Program Coordinator / Social Worker - Children & Families Services

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Post Date: Oct 20, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $26 increasing DOE
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
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For over 40 years, Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) has provided a safety net of social welfare and community development services to empower people and communities in need. LTSC provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services to the Japanese American community in the Southland, builds multi-family affordable housing projects to uplift low-income neighborhoods of color throughout Los Angeles, and promotes equitable development and cultural preservation in the Little Tokyo neighborhood.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.

Summary of Duties:

The Program Coordinator / Social Worker oversees Children and Families programs in LTSC’s Social Services Department. They ensure effective delivery of services, particularly for the Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention Program (CAPIT) and Prevention & Aftercare Services (PAS) programs, oversee contract compliance including timely and accurate reporting, and see to the supervision and support of staff working in the program. They also engage in direct clinical services and community education in the Japanese-speaking community. As a professional social worker, they will maintain superior social work standards, practices and ethical conduct, and must be able to work with diverse populations of clients, staff and others in an empathetic and caring manner. They must possess a wide range of skills and attributes, and be willing to learn. They must be flexible and take initiative as they regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in carrying out responsibilities.

Execution of some duties may require driving or use of public transportation to provide services at satellite office or in the field.

For a full description of job duties, please see LTSC's jobs page:

-        Masters degree in Social Work or Marriage & Family Therapy required;
-        Bilingual in English AND Japanese required;
-        Active registration with State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences;
-        Experience with program administration and supervising staff;
-        Demonstrated working knowledge of community services in the area, with particular knowledge of services for children and ethnic minority families
-        Good problem-solving, writing and communication skills

Paid holidays (including the week between Christmas and New Year's), sick and vacation time; Health benefits; 403b retirement plan with partial employer match after a period of service.