The Home Study Social Worker is responsible for conducting home studies of prospective sponsors. For home studies, the Social Worker assesses the sponsor family unit, evaluates the prospective sponsor’s ability to provide a safe living environment that meets the child’s needs, and educates and prepares the prospective sponsor for reunification with the child. The home study is conducted as a collaborative psycho-educational process in which the Social Worker helps the client and sponsor identify areas where additional support, resources or information are needed to ensure successful reunification, and provides assistance with accessing needed supports and services.
Attend all organizational, departmental and program meetings to ensure that up-to-date information is received and/or information of policy changes or practice are adhered to
· Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW)
· Licensed or license eligible
· 2 years direct service delivery experience with family reunification or family preservation and/or foster care and home adoption home study preparation
Any candidate that does not meet the job requirement must receive written approval from the ORR Project Officer.
This is a work from home job where high levels of self-motivation and organizational skills are needed. Ability to work a flexible work schedule is required dependent upon the assigned caseload and duties. Work schedules are subject to variation and extended hours, and may include weekend and holiday hours as needed in order to satisfactorily complete all job duties in a timely manner.