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Nexus Social Worker in St. Cloud, Minnesota

Description Nexus-Kindred has an exciting opportunity for a Licensed Social Worker to join our team in Waite Park, MN office! If you're looking for a place to use your expertise to help make a big impact on youth and their families, look no further! We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits, along with a company culture that's second to none! Nexus Family Healing is a national nonprofit network of mental health agencies with over 50 years of restoring hope for thousands of children and families through outpatient/community mental health services, foster care, adoption, and residential treatment. At Nexus-Kindred, we provide a continuum of services, from foster care to community-based services, to give children and families the tools they need to build successful relationships outside of treatment. Position Summary: Our Social Worker provides supervision to foster and adoptive homes assigned to caseload; provides homes with support and assures that the homes adhere to agency policies and state and federal laws. They will supervise the placement & ongoing support of youth placed in foster homes. They will provide regular, ongoing communication with families, source & recruit new foster parents, re-license existing families, conduct foster care training, and maintain appropriate documentation & files to support the services that are provided to families in Minnesota. Primary responsibilities: Provides supervision to foster & adoptive homes assigned to caseload Provides homes with support and assures that the homes adhere to agency policies and state and federal laws Proactively recruits foster youth referral sources Assists relative & kinship caregiver's in working through barriers and challenges that arise in parenting youth in the foster care system by connecting relative & kinship families with needed services and information. Supervises the placement & ongoing support of youth placed in foster homes Assessing relative and kinship families ability to care for relative children in the foster care system. Ensures regular ongoing communication with families Recruits new foster parents Re-licenses existing families Conducts foster care training Maintains appropriate documentation & files to support the services that are provided to families in Minnesota Required Education and Licensure: Bachelor's degree in Social Work Current MN Social Worker State License (LSW, LGSW, LICSW) Minimum of one year of related experience in family-based service, foster care, or Human Services community-based case work Ability to interact with and appreciate people from diverse cultural, social, economic and religious backgrounds Valid MN Driver's license and auto insurance coverage required Must have vehicle capable of safely transporting clients Preferred Education and Experience: Master's level license and one (1) year of related experience LICSW Schedule: Full-time Nexus' Comprehensive Benefits Include: Starting salary at $54,000.00 annually for those who meet our minimum qualifications. Four weeks paid time off (PTO) in the first year of employment Multiple options for health insurance coverage No-cost life insurance Short/long-term disability insurance 401k match NEW - Talkspace Therapy Benefit for the whole family NEW - Hinge Health Benefit for the whole family NEW - Carrot Fertility Benefit Tuition assistance and training opportunities Advancement pathways and internal promotion And much more! ICARE Values & Behavioral Competencies: Innovation: Leading the way and implementing creative, cutting-edge ideas and approaches Compassion: Listening, honoring differences, and showing respect, kindness, empathy care, and concern Agility: Exhibiting flexibility and adapting quickly Responsiveness: Being quick, positive, and accurate Excellence: Demonstrating quality results that surpass ordinary standards Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: At Nexus Family Healing, our voices and actions are focused on recognizing, affirming and respecting people of every race, ethnic background, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender expression and faith. Qualifications Licenses & Certifications Lic Social Worker (required) Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) At Nexus Family Healing, we not only support diversity we celebrate it and rely on it for the betterment of our employees, our services, and our impact on the community. We strive to provide the best quality care for our clients, their families, and the best work environment for our employees through an inclusive team culture. Nexus Family Healing is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, familial status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran, or disability status.