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.

Join our dynamic team of social workers providing services to children/youth in foster care placement.   Our social workers are field based, which means only one duty day is required in the office per week.  This field-based model allows our social workers to focus on the needs of the clients and families and make meaningful impact in their lives.   The services you will be delivering as part of our team will be culturally relevant and trauma informed.

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

  • Competitive salary

  • Supportive work environment

  • Medical insurance  with a $10 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

  • Long-term disability 100% employer paid 

  • 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

  • Generous time off policy accruing up to 22 paid days in a year for new employees

  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 for BA/BS and $4,000 for MA/MS for all applicable positons

  • Cell phone allowance for applicable positions

  • Opportunity to ear BBS CEUs

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Sign-On bonus of $4,000 for Therapist and Social Workers


  • 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


  • Required: Master's Degree in Social Work, psychology,  marriage/family therapy,  child development or related field

  • Required: English / Spanish bilingual;

  • Minimum of 2 years of case management or work experience in related field;

  • 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  


  • Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment;

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

  • Post job offer,  physical & drug screen clearance prior to start of employment.

          Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer





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