Intercept Youth Services
  • Chester, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Treatment Foster Care Senior Family Consultant


Summary:  The TFC Senior Family Consultant provides casework services to children and families.

Education & Experience-   A baccalaureate or master's degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or a field related to social work such as sociology, psychology, special education, or counseling, And one year of experience in providing casework services to children and families; OR

A baccalaureate degree in any field plus two years' experience in providing casework services to children and families.

Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.


  • Interview children and families.
  • Conduct and write home studies.
  • Service planning by developing individualized treatment and service plans.
  • Counsel children and families in preparation for placement or discharge.
  • Supervise children in resource, foster, and adoptive homes; and in independent living arrangements.
  • Prepare and maintain case records.
  • Coordinate services to minimize fragmentation of care, reduce barriers, and link children with appropriate services to ensure comprehensive, continuous access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services appropriate to the needs of the child.
  • Assess periodically to determine the child's needs for psychosocial, nutritional, medical, and educational services.
  • Coordinate referrals by assisting the child in arranging for appropriate services and ensure continuity of care for a child in treatment foster care. Link the child to services and supports specified in the individualized treatment and service plan. Assist the child to locate or obtain needed services and resources. Coordinate services and service planning with other agencies and providers involved with the child by arranging, as needed, medical, remedial, and dental services.
  • Monitor and follow up by assessing ongoing progress in each case and ensure services are delivered. Continually evaluate and review each child's plan of care. Collaborate with the family assessment and planning teams and other involved parties on reviews and coordination of services to children and their families.
  • Educate and counsel by guiding the child and developing a supportive relationship that promotes the service plan.
  • Collaborate closely with the family assessment and planning teams and other involved parties in preparation of all case plans.


  • Assist with training, mentoring, and provide back up TFC Family Consultants, Trainees, and Interns as needed.
  • Provide casework services to no more than 12 clients and to those that may need a higher level of support.


  • Assist in referral, interview and admission process for potential/new clients as needed per approval by Program Supervisor. Assist with parent training in the initial orientation, ongoing, and pre-service as required.
  • Provide 24 hour on call crisis intervention services in the home or by phone. Participate in on call rotation as designated by supervisor.  Arrange respite care with consultation with the referring agency and supervisor's approval.
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