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Social Worker-MSW

Company: Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Location: Seattle
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Social Worker (MSW) for 37.5 hours per week to support the foster families where youth is placed. THE ROLE:

  • Develops and implements comprehensive case plans for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors which:
  • Consider the individual's personal goals, strengths/weaknesses, cultural, religious, and ethnic background;
  • Promote wellbeing, safety, and self-sufficiency.
  • Uses effective clinical skills to provide counseling, supportive services and supervision of youth and caregivers including monthly health and safety visits, recognizing that many of our foster home placements are cross-cultural.
  • Provides advocacy and resource referrals as needed.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in communication including in correspondence and by representing LCSNW regularly in dependency court hearings.
  • Produces professional and timely documentation in case files and reports to outside agencies.
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of current issues relating to Unaccompanied Refugee Minors including topics such as cultural background and countries of origin for youth, impact of trauma, forms of available immigration relief, and State laws regarding Extended Foster Care and program eligibility.
  • Demonstrates dependability and cooperative team work by actively participating in meetings and supervision, preparing and presenting case material, offering supportive ideas and input to colleagues, being open and responsive to feedback, and sharing the team work load. QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
    • Must have well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Must have independent decision-making abilities when circumstances warrant such action.
    • Must be able to multitask and set priorities.
    • Ability to work well in a team.
    • Must be able to work in a multicultural setting.
    • Strong cross-cultural communication skills and ability to work effectively with children who have experienced loss and trauma.
    • This position requires regular travel. Must have a current Washington State driver's license, auto insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
      • Master's degree in Social Work or related human services field required.
      • At least two years' experience in child welfare or working with immigrant and refugee populations required.


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