FFA Social Worker (Bilingual: English/Spanish) - 2 positions open
Latino Family Institute
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Post Date: Oct 09, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: October 2020
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - California - West Covina
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Job Summary:
Responsible, under the direction of Program Manager, to provide adoption, kinship and foster family program services, including but not limited to training and counseling services to children and families, coordination of activities with multiple public and private service providers, facilitate and monitor placements, case management, support activities of case managers.
Key Responsibility Areas:
- Responsible for client caseload and maintaining the productivity levels as required;
- Provides routine home visits, case management, and psychotherapy/play therapy as needed to clients using a variety of modalities (including family, group and individual);
- Provides case management and treatment planning while achieving the agency’s productivity goal;
- Provides training, counseling, support groups and case management services to children, foster, adoptive and kinship families, and birth parents;
- Establishes and maintains linkages with Department of Children and Family Services, Courts and other public and private agencies/resources specific to project goals and objectives;
- Participates in supervision and case consultation services and educational training;
- Assists with recruitment, assessment and evaluation, certification of adoption and foster family homes;
- Assists with intake/admission of children into adoption and/or foster family programs;
- Assists with matching of children and families, provision of direct and support services;
- Ensures successful placements through careful monitoring and post-placement services;
- Maintains appropriate agency program records;
- Manages all kinship adoptions charts; case management includes:
- Direct contact with Program Manager to perform tasks below on kinship adoption cases and to make the families issues/concerns/questions known to the Program Manager;
- Direct contact with the families to request forms required in the home study process;
- Writes letters as needed to the appropriate County;
- Attends and signs adoption placement paperwork with the family and the County Social Worker;
- Completes all paperwork needed to finalize a kinship adoption.
- Performs Fost/Adopt & Foster Care Recruitment and facilitates placements:
- Attends Outreach/Recruitment events to promote agency and recruit families (some weekends required);
- Performs foster care initial intakes via phone; collaborates with County CSW and LFI contracted foster family to secure a foster care placement;
- Conducts foster placements by going to DCFS and/or LFI contracted foster home to sign County foster placement forms (possibly transporting the child/ren to the LFI contracted foster home);
- Performs monitored visits between birth parent/s and foster or adoptive families;
- Facilitates and/or co-facilitates support groups for foster and adoptive families;
- Participates in other projects, special events, trainings and meetings as required;
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Required:
- Master's Degree in Social Work; (REQUIRED);
- Two (2) years of social work; experience/internship in the field of family or child welfare;
- Possession of a valid California driver's license;
- Bilingual (English/Spanish). Must be able to speak and write fluently in Spanish;
* Demonstrate knowledge of special needs children and of adoption, kinship adoption and foster family program services and systems.

- Displays exceptional ability to prioritize/organize workload, multi-task and problem solve;
- Possesses an outstanding level of cooperation and willingness to function as part of a team;
- Flexibility to work around San Fernando Valley, Lancaster, Palmdale areas.
- Possesses exceptional skills with multiple computer applications, in particular Microsoft Word and Excel, and the ability to adapt to new processes;

Contact Details
Name: Tania Paz
Address: 1501 W. Cameron Ave., Ste 240
City: West Covina
State/Province: California
Zipcode: 91790
Country: United States
Ph: 626-472-0123
FAX: 626-337-8752