Social Worker - Family Adoption Services

DirectedLINK - Los Angeles, CA

Under the supervision of the Director of Foster Family and Foster Care servicers, the Social Worker is responsible for a caseload of children and their families.

Primary duties include conducting initial assessments and placements for children. The Social Worker also provides ongoing training, evaluation, and monitoring of foster and adoptive parents. The Social Worker is responsible for completing all paperwork in accordance with County and agency regulations.

Essential Functions

Provide case management and coordination of services as required by contract and Title XXII regulations for safety and health.

Participate in the recruitment of foster parents and provide orientation and training to applicants.

Complete and regularly update case-related documentation, quarterly treatment plans, discharge summaries, initial quarterly and termination reports, and files of foster parents and children in specified time frames as required.

Provide support to foster parents as well as enforcement of safety and health per Title XXII regulations.

Coordinate office duty and after-hours duty coverage for emergencies as scheduled.

Responsible for intake assessments and placements of children 2

Maintain contact with outside agencies and their representatives

Provide resources for services of placed children with Aviva o Conduct visitation with the placed child per contractual agreements with DCFS and Title XXII for both FFA and Adoptions

Complete Suspected Child Abuse Reports (SCARs)

Competency Requirements

Ability to speak, read, write and understand English

Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team

Ability to efficiently coordinate and complete field and office tasks

Ability to utilize supervision and consultation constructively

Knowledge of Child Abuse and Special Incident Reporting Guidelines and follow-up actions as required by law and contract

Knowledge of positive behavioral interventions preferred

Must demonstrate time management skills

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills -Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or closely related field -Minimum 1 year of post-graduate experience working with severely emotionally disturbed youth or youth with severe behaviors Certifications/Licenses -Valid CA driver’s license -PRIDE certification preferred

Posted On: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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