Intensive Services Foster Care Social Worker
McKinley Children's Center
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Post Date: Oct 01, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - California - Palmdale
Job Reference: 540
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McKinley is a highly respected welfare organization with a comprehensive array of programs & services – which touch nearly 1,800 lives annually – include short term residential treatment program (STRTP), Foster Care, Adoptions, Mental Health Services, & Special Education. McKinley has 5 locations throughout southern California with our main campus located in San Dimas. We embrace a culture that is H.U.M.A.N.- Hopeful, Understanding, Moral, Awesome, Nurturing. McKinley has created a Hopeful environment, in which we choose optimism in finding the motivation to achieve our greatest dreams. We are a team dedicated to Understanding individual needs & do so by listening & embracing each individual’s stories. We strongly embrace our agency’s Morals by treating everyone with kindness & respect. At McKinley, we acknowledge our team member’s & clients’ Awesome qualities by celebrating what makes each individual unique. We are dedicated to Nurturing a Trauma-Informed Integrated Care approach that has created a unique culture within the organization. We celebrate diversity by our commitment to cultivating an inclusive & affirming environment for all.

The Intensive Services Foster Care Social Worker will oversee cases in a home-based family care for eligible children whose needs for safety, permanency, & well-being require specially trained resource parents & intensive professional & paraprofessional services & support in order to remain in a home-based setting, or to avoid or exit congregate care in a short-term residential therapeutic program, group home, or out-of-state residential center.

Assist in the recruitment & evaluation of prospective ISFC resource parents
Assist in the orientation & training of ISFC resource parents & McKinley team members
Participate in the evaluations of ISFC resource parents
Coordination of support services for ISFC resource parents
Provide supportive services for ISFC resource parents
Regular individual meetings with ISFC resource parents & children; not to exceed a caseload of 8
Regular individual meetings with ISFC children & ISFC parents as outlined in the agency program statement
Behavior interventions and management with ISFC children
Documentation of service interventions & clinical observations including case notes, initial assessment reports & quarterly progress reports
Assist with annual evaluation of ISFC resource parents
Represent the agency in meetings with county placing agencies & other collaborative associations
Daily read any incident reports & initiate any required follow-up services & additional communication for all reportable incidents to the appropriate authorities (i.e CCL, Probation, DCFS, etc.)
Attend all staff & unit meetings
As necessary, accompany state licensing or other county monitors during inspections in the resource family home
Permitting caseload may act as In-Home Support Counselor (See In-Home Support Job Description)
Any other related duties as requested

Master of Social Work or MFT, & Minimum 2 years of related Foster Family & Adoptions, Min. 2 years experience working with emotionally disturbed children who display severe behaviors
Experience working with CCL, placement & other regulatory agencies
Bilingual in Spanish required
Must pass pre-employment physical exam, TB & drug screening
Ability to commute to various sites on & off campus
Ability to work extended hours as needed
Ability to physically restrain children, if needed

Compensation and Benefits:
The pay range we’re offering is $22 - $27 an hour depending on experience.

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance- we offer a company defined contribution of $500/month
Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Paid Time Off
Sick Time
Paid Holidays
403(b) retirement plan with company match up to 3%
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Referral Bonus
Credit Union Membership
Training Opportunities to Further Personal and Professional

Contact Details
Ph: 9095991227