Social Worker - Resource Family Approval (Foster Care & Adoptions)
Allies for Every Child
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Post Date: Oct 22, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: Commensurate with experience &
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
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Description
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Full benefits package offered including 100% employer contribution to: Health - Kaiser or Anthem, Dental, Vision; 401k with employer match; Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development, 12 paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, and 2 personal days for anniversary of employment and birthday.

JOB SUMMARY: Allies contracts with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to protect at-risk children and strengthen families. RFA program social workers conduct weekly home visits to ensure child safety and adequate care, as well as monitor the physical and psychological well-being of children in WCC resource family homes. RFA program social workers also support recruitment efforts, certification process, and the training of resource parents.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Conduct weekly home visits to approved resource families to assess and address the needs of children and to provide support to resource parents
Develop and monitor progress of individual case plans and treatment objectives for children
Coordinate all services and initiate appropriate referrals to ensure that children’s treatment objectives are met
Monitor visits between children and birth families and provide clinical intervention and support
Support Allies’ recruitment of resource parents by representing Allies at community events and disseminating information about programs
Provide Needs & Services Plans to DCFS and meet all documentation timelines and requirements
Participate in collection of documentation and home inspections for the approval updates for resource homes
Participate in case conferences, clinical individual/group supervision, and agency trainings
Provide support and psychoeducation regarding transitions and termination of services
Provide pre and post adoption services to families through adoption finalization
Collaborate with DCFS, DMH, and other community partners
Facilitate/ Co-facilitate monthly support group for approved resource parents
Assess families’ strengths & needs and prepare home studies on prospective resource families
Facilitate/Co-facilitate MAPP training program
Participate in the intake process and placement of children with resource families
Collaborate with DCFS and medical professionals to best address the child’s well-being throughout the foster/adoption process
Participate in resource family home inspection and file preparation for DCFS & CCL audits and contract reviews
Evening and weekend hours may be required
Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the agency’s and the program’s mission statements
In accordance with our “team” philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description. Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency’s and the program’s mission statements

Allies for Every Child actively seeks candidates who reflect the rich diversity of the communities that we serve.

Skills
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology
License or license-eligible strongly preferred
One year of foster care and adoption experience preferred
Bilingual in English/Spanish - speaking and in writing required
Experience conducting psychosocial assessments of children and families


Notes
Fingerprint background clearance (DOJ, FBI & Child Abuse Clearance Index), or approved exemption
Successful completion of pre-employment physical, PPD risk assessment, proof of immunizations for Covid-19, pertussis, measles and influenza
Class “C” driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance and access to reliable transportation required



Contact Details
Name: Human Resources
State/Province: California
Country: United States
Ph: 3108464100
Email: humanresources@alliesforeverychild.org