Under the supervision of the Director of Residential Programs, the Social Worker is to provide the following tasks: Case management for the clients served by the Children Receiving Home (CRH) Temporary Shelter Care Facility (TSCF) program, preparing required paperwork and documentation in compliance with Community Care Licensing (CCL) regulations, Council on Accreditation (COA) standards and contract requirements, and provide training and consultation within scope of practice.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsibility for providing case management and supportive services to clients placed at the Children’s Receiving Home (CRH) Provides clients with support in accepting and understanding removal from home and family, demands and pressures of institutional group living and relationships and position in the social welfare system and juvenile court process.
- As seems indicated or as is requested, evaluations and summaries will be prepared for planning on behalf of clients at CRH.
- Individualized case recording on behavioral and social information necessary for staff planning and decision
- On-call support after hours on a rotating basis.
- Development of needs and services
- Comply with Title 22, Department of Social Services Licensing
- Develop and implement the mental health treatment
- Provide crisis counseling and support to children/families as
- Provide collateral parties with information to best meet the client’s needs as
- Communicate with County Social Worker on issues concerning
- Assess, determine and make a referral when special services or care are needed for a child (i.e. medication evaluation, psychiatric hospitalization, in-home services or psychological testing ).
- The Social Worker will coordinate with TSCF Program Staff and Supervisors on the development, planning and supervision of case work services as they relate to the individual child’s behavioral and emotional life while he/she is a member of the living environment of
- Maintain a thorough understanding of the philosophy, objectives and goals of CRH and the Shelter
- Maintain a thorough understanding of the CRH behavior program and the ability for interpretation and implementation of this program to both staff and
- Maintain a thorough understanding of the Rules and Regulations as to privileges and rights of children in care and the ability to interpret such policies to persons both internal and external to the
- Communication and collaboration with the Director of Residential Services, Program Managers, Program Supervisors, Clinical Staff, Administration and Medical Clinic Staff within program concerning administrative, behavioral, educational and medical information essential for moving child toward individualized planning and placement
- Act as a meaningful and available link between the child in placement at CRH and the outside agency responsible for planning and placement for the child’s removal from this
- Perform evaluation and assessment of clients for county, contract and court reporting.
- Review and respond to Incident
- Available for phone consultation to CRH staff as
- Facilitate staff in-service training on areas of
- Continuously review charts for new and/or relevant information concerning
- Prepare and maintain charts in accordance with audit
- Perform Utilization Reviews as
- Attend clinical, dorm, initial staffing and discharge meetings to consult with clinical and program
- Attend weekly supervision meetings with therapy supervisor if unlicensed, to comply with California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensing
- Attend external training/conferences to meet licensing requirements and keep up to date with current information and
- Present information gathered at conferences at clinical meetings and staff in-service/training as
- Attend medication reviews as needed for clients receiving
- Perform other duties as
- Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited school in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related human service field
- Two years’ experience in clinical and/or residential setting working with children is
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations:
- Preferred licensed or registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an LCSW or MFT, or PhD/PsyD.
- Must possess a valid California Driver’s License, a reliable automobile, and auto
- Must be at least 21 years of
- Must pass First Aid, CPR, and Bloodborne Pathogens certification courses offered through the Children’s Receiving Home within the first three months of
- Must maintain CPR, First Aid and BBP Certification throughout employment.
- Must complete online Mandated Reporter Training Course within first week of employment.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:
- Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and web browsers effectively.
- Ability to read, speak, understand, analyze and interpret documents such as client safety/treatment plans, assessment materials and procedure manuals in the English language.
- Excellent problem solving, writing, communication, organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to write professional/clinical reports and correspondence.
- Knowledge of child/adolescent
- Skill to accurately assess
- Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
- Ability to relate to children and families in a positive
- Ability to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with children and
- Knowledge of legal/ethical issues as outlined by the
- Knowledge of child abuse
- Knowledge of substance abuse
- Knowledge of team, family and group
- Knowledge of anger management and coping
- Knowledge of psychotropic
- Must be able to function independently and be able to seek guidance when necessary to assist in working with the children and
- Skill to maintain a professional, confidential work
- Ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
- Skill to accurately diagnose and assess
- Ability to work cooperatively with a culturally diverse resident population and work
- Ability to work with community and outside agencies in a collaborative and cooperative
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and talk or hear. Fine motor skills such as typing, the use of a computer mouse and telephone handset is required. Employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to sit, stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.