HOME STUDY SPECIALIST On-Call
On-Call position under the
general direction of the Permanency Program Division Director. Responsible for conducting home studies on prospective foster parents as
well as matched home studies for prospective adoptive parents. Responsible for
providing consultation to parents and professionals during the matching process
while adhering to county and state licensing requirements
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
requirements include, but not limited to:
studies, including home visits, on prospective foster and adoptive families to
access their potential suitability as foster or adoptive parents.
- Adheres to
the SAFE fost/adopt home study requirements.
support services to prospective foster families, including home visits,
consultation and referrals of community services.
in pre-placement meetings with DCFS and perspective fost/adopt families.
as a treatment team member in agency case review meetings associated with the
home study process
and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with child(ren) and
families and works effectively within the agency and social work community at
knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by Five Acres,
Community Care Licensing and other governing bodies; develops personal and
professional knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing
professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state
of the art practices and participating in in service programs.
prospective foster parents' activities to ensure compliance with all program
standards and policies.
maintains and submits all assigned documentation and reports in a timely
reviews, corrects and signs as a LCSW all home studies conducted by non-licensed
home study specialists for Five Acres.
- MSW required,
ASW or LCSW preferred.
training in the SAFE HOME study process required
of DCFS and the foster care system required
and willingness to work varied hours, evenings and weekends
English and Spanish highly preferred
- Prior work
experience in a Foster Family Agency (FFA) program preferred
of adoption preferred
knowledge of CCL Title 22 Regulations preferred
- Must have
computer skills sufficient to meet the documentation needs of the job,
including strong MS Office and MS Excel
- Must possess
effective written and verbal communication skills
assessment and documentation skills
- Must be able
to work both independently and within a team environment. Must enjoy the “collaborative process”
- Must be
organized, flexible and have strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Must have
strong engagement skills.
Location: El Monte, CA