Social Worker (2017-92)
Company: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Status: Full Time
GENERAL NATURE OF POSITION: Support the social, educational, recreational, cultural and psychological functioning, growth and development of refugee foster care clients within their own environments.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Oversee the overall welfare of children and youth in the Refugee Foster Care (RFC) Program
Make best interest determinations for clients on assigned caseload that are related to physical health, placement, mental health, education and housing
Promote the well-being of clients by working with the child, foster parent(s), case manager(s) and service providers
Work with an interdisciplinary team (social workers, mental health clinicians, educators, doctors) to promote the best interest of the client
Coordinate and/or supervise the placement of the client, including direct contact with the child and the certified foster parent(s) or foster family home licensee(s)
Carry out monthly home visits to determine the appropriateness of current placement or the need to change placement
Develop Services Plans that identify clients overall needs
Work with Parent Partner and Case Manager to build foster parent and client self sufficiency
Utilize resource connections in the community to meet the identified needs of the client, as indicated in the Services Plan
Coordinate services with other professionals and agencies involved with the clients e.g. teachers, pastors, physicians, employers, social workers, partner agencies, etc.
Support the social, educational, recreational, cultural and psychological functioning, growth and development of the clients within their environment
Ensure that foster homes are in compliance with child welfare regulations and correct any identified violations of CCL regulations
Work with the Parent Partner to provide support services to certified foster parents and respite care providers
Provide in-home counseling or crisis intervention for clients and foster parents
Record services via Case Notes and Needs and Services Planning
Maintain meticulous files on clients to ensure completion of all core services and ongoing contacts
Conduct home studies to determine the suitability of the potential foster parents and foster care placement
Respond to child abuse and neglect allegations in accordance with CA State Law
Present placement needs of assigned clients to the Placement Coordination Team
Supervise BSW and/or MSW interns as desired
Represent the program in external relations, as needed
Assist or participate in foster family recruitment, monthly ILP class, foster parent certification training and other program-related events, as needed
Other duties as assigned
A Masters Degree from an accredited or state approved graduate school in social work or social welfare, marriage, family and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology or social psychology
Two years post-MSW or equivalent experience in the field of child welfare, immigrant and/or refugee services, or child related service field
Extensive knowledge of CA State child welfare services regulations
Meets minimum requirements listed in CCL 88065.3
Excellent oral and written English skills
Automobile and valid CA drivers license
Auto liability coverage according to agency requirements
Excellent computers skills: MS Office (all apps)
Excellent cross-cultural experience and ability to work well with diverse population
LCSW, LMFT or current registration as an ASW with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences. Those not registered with the BBS will be encouraged to register within 1 year of employment.
Multilingual in a language commonly spoken by refugees and immigrants (Arabic, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Burmese, Hindi, Farsi, Nepali)
Overseas experience in psychosocial, development or protection programs
HOURS: Full time. Hours will be based on client and foster family availability. All program staff
might be expected to work at least one Tuesday night per month and at least one Saturday per
TRAVEL: Bay Area and occasional out-of-state travel required.
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant. Because of a need to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agencys operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.
Catholic Charities is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization and employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. Persons receiving services in our programs are entitled to freedom from harassment and retaliation and reasonable accommodation for qualified disabilities.
Job Code: 2017-92
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