Job: Foster Care Social Worker

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Job Description

Job Description

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • 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/Hillsides 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/Hillsides;

  • 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

  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required: Master's Degree Social Work;

  • Required: English / Spanish bilingual;

  • Minimum of 2 years of case management;

  • Work experience in related field;

  • Experience with an exception granted by CCL;

  • Ability to provide own transportation to compete travel requirements of job;

  • Detail Oriented; and

  • Excellent communication skills.

Special Requirements

  • Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed);

  • Valid California Driver License;

  • Must have and maintained State required automobile insurance coverage throughout  

          employment; 

  • Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment;

  • TB clearance, to be renewed every two years; and

  • Post-employment physical & drug screen clearance prior to start of employment.

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

  • Medical insurance   

  • Dental insurance   

  • 401k   

  • Paid time off (PTO)   

  • Long term disability   

  • Life insurance   

  • Competitive salary   

  • Supportive work environment

          Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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