Social Worker, Fostering (SC)

Boys' Town

Social Worker, Fostering (SC)

Boys' Town


Position Level: Experienced

Qualification: Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

Job Nature: Permanent


Responsibilities

• Conduct in-depth assessment on the suitability of applicants for the role as foster parents, present findings and follow up on decisions and recommendations

• Match foster families with a foster child, based on factors such as the CANs assessment, age, race, religion as well as the foster parent’s capability in meeting the child’s needs

• Conduct all the necessary checks including announced and unannounced home visits

• Provide a 24-hour hotline for foster parents per duty schedule and ensure that the team follows up on outcomes

• Supervise and support foster placement so as to prevent breakdowns in foster child’s existing care arrangements

• Spearhead in case movement through regular team meetings, monthly case review sessions, supervision sessions etc.

• Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of case management and other support programme and activities extended to foster families

• Participates in road shows and other community outreach events when necessary

• Manage and support volunteers interested in providing their service to foster families

• Contribute relevant articles on fostering/parenting on Facebook and other social media/collaterals) and respond to enquiries/comments

• Support in managing the donated items and maintain the recordings on the dispensation of various donated items to foster parents

• To develop and market the programme to partners and other stakeholders



Requirements

• Bachelor of Social Work / Masters in Social Work / Recognised Social Work qualifications from Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW)

• At least 5 years’ relevant experience

• Experience in working with children/ CYP and their families



Company Overview

Boys’ Town is a Catholic institution founded by Brothers of St. Gabriel in 1948. We provide Residential, Outreach, School-based and Community-based programmes and services for youth-at-risk and their families in a CARING milieu. Our Mission is to help youth-at-risk between the ages of 11-21 become socially integrated, responsible and contributing members of society.
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