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Careers

Upper Peninsula Family Solutions is accepting applications for the following position:

 

Foster Care Caseworker

 

LOCATION:  Office located in Negaunee Township, but travel to other locations in the Upper Peninsula is required.

JOB STATUS:  Full-time / 40+ hours per week

SALARY & BENEFITS:  $20.00 per hour / insurance benefits at no cost to the employee / PTO / 401k with generous agency match

 

RESPONSIBILITIES & SKILLS:   

  • Provide casework services to children placed in foster care due to abuse and neglect and work a reunification plan with parents
  • Assess families and individuals to identify strengths and needs within the family unit
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Deal effectively with confrontation
  • Communicate with and act as a liaison between MDHHS, attorneys, counselors, schools, parents, foster parents, and youth
  • Travel throughout the Upper Peninsula for purposes of case management (court hearings, parenting time, home visits in the foster home or parental home)
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Accept feedback, be open to learning, and have the ability to work well within a team

 

QUALIFICATIONS:       

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, or human services
  • Candidate must attend and complete 9-week Child Welfare Institute Training prior to assuming full caseload responsibilities
  • Pass a background check and child protective services history check
  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Be willing to work evenings and weekends and be willing to travel throughout the U.P.

 

APPLY TO:  Email resumes to Megan Pope (popem@upfs.org)