LSSWis - Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Job Details

Post Date 2/16/2017
Req # 17-0027
Title Social Worker- Foster Care Services
City Eau Claire
State WI
Location 3576 - Treatment Foster Care
Starting Pay Based on experience
Shift 1st & 2nd Shift
Hours per Week 40
Status Full-time

Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI is currently seeking a Social Worker - Foster Care Services for our Eau Claire office.  The position is primarily 1st shift, though some flexibility is required as home visits may need to extend into evening hours to accommodate the foster parents' schedules.

The Social Worker - Foster Care Services delivers trauma-informed professional level social work case management services to children placed in foster care; assesses, treats and evaluates clients; trains, certifies and supports foster parents; and performs other duties as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Network, both formally and informally, with professionals in the community.
  • Provide on-call crisis services as assigned.
  • Follow all LSS policies and procedures regarding confidentiality and disclosure (HIPPA).
  • Attend regular staff meetings, individual supervision and program meetings.
  • Continuing education as directed by supervisor and/or selected by staff.


  • Respond to foster parent inquiries via phone or email.
  • Complete a log of such inquiries and submit quarterly to supervisor.
  • License/re-license homes according to DCF 56 standards (in consult with supervisor).
  • Maintain files/licenses of existing homes (hard and electronic copies).
  • Provide pre-service and ongoing training to foster parents.
  • Research available training and inform foster parents of opportunities as they become available; quarterly at minimum.
  • Conduct annual foster parent evaluations (in consult with supervisor).
  • Implement work plans, corrective action, and revocation when necessary (in consult with supervisor).
  • Provide support and connect foster parents to needed resources.
  • Screen referrals and inform placement decisions (in consult with supervisor)

Case Management

  • Facilitate placement, both planned and emergency (in consult with supervisor)
  • Coordinate and facilitate case management services for children/youth in care.
  • Provide support and connect foster parents with local resources. 
  • Coordinate and facilitate team meetings.
  • Conduct assessments and complete support, treatment and independent living plans according to the expectations set forth in the Foster Care Services Handbook and/or on the audit checklist.
  • Meet with clients weekly, bi-weekly, or as otherwise needed.
  • Complete necessary documentation and maintain client files (hard and electronic copies).
  • Maintain records of respite services.
  • Run background checks and call references, as needed.
  • Attend permanency plan reviews and court hearings, as needed.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Service Awards and Recognition


  • A Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Social Work or a Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology or Sociology is required.
  • A minimum two years of experience working in Human Services or Social Work field is also required.  


  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and car – Motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required.
  • Certification/Licensure is required (CSW, APSW, LCSW or ability to become certified).

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