On-Call Foster Care Social Worker *

Foster Care Social Worker (On-Call)

On-Call position under the general direction of the Social Worker Supervisor. Working within the Foster Care/Intensive Treatment Foster Care program, providing social work services to foster children and families. The Foster Care Social Worker provides foster care placement, planning and implementation for assigned client caseloads, and ensures that children achieve their placement goals in as expeditious a manner as possible. 

Position responsibilities additionally include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessing the needs of child(ren) and ensuring that the appropriate range of clinical and concrete services are accessed, as needed, for each child
  • Provide support services to foster families, including home visits, consultation and counseling, crisis intervention, referral and coordination of community services
  • Conducts studies, including home visits on prospective foster families to assess their potential suitability as adoptive parents, and assists foster parents in managing the children placed in their homes.
  • Provide therapy for the placed child(ren); and provide weekly and/or semi-monthly visits for new placements, according to Agency policy and the child's adjustment to placement.
  • Participate as a team member in Agency case review meetings.

Position requirements include but are limited to:

  • MSW, MFT, or Master's degree in a related field (LMFT or LCSW preferred).
  • Fluent ASL or bilingual Spanish/English a plus.
  • Previous experience in family and child welfare or mental health with emotionally disturbed children. 
  • Education/experience in individual and group behavior as well as family relationships and developmental theory.
  • Track record of independent social work, and the capacity for developing job competency with supervision and in-service training.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience in adoptions and/or foster placement preferred.

Location: El Monte, CA