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Samaritas Foster Care Worker - Full time - Troy, Michigan area in Troy, Michigan

Position Details

Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related human service field ? Are you passionate about working with children and families? We are looking to hire a full time Foster Care Workers for our Troy office location. In this role you will help parents learn and apply skills that will help them grow in their relationships with their kids. Consider an interview with one of our Foster Care Supervisors to discuss this rewarding role.

If you are CWTI trained (Child Welfare Training Institute), we offer a bonus of $7,500.00.

Welcome to Samaritas Nation!

Samaritas is a Michigan-based human service organization that connects people with families and communities, empowers them to live their fullest life possible, and creates a ripple effect of transformation. The reference to the work of the Good Samaritan in our name is especially fitting as it is consistent with our mission, values and the services our faith-based company provides.

APPLY TODAY! #BeTheRock, creating ripples of positive transformation in the lives of those we are entrusted to serve!


NEW WAGE: This is a FULL TIME ROLE that pays $41,600.00 annually.

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What's In It For You

Some of the benefits you may receive are:

Full Time
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits, effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment

  • Company paid Basic Life Insurance ($10,000 minimum for each full time and part time employee)

  • Company paid Short Term Disability accrual (Full time employees)

  • Retirement Plan (403b) - Company matches on first 1.5% of gross income at 133%

  • Great Personal Time Off (PTO) accruals

  • Awesome Employee Discounts

  • Plus, many more benefits

Provides social work and case management services for assigned cases, in accordance with all applicable contractual and regulatory requirements and accreditation standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assume primary responsibility for all cases on assigned caseload. Provide a range of case management, including social casework, engagement, mentoring, and community referral.

  • Collect, assess and document appropriate data and client progress. Assume responsibility for and complete documentation, reports, statistics, and assignments within required time frames and as required.

  • Work collaboratively with referral sources, agencies, institutions and individuals who have pertinent roles in client’s life situation.

  • Prepare for and attend all scheduled court hearings on assigned caseload.

  • Take primary responsibility for intake and initial placement services for all newly referred cases.

  • Coordinate placement arrangements with caregivers, including transportation of children as needed.

  • Provide more intensive supportive casework services to child, birth family, and caregiver during initial placement and replacement.

Job Qualifications

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related human service field.

  • Licensed by the State of Michigan preferred.


  • One year experience in child welfare, preferred.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision.

  • Ability to utilize assessment, problem identification, and intervention with individuals, families, and groups.

  • Ability to work within complex social systems and coordinate resources as they apply to client needs.

  • Ability to deal constructively and appropriately with client apathy, hostility, resistance, and anger.

  • Ability to work in team relationships with other professionals from varied community groups, agencies, and disciplines.

  • Ability to read, write and speak fluent English. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Bilingual in the language of persons served is beneficial.

  • Knowledge of: state and local human service systems and resources, particularly as they apply to child and family services; human growth, development, and social environments with respect to child development, personality, family life, parenting, and ethnicity; and ability to employ basic social work skills.

  • Understanding of the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the clients served.

  • Awareness of counseling and parenting techniques with individuals and groups.

    Additional Work Requirements

  • Participate in a system of 24 hour availability to clients, foster and adoptive parents, as required.

  • Unrestricted valid driver’s license with good driving record. Reliable personal transportation suitable for safely transporting persons served; proof of current automobile insurance.

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Requisition Number2023-10140

Employee TypeFull-Time

Hours Per Pay Period80


Work Hours8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Weekends and/or Holidays RequiredNo

On Call RequiredYes

Position LocationUS-MI-Troy