Home Study/Assessment Writer (Subcontractor)
Company: Endeavors,TM Inc.
Posted on: January 12, 2022
We are seeking an individual to subcontract with our agency to
complete Kinship Home Assessments for children that are in the
custody of the Department of Family and Protective Services. The
candidate should possess a BA or BS (or higher) college degree
preferably in the Social Sciences (Social Work, Sociology or
Psychology) but will consider candidates that have a college degree
and strong writing skills. SERVICE PROVIDERS Expectations
- After completing orientation training, be thoroughly familiar
with contract requirements: DFPS and Contractor forms, templates,
procedures and guidelines.
- Prepare for Assessments: Review DFPS referral packet, discuss
areas of focus with Child Placing Manager (CPM).
- Complete Assignments- Kinship Assessments
- Schedule and conduct interviews with the family (all family
- Write comprehensive assessments in approved format and writing
- Submit assessment drafts to CPM for review by due date.
Correct, edit and resubmit within 24 hours of receiving CPM
- Maintain ongoing communication with CPM; progress on
interviews, concerns, status of assessments.
- Submit accurate invoices for completed assessments on a timely
basis. (Provider paidper assessment.) Job Requirements:Education &
Experience Qualifications Candidates must adhere to one of the
following combinations of education and experience: 1. Bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or university in social work or
other human services field AND 1 Year Full-Time Experience* in
conducting assessments, service planning or case management duties
in a (A)Residential child-care operation; or (B)DFPS
conservatorship caseworker or FAD development*Experience may
- Maximum of 350 hours of formal and supervised field placement
or practicum in child-placing activities; OR 1-year working under
the direct supervision of CPM that includes 10 documented, monthly,
face- to-face, individual, case-related conferences over the year
and must continue until the Service Provider's previous experience
and directly supervised experience totals one year. 2. A bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or university; AND 2 Years
Full-Time Experience* in conducting assessments, service planning
or case management duties in a (A)Residential child-care operation;
or (B)DFPS conservatorship caseworker or FAD development
*Experience may include: Maximum of 350 hours of formal and
supervised field placement or practicum in child-placing
activities; OR 2-years working under the direct supervision of CPM
that includes 10 documented, monthly, face-to- face, individual,
case-related conferences over each year and must continue until the
Service Provider's previous experience and directly supervised
experience totals two years. ATTENDANCE: Must maintain regular and
acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in the
employer's sole discretion. LICENSES: LMSW, LCSW, LBSW, or similar
as per requirements above. Driver's License with clear record.
VEHICLE: Must have daily use of a vehicle without prior notice.
TRAVEL: Frequent travel is required. Must be available and willing
to travel to various locations and with such frequency as the
business need dictates. OTHER: Must not pose a direct threat or
significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of
himself/herself or others. EXCEPTIONS TO THESE CRITERIA MUST BE
APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT HEAD. ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and
ABILITIES: COMMUNICATION: Ability to communicate clearly and
effectively via oral or written means. Ability to communicate
appropriately with all levels of individuals. Ability to present a
professional and positive demeanor to contractors, staff, funders,
officials and the general public. COMPOSURE: Ability to remain calm
and maintain self-control in the midst of difficult circumstances
and emergencies. Ability to represent the agency and respond
professionally in all situations. COMPUTER: Working knowledge of
Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Access and Publisher a plus. Strong
internet research skills. 45 WPM, 95% accuracy. Familiarity with
cloud/internet based software a plus. DECISION MAKING: Ability to
think analytically and evaluate the impact of program decisions and
resolve problems. Ability to set work priorities and to evaluate
and create solutions to work related problems. Ability to think
analytically and conceptually on a long term basis. FINANCIAL:
Ability to operate within budget parameters. MANAGEMENT: Knowledge
of business practices, resource allocation and leadership. Ability
to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Works with a bias
towards action. Ability to evaluate effectiveness of service
delivery. PLANNING: Ability to think long term; to make development
plans up to a year or more in advance. Ability to seek out and
develop relationships that can lead to long term results.
SUPERVISION: Ability to train, evaluate and guide Independent
Contractors. Ability to delegate and ensure follow through. Ability
to provide feedback in a respectful and constructive manner.
TECHNICAL: Knowledge of contract administration. Knowledge of
foster care and adoption, child abuse issues, behavioral and mental
health services. - Salary/Wage - EOE Statement Endeavors - and
Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities
to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or
status as a veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws.
Endeavors - and Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. also complies with
applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in
employment in every location its employees are working. This policy
applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but
not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff,
recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Endeavors - and Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. are 'Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.'
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