Bilingual Social Worker - Intensive Services Foster Care
The Bilingual Intensive Services Foster Care Program (ISFC) Social Worker is responsible for both the clinical treatment and case management of up to eight children placed in treatment foster homes. Seneca’s ISFC program serves children aged 6-18 who have emotional and behavioral challenges due to histories of trauma, neglect and abuse. In this home-based, therapeutic approach, Seneca foster parents are valued team members who receive weekly support and guidance from Seneca clinicians and counselors. With a focus on the strengths and value of each child, the team helps foster youth to recover and flourish as they learn coping skills and improve their ability to regulate feelings and behaviors.
Seneca is always looking for ways to actively empower and uplift traditionally marginalized communities. We are honored to lead a nationwide effort, Todo Por Mi Familia, a campaign to find and connect families who sought asylum in the United States to mental health services. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.
- Function as the team leader and coordinate treatment and placement activities, including: assist in screening, evaluation and assessment of potential resource, support coordination of intake and client placement with a resource family, and provide support services to clients, Resource Families and other collateral supports, including facilitation of child and family team meetings.
- Design, write and implement client’s needs and services plan, including identifying individuals who are important to the child, in conjunction with the In-Home Support.
- Under licensed supervisor, author clinical documents (including but not limited to assessment, treatment plan, safety plan, diagnosis and mental health notes) in compliance with county and medi-cal requirements.
- Provide in-home/remote training and support to resource families on a weekly basis.
- Provide weekly mental health services in accordance to treatment plan for each client and their resource family.
- Comply with community care licensing standards, including a minimum threshold of one in person meeting with the resource family per month.
- Attend and participate in required program staff meetings, treatment reviews and other agency meetings as necessary.
- Participate in 24 hr on-call pool 2x monthly.
- Participate in weekly clinical and group supervision.
- Document mental health services and support services compliant with medi-cal, Joint commission and licensing standards.
- Implement client behavior management program as needed. This includes training and knowledge around crisis communication per Seneca’s Equilibrium practice for community based providers.
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field
- At least 21 years of age
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) required
- Eligible to register with the California BBS
- Own vehicle, valid California Drivers License, and insurability through Seneca’s automobile policy
- TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
- Experience working with children in mental health settings or out of home care a plus
- At least one year of experience working directly with families and demonstrated understanding of the challenges they are experiencing as a result of recent Child Welfare system involvement
- Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team and a diverse client population
- Flexible schedule with ability to work some evening/weekend hours as needed
- Starting at $60,500 annually, commensurate with experience + 10% salary increase upon passing Spanish language proficiency exam
- Additional $4000 salary increase for BBS licensure
- Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year
- 5 weeks of Paid Time off and 11 Paid Holidays
- Relocation assistance may be available
- Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependents
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
- 403b Retirement Plan
- Training stipend and professional development opportunities
- Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure
- Opportunities to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and evidence-based practices
- Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington