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Social Worker - Permanency Therapist


Waypoint--Empowering people of all ages through an array of human services and advocacy. Founded in 1850, we are the oldest children’s charitable organization in New Hampshire. Waypoint adheres to the highest standards of practice, and we’re unique in our ability to go from case to cause through an array of programs and public policy initiatives. Waypoint employees work with passion and purpose to improve the lives of people in our communities. Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes our agency stronger. Join us!

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The Social Worker - Permanency Therapist is part of a dynamic team that provides support to families and children in the home and community who are involved with the child protection system. This is an opportunity to help families through life's challenges with the goal of helping children thrive and providing birth and foster families with the tools they need to meet the children's needs in a positive and supportive environment.

If social work is your passion and you want to join a team where you can make positive change, be the best that you can be, and help struggling families with reunification, this is the role for you.  Waypoint is a mission-driven organization that passionately serves our clients with respectful strategic methods to promote positive family relationships and safe transitions toward permanent homes. 


· Master’s Degree in social work or a related human services field with 2 years experience working in a clinically supervised setting with children and families, or

· Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with 5 years of experience working in child welfare or a clinical setting and currently enrolled in a related Master’s degree program.

· Ability to work flexible hours and be available to meet emergency situations.

· Ability to provide documentation such as a valid driver's license, evidence of automobile insurance, and a clear criminal record check.

· Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, protocols, and/or procedures.


A Permanency Therapist provides clinical interventions and case management to children and families through a trauma-informed, strength-based lens. The Permanency Therapist works in multiple systems, including family homes, schools, child protection, and courts. Both group and individual clinical work are conducted with adults, children, foster families, and birth families. The Permanency Therapist identifies the needs of children/families utilizing Solution Based Case Work, develops and implements treatment plans to strengthen families, and helps them work toward safety, permanency, and wellbeing.

Families are referred by Division for Children Youth and Families (DCYF) or Juvenile Justice Services (JJS), therefore cases are typically open child abuse/neglect cases or adjudicated youth. Permanency Therapists have mandated Reporters. If there are safety concerns within the assigned case, you are required to report and file internal documentation in collaboration with your Clinical Supervisor.

The Permanency Therapist will meet with the family within their home setting or other community settings if necessary. For children placed in a Waypoint foster home, the Permanency Therapist may support the ISO foster parents with the needs of the child as well as coordinate and collaborate with additional team members (i.e., coworkers, parent aides, CPSW/JPPO, etc.) to ensure the family’s case needs and goals of permanency are met.

How to Apply:

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Salary Range:

45,000-$50,000 Annually

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Date Added: May 4, 2022

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