwa, IA Human Services & Non-Profit / General Help
Now hiring in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Grinnell and Ottumwa areas!   Multiple full-time career opportunities are available for social services professionals.

At Four Oaks we believe that every family deserves the opportunity to succeed. It’s more than our mission – it’s our passion. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state’s largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. 

Our team is comprised of professionals whom share this passion and understand the importance of succeeding in their own careers and personal life.  Everyone at Four Oaks has opportunities to grow and advance in their career!  

A few of our perks include:  
• Medical, Dental, Vision, and Health Insurance
• Short & Long Term Disability
• 401k
• Employee Assistance Program
• Extensive Paid Leave Time Package including 7 paid Holidays
• Remote Work Opportunities
• Mileage Reimbursement
• Tuition Discounts
• Gym Memberships and Phone discounts 

About Family Safety, Risk & Permanency Services (FSRP)
Four Oaks Safety and Permanency Services are available to families involved with child abuse assessments and/or an open DHS case. Families that are involved in child abuse assessments may receive supportive Safety services so that children can remain in their parents' home through the course of the assessment. Permanency services help families with an open DHS case access community supports that will reduce the risk of a child needing a foster care, shelter care, or group care placement. Families with children already in placement may utilize Permanency services to resolve issues so children can return home. 

• Maintain regular contact with referring worker, family, and identified collaterals to achieve permanency goals.
• Follow the standards set forth by the Agency.
• Coordinate interdisciplinary treatment, maintaining weekly contact with the Therapist and Program Coordinator on all assigned cases.
• Document service delivery, including objectives of treatment and/or intervention strategies.
• Understand and utilize defined assessment tools in working with all cases.
• Facilitate community resource planning, case progress evaluation & permanency planning.
• Coordinate interdisciplinary crisis planning.
• Participate in discharge planning & documentation.
• Schedule and facilitate quarterly staffing on all assigned cases.
• Assess treatment needs.
• Participate in the preparation and implementation of a service plan with input from client, family, therapist, program coordinator, and referral source.
• Develop and implement a service agenda for each session.
• Complete on-call duties as assigned.
• Calmly and effectively provide crisis intervention in emergency situations.
• Maintain caseload and consistently achieves quota.

To qualify you must meet ONE of the following conditions:
• Posses a Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services related field, and a minimum of 1 year of full-time experience in Child Welfare or a related field of work.
• Possess an Associate's Degree in a Human Services related field, and a minimum of 4 years of full-time experience in a related field of work.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Instructions:

For Immediate Consideration apply online today! 

Job ID: 66532

Posted 13 days ago

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