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Foster Family Social Worker (Family Resource Coordinator)

We are looking to fill 2 part time (22.5 hours and 17 hours per week) positions in our Family Services Department.

This position is primarily home based, with 1 required office day per week, and ability to work from home on other days.

The Family Resource Coordinator/Social Worker for Intensive Foster Care is a member of our Bridges Homeward Family Services/IFC Team responsible for recruitment, assessment, training and support of foster parents in our Intensive Foster Care Program

The Family Resource Coordinator/Social Worker Duties include:
  • Organizing and facilitating recruitment activities (attending fairs, speaking at groups) to identify prospective IFC families, especially families who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community or families of color.
  • Organizes and co-facilitates MAPP (Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) training for prospective foster families
  • Facilitates support groups for foster families and identifies ongoing training opportunities for families.
  • Provides post-placement support to families, in collaboration with DCF and the Intensive Foster Care Social Worker
  • Participates in multi program on-call rotation to provide support to clients experiencing crisis after hours.
The Agency: Founded in 1873, Bridges Homeward has evolved over time into a group of dynamic, highly dedicated, mission driven professionals meeting the current needs of the Greater Boston community. Bridges Homeward is committed to strengthening and advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion, for our staff and those we serve. We are seeking staff that align with our commitment, as individuals and as a community, to continually seek to advance racial equity initiatives to address long-standing systemic racial biases and discrimination in our society. Our goal for every person we work with is for them to find permanency; a healthy, nurturing relationship with an adult that they can count on for the rest of their life. Sometimes, permanency in our work means making sure a child can remain with their biological family; sometimes it means ensuring someone with a developmental disability can live with family instead of having to move to an institutional setting; sometimes it means finding a child in foster care a forever family and for other youth it means having a safe, secure parenting relationship with a supportive adult. Join our supportive team environment today!
Required Education & Experience:
  • Masters degree in social work, psychology, education or Bachelors degree in social work or related field with experience working in child welfare or with high-risk youth.
  • Professional licensure required within 6 months of hire(LSW, LCSW, LICSW or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in child welfare services preferred;
  • Experience in adoption, foster care and serving families of color preferred.
  • Seeking candidates of color or who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community
Other requirements for Family Resource Coordinator/Social Worker for Intensive Foster Care.
  • Valid driver's license and properly insured vehicle
  • Clearance of background checks as required by state and federal law.
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine, or approval for waiver by Bridges Homeward Leadership