Assists in providing a variety of culturally relevant,
bi-lingual, non-professional auxiliary services for children and
families in support of case related goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain current knowledge of and provide non-professional
auxiliary services and assistance to clients, under the direction
of social worker and casework supervisor in accordance with
applicable contractual, regulatory requirements and accreditation
Provide transportation for foster children to and from medical
appointments, during placement or replacement, and with social
worker to clinics, other agencies, etc.
Supervise children during appointments either at home, in
offices, or at other appropriate sites.
Maintain a resource file and become acquainted with the
procedures and operations of various medical and/or educational
facilities in the community, which provide services for
Observe and document activity related to the child and foster
parents; report observations to social worker with case
Develops and maintains complete progress notes for assigned
cases utilizing computerized software.
Obtain reports (e.g. court reports, school reports, birth
records, etc.) and resource information from other agencies on
behalf of social worker as assigned by supervisor.
Assist the social worker with case assessments pertinent to
development of casework plan.
Assist the licensing social worker with home evaluations,
renewals and training activities.
Handle post-foster care inquiries in accordance with agency
policy and practices.
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
Associate's degree in human services or related field.
Bachelor's degree in social work, human services or related field
One year experience in child welfare or refugee resettlement
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Willingness and ability to demonstrate compassion,
non-judgmental attitude, and empathy towards persons served.
Ability to maintain a helping role; intervenes when
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out
instructions furnished orally or in writing.
Ability to effectively resolve problems involving routine
but, involved situations.
Ability to work constructively with staff, clients, and
representatives from agencies.
Ability to read, speak and write English; communicates
effectively, both orally and in writing. Bilingual in
language of persons served preferred; able to translate in
both written and verbal forms.
Legible handwriting; ability to write simple and complex
sentences with proper use of grammar and word order.
Reads, understands and interprets case record information
necessary for contract, licensing, FIA and court compliance.
Ability to add, subtract and multiply.
Ability to utilize basic computerized software applications.
Additional Work Requirements
Valid unrestricted driver's license with good driving record
with reliable transportation suitable to transport person served.
Proof of current automobile registration and insurance.
Extended hours may be required.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Near and far acuity.
Ability to lift and carry small children up to 100 pounds.
High level of concentration over extended periods.
At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That
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lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of
positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at
Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are
always looking for additional employees who want to make a big
impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic,
collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!
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upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and
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