200 I Street, SE
Area of Consideration
Open to Public
Type of Appointment
Career Service - Reg Appt
Child and Family Services Agcy
Brief Description of Duties:
- Works as a Social Worker in the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA); responsible for providing the full range of direct, professional social work services to children and families of the District of Columbia to include the areas of abuse and neglect.
- Provides a variety of child welfare casework services to children and to families to investigate, assess and re-mediate situations, allegations and reports.
- Conducts home visits to assess strengths and needs of families; contacts collateral source; reviews pertinent information; makes appropriate referrals
- Develops and implements case assessments and plans to re-mediate child abuse and neglect.
- Responds to crisis situations and intervenes to address immediate problems.
- Utilizes various counseling and therapeutic techniques in an attempt to address social, environmental, emotional and medical problems.
- Maintains medical, physical, social and psychological histories; provides case management services to families, children and youth, both individually and in groups.
- Provides assistance in seeking employment, housing, financial assistance and other services for assigned caseload.
- Maintains statistical data which reflects an account of clients served, and the number and types of activities performed in order to provide services.
- Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide written and oral case presentations regarding the impact of the child and/or the family’s condition and the psycho-social implications. Identifies the needs and strengths of children and the families as they relate to the overall treatment plan.
- Prepares a variety of reports; represents the CFSA at administrative reviews, court hearings and other meetings. Coordinates implementation of court orders.
- Maintains up-to-date case records for documentation of case activity, to include electronic case management data entry.
- Participates in supervisory conferences for the purpose of case planning, sharing information on resources, developing specialized resources for clients and joint decision-making.
- Participates in education and training activities for professional development.
- Attends administrative reviews and court hearings to provide status information regarding the child’s and/or the families’ psycho-social condition and CFSA compliance with recommendations contained in the case plan. Assists in determining the appropriateness of established goals, services and/or permanency planning based on the status findings.
- Orients new social workers to establish job clarity.
- Attends professional meetings, conferences and seminars to keep abreast of the latest changes in the field of social work.
- Contacts and maintains ongoing communication with collateral contacts.
- Supervises and conducts family visits as appropriate.
- Provides training and recruitment to foster, kinship care and adoptive families as required.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment
This position is deemed a safety sensitive position pursuant to DCMR 6B Section 410 and is subject to a criminal background check, traffic records check, and drug and alcohol testing as applicable.
This position is in the collective bargaining unit.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of social work to provide direct social services to individuals and families.
- Basic knowledge of the child welfare field to provide social work services for individuals and families.
- Knowledge of related psychiatric, psychological and medical practices used in the evaluation and treatment of children and families, to serve as an effective member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team.
- Knowledge of human behavior dynamics; sensitivity to cultural diversity, age, and religious differences affecting child rearing, family and kinship patterns, attitudes about illness and medical care; and communication patterns, to conduct home visits or investigations, develop case plans and provide counseling.
- Knowledge of pertinent resources, legal status and related policies and procedures as they affect children and families.
- Skills to develop appropriate interpersonal relationships.
- Knowledge of the structure, function and mission of the Child and Family Services Agency, to perform social work consistent with established goals and objectives.
- Ability to use Microsoft Office for electronic case management data entry.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Licensures, Certifications and other requirements:
Grade 09: Required to be a current D.C. Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) or a D.C. Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) to practice social work in the District of Columbia.
Grade 11: Required to be a current D.C. Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) or a D.C. Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) to practice social work in the District of Columbia.
Grade 12: Required to be a current D.C. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) to practice social work in the District of Columbia.
* All grades require a valid driver’s license.
*Bi-lingual candidates are preferred.
A Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Grade 09 - Up to Three (3) years related case management experience.
Grade 11 - Three (3) to five (5) years related case management work experience.
Grade 12 - Five (5) years of relevant professional experience or a combination of education and experience.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by D.C. Child and Family Services Agency's Human Resources Only.
General Job Information
The District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is seeking outstanding professionals to fill our social worker positions.
CFSA is a creative and dynamic public agency that is looking for innovative and child welfare experienced individuals to join its social work team. CFSA is a central agency in the District’s collaborative efforts to build and support healthy, self-sufficient and resilient individuals, families and communities. Located in the heart of the District of Columbia, CFSA is leading the way as the employer of choice for those looking to make an impact on child welfare in the nation’s capital.
Washington, DC is a city that leads the way in cutting edge technology and customer service deliverables. CFSA is proud to serve the District’s approximately 750,000 citizens with kids from various backgrounds and cultures.
CPS- Child Protective Services encompasses two administrations: Investigations and Family Assessments. Both administrations respond to a variety of child abuse and neglect reports. The family assessments administration focuses on a family-first approach by engaging the family in services without a disposition. The investigations administration also focuses on engaging families, but will result in a disposition or finding.
Permanency- The Permanency administration plays an important role in supporting families in which children have been removed from their caregivers and are now placed in a resource home with resource parents or kin. The Permanency administration works with families to achieve the goal of reunification when possible.
In-Home - In-Home play an important role in safety and permanence for the majority of families that receive a report of child maltreatment and for other families also at risk. Families who have significant services needs and the children do not need to be removed to ensure their safety may come to the attention and work with In-Home to address the needs of the family.
OYE- The Office of Youth Empowerment plays a leadership role in achieving positive outcomes for older youth in care. OYE coordinates with and supports social workers, resource parents, and others helping older youth in care, ages 15 to 20, prepare for life on their own.
Tour Of Duty: Qualified individuals must ensure flexibility as it relates to the Tour of Duty.
Promotion Potential: No
Duration of Appointment: Career Services- Regular Appointment
***********Pre-screening Dates: Every day until posting closing date.*************
This position is a career ladder from Grade 09 through Grade 12.
Grade 09 - $62,184 - $77,637
Grade 11 - $70,827 - $89,511
Grade 12 - $79,930- $102,268