Clinical Foster Care Social Worker (703)

WHAT WE OFFER:

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Competitive salary 
  • Medical insurance with a $20 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan 
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan 
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit 
  • 401(k) with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule 
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually 
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions 
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model & Trauma Informed Care

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

The Essential Functions Include:

  • Consultation and coordination with assigned County Social Worker (CSW) from Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS);
  • Planning for treatment, reunification or permanent placement;
  • Provide Case Management services to children placed in foster homes certified by the Bienvenidos Foster Family Agency, developing written treatment plans for the child during the initial 30 days of placement, quarterly thereafter, and a final termination summary;
  • Monitor and ensure appropriate standards of care provided by Foster Parents to foster children placed by Bienvenidos;
  • Oversee and/or assist Foster Parents access, use and compliance to adequate medical care and support services for children placed in their home;
  • Consultation with Foster Parents and children with regard to behavioral and psychosocial adaptation;
  • Consult with supportive service providers, such as medical and psychiatric professionals, educational instructors, baby-sitters;
  • Maintain current, timely and complete documentation for file records, i.e., contact notes detailing visits to the foster care home, quarterly reports of the child's developmental growth and experience in foster care, medical and academic progress, and visitation and reunification outcomes with the natural family;
  • Accurate and timely documentation and reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect as per BFFA policy and state mandates;
  • Compliance with the Title 22 regulations and agency policies; and
  • Complete Home Studies for Resource Families
  • Might be required to take on-call after-hours shifts as outlined in "Foster Care and Adoptions after Hours Response Policy".
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by supervisor.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, office personnel, other employees and the public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents
  • Ability to speak a language other than English if required based on caseload

  Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others - including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors and in the community in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens
WHAT YOU'LL BRING:

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES

  • Master's degree in social work or marriage/family therapy
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Minimum 2 years of case management experience
  • Valid California driver's license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.


Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer