PATH has a unique opportunity to hire a full-time adoption Social Worker which will serve the Devils Lake - Belcourt area in Adults Adopting Special Kids (AASK). Responsibilities include child assessment and preparation, family assessments and adoption services. Position requires a ND Social Work License and experience working with children and families. Travel required. Criminal background, abuse/neglect and driver’s record checks conducted
APPLICANTS LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE AREA: we will look at the successful individual working out of one of our PATH offices in Devils Lake, Turtle Mountain/Belcourt, Grand Forks or Minot to serve the Devils Lake-Belcourt area. Home office can also be considered, and the potential of an assignment of a vehicle for this position.
Comprehensive and competitive salary and sign-on bonus is available and discussed at the time of offer.
Job Closes 1/2/19
Recruit, access, train and prepare resource families to ensure quality care consistent with DHS rules and COA standards, PATH mission, values and quality standards, ethics and practice.
Provide comprehensive coordination of all tasks required to meet the treatment needs and best interests of service recipients consistent with DHS, COA standards, PATH mission, values, policies, ethics and practice.
Promote the needs of youth and families to ensure successful outcomes.
Conduct job duties from a framework that acknowledges the impact of childhood trauma on children, caregivers, and service providers. Integrates trauma informed care principles into practice by sharing knowledge and understanding of trauma with the child, foster family and relevant team members. Additionally, utilizes and advocates for the use of trauma-sensitive strategies to support the youth and their family.
Represent PATH’s mission and values with integrity in all interactions.
Supervision and Practice
Bachelors Degree in Social Work related field required.
Current social work licensure required (LSW).
Experience in foster care, adoptions and/or family-based service preferred (2 plus years
previous applicable experience). Consideration given for additional experience and
education (MSW or Masters in human services, psychology or related field).
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with children and families
having special needs.
Understanding and ability to assess cultural differences as they apply to treatment
planning and service delivery.
Ability to work independently and as a team member.
Knowledge and skill in group facilitation.
Ability to communicate effectively in verbal, written and electronic mode.
Basic skill in PC windows environment, particularly in word-processing and e-mail.
Ability and skill in documentation of behavioral health care and child welfare practice.
Flexible schedule: ability to work nights and weekends based on the children and families
Valid driver's license, auto insurance and access to vehicle capable of safely transporting