SOCIAL WORKER, SANTA CRUZ (Psychosocial Assessment)
You: Helping give children stability and safety.
You: Providing support to families that need your help.
You: Facilitating permanent and stable homes for children.
You: Helping with crisis situations.
You: The conductor orchestrating the many moving parts to make this happen.
You: Are the lifeline.
We: Are looking for YOU.
We are currently seeking a SOCIAL WORKER to be based out of Santa Cruz .
SOCIAL WORKER - How You Will Help:
In this role as a SOCIAL WORKER, you will assist families and children by providing education and support including:
Conduct family evaluations for prospective resource families
Help stabilize children who are placed in kin/non-kin placements through child welfare
Educate families so they understand and can navigate through the juvenile court process
Identify when resources are needed and assist with coordinating and obtaining resources
Assist families who have received emergency placement as they complete the resource family approval (RFA) process
Collaborate with county social workers and provide in-home visits, safety and risk assessments and progress reports
Respond to and support families during crisis situations
Support families and children during the reunification process and/or other planned permanency arrangements as they are determined
Provide pre and/or post-adoption or guardianship support services
A successful SOCIAL WORKER in this role is someone who provides key assessments of families within a geographical area near their home office, providing vital support services, and/or a combination of other program support activities such as written assessments and training.
SOCIAL WORKER - You Must Have
MSW (Master of Social Work) degree (preferred), or MA/MS in Psychology, Child Development, Marriage, Child and Family Counseling
Strong time management skills including the ability to multitask, organize and prioritize
An alignment with the mission of our Organization that children belong in loving, stable and lifelong families
Strong interpersonal skills to engage and establish rapport and trust with families, including multi-generational families in diverse communities
Excellent written communication skills
SOCIAL WORKER - You Might Have (Desired, Not Required)
Prior experience in a child welfare role (kinship or foster care experience an added bonus!)
Prior experience working through the juvenile court process
You must meet all health screening, drug testing and background investigation clearances, as well as possess a valid driver’s license, insurance and have an acceptable DMV record and reliable transportation.
In order to accommodate the schedules of some families, this position may require occasional evening/weekend work. Flex time is provided in order to accommodate the occasional shift in schedule.
We offer 100% paid healthcare insurance, competitive pay, retirement savings plans and paid time off. In addition, we offer schedule flexibility to work with your life goals and the families you will support.
LEARN ABOUT LILLIPUT FAMILIES
Lilliput Families is Northern California’s premier domestic Child Adoption, Kinship and Placement Organization, serving families from approximately 30 counties. Last year alone, we successfully found lifelong homes for more than 500 children.
Since we opened our doors in 1980, we have helped over 9,000 children in foster care find their life long families.
8391 Auburn Blvd
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Lilliput has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards.
Visit us on the web https://www.lilliput.org
Qualified individuals should submit an updated resume and letter of interest to Careers@lilliput.org.