Job Responsibilities : Home Study Worker
Salary : $17 per hour
Company : Southwest Key Programs
Location : Remote US
Job Summary: For home studies, the home study 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 home study 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.
- Conduct interviews with shelter staff, youth, and prospective sponsors as well as home visits for the purpose of making client release recommendations.
- Write thorough and complete Home Study reports with minimal grammatical errors.
- Submit reports to supervisor by program deadlines.
- Maintain ongoing communication with supervisor as well as participate in weekly case review.
- Provide services within Southwest Key and ORR guidelines.
- Complete post release cases as needed in order to support necessary program operations and/or ORR requirements.
- Maintain confidentiality in all areas of client and program operations.
- Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by Southwest Key and other relevant entities.
- 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 t
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) or an equivalent degree in education, psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science with at least one (1) year of related experience.
- Knowledgeable about local social services and have experience with home studies, working with immigrant populations, knowledgeable about family preservation, kinship care, and/or child welfare.
- Must be fluent in English and Spanish.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or an equivalent degree in education, psychology, sociology or other behavioral science.
- Two (2) years of direct service delivery experience with family reunification or family preservation and/or foster care and home adoption home study preparation.