The Role of a Child Welfare Placement Desk Worker

The Role of a Child Welfare Placement Desk Worker

The role of a DHS Child Welfare placement desk coordinator is to find a home in which children in foster care are matched with foster families. 

Question from Embrace Oregon to DHS placement desk coordinator : 

"How would having more foster parents serve vulnerable children better?" 

Answer from DHS: 

"Lately, we are less and less able to do quality placement matching and we find that we are just trying to find any foster home that could possibly take a child on a short term basis. This results in more frequent moves for children and exacerbates their trauma. We need more homes to choose from so that we can find a good match based on a child’s age, special needs, keeping siblings together, school and community connections."

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